News & Current Projects




Seawork 2018

Keel Marine were delighted to be part of Seawork 2018. Seawork has become a major event in the European work boat calendar and gave us a great opportunity to catch up with some of our old friends and make several new ones.

Thank you to all of you who visited our stand and we look forward to working with you all very soon.

If you didn't get a chance to see us at Seawork, then please do call us on 01730 268889 or drop by our offices for a chat on how our Naval Architects, Marine Engineers and Surveyors can help you with your marine based designs and enquiries.

Environment Agency

Keel Marine Ltd were contracted by the Environment Agency as Project Managers and build supervisors to manage the build of the newest additions to their inland waterway fleet. The vessels were delivered May 2017.

The pusher tug "Ray" & Trimmers barge will operate on the Thames and facilitate the cleaning of the waterways and general day to day on work on the water.

The design was also produced by Keel Marine and was heavily focused on the safe operation of the vessels. The design was enhanced from a tug and barge that was delivered to the EA last year, however, this time the vessels had more stringent design restrictions due to the low bridges of the upper Thames waters.



Tug & Barge



New Woolwich Ferry



New Hybrid Ferry for Woolwich

Keel Marine Ltd are working closely with Briggs Marine Contractors Ltd providing technical support services during the design and construction of two hybrid electric passenger ferries for Transport for London (TfL). The new vessels will replace the current Woolwich ferries which have been in service for over 50 years enabling TfL to maintain this vital East London river crossing well into the future.

In association with Briggs Marine we have been responsible for the vessel concept and tender design, and assisting TfL during the shipyard tendering and contract signing process.As the project progresses Keel Marine will also provide support to Briggs Marine in the form of plan approval and build supervision services.

The new 60m vessels feature a hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system and auto-mooring and will greatly improve the passenger experience for all users of the service with particular emphasis on low emissions, safety, comfort, accessibility and reliability for both passengers and crew.

Foot passenger accommodation will be light, airy and temperature controlled, featuring step free access for those with limited mobility and parents with pushchairs.

The new vessels will also introduce a dedicated space for cyclists keeping them separate and safe from cars and lorries as part of an effort to integrate with London’s growing cycle network.

In addition to these design features the vessels have been designed to meet TfL’s stringent London emission zone regulations which make them two of the cleanest ships on the Thames incorporating state of the art emissions reduction technology.

The new ferries are to be built at Remontowa Shipbuilding in Gdansk.



The Christening ceremony was held for the Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) new 32 m ASD Tug on 22nd August 2016. Keel Marine Ltd were engaged to oversee the supervision of the build which was built by Cheoy Lee Shipyards Ltd (CLSL) at their Hin Lee Shipyard Co Ltd (HLSCL) facility in Doumen.

Before her voyage from China to Mauritius via Hong Kong, “Sir Edouard” successfully completed Sea trials in the Pearl River where she exceeded all expectations proving to be easily manoeuvrable, reliable and extremely powerful returning an average bollard pull in ahead of 79.57 tonnes and in astern of 75.54 tonnes.

M/T “Sir Edouard” is a Robert Allen designed 70t Bollard pull vessel which has been specifically selected by the MPA to keep pace with the demands of their current port expansion.

MPA have produced a short film further details can be accessed through the following link











MHPA Pilot Boat

MHPA Pilot Boats

Keel Marine Ltd had been engaged by Milford Haven Port Authority to supervise the construction at Mainstay Marine in South West Wales of their 3 new CAMARC designed Pilot Boats.

All three boats have been delivered.

45 m Classic Motoryacht

Keel Marine & ThirtyC have worked together on this unique project, ThirtyC have assisted in the styling and interior design of this 1920’s style yacht. Creating a yacht that echo's back to a treasured era in yachting. Blending classic elements with a few modern touches and current engineering practices.

The design is based upon developed naval architecture and detailed development of the hull form by Keel Marine, along with structural analysis and stability studies. With input from ThirtyC, the exterior styling has been developed to fully utilise the space available, creating considered spaces with functionally and purpose.

The classic style will continue into the interior marrying both together to create a very special yacht. Utilising as munch natural light as possible, unique skylight applications and their locations have been considered from an early stage in the design.



45m superyacht


barge Teal

Environment Agency Tug and Barge

The Environment Agency's new tug "Mallard" and new dredger barge "Teal" were safely delivered to Allington Lock on 12th May 2015. The tug is based on on the very successful Keel Marine wide beam tug which was designed for the Canal & River Trust, whereas the dredger barge "Teal" is a bespoke design to cater for the specific requirements of the Environment Agency on the River Medway. Both vessels were built by Manor Marine of Portland, Dorset.

The two vessels will aid the navigation team on the Medway in their annual dredging & channel maintenance programme.


Kuwait Environmental Public Authority- Multi Purpose Research Vessel

Keel Marine were appointed to supervise the construction of a 40 Metre Multi Purpose Research Vessel on behalf the Kuwait Environment Public Authority.

The Vessel was built at OCEA Shipyards and fitting out at their facility in Les Sables d’Olonne, France.

The Vessel was delivered to the Environmental Public Authority at the end of August 2015.



Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) - Corporate Partnership

Keel Marine is proud to announce its Corporate Partner membership with the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA). Founded in 1860, RINA is an internationally renowned, highly respected professional institution and learned society whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of all types of marine vessels and structures. Corporate Membership of RINA reflects Keel Marine’s commitment to maintaining high professional standards in all aspects of our work and the continuing professional development of our team of Naval Architects, Marine Engineers & Surveyors.

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

Keel Marine has designed a new set of finger flaps for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (IoMSPC). The finger flaps form the hinged ramp component of the link-span assembly that enables vehicular access onto the fast catamaran ferry at the Liverpool ferry terminal. At the clients request, Keel Marine firstly assessed whether the existing finger flaps could be uprated to accept a higher Gross Vehicle Weight, and secondly produced a design for a completely new fabrication broadly in accordance with Classification Society requirements. Due to the level of refurbishment and enhancement required on the existing assembly, the client opted to have new finger flaps fabricated.

This task is the latest in a series of port infrastructure and ship-to-shore interface projects that Keel Marine has been involved in.


Ramp Load test

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Seawork 2018 - Keel Marine attended this years Seawork Exhibition 3rd - 5th July

New Hybrid Ferry - Keel Marine Ltd are providing technical support for the new hybrid ferries.

Environment Agency - The new Tug and Barge were successfully delivered in May 2017..

Job Opportunities - Keel Marine are seeking experienced Naval Architects & Marine Engineer Surveyors to join their team.Anyone interested should complete an application form, which can be found in the Employment Opportunities section of our website.

Previous Projects

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Project Archive 2

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