Our Business


Arklow Marine Services offers expert services to the marine industry in Ireland and abroad, from boat building, repair and refurbishment, to offshore operation and maintenance (O&M).


We are a family run business that has been in operation in Arklow, Co. Wicklow, for over 150 years. While boat building and marine engineering are still at the core of what we do, there is a strong engineering base to our business.




We have diversified to offer general engineering services to the food, petrochemical, construction and other land-based industries, and this is a growing part of our business.



We have the facilities and the capabilities of our skilled staff to adapt to different engineering projects from the marine and land-based industries. We work on site in Arklow, while we also have the flexibility to send members of our staff off-site to work on specific projects.




Our Values


At Arklow Marine Services, we pride ourselves on our commitment to quality and excellent client service. The fact that our business is still in operation after 150 years is testament to our commitment to quality, client service and innovation.


We listen to our clients requirements and incorporate their ideas in our designs. In addition, we offer competitive pricing, a blend of modern technology and a long-standing belief in the highest standards. Arkow Marine has become a leading aluminium and steel boat builder for the UK and home market.



We have adapted to change and moved with the times so that our business can compete at home and abroad for boat building, marine and general engineering projects.



Our commitment to innovation and improving ourselves is evidenced in our involvement with the LEANWIND project, a four year research project in conjunction with UCC into making offshore wind farms more cost-effective. We are investigating how vessels used to service wind farms can be made more efficient.





Our History


Arklow Marine Services is a family business that has been in the Tyrrell family for over 150 years.


The family has been boat building in Arklow since 1864. Over the years, the art of boat building has evolved through many phases, from traditional timber boat building, to steel boat building, with the latest innovation being the use of aluminium in the building of high speed vessels.


With their combined experience in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture, they manage the business and lead a team of 20 on the site at Arklow.


The current proprietors are John and Billy Tyrrell ably assisted by brothers Michael and Peter, who are a fifth generation that continue the proud tradition today.