Busy times at Blyth Catamarans

Seawork 2018 exhibitor Blyth Catamarans, the Essex, UK-based boatbuilder formerly known as Blyth Workcats, has recently completed an 11m workboat for the Philippines and is soon to complete a 14m passenger vessel to be based in Seahouses, Northumberland. The Philippines-destined vessel is the first order Blyth Catamarans has received from the country, which could see the company producing more boats for clients based here in the future.
An 18m vessel is also in construction for Swansea University, which will be used for survey work, as will a 14m vessel for Associated British Ports (ABP).
Stuart Davidsen, managing director of the specialist designer and builder of GRP catamarans, said company orders were steady and a recent 12m fishing vessel order for France was a positive reflection of the health of the boatbuilding industry.

Blyth Catamarans is also currently building a new production facility at its Essex, UK site.
Mr Davidsen said once complete, the facility is expected to make constr…


Maritime Journal has challenged PSP Logistics to enter a cardboard boat into the 4th July Cardboard Boat Regatta at Seawork on Wednesday 4th July!

Jo Dixie from PSP Logistics accepted the challenge and in turn challenged Landau! It’s so easy to challenge a competitor, simply use the image on Twitter and tag in the company you wish to challenge.

Tickets are just £10 and can be purchased on from 5th April! Tickets include music, a drink, and some fabulous food from 5pm on the quayside and of course the opportunity to watch the Cardboard Boat Regatta.
See the tweet here and decide who you will be challenging?

Young People Find Seawork 2018 to be Rewarding!

The ECMYoung Person’s Development Award offers young people, from 17 – 30 years of age who are currently studying to work or just starting a career in the Maritime Industry, an opportunity to achieve industry recognition and a bursary to help further their career.

Mercator Media is offering a bursary worth up to £850 (or equivalent value in relevant currency) to help one young maritime student, apprentice or trainee further advance their career.

To enter all you have to do is make a short video showing us why you should win the ECM Young Person’s Development Award 2018; the video could showcase projects you have completed or are currently working on, or that demonstrate your passion for the industry. The video should be between 1 minute and 3 minutes long and accompanied by a few words to explain what you would spend the bursary on, and how it would help you in your career.

The winner will receive the bursary, a trophy and an invitation to the exclusive ECMAs awards ceremony at Seawork …

Mapping the UK’s Small Commercial Marine Industry

British Marine’s project to map the UK’s small commercial marine industry has entered the next important stage in its work in the run up to Seawork International 2018.

It has launched a short but important survey: which aims to help it map the sector, understand the companies operating in it and where the growth opportunities lie going forward.
“The aim of this work is to provide more data to help the industry engage with stakeholders, like the UK Government, but also to better understand the opportunities and risks facing the sector. Something we know the sector is crying out for,” said Andrew Harries, senior external relations & communications executive, British Marine.
At Seawork 2017, British Marine and its group association, Commercial Marine, published its preliminary data on the UK's small commercial marine industry.
It’s now calling on all commercial marine members to both complete the survey …

Calling All US Exhibitors!

Seawork International represents the very best opportunity for Americas based business’ to expand their reach into the European market. Now in its21st year, the exhibition continues to attract over 7,500 visitors across three days of conferences, debuts, competitions, networking opportunities and award ceremonies.

Last year, Seawork saw a huge increase in our delegates and exhibitors from across the pond, with even more predicted to be drawn to this years event, the time to get your company involved is now. Seawork offers not just an opportunity for American marine businesses to extend their client base to the UK, but as the widely-recognised gateway to the European commercial marine market, it could open up an entire continent of potential clients.

This years exhibition includes; Fast vessel demonstrations, Shipbuilding, Renewable energy, Maritime Security, Vessels afloat, a 4th July Party and plenty more...

If you would like to get involved or have any questions to ask regarding attend…


Fast vessels will be flying into Seawork this year as we prepare for the Speed@Seawork event. The first of it's kind it aims to debut and showcase the very best in speedy commercial vessels!

Andrew Webster, CEO of Seawork organiser Mercator Media, said;
“Speed@Seawork is being launched in response to sustained industry demand for a dedicated event for fast vessel builders, operators and specialist equipment manufacturers. Speed@Seawork aims to bring them together to trial equipment in diverse sea states, share best practice and make the connections and innovations needed for high-speed critical operations to be a success.”
Day One (Monday 2 July) of Speed@Seawork will enable boat builders and operators to showcase fast boats for interdiction, SAR, border force, riverine and humanitarian relief purposes, and for specialist equipment manufacturers to come together to share innovation and best practice for communications, navigation and safety. Sea trials will take place in the challeng…

Ed Dudson joins Incat Crowther

Seawork International 2018 exhibitor, Australian vessel designer and builder Incat Crowther has announced that Ed Dudson has been appointed as Managing Director of its UK business and as a board member contributing to overall business direction.

With more than twenty five years' experience in the design and construction of high performance vessels including fast ferries, wind farm vessels, offshore vessels and patrol boats, Ed’s capability, reputation and integrity are a natural addition to the Incat Crowther brand. Incat Crowther has design offices in Australia, USA and the UK, each capable of responding to client’s needs within the context of the regional market. With a large portfolio of vessels delivered and market-leading technology, Incat Crowther is able to offer proven designs in tight timescales.At this time Incat Crowther has more the 500 vessels in operation globally. “Incat Crowther’s mission is to deliver the best technical and commercial solutions and service to our s…