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Malcolm Lee Joins OYS

Experienced Round the World sailor, project manager and yacht skipper Malcolm Lee has joined the project management team at Ocean Yacht Systems (OYS).Malcolm Lee Project Manager OYS website

Malcolm Lee will be responsible for all new and service rigging projects carried out by OYS. Malcolm has previously worked at Tim Haynes Limited, service agents for OYS, as a project manager and consultant to the Company. As a result of this, Malcolm is well positioned to understand the complete range products and services on offer from OYS as well as meet the expectations of the customer and end users.

“Having worked alongside OYS for a number of years now, both the customers and the team here have made me feel really welcome,” commented Malcolm. “I am looking forward to being responsible for OYS’s rigging customers and helping to grow this department within the Company.”

Malcolm brings a wealth of experience to OYS; he competed in the 1989-1990 Whitbread Round the World Race on Rothmans, and has managed several refit projects as the owner’s representative and has skippered vessels up to 43m in length.

Based in the Company headquarters in Christchurch UK, Malcolm can be contacted on +44 (0)1202 596613 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 




OYS goes Green

Green MarineOcean Yacht Systems (OYS) are delighted to have signed their first contract with UK based carbon racing yachts and composite component company Green Marine.
The high performance, Nigel Irens designed, 78 foot fast catamaran is a new breed of design combining the technology and build methods of a stripped out racing multihull with the standard of full-fitout and amenity expected of a modern superyacht.
Due for launch in 2014, the carbon catamaran will be equipped with a custom lightweight vertical retracting bow thruster, model H-250-V.
OYS have worked closely with the Green Marine team to ensure the thruster design works seamlessly with the on board systems to produce maximum thrust yet wrapped up in a super lightweight package.
“This yacht is about having more power and less weight in a compact package.  Only OYS could give us the power to weight ratio that was wanted in a package that could fit the slim catamaran hullforms.  The ability to tweak motor and blade design will ensure the final unit is a perfect match to the hydraulic power available” – James Day, GM Project Manager.
Mark Barwell, Sales Director at Ocean Yacht Systems hopes that this will be the first of many projects with the Green Marine team.
For further details please call OYS on +44(0)1202 596600 or contact us through our website here

New Thruster Design for OYS

April-Fool-websiteOcean Yacht Systems (OYS) are delighted to announce the launch of the AF Series thruster range.

The AF Series, has been designed as a no frills cost effective thruster to help OYS target new markets. 

So what makes the AF Series so special? The areas where you find thrusters in the bilges can be very tight and compact. This new range of thrusters does not require the same space as what might be associated with traditional thrusters, saving valuable space on board. The very simplistic design requires little technical support and the future running costs remain at a record low.

“This new design really is genius,” comments Andy Fool the product manager for OYS. “Our technical team have been working hard over recent months and we are delighted with the outcome. A thruster which is quick and simple to install with low maintenance costs is a winner all round.”

The picture summarises the new design; however should you have any further questions or wish to place an order, please contact the team at OYS via the website here.

Photo credit: Google


Season's Greetings

The management and employees of Ocean Yacht Systems (OYS) would like to wish all their customers and suppliers best wishes for the festive season.Christmas Logo website

OYS has been working on significant superyacht projects around the world, and in particular in 2013 there has been an increase in demand for our thrusters and hydraulics within the commercial sector.

Customers of OYS were once again successful at both the World Superyacht Awards and the Showboat Design Awards, increasing the number of award winning superyachts OYS has had the pleasure of being involved with.

In June, OYS went through a Management Buy Out, this saw significant investment in the Company. Wayne Shatwell, Dan Wilson, Mark Barwell and Ian Crowden, would like to thank you for the positive heart felt response they have received.

OYS look forward to continuing business as usual in 2014; in the meantime, OYS will be closed for Christmas on Monday 23rd December and re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2014.

Best Wishes from OYS


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