Saltwater Marine Services is active in all markets related to shipbuilding industry:
yachting, offshore, repair, heavy lift and commercial shipping.


Saltwater Marine Services’s business model is based on flexibility and delivering cutting edge engineering in a timely and cost effective manner. The short communication lines, flexibility and low overhead makes us the perfect partner for smaller to mid-sized and specialized one-off projects.

Creating more brand awareness and claiming a better position in the overall market is easier when focusing on specific markets. The main markets are described below; but our services are not limited exclusively to these markets.

Offshore renewable energy

The offshore renewable energy market consist of offshore wind energy, tidal energy and supporting facilities.

Offshore companies tend to turn towards the renewable energy market due to the current oil price. This comes with modifications to their existing vessels and designs of new vessels, support tools and structures.

Offshore decommissioning

Decommissioning of existing offshore oil and gas structures and the salvage of objects in a marine environment is always a challenge.

Offshore companies are developing procedures, vessels and support tools and structures to decommissioning platforms in compliance with the established regulations.

Heavy lift shipping

The heavy lift shipping market is one like no other, it entails the hoisting of heavy cargoes (>300 tons) using shipboard cranes.

Therefor prices in the heavy lift shipping market are under pressure, but vessels are to be kept sailing. This will result in different kind of projects and a more cost effective and smarter approach. Improvement and standardisation in seafastening, stowage plans, grillages, etc. will be needed to stay afloat. We have a broad track record in this market, which is very important for companies with a tight budget.


Centuries of ship building, traditional values of craftsmanship, the latest technologies and cutting edge engineering are all ingredients that result in the Dutch yachting sector delivering world class yachts.

With the worldwide economy slowly picking up this market should benefit from orders for new designs or modifications and additions to existing yachts. Saltwater Engineering has extensive experience in the yachting industry, this is of great worth to win work in this market.

Commercial (transport) shipping

The mainstay of the commercial shipping sector is the transportation of cargo; from bulk cargo to specialized single cargos.

The competition in this market is fierce, resulting in a need to provide cost effective, innovative and creative solutions.

Offshore oil & gas

Oil and gas will continue to be the major source of the world’s energy well into the 21st century requiring continued facilitating equipment.

This could mean new ship designs or modification to vessels or tools to be able to enter new markets.