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Macduff Ship Design and Macduff Marine Surveyors will be attending the Seawork exhibition this year held at the Mayflower Park in Southampton 13th-15th June and we look forward to meeting customers past, present and future.


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 April  2017, Macduff Ship Design has been developing a design for Shoreham port a 16m Harbour Tug based on the incredibly successful Mcloughlin series of tugs.

In April  2017, Macduff Ship Design has been making rapid progress on the design of a further vessel for Inverlussa Marine services alreday named "Kiera Fiona", at 25.5m she is a near repeat of the "Gina Mary" currently in build, although she has extra length to allow for salmon treatment operations. This makes for the fourth vessel Macduff Ship Design has been commissioned from Inverlussa.


In March 2017, The "Steadfast Hope BF 340" has been signed over to her new owners. The design was a repeat of the successful "Rebecca" with minor outfitting alterations, built by Macduff Shipyards, the kitting and cutting information was supplied by Macduff Ship Design.

In March 2017, The 23m Fish Farm workboat for Inverlussa Marine Services has increased in length during build to 25m to provide extra deck capacity, the steelwork for the vessel has made quick progress and she has been given the name "Gina Mary". Inverlussa Marine Services have also contracted a near repeat of this vessel with an additional lengthened section to provide greater deck space for salmon treatment operations.


In February  2017, Two 27m Pilot vessels have undergone sea trials achieving above contract speed and seakeeping performace, built by Tor marine, Turkey, and are due for delivery in March.

In February  2017, The two 15m garbage collections vessels and one 15m dive vessel built by Tor marine, Turkey, are in the process of delivery to the port of Jeddah. Both vessels have the same hull but differences in the propulsion package and deck layout to suit their intended operations.


Garbage Vessel                                                                          Dive Vessel

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 Macduff Shipyard 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.