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”



South Coast firm secures order for four patrol boats

The 10.5m vessels are to be built in aluminium and fitted with Volvo inboard engines, capable of speeds of up to 30 knots and will be used to patrol ports and harbours. C apable of operating with a crew up to four, the vessel is built with crew comfort in mind with shock mitigation seats, accommodation and galley.

The vessels are designed by Bruce Roberts Europe BV, based in the Netherlands who have been working closely with PDL Marine on a variety of projects. Edgar Van Smaalen of the design team said 'It is great news for the project to have been awarded to PDL and we look forward to continue working closely with the team and ensure another great project is deliver ed to the client'

Managing director, Phillip Lovegrove said 'It is with great pleasure that we have been awarded this significant project and a testament to the team working in the background to ensure the opportunity to bid was successful. We all look forward to getting the builds underway imminently'.

It is a busy time for all the team at PDL Marine, with a 15m high speed aluminium catamaran workboat also underway. PDL Marine are specialists in aluminium and steel workboats, pleasure boats and fabrications works. Further information about PDL Marine and projects can be contacted on 02394 004832 or contact sales@pdlmarine.com


PDL Marine Limited win contract to supply a 15m Catamaran

PDL Marine limited based in Trafalgar wharf near Portsmouth received the order to build a 15m High speed Aluminium catamaran for a client in the Channel Islands.

After lengthy discussions to finalise the design to suit the client’s requirement for the vessel to be able to cover multiple roles the green light was given to go ahead. A lot of work and communication was had by the team at PDL, the client and the renown designer Roger Hill of New Zealand to ensure the vessel was perfect for the client.

The 15m Catamaran is fitted with A frame, large deck winch and capstans. Yet it can still cater for up to 17 personnel on board in one of its other roles, a remarkable feat for a vessel of this size which is clearly punching above its weight.

With a new range of vessels coming online and for more information on this vessel type, contact the office on +44(0)23 94 004832, sales@pdlmarine.com, www.pdlmarine.com

Fitted with Doosan engines the vessel can cruise at 22 knots with a maximum speed of 25 knots.

The team at PDL are excited to be chosen to build this vessel and adds to their healthy growing order books.