Baltic Workboats AS has a strong track record for the design, build and delivery of steel and aluminum workboats for professionals around the world.
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.
Customers around the world now depend on us to deliver highly capable and durable vessels that connect communities, support businesses, protect maritime borders, promote security, carry out search and rescue operations and deliver cutting edge scientific research. Our vessels and their management systems are carefully modified to the unique requirements of customers in different countries, including harbors, pilots, coast guards, police forces, fishery inspection teams and research institutions.
We have so far delivered over 150 vessels worldwide, from the UK to Ukraine and beyond, as well as virtually all Baltic Sea countries. Our most recent projects include 45 meter ice breaking ferries for Estonia, 26.5 meter patrol vessels for the Swedish Coast Guard and a cutting edge new research vessel for Stockholm University.
As our international reputation for quality and efficiency has grown, so too have our capabilities. Our shipyard is continuously improving and is now able to construct vessels over 50 meters in length.
The company is continuously improving its production quality and is paying a lot of attention on developing production standards and management systems. BWB has been granted both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certificates.
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