PDL Marine launch their new 15m LC

PDL Marine are excited to have launched their new 15m Landing craft. Fitted with 3 x OXE 200Hp engines the vessel was reaching speeds of 28 knots. Designed to carry 8 tons, this vessel is no slouch. The vessel will soon be on a road move to the client in Ireland as all tests and certification have been completed successfully.

For further information please contact the team at PDL Marine.


PDL Marine secures 14m Landing craft build

PDL Marine are delighted to announce securing a contract to build a 14m Aluminium Landing craft for a client in Ireland.

Working in conjunction with Tony Kortens of Landing Craft UK, PDL Marine were approached to design and build a suitable vessel which would fulfil the client’s needs for a lightweight landing craft that could meets a multitude of tasks. The vessel will be built to the MSO P3 requirements.

The Landing craft will be fitted with twin OXE 300hp diesel outboards, an ability to carry 8 tons on the deck, 8 passengers and have a double folding ramp to reach the shoreline due to shallow approaches.

David Rutter the business manager for PDL Marine said ‘‘it has been great working with Tony and another fantastic opportunity for PDL Marine to be selected to build this vessel. Whilst we have had a busy year completing various other builds, we look forward to getting this underway and to the client so they can start their work as soon as possible.’’

Tony Kortens from Landing craft UK added ‘’Having worked with David and the team at PDL on a few smaller projects we find that when we need something outside of our portfolio we can always rely on them to come up with a good working solution that fits everybody’s needs and in quick time so no long waiting around for a response, its quick and efficient as well as economically priced.’’


We are Hiring

As part of our development plans and busy workload PDL Marine are looking to recruit

Production Manager & Sales negotiator

Production Manager

The main role is to ensure the smooth running of the workshops and vessel builds, ensuring products are ready on time and to the highest of standards expected by our customers.

Your daily tasks will be to ensure the teams are working efficiently and have relevant support and equipment available to them, organise the workload and distribute as and where necessary.

A good knowledge of boat building including mechanical, fit-out and fabrication works in both Steel and Aluminium is essential.

The right applicant will have good commercial awareness and a good understanding of Health & Safety legislation. Management experience is essential and proven track record in a similar role would be desirable.

Must have the ability to plan ahead, ensure the work force is operating efficiently and solve problems using own initiative, however a good team is on hand to support where required.

You will be required to monitor the standard of production work and address any shortfalls or discrepancies.

Salary to be negotiated. For more information or application - email david@pdlmarine.com

Sales Negotiator

We also require a sales negotiator who must have a good understanding of the marine industry including vessel builds such as workboats, CTV’s and pilot vessels in both steel and aluminium.

The right candidate will have drive and determination to succeed and will be based at our main office in Trafalgar wharf at Portchester.

Driving licence essential

Salary to be negotiated. For more information or application - email david@pdlmarine.com


The Big Move

After the initial hotworks were completed, PDL Marine moved the new 15m high performance catamaran over to the build hall for fit out. The move, although looking a tad tight was actually exactly as planned and went swimmingly. The next phase for the build is to fit the interior with all the relevent equipment, engines etc and prepare the wheelhouse to do on. Moving along quite nicely.

For more information on this build or other vessels in our extensive range of vessels, drop us a line or email us for further information.


PDL Marine Statement

PDL Marine as an organisation are committed to adhering to all government guidelines with additional health and safety measures in place to maintain the essential infrastructure within our organisation in order to provide a continued but limited service to our clients. With a large factory and reduced workforce, the team are able to work in relative isolation with their PPE. All other members of staff are operating remotely from home but still able to respond to any enquiries. We will keep you updated as and when the situation changes. In the meantime, stay safe everybody and enjoy the current build images.


15m Catamaran build underway

The team at PDL are pleased to announce the build of their latest 15m aluminium workboat. Designed with some very specific roles in mind and loaded with additional equipment.

The vessel is designed to MCA cat 2 and fitted with twin Doosan L126TIH engines and capable of 25 knots. Also fitted are a multiple of capstans, winches and an A frame and additional seating internally to accommodate passengers when required. Working with the client and the design team to ensure the vessel fits into the full criteria of the anticipated tasks was seamless and the green light was given to start the build.

Philip Lovegrove, Managing Director of PDL Marine says, “we are delighted to be getting the build of this vessel underway having worked so closely with the client to ensure the design was exactly to what they required, so we are all excited to see the completed vessel”