Our design, engineering and construction teams are delivering vessels with proven design around the world. These vessels fulfill the customer’s needs, providing them an even safer, efficient and environmentally friendly product – a product that just works.
They work because they’ve been built, they’ve been tested, and they’ve proved their worth in real-life situations. We’ve taken a new approach to the workboat industry. Baltic Workboats wave-piercing technology is making a significant difference, providing unrivaled seakeeping in high seas.
– Margus Vanaselja, CEO
Baltic Workboats is a modern, well-equipped shipyard with a highly skilled workforce of over 200 people. During the last 17 years we’ve delivered more than 190 highly versatile vessels. Designed and built for the demands of governments, research institutions and multinational companies in over 20 countries worldwide. We’ve been granted both the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certificates and continue to develop our production quality and efficiency through an enhanced set of standards and management processes. The beautiful island of Saaremaa is home to our state-of the-art indoor production facility. Situated in the Baltic sea and renowned for its shipbuilding heritage over many thousands of years, Saaremaa has proven to be the ideal home for our operation.
Our state-of-the-art 5500 m2 covered facilities are located in the Baltic Sea on the island of Saaremaa, which is renowned for its shipbuilding heritage stretching back hundreds of years. At Baltic Workboats, we have brought shipbuilding into the 21st Century with a major modernization programme, complete with considerable new investments in facilities, equipment and skills.
Our worldwide customers have come to depend on us to deliver highly capable and durable vessels. Vessels that connect communities and support businesses; that protect maritime borders and promote enhanced security; vessels that carry out search and rescue operations as well as delivering cutting-edge scientific research. Harbours, pilots, coastguards, police forces, fishery inspection teams and research institutes use our vessels, whose management systems are tailored and modified to the specification and needs of these customers, in whichever area of the world or field of operation they might be.
Our site is first established as a ship repair yard with the construction of a small harbour and slipway.
A new era for shipbuilding begins under new owners as our company signs a cooperation contract with Finland’s renowned workboat manufacturer, Marine Alutech OY. The agreement includes the transfer of skills so that employees at Baltic Workboats can construct steel and aluminum ships to European standards and compete with the best shipbuilders around the world.
Baltic Workboats embarks upon full scale modernization with the construction of new and enhanced shipbuilding structures and the installation of cutting edge equipment. Baltic Workboats also proudly delivers the first of 130 vessels to date, which is a 14-meter aluminum pilot boat called Watercat Pilot 140 for the Estonian Pilot organization.
Baltic Workboats delivers pilot boats Watercat Pilot 140 and Watercat Pilot 150 for all the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as well as other aluminum workboats.
Baltic Workboats’ reputation is growing as it produces an expanded range of vessels, including the first 10-meter patrol boat, 19.5-meter fast patrol boat and the high speed patrol boat Baltic 1800, which can reach 50 knots.
Our range of vessels continues to expand as our largest vessel yet is launched, a 24m patrol boat for the Latvian Coast Guard called Patrol 24.
Our international orders grow significantly, particularly in our Baltic 2400 series of fast patrol vessels, which range between 24 and 26 meters.
We complete our first tugboat – a 19m vessel for harbor and inshore operations. This period also includes two contracts to deliver its first catamarans at 24 meters in length with the expertise of Australia’s highly experienced catamaran designers, Incat Crowther, as well as new contracts for research vessels and ferries.
Series of five 26.5m patrol vessels delivered to Swedish Coast Guard. Era of our wave-piercing design begins with series of 20m pilot boats delivered to customers in Belgium, Latvia and Estonia. Two 45m steel built ice-class double-ended ferries delivered to Estonian Maritime Administration.
Order for a 100m road-ferry signed with Swedish Transport Administration. Our wave-piercing design’s success continues with further 20m pilot boats ordered to Denmark and a 45m fast multifunction patrol vessel ordered by Estonian Police and Border Guard Board.
Significant milestone for Baltic Workboats in business development. First 100m road extention ferry was delivered, Baltic Workboats US was launched and first pilot boat delivered to the US customer.
Baltic Workboats is delivering 11 Pilot 1500WP to Denmark, 2 Fast Patrol 1700WP boats and 45m Multifunctional Patrol vessel launched.