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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.



Looking ahead to 2015

85m websiteDuring the last quarter of 2014, Ocean Yacht Systems invested in their facilities by upgrading the factory and allocated work space areas, in a drive to make the area more effective and productive. This investment is now paying back as OYS has started 2015 with a busy schedule. 

Currently on the order books there is in excess of over 220 projects across the rigging, hydraulics and thruster divisions of OYS. Included within this total, there are 14 major thruster projects, some of which involve up to four thrusters per vessel in powers ranging from 36kw to 319kw in both electric and hydraulic variations.

2015 looks set to be a busy year for the team at OYS. If you would have an upcoming project and need advice on the thrusters, rigging or hydraulics please contact OYS via the website here.



Season’s Greetings

Ocean Yacht Systems would like to wish their customers, service agents and suppliers, their Best Wishes for the festive season.Christmas Logo website

The Company have had an excellent year, and have enjoyed being involved in a vast array of marine projects. The team at OYS have serviced the rigging on a range of superyachts equipped by OYS, they been manufacturing hydraulic vangs and rams and also cylinders for deployment of equipment for use in the subsea industry. 
OYS look forward to continuing business as usual in 2015; in the meantime, OYS will be closed for Christmas on Tuesday 24th December and re-open on Monday 5th January 2015.
Best Wishes from OYS



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