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AEUK awards Diverse Marine contract to manufacture SEA Class Passenger Transport Boats

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK (AEUK) has awarded a contract to Cowes based shipyard, Diverse Marine, for the production of three SEA Class Passenger Transfer Boats (PTBs). The PTBs will be delivered by AEUK for the Royal Navy’s (RN) latest Aircraft Carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, later this year.  The platforms, which are based on AEUK’s SEA Class design, will be customised to fit HMS Prince of Wales’ boat bays and to allow deployment and recovery via the Ship’s davits. Each PTB will be certified to carry 34 passengers with up to three crew. 

AEUK took the strategic decision to sub-contract the PTBs to Diverse Marine because of their proven track record with aluminium construction and ability to customise the design. Production of the PTBs will happen in parallel with the other SEA Class platforms currently being produced for the RN at AEUK’s Platform Integration facilities in Winfrith, Dorset. 

Carl Stone, Head of Sales and Product Management for Surface Ship Systems Division, AEUK said “It is great to see another of our SEA Class designs come to fruition and an honour for AEUK to play a part in providing a new capability to one of the RN’s newest and most prestigious warships. The new PTBs will provide the high quality passenger carrying capability that the RN expects and commonality with rest of the SEA Class platforms that AEUK are delivering”. 

Ben Colman, Director at Diverse Marine said: “It is testament to the capability and quality of the work our team can produce that afforded Diverse Marine the ability to tender for this project and to be awarded the contract through a competitive process. I am immensely proud of not only our own core team, but also the stakeholder team and wider British Marine Industry for having the capability to deliver a solution which meets the requirements of AEUK, the Royal Navy and HMS Prince of Wales”. 


ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK (AEUK) provides innovation for underwater systems for the RN. Operating from its Headquarters at Winfrith in Dorset, AEUK has invested in its unique in-house test and integration facilities in order to support its growth in supply to UK and global markets of submarine and ship systems, including sonar, autonomous systems, marine electric actuation and mine counter-measures. AEUK has waterside access in Portland Harbour that provides AEUK and its partners with excellent facilities to test systems at sea, particularly those from its Autonomy portfolio. AEUK is a leading innovative maritime systems company operating throughout all phases of the acquisition and engineering lifecycles, from Concept to In-service Support. With over 450 employees, AEUK is the largest subsidiary in the ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Group. ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Group is part of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. 

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With around 6,000 employees, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is one of the world’s leading marine companies and a systems provider in submarine and surface shipbuilding as well as maritime electronics and security technology. Over 180 years of history and the constant pursuit of improvements are the basis for the company’s success in constantly setting new standards. thyssenkrupp Marine Systems offers customized solutions for highly complex challenges in a changing world. The driving forces behind this are the employees of the company, who shape the future of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems with passion and commitment every day. More information at 


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