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World Superyacht Awards 2016


Ocean Yacht Systems (OYS) would like to wish all the finalists in the World Superyacht Awards the best of good fortune on Saturday night, when the winners are announced at the awards ceremony in Florence, Italy.

These awards hosted by Boat International recognise the resourcefulness and innovation demanded by the design, engineering and construction of the world’s finest luxury yachts. The 2016 awards will bring owners and the elite influential people of the superyacht industry together, to recognise the finest superyacht launched throughout 2015.

Over the history of the company, OYS, has supplied to various award winning superyachts, motor and sail. 2016 is no different with a number of superyachts equipped with OYS thrusters, hydraulics and rigging, making the final few to be selected for the awards.

Details of all the finalists can be found on the Boat International website here.



OYS Launch New Electric Vertical Retracting and Rotating Thrusters


Electric thruster OYSOcean Yacht Systems Limited (OYS) has just launched a market first for the yacht industry, with their electric driven range of vertical retracting and rotating thrusters.

Driven via a compact Permanent Magnet Motor, the new AC powered series from OYS is available in a power range of 30 – 400Kw. Available in a stroke to suit each vessel, the thruster can be used as bow or stern unit offering a solution previously only available using hydraulics.

The new electric design has already been supplied to a 50m high speed vessel where it provides a stern thruster solution. In this scenario, the thruster is also used in conjunction with OYS custom controls to solve a specific issue of ‘excessive swinging at anchor’.

Every thruster designed by OYS is bespoke and available to order now. The thruster has an option to rotate 360 degrees whilst thrusting at full power, and can be supplied rated for continuous commercial use.

For further details on the new and innovative electric vertical retracting and rotating thrusters please contact OYS using the following link here.



OYS delivers its largest ever sailing yacht thruster

Tripp 85m

Ocean Yacht Systems largest thruster to be installed on a sailing boat is now in operation following the delivery of the first Vitters Shipyard and Oceanco superyacht of 2016. The 85m Bill Tripp Design Naval Architecture design is equipped with a 1000 vertical retracting bow thruster and a 700 swing stern thruster engineered, designed and manufactured by Ocean Yacht Systems.

Aquijo, is a ground-breaking sailing superyacht that integrates outstanding sailing performance, state-of-the-art technology and reliability, with exceptional space, comfort and luxury.

Ocean Yacht Systems have a reputation built on working with ground-breaking custom projects, with each thruster made to order with a specific design based on years of experience. The 1000mm diameter thruster is the largest built by Ocean Yacht Systems for a sailing boat to date. 

For further information on the Ocean Yacht Systems thrusters delivered please contact us via the website here. 


Job vacancies at OYS

There are two positions available at Ocean Yacht Systems for enthusiastic individuals to join our team in Christchurch, Dorset.Engineering Technician OYS


Summary of Role:

Assembly, testing and servicing of yacht rigging equipment, hydraulic cylinders and bow thrusters.

Specific Activities Include:

  • Construction of rigging stays.
  • Rod heading and stay assemblies.
  • Assembly of rigging fitting.
  • Composite stay assembly and load testing.
  • Preparation of fittings and rods for service work.
  • Polishing of stainless steel fittings and rods.
  • Packing of rigging components and rigging stays.
  • Assembly and testing of all thrusters and hydraulic cylinders, including maintaining records of defects / test data / continuous improvements etc.
  • Involvement in thrusters and hydraulic cylinders field work regarding installation, repairs or servicing matters.
  • Responsibility for quality assurance on assembly of all products.
  • Other duties as defined as and when by the Board of Directors.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Strong background in mechanical engineering.
  • Knowledge of yacht masts and rigging.
  • Knowledge of hydraulic systems and experience with servicing hydraulics desirable.
  • Self motivated, able to focus on tasks in hand and work without direct supervision.
  • Must maintain a clean working environment.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings.
  • Good numerical skills essential.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to multi task.

Other Requirements:

  • Possess own transport.
  • Willingness to travel if, and as, the job requires.
  • Preference to live within 30 mile radius of Christchurch / Bournemouth area.



Summary of Role

To provide general administrative support to office management, but more specifically to the Sales, Finance and Purchasing functions.


  • Arriving purchase orders.
  • Expedite purchase orders.
  • Maintaining COSHH records.
  • Maintaining and filling PO certificates and associated paperwork / mill certificates.
  • Managing site maintenance records / equipment / inspection / service records, ensuring we know when things should be inspected and serviced.


  • Matching invoices to purchase orders.
  • Reconciling monthly expenses (Credit card statement reconciliations).
  • Assisting with monthly bank reconciliations
  • Posting Sales and Purchase Ledger Invoices to Sage.


  • Entering sales orders.
  • Entering job bill of materials.
  • Filing shipped off sales orders.
  • Assistance with any sales & marketing activities.


  • Managing travel requirements for staff encompassing booking flights/accommodation etc.
  • Answering phone.
  • Ordering of stationary / provisions.
  • Other ad-hoc duties as required by the board of directors.


How to apply. Please send your CV to Wayne Shatwell Managing Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call +44(0)1202 596600.


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