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Macduff Ship Design has opened a new division devoted to marine survey work Macduff Marine Surveyors offers a range of survey types to suit a variety of needs from the Marine sector.

In January  2017, The 14.00m Catamaran Workboat "Lily Mae" built for Scottish Sea Farms has successfully completed trials achieving a top speed of over 10.0 knots and has been handed over to her owners, with a deck cargo capacity of 20t and deck area of almost 60sq.m she is ideal to carry out a variety of jobs. Macduff Ship Design provided steelwork construction drawings and cutting information for the yard and also undertook stability work for the vessel.


In January  2017, Macduff ship design are pleased to announce a new contract for the design of a 12.75m pilot vessel for ABP Ayr.  The vessel is to be built by Macduff Shipyards with Macduff Ship Design providing a full design and steel cutting package.

The vessel design is the result of a long development process to ensure a vessel that suits the varied requirements of a busy small port operation and will be based at ABP’s Port of Ayr whilst providing pilotage support to neighbouring Troon.  The design combines the requirements for pilot duties along with a robust character to allow it to conduct vessel assist operations and workboat duties, which are of utmost importance in smaller ports with only one harbour vessel.

In October 2016, Macduff Ship Design has been awarded a contract for the design of a new 23m General Fish Farm vessel for Inverlussa Marine Services, the third vessel to be designed by Macduff for Inverlussa.  The vessel is to be built by Havyard Shipyard in Norway. All parties are delighted to be working on such a prestigious contract.

In October 2016, Macduff Ship Design is well on in the design process for a 27m Pilot vessel for Tor Marine, this latest contract from the Turkish yard represents the continuing long term relationship between Macduff and Tor Marine.

In September 2016, The "Forever Faithful" a 21.5m Trawler built by Macduff Shipyard, has completed her sea trails performing to expectations and has been handed over.


In August 2016, The second 19m ASD tug "Damla 7" built by RMK Marine, Turkey, has been handedn over to her owners.

In August 2016, Macduff Shipyard number 673 "Venture III" has arrived in Macduff for machinery and final interior outfitting.

In August 2016, The new feed barges built for Scottish Sea Farms have been performing admirably.


In July 2016, Macduff Ship Design has welcomed a new member of staff, Jayney a student recently completed a HND in Mechanical Engineering at Fraserburgh College. She started with a part-time position while continuing studies and once qualified was hired full time within the company.


In June 2016, Macduff Shipyard build number 667 the new 24m Twin Rig Trawler "Rebecca" has been handed over to her owners after completing sea trials and performing very well particularly regarding efficiency and acoustic performance operating smoothly and quietly.

In May 2016, Macduff Ship Design and Macduff Marine Surveyors are both looking forward to seeing customers past, present and future at the Seawork Exhibition in Southampton 14-16 June.


In May 2016, The "Selkie" a 25.70m Dredger has completed her trials performing as expected and is ready for delivery and to begin her dredging duties for the Moray Council.

In May 2016, The first of two 19m ASD Tugs built By RMK Marine in Turkey has been delivered to her owner.

In April 2016, A new 24m Trawler was launched, this is the first of three 24m vessels under construction in Macduff. Built to a Macduff Shipyards design, Macduff Ship Design have been responsible for producing the full steel kit with cutting data and construction plans.

In April 2016, The "Selkie" a 27.50m Dredger for the Moray Council has been Launched at Macduff Shipyards Buckie facility and is due to begin sea trials before handover to the Moray Council. The only dredger in Scotland to be owned by a local authority has been built to replace the shearwater. Designed to operate in smaller harbours she will be used to clean the harbours at Buckie, Burghead, Hopeman, Findochty, Portnockie and Cullen, while not engaged in these activities the vessel will be avaliable for hire.

In April 2016, Yard Number 671 built in Poland has been towed to Macduff for the final outfit and machinery installation work to be completed. A 21.50m Macduff Shipyard design, Macduff Ship Design has worked closely with the yard to produce structural drawings for the vessel.

In March 2016, A Macduff Tweed 13 Line handler built by Sepehr Shipyard in Iran has been completed and has undergone her trials performing to expectations, this is the first completed vessel of a total order of four which are to be built.

In Feburary 2016, The "Marsden Bay" has now been delivered and has entered service for North Tugz at Northport in New Zealand the 17m tug was built by Boustead Langkawi Shipyard. The vessel was originally based on the incredibly successful "Sally Mcloughlin" however this new design, produced to the specific requirements of North Tugz, increased the overall size of the vessel to 17m length 8m breadth and 3.6m depth.  Boasting an impressive 28 tonne bollard pull driven by two Cat C32 main engines and complete with fixed nozzles from Kort propulsion. Deck machinery comprises a forward towing winch with 30 tonne capacity, a 30 tonne aft tow hook, 2 tonne tugger winch, deck crane with a 2.65 tonne capacity at 7.9m, a Hydraulic Windlass and a Capstan on the aft port deck, leaving the "Marsden Bay" a highly capable vessel in the class of small harbour tugs, more than able to carry out her standard towing, pushing, surveying and lifting operations. Classed under BV and also built to conform to the stability regulations of Maritime New Zealand. The vessel is designed to be operated by a crew of two with over-night accommodation on board and large fuel and water capacities giving the vessel a lengthy endurance.

In Feburary 2016, The first 14.90m service vessel built by RMK Marine in Turkey has been delivered.  This build is part of a larger order for five 10.10m Mooring Tugs, two service vessels and two 19m tugs. The first vessel performed to expectations at trials achieving all the owners requirements including a 16 knot service speed.

In Feburary 2016, Macudff Ship design is pleased to have recieved two awards from Workboat World magazine Best of 2015 edition.  Macduff Ship Design is delighted that it has been recognised for its work again this year. The awards were recieved for the best large patrol boat [Atco Noura] and for the best maintenance vessel [London Titan].

The "Atco Noura" a 45m fast patrol boat built by Tor Marine in Turkey represented a step away from the type of vessels Macduff Ship Design and Tor Marine usually design and build but highlight the adaptability of both companies to work in new fields to produce a vessel to a tight brief and meet the expectations of all involved.

The "London Titan" a 36.5m Maintenance vessel built for the Port of London by Manor Marine was another pioneering project for Macduff Ship Design.  The vessel needed to conform to a strict brief to allow the vessel to operate over virtually the entire lenght of the Port of London Authorities jurisdiction along the river Thames. The hull shape was specified to have good sea keeping characteristics while providing a large stable working platform to allow working in the outer eastuary and also in shallow water.  The vessel also has a low air draft to allow navigation under bridges upriver as far as Richmond.

In January 2016, The "Warness Lass " a landing craft /workboat built for the Scottish Sea Farms has completed trials and is awaiting hand over to her new owners. She is a near repeat of the vessels completed at Macduff shipyards last year. The order was placed on the back of the success of these vessels, this is the third vessel based on the original design of the "Emma".

In January 2016, "Selkie" the new 27.5m Moray Council dredger building in Buckie by Macduff Shipyards is progressing apace with all the hull units completed ready for joining and the interior outfitting well underway.

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