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Tall Ships and Historic Vessels

BCTQ has long-standing and continuing experience in the survey, conservation and restoration of historic ships. A selection of completed projects can be viewed below;

Historic Projects pdf

Feasibility of projects,often at pre-purchase phase, is a critical factor for many clients and we are relied upon to provide independent advice before any final decisions are made, followed by subsequent restoration work specification production.

BCTQ's experience in the unique field of tall ship design comes from 25 years of association with leading tall ship designer, Colin Mudie RDI, a team that has undertaken the complex issues of design, procurement and construction of some major tall ship building projects.

This long association has led to BCTQ and Colin Mudie signing an exclusive Design License Agreement which gives BCTQ access to Mr Mudie's extensive library of tall ship designs and associated information for use in the development of future projects.

The Client can chose from BCTQ's full range of services which cover all aspects of the design and construction process. BCTQ can manage the complete project from inception to delivery, undertake work stage by stage or individual stage and can be integrated with the Client's own team. BCTQ's full range of Tall Ship services includes the following components:

  • Concept and detailed design
  • Rig design and general arrangement
  • Writing performance and/or technical specifications
  • Naval architecture, marine and electrical engineering
  • Review of potential builders including yard audit
  • Preparation and issue of tender documentation
  • Review of tender responses and builder's specifications
  • Preparation and review of draft contracts
  • Contract negotiation
  • Plan approval and construction inspection
  • Factory acceptance tests, commissioning, sea and sailing trials
  • Delivery and crew training
  • Class and regulatory compliance

BCTQ can also provide a corresponding range of services for a major refit of an existing tall ship. BCTQ's support continues post delivery whereby we are also able to provide a range of services from within the BCTQ Group of companies to assist with the management of vessel in service, including: Full ISM and ISPS Code support including taking over the responsibilities of the Designated Person Ashore, (DPA), under the ISM Code. Preparation and management for dry dockings and periodic refits.

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Range of Projects

Air Cushioned Barge - NCOC

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M.Y. Talitha G

Classic gentlemen’s yacht built in 1929
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T.S.M.V. Balmoral

Built in 1949 by J.I. Thornycroft & Company in Southampton, Balmoral is listed as part of the National Heritage Fleet
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P.S. Waverley

Built in 1946, Waverley is listed as part of the National Heritage Fleet
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T.S.S. Queen Mary

BCTQ advised the owner of this former Clyde triple screw turbine steamer
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S.S. Yavari

BCTQ provided the services of a naval architect/surveyor
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H.M.S. Warrior

BCTQ attended on board Oil Fuel Hulk C77 lying afloat at Pembroke Dock
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S.S. Great Britain

BCTQ conducted a full structural survey of this iron vessel
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55m ice-class expedition yacht built by Pendennis Shipyard
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71m diesel electric motor yacht
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78m Abeking and Rasmussen built motor yacht.
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115m Lurssen built motor yacht for worldwide cruising.
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119m innovative private motor yacht built at HDW Shipyard and suitable for world wide cruising.
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115m Explorer Yacht built by lloydwerft in Germany.
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162m Blohm & Voss built motor yacht with diesel electric propulsion and currently the world’s largest vessel intended for private use.
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Torpoint Ferries

Three 73m double ended Ro-Ro ferries providing a “floating bridge” service between Torpoint and Plymouth.
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Terra Marique

80m Multi-Purpose Diesel Electric Semi Submersible Pontoon buily by Damen Shipyard.
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Red Osprey / Red Falcon / Red Eagle

94m RoRo Ferry Fleet for Red Funnel in Southampton.
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39m Rapid Intervention Vessel, for response to any incident in the English Channel, built at the Remontowa Shipyard in Poland.
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Stavros S Niarchos and Prince William

Two 59m brigs designed for the Sail Training Association.
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Scillonian IV

79m RoRo Cargo & Passenger ferry.
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84m Multi Function Diesel Electric Buoy Handling Tender for Trinity House.
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James Clark Ross

99m Diesel-electric Antarctic Research Vessel, designed to operate in temperatures as low as minus 40°C.
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