Baltic Workboats

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Baltic Workboats AS
Formerly
Saare Töölaevad AS
Joint stock company
IndustryShipbuilding
Founded1967; 52 years ago (1967)
Headquarters,
Area served
Eurasia, Americas
Key people
Margus Vanaselja (CEO)
ProductsPatrol Boats, Pilot boat, Workboats, Ferries, Tugboats
Number of employees
>250
SubsidiariesBaltic Workboats US[1]
Websitewww.bwb.ee

Baltic Workboats AS is an Estonian shipbuilding company with a shipyard in Nasva and Tampa, Florida. Baltic Workboats has built more than 190 different sized boats and vessels for pilots, coast guards, police, fishery inspections, research institutes and several harbors.

History[edit]

1967[edit]

Ship repair yard with small harbor and slipway was established.

1998–2000[edit]

A new era under new owners began. Full-scale modernization was carried out. New contemporaneous shipbuilding structures with the latest equipment were built. The first 14 m aluminum pilot boat called Watercat Pilot 140 was launched for Estonian Pilot organization.[2]

2000–2010[edit]

Baltic Workboats continued with Watercat Pilot series. In 2004 the first 19.5 m fast 50-knots-riding patrol boat was launched, the Baltic 1800. Also many other aluminum workboats were produced. Number of different 24–26 m Baltic 2400 series fast patrol vessels in different modifications were delivered to many countries. Two contracts for building of 24 meter catamarans signed. These new buildings were realized together with Australian experienced catamaran designer Incat Crowther.

2010–present[edit]

26.5 m fast patrol vessels were delivered for the Swedish Coast Guard. In 2015, the first 45 m ice classed double-ended car ferry for Estonian small island connections was delivered.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baltic Workboats US".
  2. ^ "About us – BWB". Baltic Workboats. 12 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Vormsilased said uue ja eriti vinge laeva" (in Estonian). Delfi. 12 June 2015.

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