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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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New Apprentices to start at OYS

P1010595 websiteOcean Yacht Systems has recently been through a rigorous recruitment and interviewing process to take their very first apprentices into the business.The lucky two that have proven themselves worthy of such an exciting opportunity in a market where British design and manufacture is regarded as some of the best in the world are Cara Deasy aged 26 and James Aucott aged 17.

The Apprentices are due to start at the end of August where shortly after they will go to Bournemouth and Poole College where they will be trained in the assembly, testing, installation and servicing of custom rigging, hydraulics and thrusters. Wayne Shatwell, Managing Director commented, “I am very excited about taking two young and enthusiastic people on a mission from grass roots to the ultimate end position of being a fully trained and qualified engineer. I am really looking forward to watching both Cara and James grow and prosper within our Company.”

Going through the Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme Ocean Yacht Systems receive additional funding and support. Further details of the Shipwrights Apprenticeship can be found online



OYS signs contract

Ocean Yacht Systems Ltd (OYS) has signed a contact with Yachting Developments Ltd in New Zealand, which will once again see their technically advanced thrusters 1012 Rendering 4 websiteinstalled on a superyacht being built the other side of the world.

OYS will design, engineer and manufacture two hydraulic 48hp vertical retracting thrusters for hull 1012, a 33.5m performance cruising sloop. This latest build has been designed by Frers Naval Architecture and is being built by Yachting Developments based in Auckland New Zealand.

“We have a really good relationship with Yachting Developments Ltd, and we were delighted to hear they were building a new 33.5m design and that our equipment would be installed,” commented Mark Barwell Sales Director at Ocean Yacht Systems. “We last worked with the team in Auckland on the award winning Quintessential back in 2012-13, where we provided standing rigging & thrusters to the 30m catamaran.”

OYS’s retracting thruster design allows the unit to fully retract into the hull, leaving a completely fair hull with minimal drag. All hydraulic hoses and connectors are encased inside the unit and the hull so they are not subjected to the open water and the environment. The thruster has excellent torque from start up with high overall efficiency from such a compact design.

“We are pleased to be working with the team at OYS once again, having successfully collaborated with them in the past,” said Ian Cook, Managing Director of Yachting Developments. “Work on Hull 1012 is progressing well, and we look forward to seeing her in the water.”

Hull 1012 is due to be handed over to the owners in early 2016.

For further details please contact OYS through the website here.



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