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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


Project Manager Vacancy

project manager role
Ocean Yacht Systems are recruiting a new Project Manager to be based from the Company office in Christchurch UK.

Outline of Role:

Take full responsibility for project managing all Rigging, Rigging Service, Hydraulics, Thrusters and Trade sale projects. Create new parts, bills of materials and routings to allow timely production of standard and prototype parts. Communicate project information regularly with clients or client project managers. Work with production / build team to ensure on time completion and test program. Deliver projects to high standard, on time and on budget.

Specific Responsibilities:

Management of projects from acceptance of order, through to delivery at final destination.

Planning and scheduling of projects, generating scopes of work for design team and ensuring drawing packs are issued in full to production on time.

Add new parts, Bills of Materials and routings from design drawings to allow production to purchase and schedule work.

Ensure projects are completed within budget targets.

Procure specialist / long lead parts ahead of production to ensure on time delivery to client.

Liaise directly with clients and / or appointed project manager on all specification, order progression and logistical matters.

Providing technical sales support to existing and new customer accounts to create technical specifications prior to quotes and ordering. Undertaking pre‐sales technical inspections and customer visits as required.

Work with the build team to improve build process techniques, and produce build process manuals.

Identify and implement where agreed with the Directors, improvements in manufacturing methods and/or practice.

Work with all classification societies, ensure that products comply and rules are up to date.

To oversee the quality systems and procedures for your projects.

To create custom Owner’s manuals, and update existing manuals.

Other duties as and when defined by the Board of Directors.

Candidate Requirements:

Minimum 5 years experience in a project management or project leader role.

Qualifications or background in engineering.

Excellent communication and multi-tasking skills imperative.

Adaptable person able to cope with a variety of different workloads.

Good IT skills including limited use of CAD package.

Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Willingness to work extended hours as and when the needs of the business dictate.

Good team player.

Please send your CV to Wayne Shatwell, Managing Director at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call +44 1202 596606 for further details.

OYS at METS 2013

Ocean Yacht Systems (OYS) will be attending the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) from Tuesday 19 through to Thursday 21 November.METS2013Logo
METS provides a good platform where suppliers and agents from around the world all meet up for three days of networking at the Amsterdam RAI. This year OYS will be walking around the show and the team are looking forward to hearing how projects are progressing and new opportunities arising.
To arrange an appointment with Mark Barwell or Ian Crowden please contact them through the OYS website here or on +44(0)7775 508422.  

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