Seawork launch superyacht build, refit and repair trail

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A new trail will be unveiled at Seawork this July, focusing on Superyacht Build, Refit and Repair. As Europe’s leading commercial marine exhibition, Seawork provides the platform for businesses and individuals to access new innovations, extend their reach and to develop international supply chain opportunities.

Over the exhibition’s 21 years, Seawork has incorporated sub-sectors such as diving and renewables, whilst remaining true to its commercial marine heritage.

Seawork International first and foremost serves the commercial marine industry. Its exhibitors also supply to vessel and component manufacturers, builders and repairers across adjacent marine sectors. These encompass wind farm service vessels, commercial diving operations, and superyachts, which has driven the need to support these sub-sectors over the 21 years of the exhibition’s evolution.

Seawork is ideally positioned to support the requirements of superyachts, as the complexities of these vessels often share similar needs in design, propulsion and support.

The sophisticated materials and techniques used to build large vessels demonstrate a clear overlap between commercial marine and the superyacht sector, as do the designers and builders, whom cater for similar challenges whilst developing these complex craft. Seawork’s international audience encompasses vessel and port operators, through to engineers and commercial divers.

Longstanding Seawork exhibitor, Landau UK (PG11), which supplies and fits electronic equipment has unveiled its new electroluminescent marine vessel directional strip lighting, used for both workboats and leisure craft purposes.

Landau UK’s Chief Executive, Ben Metcalfe, comments, ‘We believe exhibiting at Seawork International is one of the most efficient ways for us to hear what commercial marine customers and suppliers might need from us right now. Bringing additional focus to the superyacht sector is ideal for us, as our offerings are used across commercial, leisure and superyacht audiences. It’s also a great platform for us to network with like-minded individuals, showcase our latest products and services and get feedback from purchasers and end users alike.”

The global superyacht market is promising a robust increase of 7.26% CAGR* 2017-2022. with motorised yachts and long-range expedition vessels anticipated to see maximum growth.

Global shipbuilding giant and Seawork exhibitor, Netherlands’ Damen Shipyards (Q9,VA57,VC01), is attracting notable orders for its customised fast crew boat, the 50m FCS 5009, which achieves 27.5kn and seats up to 58 passengers. This versatile vessel delivers military through to superyacht support tender operations; demonstrating the shift where workboat design and build overlaps with the needs of the superyacht sector.

Genuine Marine (PB40), headquartered in China, will exhibit at Seawork 2018. One of Genuine Marine’s specialisations is the manufacture and supply of standard and custom-made EVA fenders for its global world-wide client-base of commercial and leisure craft. James Georgechen, Marketing Director states, “Seawork International is a wonderful event for Genuine Marine to showcase our products, meet quality potential customers and source new products.”

The European shipbuilding industry is leading the world in complex builds of naval craft, workboats, cruise liners, as well as superyachts.

Many Seawork exhibitors including British company, Cox Powertrain (PY65), already have clients across commercial marine, military, rescue and superyacht operations, and the move to also include superyacht business by Seawork will be warmly welcomed.

Cox Powertrain is currently developing the world’s highest power density diesel outboard engine, the CXO300, which will be officially launched later this year.

Professional bodies in attendance as part of the extensive worldwide supply chain, include RINA, Shipwrights Associations, International Jack-up Barge Owners Association and UK Maritime Pilots Association.

*7.26% CAGR (Compound annual growth rate) – Source: Oct 2017

*Maritime Growth Study Report 2015

Dedicated Pavilions and Trails at Seawork help visitors to quickly identify exhibitors, conferences and seminars of particular interest.

Trails are highlighted with particular logos printed on exhibitors' fascia boards. Pavilions are a grouping of similar companies placed together at the exhibition.

The new Composites Pavilion will feature many of the sophisticated materials and techniques used to build large vessels that demonstrate a clear overlap between commercial marine and the superyacht sector.

The Maritime Training & Skills Trail enables attendees to explore training, apprenticeships, employment and educational opportunities.  Specialist maritime recruitment companies, education centres and training organisations provide expert advice to attendees on entering the industry, and learning, maintaining and developing a successful maritime career.

DiveWork is a showcase for the commercial underwater industry, covering all sectors of offshore, inshore and inland activity.  DiveWork consists of a pavilion and a trail and includes a DiveTank on the quayside where the latest underwater equipment and services will be demonstrated.

The Marine Renewable Trail groups organisations in the renewable energy sector, This trail of companies includes wind farm service vessels, marine civil engineering companies, professional divers, safety equipment suppliers and many more.

The Maritime Security Pavilion, supported by ADS, is a platform for companies wishing to supply products and services to the Military, Police, Port Authorities, Harbour Masters and other Defence and Security Personnel.

RIBWork is a showcase for RIB designers, builders and operators and those who manufacture and supply equipment to the commerical RIB market.

The Shipyard Pavilion has been revitalised with the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI), partnered with Seawork. The SMI is the trade association of the UK’s maritime engineering and business sector, promoting and supporting companies working in this global and dynamic sector.

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