A review of Alicat Workboats across all of its divisions has highlighted growth in key areas.
At the 6 month point of the current financial year the results show continued growth in the fabrication and marine electrical divisions with good order books for other divisions. Especially pleasing is the diversity of the industries the company is currently servicing, with a strong Oil and Gas client base in the fabrication and precision engineering divisions and a very encouraging six months so far for the marine electrical division both in the UK and Europe, especially in the luxury yacht and leisure/ tourism sector.
Alicat Fabrications (pictured) have already completed some very interesting projects this year, from decompression chambers, dive platforms, baskets, survey gondolas as well as developing and building a range of inhouse coring winches (contact us for details). Alongside Alicat Precision Engineering these FPAL registered divisions are turning out a variety of projects, large and small, of the highest quality.
Alicat Marine Electrical continue to fulfil a wide range of projects. From luxury yachts, passenger ferries and cruise liners, to the latest design WFSV’s and OPV’s. Busy in the UK and Europe, the team can never complain that their job is monotonous.
New divisions, Alicat Hydraulics and Alicat Stainless Steel Fabrications, are showing growth almost on a weekly basis as reputations grow and a new client base is established, while engine specialists East Coast Diesel currently have, amongst others, 8 CAT engines in for one offshore client and demand for dynotesting in the onsite test house is high. Parts sales also remain strong.
With a healthy order book to fulfil for its sister company, Alicat Workboats are building South Boats IOW designs for the first time in Great Yarmouth, further enhancing the groups capability to fulfil larger orders and lead times.
One of the strongest performers among the services however remains Alicat Liftout Services. Since the modification of the dock the 200 tonne boatlift has remained consistently busy. Carrying out several lifts per week, it has now become a familiar sight to pass down Southtown Road in Great Yarmouth and see a mix of fishing boats, survey vessels, crew transfer vessels and barges proudly standing on the yard with a multitude of service teams carrying out repairs, wash downs, painting and generally applying a bit of TLC to their fleet.
Alicat Workboats are also just weeks away from having a 21m Crew Transfer Vessel available from stock (details here) and this state of the art vessel is now available for sale. Build slots for 2015 delivery are also still available.
To keep up to date with Alicat Workboats latest news, vessels for sale and current projects you can find us on our page on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and You Tube