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Mooney Boats Ltd, is thrilled to announce its participation in The Irish Skipper Expo 2024. As a prominent shipyard in the Irish maritime industry, Mooney Boats Ltd are eager to showcase its capabilities, services, and extensive range of products.

At Mooney Boats Ltd, their expertise spans the construction, maintenance, and repair of a diverse range of vessels across multiple industries. Comprehensive onsite facilities include a 75-ton boat hoist, a state-of-the-art machine shop, an indoor boatyard repair shed, and the DAFM syncrolift facility capable of lifting vessels up to 600 tons.

With a dedicated team comprising in-house carpenters, electricians, and BV-certified welder fabricators, we ensure holistic solutions for all aspects of vessel care. Specializing in a range of maritime services, including MSO and Class-approved inspection reports, newbuild construction, repairs, maintenance, annual ultrasonic inspection, NDT testing, CNC cutting, as well as painting, shot blasting, and water blasting services.

Speaking of Mooney Boats Ltd’s high quality service, Lee Mooney, Managing Director, says, ”Our commitment extends to the continuous servicing and repair of Fishing Fleets, Aquaculture Vessel, Passenger Ferries, Tug Boats & Workboats, keeping them operational and ensuring their sustained serviceability.

“To further support our clients, our fully stocked marine chandlery store offers a wide array of essential parts, with our experienced sales team boasting over 20 years of expertise in sourcing components globally.”

In the first half of 2024, Mooney Boats is gearing up to deliver a 14-meter aluminium multi-purpose crew transfer vessel, meticulously constructed to adhere to the high standards of Bureau Veritas I (Iron Cross) Hull Special Service/ MSO Rules/ UK Workboat Code/ P5 License, enabling versatile operations throughout Europe.

Another notable achievement this year includes the successful delivery of the MFV Wave Crest, a 27-meter fishing trawler proudly flying the Irish flag and boasting Bureau Veritas classification.

Reflecting on the accomplishments of 2023, Mooney Boats Ltd marked significant milestones with the completion of two state-of-the-art 31-meter trawlers, the MFV Sparkling Star and MFV Eilean Croine. Both vessels, classified by Bureau Veritas and bearing the Irish flag, are integral additions to the Irish fishing fleet.

Looking ahead to the Irish Skipper Expo Lee says, “We extend a warm invitation to all attendees of The Irish Skipper Expo 2024 to visit our stand, Stand 9 which is adjacent to the Killybegs Marine Cluster Stand whom we are also supporting.

“Join us to explore our stand and engage with Mooney Boats Ltd representatives, who will be enthusiastic to discuss our comprehensive marine solutions and present the latest advancements in boat building and vessel maintenance.”