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.

At Burgess Marine, we work within the following sectors:

Commercial Marine 
Defence 
Superyachts 

case studies

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client testimonials

 Internationally Burgess Marine's expertise with regards to in-service support and maintenance, and their close working relationship with MAN Diesel has proven invaluable
Robert Clifford, Chairman for Incat
Burgess Marine, through their partnership with BAE Systems, have offered comprehensive support to our dry docking and conversion programs in Portsmouth, UK.
Frank O'Neill, Technical Director for The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
As a respected industry professional, with extensive high speed craft knowledge, I have no problem both endorsing and recommending the services of Burgess Marine.
Guillaume Hagi, Superintendent for Brittany Ferries
I would not hesitate to recommend this company's workmanship and professionalism.
Alistair Shove, Broker for Ancasta Yachts
Just a note to thank you for a well managed and executed plan in regards to recovering the pontoons.
Keith Reed, Marine Co-ordinator for Vattenfall

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