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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Wight Shipyard Boss Buys Stake in AMC

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

September 11, 2017

(Photo: AMC)

(Photo: AMC)

 Wight Shipyard Co Ltd (WSC) boss Peter Morton has purchased a stake in Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) and takes his place on the board, securing the Isle of Wight boat build business well into the future.

AMC Commercial Director, Rob Stewart, said, “We are looking forward to working together, having been neighbors for some time. With a healthy order book, the future for AMC, the Isle of Wight and U.K. boat building looks very positive indeed.”
Stewart added that AMC will remain separate and continue to trade under the same name but will benefit from Wight Shipyards Co Ltd’s experience, backing and support going forward.
Morton said, “AMC has such a strong reputation in the industry. By combining forces, we feel that we are better placed to monopolize aluminum boatbuilding in Europe.”
AMC builds aluminum working vessels, specializing in wind farm support craft and crew transfer vessels such as Turbine Transfer’s Trearddur Bay, CWind’s first order for four aluminum CTV and the latest, Mainprize Offshore’s MO4.
High-speed craft and aluminum builder WSC specializes in high speed ferries, while its sister company Southampton Marine Services (SMS) provides yacht construction and restoration services.
In 2016, WSC delivered a new 40-meter high speed passenger ferry for Red Funnel. Operating the Isle of Wight services between Southampton and Cowes, this was the first fast ferry to be built in Britain in 16 years.
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