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BCTQ - The Maritime Consultants

Burness Corlett Three Quays Group (BCTQ) formed in 2005 from the merger of renowned marine consultancies Burness Corlett and Partners (BCP) and Three Quays Marine Services (TQMS).

BCTQ Marine Engineers and Naval Architects worldwide offer expertise in project management, plan approval, design and supervision of build. Our highly regarded technical expertise has been invaluable to clients, whether operating as owner’s representative or as technical advisors to shipyards.

We offer experience in different vessel types; from sail training vessels to RORO ferries, workboats, naval vessels, superyachts and specialist vessels such as heavy lift barges, chain ferries and hydrographic survey vessels. We offer a full range of survey safety services to all sectors of the marine industry and act as an MCA approved Certifying Authority for Small Commercial Vessels.

uk chamber of shipping

27 July 2017     15:27



The New Ferry for Rathlin - Main Engines Installed

25 August 2016

The vessel continues to push through the build process with main machinery being installed and the start of panelling out some of the interior spaces.

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Commissioning nears completion ahead of harbour and sea trials

22 August 2016

Our ferry design for the Strangford service, under build with Cammell Laird, nears completion with harbour and sea trials planned for the near future.

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Cowes Chain Ferry - Hull welding nears completion

16 August 2016

This month the hull construction is well underway, with most of the welding complete. External fender supports are in the process of being fitted along with the keel coolers for the main machinery

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Range of Projects

M.Y. Talitha G

Classic gentlemen’s yacht built in 1929
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T.S.M.V. Balmoral

Built in 1949 by J.I. Thornycroft & Company in Southampton, Balmoral is listed as part of the National Heritage Fleet
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P.S. Waverley

Built in 1946, Waverley is listed as part of the National Heritage Fleet
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T.S.S. Queen Mary

BCTQ advised the owner of this former Clyde triple screw turbine steamer
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S.S. Yavari

BCTQ provided the services of a naval architect/surveyor
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H.M.S. Warrior

BCTQ attended on board Oil Fuel Hulk C77 lying afloat at Pembroke Dock
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S.S. Great Britain

BCTQ conducted a full structural survey of this iron vessel
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55m ice-class expedition yacht built by Pendennis Shipyard
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71m diesel electric motor yacht
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78m Abeking and Rasmussen built motor yacht.
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115m Lurssen built motor yacht for worldwide cruising.
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119m innovative private motor yacht built at HDW Shipyard and suitable for world wide cruising.
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115m Explorer Yacht built by lloydwerft in Germany.
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162m Blohm & Voss built motor yacht with diesel electric propulsion and currently the world’s largest vessel intended for private use.
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Torpoint Ferries

Three 73m double ended Ro-Ro ferries providing a “floating bridge” service between Torpoint and Plymouth.
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Terra Marique

80m Multi-Purpose Diesel Electric Semi Submersible Pontoon buily by Damen Shipyard.
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Red Osprey / Red Falcon / Red Eagle

94m RoRo Ferry Fleet for Red Funnel in Southampton.
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39m Rapid Intervention Vessel, for response to any incident in the English Channel, built at the Remontowa Shipyard in Poland.
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Stavros S Niarchos and Prince William

Two 59m brigs designed for the Sail Training Association.
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Scillonian IV

79m RoRo Cargo & Passenger ferry.
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84m Multi Function Diesel Electric Buoy Handling Tender for Trinity House.
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James Clark Ross

99m Diesel-electric Antarctic Research Vessel, designed to operate in temperatures as low as minus 40°C.
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