Ocean Shipyard Limited has taken about the premises in Southampton that previously housed Discovery Shipyard, with Discovery’s previous standard manager heading up the new yard. Ocean Shipyard is specialising in the develop of the Southerly 42, 48 and Bluewater 50 cat – craft all previously made by Discovery.

In accordance to Ocean Shipyard: ‘Ocean Shipyard was began pretty not too long ago following the sad demise of the Discovery Shipyard. Ocean Shipyard is the ambition of Steve Edwards, formally the general supervisor of the Discovery Shipyard.’

Providers Household lists Binti Marine Holdings as ‘persons with sizeable control’ of Ocean Shipyard. Werner Schnaebele, the earlier owner/shareholder of Discovery who withdrew investment decision for Discovery in December with the lawn naming its liquidators in January 2022, was listed as a director of Binti Maritime Holdings till 13 January 2022. On 13 January 2022, Steve Edwards was appointed director of Binti Marine Holdings.

Ocean Shipyard did not answer to MIN when questioned if Werner Schnaebele even now has a link with Binti Marine Holdings and/or Ocean Shipyard.

In a statement, Ocean Shipyard claims that Edwards’ intention is to ‘offer shipyard products and services to other maritime and non-maritime companies and customers, in certain the capacity of Ocean Shipyard’s effectively-equipped joinery and refit services, that has now acquired a great response from the marketplace. In addition, Ocean Shipyard has secured the exceptional legal rights to construct Southerly and Bluewater yachts with total access to all the mental residence and tooling necessary. This usually means that the property by itself is a stand alone business enterprise – it does not rely exclusively on new yacht builds to endure the ebbs and flows of what can be a tough market.

‘Having two strings to the Ocean bow adds energy to the organization, but much more importantly offers position security for the highly experienced and skilled people that are the real heart and strength of the business.’ 

An anonymous field supply who labored with Discovery explained to MIN: “When we bought invited there [Ocean Shipyard] for a conference – to wander in and it is all the very same folks, minus some men and women. It was not the case of ‘this actually is 1 person still left from the previous company’.”

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