Aluminium Marine Consultants Ltd
A leading expert in aluminium vessel construction and design
Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) is a leading international aluminium boat builder providing innovative and bespoke solutions to vessel construction and design. Based at the entrance to the Medina River, In Cowes, United Kingdom, AMC specialises in...
St Catherine’s Building
PO32 6RF Cowes
Rob Stewart, Commercial Director
+44 (0)1983 29 87 36
Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) is a leading international aluminium boat builder providing innovative and bespoke solutions to vessel construction and design. Based at the entrance to the Medina River, In Cowes, United Kingdom, AMC specialises in aluminium alloy workboats for a wide range of applications. Since established in 2007 AMC has built a global reputation for excellence in its field. Having built over 45 vessels, AMC has been involved in both workboat and offshore crew transfer design & construction for many years. Whether you are a marine contractor, charter company or local authority, AMC vessels will start repaying you from the moment they start work.
It’s been an impressive year for AMC with the completion of its most impressive contract yet – four sister vessels built almost concurrently. All have been engineered to be essentially similar, allowing completely interchangeable crewing. AMC’s advanced crew transfer vessels can achieve up to 28 knots, with excellent sea-keeping qualities and the ability to remain at sea for extended periods.
SWATH – AMC has joined forces with Naval Architect John Kecsmar of Ad Hoc Marine Designs to offer uniquely designed SWATH workboats. The all new next generation of SWATH windfarm boats are built from aluminium and designed to be robust for additional longevity in harsh environments. The new advanced SWATH hull form, tailor made for the windfarm market, is designed with 50 per cent reduced coupling, 20% increased damping and an increase in 25 per cent displacement without compromising speed. The new hull form has already proven to be exceptional, demonstrating speeds of 25 knots in two to three-metre waves with extremely low motions and regularly transferring in Hs= 2 metre + waves.
SES – AMC added a new surface effect ship (SES) design to its portfolio geared towards the crew transfer vessel market and designed by Norway’s Espeland and Skomedal Naval Architects (ESNA). The new ESNA Tern SES CTV is a next generation high performance crew transfer vessel, offering turbine access in up to 2.50-metre waves, with a maximum speed above 40 knots and greatly reduced speed loss in high seas. The vessel’s tern hull has an inflated rubber bag in the stern which acts as an air cushion that lifts up to 80 per cent of the vessel weight, reducing resistance and allowing the vessel to travel at higher speeds.
Bespoke – AMC made waves with the Turbine Transfers vessel Trearddur Bay. This CTV catamaran was the first to be equipped with Voith’s linear jet propulsion system, recording speeds of 32 knots. AMC worked closely with client and designer to create this 1st in class unique vessel. Showcasing their ability to work with new innovation, creating bespoke design solutions. AMC has the capacity to deliver projects from large commercial workboats right through to bespoke vessels and marine projects. Providing a flexible repair facility, operating at several locations within the United Kingdom and mainland Europe.
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Peter Morton of Wight Shipyard Co (WSC) has bought a stake in Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) and has taken his place on the board, AMC informed today, 11 September. Peter Morton said: âAMC has such a strong reputation in the industry. By combining forces, we feel that we are better placed to monopolise aluminium boatb..read more →
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