• Standards Used

    The in-house technical team also works closely with naval architect consultants
    to achieve approval to Standards Authorities such as MCA, Seafish,
    Irish Transport Department and the Belgium Maritime Inspectorate.

  • The Work Force

    The company employs a highly skilled, vastly experienced workforce,
    and is proud to have achieved accreditation to ISO 9001.
    Ensuring every boat is built to the highest possible standards.


    Blyth Catamarans has its own ‘in-house’ technical department
    enabling the company to tailor an existing, proven design to
    meet specific customer needs.

About Blyth Catamarans

In 1989 Terry Searle saw a gap in the market and decided to develop the first GRP commercial catamaran of its kind in the UK. The Blyth 33 was born.

Gradually the traditional commercial workboat sector began to appreciate the benefits of the catamaran when compared to the established mono-hull; these include a significantly reduced surface area which offers the all important low fuel consumption. The design also offers an exceptional working deck area which can be developed to meet a wide range of uses. The greater stability provided by the catamaran was quickly identified, resulting in longer working potential in worsening weather conditions.

Also, there is also the ‘security’ of the second engine, not often possible with mono-hulls of 10-12m.

Years have now passed and it is testimony to both the design and construction that the original model “Jo Jo” (now renamed “Taurus”) is still operating. This vessel has been joined by over 200 Blyth Catamarans in service across the world working as dive boats, anglers, potters, netters, passenger, survey and wind farm support vessels.

Blyth Catamarans are built entirely at our Essex based 3.7 acre site from one piece tooling for exceptional strength. All engineering and electronics are installed by in-house engineers and stainless steel fittings are custom made within our own fabrication workshop, offering a completely bespoke service to our clients.

The company works closely with naval architects and surveyors of the highest professional standing. We take pride in our ability to construct vessels to meet or exceed the rigorous standards required for MCA Co02DE of Practice, Seafish, Irish P5 and MCA P5&6.

Maintaining the company’s position as the leading supplier of bespoke catamaran-based workboats, is one of the company’s goals. The company recognizes the importance of continuous product development together with the improvement of management systems essential to support this and is proud to hold ISO 9001 accreditation.


Stuart Davidsen

Stuart Davidsen

Managing Director