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will be attendending Seawork 2018 at Mayflower Park, Southampton, 3rd to 5th July,

we look forward to seeing customers past present and future. Please visit us at stand PO77.

We are also holding a 25 year anniversary reception celebration on the 3rd from 3.30 to 5.00

In June  2018, The 16.00m Harbour Tug "Acamar"has been rolled out of the shed at Macduff Shipyards, the interior outfitting is almost complete and she is on target to being launched in July with a hand over to her Shoreham based owners in August.

In June  2018, The 90' fishing vessel building in vietnam for Canadan owners has now been launched and is named "Atlantic Titan".

In May 2018, Macduff Ship Design has sold the vessel design of the ‘Our Olivia Belle’ to S.E.E. Merre shipyards Construction Navale .  The shipyard will use the original design as a basis for the production of a new vessel for local owners.  Macduff are delighted to be able to assist the shipyard and owners with this new build project.

In April  2018, Macduff Ship Design celebrated 25 years of successful business with a lunch held at the offices and inviting the founding members of the company back to see how the business has progressed.


In April  2018, The recently handed over "Scotia" a Pilot vessel built for ABP Ayr Harbour has been performing very well, designed to be a capable pilot and harbour workboat. Below she is assisting a ship at the Ayr Harbour.

In March 2018, The 16m Tug building in Macduff Shipyards for Shoreham port has had the wheelhouse fabricated and will be ready for internal outfitting to start.

16m Shoreham tug
Shoreham 16m Tug
16m Shorham tug below deck 16m Shoreham tug Wheelhouse
Below deck structure



In March 2018, The "Atlantic Maximus" a 90' fishing vessel building in Vietnam by Shipbuilding Asia is progressing well with the majority of the steelwork fabricated.

In February 2018, Macduff recieved a high commendation for their recently built vessel "Scotia" for ABP Ayr Harbour from the port authority themselves.

"We have been doing all sorts of things with her already, pilot duty, mooring assist in adverse weather. The boat handles very well and has very good sea keeping qualities, so far we have had no bother whatsoever we cannot praise her enough. The whole project has been a great experience start to finish and a tremendous peace of kit at the end of it."

In January  2018, Tor Marine has completed a 16.8m workboat based on the 14.9m general service vessels with an additional 1.9m lengthened section.

In January  2018, The 16m tug building for Shoreham port has been turned ready for the wheelhouse to be fabricated and outfitting to begin.



In December  2017, The research vessel 'Aora' has been purchased and converted to the 'Rachel Carson' and has been transported to the University of Washington.

A note from the new owners :-

"We departed Macduff Shipyard 8 October for Hartlepool where we lay awaiting final shipping port and date confirmation.  With the port and date assigned and a weather window open we crossed for Rotterdam on 19 October. Rachel Carson lay at Rotterdam until  28 October when she was loaded on M/V Transporter.  Due to the late season there were no ships going direct to the Pacific Northwest.  Transporter unloaded Rachel Caron in West Palm Beach Florida on 9 November.  We moved the boat to Fort Pierce Florida, the only nearby port with both room and depth for Rachel Carson.  We then moved her back to West Palm Beach to load on Industrial Skipper 1 December for transit to Victoria British Columbia.  She was unloaded on 28 December and we completed the final leg on 29 December."


In October  2017, Macduff Shipyard number 680 - the "Audacious" has been launched and is being made ready for her tow to Macduff for outfitting.

In October  2017, The "SCOTIA" a 12.75m Pilot boat built for ABP Ayr Harbour has been launched and has undergone trials performing as expected. She has been accepted by her owners and is now on her way to begin working duties at her home port.

In September  2017, The "Kiera Fiona" has undergone crane loading tests and is in the latter stages of internal outfit at Havyard in Norway.

In September  2017, A keel laying ceremony has taken place for the 90' fishing vessel "Atlantic Maximus" being designed and built in collaboration with Shipbuilding Asia Ltd in Vietnam, representatives from Macduff Ship Design were present during the signing.


In August  2017, The latest vessel "Kiera Fiona"building for Inverlussa Marine Services is well underway at Havyard, this is the fourth and longest vessel designed for the owners by macduff ship design.

In August  2017, Macduff Ship Design is pleased to announce that it has been commisioned to design a 14m mooring / line handler / general service tug by Cheoy Lee Shipyards

Cheoy Lee

In July 2017, The construction for a new Seiner has begun for Bruce Buchan the vessel lengthened during the design phase from 23.00m to 24.00m having a partial aluminium shelter top and aluminium wheelhouse.

In June 2017, The Gina Mary has completed trials and has been handed over to her delighted owners, Inverlussa Marine Services, this vessel is the third design by Macduff for the owners base on the Isle of Mull. The first two were built by Macduff Ship yards this near repeat vessel was built by Havyard in Norway and lengthened during construction by two meters to provide additional working capacities.

In June 2017, construction of the 12.75m pilot vessel “SCOTIA” for ABP Ayr is progressing well with the Hull completed.

In June 2017, 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.