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Second large ferry export for Wight Shipyard

UK shipbuilder Wight Shipyard Co has completed its second export order. The order placed by Ultramar, the largest ferry operator in Mexico, consists of two 37m fast ferries which will be transported to Cancun Mexico at the beginning of July. “Working with Ultramar is a good match for WSC, our standards and attention to detail are of paramount importance to produce not only an on-time build, but one of superior quality. Ultramar provide both commuter and holiday destination vessels and the level of fitout is far higher than normal commuter boats. Stages for lives bands, multi coloured LED lighting above and below the waterline and very powerful sound systems were a first for us,” said Peter M

Wight Shipyard Co hybrid patrol vessel Big Reveal at Seawork 2019

UK shipbuilder Wight Shipyard Co (WSC)’s newbuild hybrid vessel unveiled at Seawork 2019. Peter Morton CEO and Joanna Daly COO of WSC will host Nusrat Ghani MP for a tour of the vessel before she officially opens Seawork 2019. Setting new standards in the patrol and pilot vessels the 9m Hybrid is a step change for operators including port and river authorities, Police, MOD and Royal Navy who need to meet strict new pollution standards. Port authorities, harbour and river patrols need to keep pace with the changing environmental requirements, seeking solutions and vessels that can operate zero emissions but switch easily between variable speeds when necessity arises. “The Chasewell is the fir

Wight Shipyard breaks into the windfarm market

Wight Shipyard Co Ltd (WSC) is breaking into the Windfarm Support Vessel (WFSV) market with the launch of its new Vortisea brand at Seawork International 2019. The Vortisea brand, designed in collaboration with Australia’s Incat Crowther, is specifically geared towards European and UK windfarms, particularly those further offshore, with the operator’s expectancy for flexibility, speed and operational efficiency. “It’s fitting that being so well established in the fast ferry sector we have chosen to enter the WFSV market. There is still a niche to be filled. We will be targeting all operators, but particularly those looking for a very high-quality vessel build in Europe,” said Peter Morton, C

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