Back in the 1990’s I worked with Sea Containers and was involved with the introduction of the Incat Australian built SeaCat fast passenger/car carrying catamarans on the Irish Sea.
At that time, we received excellent technical back up from Dover-based Burgess Marine. Over the years, Burgess Marine has grown into Britain’s largest independent ship repairer, very much at the forefront of the specialised marine engineering industry. It has earned a worldwide reputation as experts in all aspects of structural repairs and renewals as well as mechanical repairs above and below the waterline.
In March 2015, Burgess Marine announced that it is joining forces with Chatham-based Turks Shipyard to offer a one-stop-shop for ship repair and marine engineering excellence on the River Thames.
Turks dry dock and slipway is located in Chatham Historic Dockyard, which measures 110m by 15.2m with a 3.5m draught, with a newly installed 600 tonne winch system and a fully undercover facility; ideal for a number of vessels and those wishing for a more tailored technical service without the hassle.
Both Richard Turk - MD of Turks Shipyard - and Nicholas Warren - MD of Burgess Marine - believe the customer comes first and wish to offer the Thames community, and those visiting, a reliable service which they truly deserve and can depend upon.
Nicholas Warren comments: “Richard has a superb facility here in Chatham; he’s built a great business in the ideal location."