UK-based superyacht systems specialist Marine Results International has purchased the intellectual property of Seaway Powell Marine Ltd, the UK hydraulics specialist that went into liquidation in 2016.
The acquisition will enable Marine Results to access the blueprints to Seaway Powell’s hydraulic systems, including large underdeck captive winches, capstans, hydraulic cylinders and traveller systems that the company produced for several decades.
“We have invested heavily in purchasing these resources from Seaway Powell,” says Jon Morris of Marine Results. “We are working closely with Peter Powell, who formerly led the company, so that together we can, as rapidly as possible, provide service and support to the superyachts and other vessels which are equipped with these products and systems.
“Marine Results has further invested in new tooling and upgraded the test facilities at our Hamble, UK headquarters so that we are able to carry out the highly customised servicing of Seaway Powell equipment,” he adds.
Morris emphasises the importance of the continuity that Marine Results is providing. “There are over 120 captive winches on board yachts under navigation today and we will be endeavouring to make contact with each of them,” he says. “The winches are intricate pieces of engineering that need to be serviced correctly. We hold the records of each yacht and have very detailed drawings of all the individual component parts of the assemblies.”
Seaway Powell capstans are also used by the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI).
Marine Results is a leading superyacht rigging, inspections and service firm that also provides NDT and Destructive Testing capabilities. The company has considerable experience in hydraulics, built over more than 15 years of America’s Cup, Volvo and superyacht servicing.