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Engineering for a brighter future

Ocean Yacht Systems, have expanded their team through the recent employment of two apprentices.

Cara websiteThe apprenticeship scheme runs for a four year period, and during this time Cara Deasy (26) and James Aucott (18), will be working at Ocean Yacht Systems four days a week, whilst attending Bournemouth and Poole College one day a week. The scheme is in association with The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme. “Both James and Cara have relocated to the area in order to join this course and to work with Ocean Yacht Systems, they are settling in really well. We are looking forward to seeing how their roles develop over the next 4 years.” Commented Wayne Shatwell, Managing Director at Ocean Yacht Systems.

Over the first two months, the apprentices have been taken through the various aspects of the factory in Christchurch. Although both have lived around the water, the engineering side and scale of the items made at Ocean Yacht Systems, is all very new. Bournemouth and Poole College is teaching the theory and with some practical experience, while the role of Ocean Yacht Systems is to provide on the job experience and a deeper understanding of engineering.

“I love the fact that what I am doing here is part of a much bigger story,” commented James. “The end result is so much greater, but I will have played my part and toJames website see it on a superyacht that might be the other side of the world is incredible.”

This is only the beginning of the journey to becoming qualified engineers and so far the apprentices have been taken through every detail from inspecting products to polishing and packaging the products prior to sending out to customers. They will then progress to machining and then complete the engineering of new thruster, rigging and hydraulic parts.

“Everyone here is always hard at work. There are so many projects going on, everyday seems to be very different and we are being rotated round and tasked with different challenges,” commented Cara. “It’s nice having another apprentice here, although we are very much part of the whole team, we can help each other out and point one another in the right direction if needed.”

The Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme is funded by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and is assists companies, like Ocean Yacht Systems, to establish marine apprenticeships within their business.


METS 2015

OYS footer portrait webFrom 17 to 19 November, Ocean Yacht Systems will be exhibiting at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) at the RAI Amsterdam.

On hand will be the experienced and knowledgeable team from Ocean Yacht Systems, who will be able to talk about your specific thruster, rigging and hydraulic requirements for marine leisure and commercial applications. Please come by the stand 03.120 within the British Pavilion, to talk about your specific upcoming requirements and the latest innovations from Ocean Yacht Systems.

To help you plan your visit to see OYS at METS, Mark Barwell, Ian Crowden and Andreina Goncalves will be on the stand for the duration of the show. Should you have a specific contact you would like to meet with, they will be joined by the following employees of OYS on set days.

Tuesday: Tim Gray, Adam Nice and Dan Wilkin

Wednesday:  Ben Green, Lorena Rubio, Malcolm Lee

Full details of the show can be found at


Innovations in Security Solutions

Ocean Yacht Systems will be unveiling a new and innovative vertical retracting hoist which is to be used in vessel security applications, on stand 03.120 at METS from 17th to 19th November 2015.

OceanMarineSystems LogoThe hoists enable security equipment such as sonars and cameras to be lowered though the hull of a vessel to scan the underwater perimeters for potential security threats. The through-hull vertical retracting hoists are produced and available by OYS's partner company Ocean Marine Systems.

Each unit is bespoke and designed on a project by project basis. The mechanisms perform alongside and complement leading edge security and subsea technology.

See the vertical retracting hoist, the composite H-300-S swing thruster, the fixed tunnel E-400-T permanent magnet motor thruster and hear more about rigging and hydraulics, by visiting stand 03.120 at METS from 17 to 19 November, at the RAI Centre Amsterdam.


Monaco Yacht Show 2015

Monaco Yacht Show 2015Ocean Yacht Systems will once again be attending the Monaco Yacht Show. A team from OYS will be available from Wednesday 23 through to Friday 25 September to discuss your thruster, rigging and hydraulic requirements. We look forward to seeing you at the show. If you would like to arrange a meeting please contact the office on +44 1202 596600 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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