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The SMS family is made up of qualified professionals and highly skilled tradespeople to collaborate on our projects large and small. It ranges from naval architects and engineers to carpenters and apprentices and together we work with the guiding principles of personalisation and can-do attitude.


Years Experience

SMS was established in 2004 and specialises in ship building, vessel repair and marine engineering. The company operates from Ocean Quay in Southampton, at the centre of the industrial marine area. The Ocean Quay site provides the company with a dedicated shipbuilding hall together with wet berth facilities for vessel up to 70m – providing easy access for repairs and surveys. SMS aims to provide the marine and construction industries with reliable service, outstanding quality and the highest standards of work.


Luxury yachts

SMS is the new name for sophisticated yachting, combining luxury and style with advanced technology. Specialising in superior luxury superyachts, SMS’s calling is to interpret the owner’s dreams and create outstanding yachts for individuals who have a unique vision and the highest principles.



Work Boats

SMS specialises in building multi-functional workboats purpose-built to operate in the most demanding conditions. Excellent handling and crew safety delivered in proven hullforms.


Civil Marine

SMS’s reputation for quality and performance doesn’t finish at the bottom of the gangway. The highly skilled team at SMS prides itself in understanding the needs of shoreside clients too and offers the capability to construct a wide range of marine structures for ports, terminals and marinas.



Around-the-clock, SMS is ready to respond to vessel owner hull damage needs with repairs and renewals carried out either in dock or afloat. Our coded welders and fabricators have the skills and experience to work within the requirements of the International Association of Classification Societies.

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