Maritime Partner has grown steadily since its foundation on 13 May 1994 and in recent years has scored a major success with its larger rescue and patrol boats.
”We are confident that turnover and profits will continue to grow in line with previous years,” says managing director Peder Myklebust. He outlines the basis for this steady growth.
North Sea Standard
”A large part of our market has its origin in our Norwegian relationships. It has been natural to base boat quality and standards on North Sea conditions and the strict requirements of customers in the offshore branch. The boats are spread over a customer base and different markets worldwide,” says Myklebust.
”We have been able to grow continuously and steadily because our customers operate in an international market, and we have invested in building an extensive sales and service network.”
Customers most important of all
”The most important thing is our loyal customers whom we have supplied over many years. They are the people who create the basis for what we do and enable us to invest further, also in larger boats,” Peder Myklebust emphasises. He names Farstad Shipping, Havila, Swire Group, A P Møller (Maersk Supply Services), Kleven and Vard as examples of highly valued customers.
No.2000 for Kleven and Maersk
Kleven has proved itself a good customer for Maritime Partner. In the period from 2009 to the present, Maritime Partner has supplied many MOB-boats to the shipyard which this year celebrates its centenary. Since 2008 Maritime Partner has delivered, or on order, 57 boats to Kleven and altogether Kleven has taken or ordered 103 boats from Maritime Partner. Many of the contracts have also included davits.
The latest order from Kleven was signed in December 2014 covering six Seabear 23 MkIII and six MacGregor AC38 davits. They will be installed on board anchor-handlers that Kleven and Myklebust Verft are building for Maersk Supply Service. Among them will be boat number 2000 from Maritime Partner. The 95m long anchorhandlers are to the SALT 200 AHTS design from Salt Ship Design on Stord. The contract between Kleven and Maersk Supply Service also includes options for a further four vessels. Maersk Supply Service has been a steady customer of Maritime Partner for several years and use Seabear 23 boats on all its ships that require FRC (Fast Rescue Craft). Until now, Maritime Partner has delivered, or has contracts for, altogether 63 boats for Maersk, 53 of them to the Seabear 23 MkIII design. In addition to the boats for the anchorhandlers under construction at Kleven, four boats of the same model will be supplied to Maersk through the Chinese yard Cosco (Dalian) Shipyard Co Ltd, which also builds offshore vessels for the giant Danish Group to the MT design from Marinteknikk.
Boat number 2000 from Maritime Partner is a Seabear 23 MkIII. This model of boat is equipped with a side by side cockpit, a Volvo Penta D3 engine of 200hp, a Naiad Vosper PP90 waterjet and has a declared top speed of 34-36 knots. The boat is supplied with a rescue frame and VHF. All these boats are built by Maritime Partner in Norway including those that will be sent to China.