Specialists in commercial vessels and luxury yachts, SMS offers full design and build facilities, outfitting and painting as well as marine engineering repair services in defence sectors and all vessel types across the UK.
Building on recent successes, SMS enters 2018 in a period of expansion adding drydock and workshop facilities at Lowestoft to the business. Measuring 76.5 metres x 14.6 metres the drydock is capable of accommodating ships with a maximum draft of 4.5 metres.
And in addition to its Southampton yard and Shoreham drydock SMS has added marine workshops in Poole and Avonmouth to its list of facilities, making it the south's largest independent ship repair company.
SMS's recent purchase of Exeter-based superyacht-centric procurement specialist Global Services complements its core marine engineering services thereby providing an enhanced service offering to customers.
SMS's latest newbuild, the 20.45 metre Svitzer Merlin for global marine giant Svitzer is the forerunner in SMS's new Bulldog range of robust workboats. A Bulldog 20, the new vessel is a repeat Svitzer order, being similar to the Middlesbrough-based Svitzer Leven. A multi-purpose harbour workboat, the Svitzer Merlin takes her place in the Svitzer fleet being based at Milford Haven.
Ship Builders and Ship Repairers. SMS specialises in ship building, ship repairs and steel fabrication across all aspects of the marine industry. Workboats and tugs built to order. Dredging equipment manufacture. Ship repair and refurbishment. Steel fabrication. Hydraulic works. Voyage repairs. Marine engineers. Passenger car ferry. Road transportable workboat. Machining. CNC profiling. Design service. Dredging equipment. Coded welding. Plate Rolling. Plasma Profiling. Plate Shearing. Milling. Turning. Tig/Mig/MMA Welding. Small commercial vessels built to order.