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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



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 @



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