Portsmouth ship yard

Our Portsmouth ship yard, located in Portchester features a 1000t Syncrolift capable of docking vessels of up to 13.5m x 60m.

The ship cradles can move vessels of around 60 metres in length overall and up to 877 tons using the railed system. The rail system within the ship yard is movable hence allowsfor the traversing and dry docking of multiple vessels. The external hard-standing is approx. 66m x 27m and provides a solid and level working area with full access around vessels for cleaning down in readiness for painting.

As well as site wide infrastructure improvements, the ship lift has recently been fully refurbished, tested and certified. Ideally located to support vessels operating in the Solent and beyond, our Portsmouth ship yard services a variety customers operating in the commercial, defence and superyacht sectors. Project offices, equipment storage and welfare facilities are available to hire for the duration of your project.

Historically, we have supported BAE Systems, Babcock and UK Border Force from our Portsmouth ship yard.

Portsmouth ship yard facilities and services

Our ship lift facility has onsite workshops for fabrication and construction as well as machine shops and engineering facilities. We can provide offices and mess facilities for ship’s crew if required. The site is fully serviced with electricity and water. We have onsite support plant including forklift trucks, cranes, scissor lifts and cherry pickers. Floating alongside repairs are also possible in nearby Portsmouth Ferry Port where we have proprietary access to an alongside 190m berth equipped with a 100t travelling crane. 

As with all Burgess Marine sites, you will be fully supported by our complement of marine professionals including: technical management and shipwrights,welder/fabricators, mechanical and hydraulic engineers, electrical technicians, painters and divers.

Max. Length

60m

Max. Beam

13.5m

Max. Draft

4.5m

Max. Weight

877t

Lowerstoft ship yard

Our Lowestoft Dry Dock measures 14.6 metres x 76.5 metres and is capable of housing ships with a maximum draft of 4.5 meters with appropriate tidal conditions.

Having this capacity means we are one of the leading providers of dry docking and ship repair services to North Sea and other UK and European vessel operators.

Vast experience gained from working with numerous ship operators and builders has given our operatives superior knowledge of structure, mechanics,services and propulsion systems meaning we offer a total service solution for any ship repair and refit docking requirements.

Historically, we have supported the UK Borderforce from our Lowestoft ship yard.

Lowestoft ship yard facilities and services

Our dry dock has onsite workshops for fabrication and construction as well as machine shops and engineering facilities. We can provide offices and mess facilities for ship’s crew if required. The site is fully serviced with electricity and water. We have onsite support plant including forklift trucks, cranes, scissor lifts and cherry pickers. Floating alongside repairs are also possible outside of the dry-dock alongside.

As with all Burgess Marine sites, you will be fully supported by our complement of marine professionals including: technical management and shipwrights,welder/fabricators, mechanical and hydraulic engineers, electrical technicians, painters and divers.
 

Max. Length

77m

Max. Beam

14.6m

Max. Draft

4.5m

Max. Weight

n/a

Cherbourg ship yard

Since 2001, we have been the Port of Cherbourg's primary engineering partner in respect of the Rolls-Royce Syncrolift facility in Cherbourg.

The facility (with a lift of 90m x 32m) comfortably caters for vessels up to 90m in length, and offers a 3000 tonnes lift capacity. Having for many years utilised the facility specifically in support of Condor Ferries and Brittany Ferries, we are now carrying out general commercial activities on the site in the support of other ship owners and operators and welcome naval ships.

Skilled, experienced personnel that are capable of carrying out planned or emergency dockings are routinely deployed from our UK based operations. The Cherbourg Syncrolift, the largest and most modern in the region, is ideally located only 75 miles from Southampton and Portsmouth, 70 miles from Portland, and just 135 miles from the busy Dover Straits. The longevity of our partnership ensures lift rates are highly competitive and response times immediate.

Cherbourg ship yard facilities and services

Our ship lift facility has onsite workshops for fabrication and construction as well as machine shops and engineering facilities. We can provide offices and mess facilities for ship’s crew if required. The site is fully serviced with electricity and water. We have onsite support plant including forklift trucks, cranes, scissor lifts and cherry pickers.Floating alongside repairs are also possible alongside in the port of Cherbourg.

As with all Burgess Marine sites, you will be fully supported by our complement of marine professionals including: technical management and shipwrights, welder/fabricators, mechanical and hydraulic engineers, electrical technicians, painters and divers.

Max. Length

90m

Max. Beam

32m

Max. Draft

4.5m

Max. Weight

3000t

HMNB Portsmouth and Devonport

We have offices and engineering workshops located in both HMNB Portsmouth and Devonport hence we are ideally placed to support ship repair and refit of the Royal Navy surface fleet and of other ships visiting the bases.

Our resident technical teams all maintain the appropriate security clearance for works on-board naval ships and are well versed in the demanding SHE, quality and delivery expectations of the defence sector.

Our qualified welders possess the skills and knowledge to work within the requirements of all principle IACS member organisations on both steel and aluminium naval ship repairs and renewals. Mechanical and electrical engineers are OEM trained and experienced in a broad range of equipment and systems across various vessels and platforms

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MY Shemara

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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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