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Diverse Marine’s first month of operation has seen a steady stream of high quality refit and repair work from the RNLI, Turner Iceni, Turbine Transfers, Border Force and other work boat operators and pleasure craft owners.

The future looked bleak for staff at Cowes-based South Boats IOW earlier this year when the parent company decided to stop Island operations. But now, following the purchase of the assets and equipment of South Boats IOW by Diverse Marine back in July, the future is looking much brighter.

Diverse Marine has the capabilities and expertise to undertake routine maintenance, repair and refit work and new build projects all conveniently located on the banks of the River Medina.

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Recent projects include the refit of RNLI E-005 ‘Legacy’, a fast response lifeboat stationed at Tower Pier on the Thames and extensive works to ON1173, a Mersey Class Lifeboat stationed at Seahouses, including the installation of rebuilt CAT 3207V8 engines – all part of a framework agreement with the RNLI to provide service based works on all classes of RNLI Lifeboats.

Iceni Victory, a 24m wind farm service vessel originally built at Medina Yard, returned to Diverse Marine for a 5 year class survey and refit. This included all manner of testing and servicing for BV compliance as well as client specific upgrades. Launched on-time and on-budget, Iceni Victory has now been re-issued with class certification.

Diverse Marine has also installed complete engineering and systems packages on new build leisure craft for their builders and worked for private yacht clients, including new steering systems, replacement saildrive, engine servicing and fabrication tasks.

Ben Colman, Director at Diverse Marine says:

“We can already count crew transfer vessel operators, port authorities, government agencies, search and rescue charities, ferry boat operators and private owners as our valued clients and are sure we can undertake any project. With highly competitive rates and quality you’ll be proud of, just call us to discuss your requirements”.

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