OSMOTECH IS ONE OF THE SOUTH COAST'S LEADING YACHT REPAIR AND REFIT COMPANIES WITH OVER 25 YEARS' EXPERIENCE IN THE MARINE INDUSTRY.
We have 20 members of staff and their expertise covers a broad spectrum of skills from systems refits, stabilizer and passerelle installations, bow and stern thruster installations, teak decks, joinery and carpentry, Osmosis and all aspects of GRP repairs.
We are the main dealers for a well-chosen range of marine brands, supplying and fitting, systems, bow thrusters, stabilizers, generators and heaters. We have a reputation for excellence, value and customer service and we look forward to helping you soon.
Mike Ingram started his working career as an Apprentice Aircraft Engineer, but pursued his passion for sailing by becoming a Second Engineer on Thornycroft a 38M Lotus. He subsequently progressed to become Engineer/Mate on a Solitaire 37m Picchiotti, Chief Engineer on Mirage 40m and Captain/Engineer on Pearle Anne, a 33m Benetti. Having accumulated some 30,000 nautical miles incorporating two Atlantic crossings and running multiple refits in Europe and America, Mike returned to the UK in 1990 to form Osmotech.
Mike has managed thousands of refits, repairs and systems installations and is one of the UK's leading experts on thrusters, stabilisers and marine electronics. He will oversee the team's work on your boat and would be happy to discuss your requirements and plans.
Call Mike on 023 8045 6450
Mark Parkin is our Sales Manager. He studied yacht design and construction in the 70's at Southampton Solent University and then worked for Solaris Catamarans. In a long and varied career in the marine industry he's been a chandlery retail manager, and a technical sales rep for Plastimo, Stowe, Simrad Marine Electronics and Navimo UK.
Mark has always been a keen sailor and built and sailed various designs of racing dinghy before moving on to keelboat racing and cruising. He's modest about his wide experience but has thousands of miles under the keel on various yachts including deliveries to the Med and four Fastnet races.
He's a fountain of knowledge on marine systems and electronics and is always happy to help our customers to find the best ways to improve their time on the water.
Call Mark on 023 8045 6450
"Just a quick note to say thank you for all the advice over the phone last week regarding bow thruster issues on the Elsdale floating classroom. Mike’s suggestions on how to diagnose the problem were spot on – it was in fact a ceased pin on the bottom of a solenoid which has now been freed. The Elsdale is now fully operational once again! It was a pleasure to deal with such a knowledgeable company that was able to suggest a solution and had the best interests of the customer at heart, rather than just putting more parts in the post. I will certainly be recommending you to other boat operators / charities on the water.
All the best Joe Howlett Skipper"
" Just a brief line to say how pleased I am with all the work carried out by your company. It's all been very professional, and I'd like to make a special point of mentioning Joe, who confounded my expectations and actually managed to solve the windlass problems. Despite me giving him opportunities to retreat with honour intact, he was determined to sort it out, and regardless of the cold and lack of light he did sort it as he said he would. Thanks again to all concerned, and wishing you continued success ahead.."
Bob Thomas, Owner Aquastar 65
I wanted to write and thank you all for doing such a fantastic job of fitting the bow thruster and anchor windlass to our Rustler 36.
Not only did you start and finish the works on exactly the dates agreed, without prior knowledge I would not be able to tell that anyone had been on board, such was the professional level of your installation and cleanliness.
Thank you for doing such a great job, it is really a pleasure to deal with companies such as yourself who do what you say you are going to do, and install it well with no fuss.
Thank you again to everyone involved, I look forward to using both items when we launch mid-march and for much easier manoeuvring!
Richard, King's Lynn.
" I thought that you might be interested to know that I entered St Barbara V in the Army Offshore Regatta this week and she won the IRC class Offshore Race (Round the Island). It was a good opportunity to test the systems and she came up trumps. "
Royal Artillery Yacht Club, Rustler 42
"Just a line to let you know that I am extremely pleased with my recent SidePower bow thruster installation to my LM27 yacht. Amazingly the whole system was fitted in one day and is a most professional job.
The engineers were very polite helpful, courteous and careful with my boat and absolutely no mess was left behind.
The system has not yet been fully sea tested under sail but my well established boat speed to engine rev benchmark does not seem to have been affected at all by the tunnel and there also seems to be plenty of thrust which will considerably assist with berthing such a long keeled boat. Thank you very much."
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