Welcome to Saltire Marine Services

Providing a wide range of marine services to clients, while delivering high quality and reliable service. Benefiting from over 25 years experience in the marine industry, supporting both commercial marine businesses and private clients. Experienced, having skippered and managed all types of vessels around the UK including workboats, passenger vessels, car/passenger ferries, tugs, fishing boats, mini-cruise vessels and private yachts.

Experienced in passenger and workboat operations, vessel familiarisation, training, documentation (DSM, coded vessel documentation, IPV code, paperwork, risk assessment and audit). Up to date with current legislation. Provision of the following services - skippers and crew, support new build projects, refits, overhauls, support with in-house documentation, boat delivery and assisted passages.

About Us

Saltire Marine Services are a well-established company continually developing our extensive experience in the marine industry. Specialising in both commercial and private/leisure sectors. Familiar with all aspects of vessel operations and current maritime regulations.

We carry out duties at all levels on board MCA coded small commercial vessels together with MCA passenger vessels and pleasure craft. This creates a sound understanding of all aspects of vessel operations, systems, documentation and audit, management, maintenance and vessel standby; both afloat and in boatyards/shipyards.

Experienced in operating single and twin screw, variable pitch, jet drives, Voith Schneider, Schottel (ASD), z-drive and outboard motor propulsion systems. As well as activities afloat we have been involved with refit and new build projects, commissioning, implementing and auditing documentation systems and crew training, amongst other activities.

Being located close to the River Clyde provides us with access to the West Coast of Scotland’s waterways, in addition to main road transportation routes, international airports and UK rail network. We can travel Worldwide as required to support our clients.

We believe that good communication and quality training are fundamental to the success of any project. We strive to keep clients fully informed of progress at all times, using suitably qualified personnel. For our latest news follow us on LinkedinTwitterInstagramFacebook and YouTube.

Saltire Marine Services is a dynamic, proactive and progressive company capable of working individually or as part of a larger team to meet individual client needs. We strive to continually improve our skills and services, to benefit our business and that of our clients.

Our Services

Our main services are listed below, however we are always willing to consider new challenges and areas of operation. If you are looking for a service we don’t have listed on our website, please email us or call to discuss details and to arrange an individualised quotation. We are based close to Glasgow Airport, with great travel links and are willing to travel to any location to provide our customers with the first class service they require.

Skipper and Crew

We provide experienced skippers and crew for all types of vessels, and are familiar with the operation and delivery of vessels.

Pre-sailing preparation and laying up of vessels.

Implementation of documentation systems, risk assessments and audits.

Basic crew training, including vessel and paperwork familiarisation.


We provide staff with experience in Domestic Safety Management Systems (DSM) - writing, implementation, review of DSM; and assisting with company's mid-term DSM and office audits.

Implementation of work systems, writing/reviewing of risk assessments, GAP analysis and vessel auditing.

Support with the implementation of the IPV code for pleasure vessels and production of required supporting paperwork.

Writing and implementation of work instructions, checklists and company/vessel procedures. Keeping up to date with current regulations.

Commercial Boat and Yacht Delivery

We offer a high quality reliable boat and yacht delivery service, including assisted passages. We use qualified and experienced skippers and crew.

All our skippers come from a commercial marine background with many years at sea.

We can provide quotations for all types of deliveries from 20 miles along the coast to anywhere...

Visiting Superyacht Support

Offering support to vessels visiting Scotland's beautiful West Coast

Shore, cruise logistics and support

Experienced personnel with 25 years on the Scottish West Coast

24/7 support by phone/WhatsApp
and email

Dry docking, Overhaul and Refit Supervision

Pre-sailing inspection, laying up and reactivation of vessels.
Support commissioning and trialling of new build/refitted vessels.

Representing owners during overhauls/refits.

Acting as client/owner representative.

Vessel Maintenance and Guardianage

We have skills and experience to carry out minor repairs and maintenance on a wide variety of
vessels, both commercial and leisure.

We offer a guardianage service, please contact us for more details.

Our contact details are:

Telephone -
UK - 0141 433 8795 
International: +441414338975
WhatsApp: +441414338795


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Our voicemail and email are checked on a regular basis, however due to the nature of our work we may occasionally  be out of phone and email coverage for up to 48 hours. We will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

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