Burgess Marine Ltd

ship repair and conversions

Our coded welders and fabricators possess the skills and experience to work within the class requirements of DNV, Lloyds, RINA and BV on both steel and aluminium ship repairs and renewals, and new build modular fabrication.

Hull damage, repairs and renewals can be carried out either in dock or afloat. Skilled technical managers have experience in carrying out underwater repairs using innovative cofferdams designed by our in-house experts. Vast experience gained from working with numerous operators, vessels and directly for Incat, Austal, and BAE Systems, has given our operatives superior knowledge of jet propulsion systems, in-service repairs and technical inspections. In 2009 we completed the world's largest fast ferry conversion by transforming Incat hull no. 050 into ‘Manannan', the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co's flagship vessel. The conversion project transformed Incat hull no. 050 from a military specification vessel with a passenger capacity of 363 into Manannan, a fully fledged ship conversion with a 125% increase in passenger capacity to 820. Click here to view PDF.

The conversion included a new aft accommodation module, a new sky lounge and a modified transom, including a 4-tonne stern loading ramp. The project was concluded with a state of the art interior refurbishment, including two independent modern passenger lift installations. We possess all the necessary key skills in-house to carry out structural fabrication and project management on such a scale and have the necessary strategic partnerships in place with other key contractors to oversee an entire conversion project.

  • Innovative conversion solutions
  • Increased passenger carrying capacity
  • Increased vehicle and freight carrying capacity
  • Interior strip out and refurbishment
  • Passenger lift installation
  • Structural modifications and improvements
  • Increased structural load bearing capacity
  • Greater utilisation of existing space


global support

Welders and fabricators, mechanical engineers and marine electricians can be mobilised in less than 24hrs to work across the globe; including Europe and the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Far East, North America, South America and the Caribbean.

Contact: Mr R Cutts, Technical Director. Mr B Needle, Operations Director.