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OYS at METS 2014

OYS at METSOcean Yacht Systems (OYS) will once again be exhibiting at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in 2014. The team from OYS will be on hand from 18th to 20th November at the RAI Centre, Amsterdam to show you the latest innovations from the Company and answer any questions you may have.

Please come by the stand, 03.120 to talk about your specific thruster, hydraulic and rigging requirements.

Full details of the show can be found at



OYS service department being kept busy

The rigging department at Ocean Yacht Systems (OYS) have been kept busy for 2014, particularly with 4 and 8 year services. OYS run a comprehensive service programme on all rigs they manufacture to prolong the life of a rig and also protect the personal safety of crew and guest’s and others on board.

Rod Rigging“Standing rigging is made up of a number of critical highly tensioned moving parts, some of which are rarely inspected due to their position on the rig.” Comments Malcolm Lee, project manager at OYS. “By having a service programme in place, OYS make sure these parts are assessed and serviced accordingly, reducing any downtime as much as possible.”

Notable projects in 2014 have been:
Anakena: 40M Royal Huisman ketch – 16 Year Service
Burrasca: 56M Perini Navi – 8YR Service
Asahi: 56M Perini Navi – 8 Year Service
Psyrax: 31M Nordia – 8 Year Service
Nazenin V: 52M Ron Holland / RMK – 4 Year Service

During the same period the OYS rigging department undertook two full rigging replacement projects the first for the 40M Perini Navi ketch Ellen V and the 40M Royal Huisman ketch Surama. All rigs have been project managed by OYS with any work carried out at the OYS factory in Christchurch, UK.

OYS, has a number of service agents, and when required, OYS ship rod and custom fittings to their location. This service enables the agents to carry out heading work on the rig in location, saving time and money. This work is carried out using OYS presses which are located in agent’s facilities around the world.

The rigging department continues to supply leading mast manufacturers and boat builders around the world with bespoke fittings as well as Kevlar rigging all of which is built in Christchurch. The OYS rigging department not only services leading superyachts, in 2014, the team have also carried out service work on yachts down to 10M.

Looking forward to 2015 the rigging service department has a full winter ahead with more 4 and 8 year service projects as well as a brand new 43M build to be delivered at the end of February.

Currently in the factory:
Surama: Royal Huisman 40M – Full replacement re-fit
Mystere: Tripp 43M – 8 Year Service

Due into the factory:
Velacarina: Hoek 26M – 4 Year Service
Panthalassa: 56M Perini Navi – 4 Year Service

Malcolm Lee will be at METS 2014 on Wednesday 19th November. If you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss a future service project please email him on Malcolm @



Growth in business

Ocean Yacht Systems have been on a recruitment drive to meet the changing needs of the business, with three new appointments. Simon Lewton has been appointed as stores manager, Mark Williams head buyer and Andreina Goncalves is the new general administrator.

Simon websiteSimon’s background is in aviation, where he has had a successful career putting good stores management into practice. Since being in the role, Simon has already made some key changes which have increased the efficiency and stock levels, which ultimately has already proved beneficial to customers of OYS.


Mark Williams website

Mark, previously a senior buyer for healthcare products, brings his purchasing experience to the team. Working closely with Simon, Mark is strengthening the relationships OYS has with its suppliers to ensure OYS continues to get the very best from its specialist supply chain.



Andreina Website

Andreina is responsible for the day to day administration at OYS, and is the first point of contact when customers and suppliers call the office. She will be joining the team who will be exhibiting at METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) in Amsterdam from 18th to 20th November.



“It’s been a very busy year at OYS, bringing on board Simon, Mark and Andreina has really helped us strengthen the team,” said Mark Barwell Sales Director for Ocean Yacht Systems. “Going into 2015 we already have a busy schedule, so having the right people in place is key.”

To contact Simon, Mark or Andreina please call +44 (0)1202 596600


New partnership with Fitzroy Marine

Tony GreenUK based Ocean Yachts Systems (OYS) have signed a long term service agreement with Fitzroy Marine in New Zealand, for their range of hydraulic and electric thrusters and hydraulic rams.

Fitzroy Marine is led by Managing Director, Tony Green, a qualified marine engineer, who has extensive experience in the marine industry having been responsible for the commissioning, warranty and support of vessels ranging from 18m ferries right up to 50m superyachts.
Green recently completed commissioning and service training for the range of mechanical systems at the Head Office of Ocean Yacht Systems. He is now further qualified to service and support all new and existing OYS product throughout the New Zealand and Asian territories.
OYS Technical Director, Ian Crowden comments, "Having Tony on board is a great asset to OYS. We have worked closely with him on a number of existing thruster and hydraulic projects, and we feel he knows our products as well as our factory team. Fitzroy Marine are the natural choice to represent us in these markets."
For advice on new or existing thruster and hydraulic systems within New Zealand and Asia please contact Fitzroy Marine on ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or +64(0) 21725554) or OYS (



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