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Hythe Shipyard to debut at Seawork 2019

New commercial marine facility, Hythe Shipyard is to exhibit at Seawork for the first time.

Originally designed and built by the US Navy in the 1950s, the slipway at Hythe was used to launch landing craft that were manufactured at the site. This impressive piece of mechanical engineering has been given new purpose as the only slipway of its kind on Southampton Water.

Hythe Shipyard can accommodate vessels of up to 950 tonnes and 11.5 metres in beam, which can be removed from the water via the heavy slipway and stored undercover where there is more than ten thousand square metres of covered working halls with ample workspace for crew or contractors to carry out required works.

The facility is also capable of berthing vessels from 10 to 100 metres, with deep water berths available, for short or long term contracts.

Hythe Shipyard Commercial Manager, Robert Hammond, says, “We are looking forward to meeting visitors at Seawork and showcasing the range of services we offer, from moorings to access to the working halls and hoists. We’re proud to offer a competitive price for this highly professional operation, in a safe and well-maintained environment at a prime location on Southampton Water.”

Luxury British yacht builder, Fairline Yachts acquired a five-acre boatbuilding facility in Hythe on the UK’s South coast in 2017. The site now boosts a new manufacturing facility for the company’s larger yachts alongside the Hythe Shipyard.

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