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Visit to TS Royalist Poole Quay


OYS-thursters-TS-RoyalistOYS engineers Adam Nice and Danny Whitelock visited TS Royalist at Poole Marina during their brief stopover on route to Jersey.

TS Royalist is equipped with an H0400T hydraulic fixed tunnel bow thruster with 50 Hp output from OYS. During a winter period in the yard, TS Royalist was fitted with new propellers and a hydraulic motor and the vessels hydraulic system required some fine tuning by the OYS engineers to obtain optimum performance. After checking and balancing the system pressure and flow, operation and function tests were successfully carried out with the ship’s engineer before the vessel departed for its next destination.

For more details on the OYS Thruster range visit our website here.




Bella Ragazza Rig Stepped


Bella-Ragazza-rig-stepSome great pictures from Rig Pro NZ's Alexis Reeves. It shows the 43m Bella Ragazza having her mast re-stepped after a major refit of her OYS standing rigging & hydraulic cylinders.

Rig Pro NZ is the service division of the Southern Spars mast making group, and works closely with OYS looking after the many joint projects the two companies have rigged over decades of working together.

The southern hemisphere service season is setting up to be a busy one with OYS and Rig Pro partnering on several important refit jobs, let’s just hope the weather is as good for every stepping!



OYS Rigging, Conrad Colman and the Vendee Globe

Conrad-Colman-Rounds-Cape-Horn-OYS-Turnbuckles-RiggingNew Zealander Conrad Colman is set to become the first Kiwi sailor to take part and complete the Vendee Globe, and he is doing it will a little help with rigging fittings from Ocean Yacht Systems.

Just before the start of the Vendee Globe, Conrad Colman approached OYS to replace his OYS turnbuckles on his standing rigging. OYS, custom made the fittings in a very short space of time given the rapidly approaching start of the Vendee Globe on 6th November 2016.

Conrad is now round Cape Horn and is heading North to the ultimate goal, the finish line in Les Sables d’Olonne.

Whilst Conrad is battling the elements, we are busy back in the factory with 11 superyacht rigging projects in for refit in January.

More on our rigging can be found on our website here.

Follow the progress in Vendee Globe here.

Photograph courtesy of Conrad Colman Ocean Racing.



Season's Greetings

OYS-Christmas-Card-message-2016Season's Greetings from everyone at Ocean Yacht Systems. Please note the changes to our opening times over the festive period.

  • Friday 23 December: 0800 - 1200
  • Monday 26 December to Monday 2 January: Closed
  • Tuesday 3 January: Business as usual from 0800



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