Shipwrights’ Lectures Two Weeks Away

This year featuring several Senior Level Representatives of Major Marine Organisations

The 2019 Shipwrights’ Lectures are on Wednesday 16 October at the Nuffield Theatre, University of Southampton Campus. This event is free to attend and is less than a month away so book online now at: or in case of any queries please email

The Lectures aim to inspire young people working in, or studying for, the UK leisure marine industry and to highlight our unique international position as leaders in design and technology. There are currently some 4,800 businesses and 33,000 employees generating £3.2 billion in revenue with overseas sales increasing by 16% in 2017/18. Which means everyone involved is a major contributor to the UK Economy.

We are very pleased to have the continued support of The University of Southampton for the Shipwrights Lectures which are seen as part of their overall educational programme.

Our thanks also to the BMT Group for their ongoing sponsorship of this event.

Our Speakers: 

Bob Sanguinetti CEO UK Chamber of Shipping – ‘We are key to the UK Economy’

Steve Hancock Training Manager  Pendennis Shipyard – Apprentices – what next?  Career progression and aspirations

Nigel Stuart Managing Director Spirit Yachts – ‘Sustainable Sailing – a goal with no compromise’

The Panel Discussion – Sports Boats & Superyacht Tenders

Chairman: Matt Sheahan – Writer, Producer and Broadcaster

Panellists: Andrew Hay Chief Naval Architect   Princess Yachts

Richard Watson CEO Pascoe International

Kevin Hunt Managing Director   Scorpion Ribs

Charlotte Mille Project Manager Monaco YC Solar Energy Boat Challenge


Colin Henwood Founder Henwood & Dean – ‘Head, Heart, Hand – A Boatbuilder’s Story’

James Wilson Chairman The Queens Silver Medal Awards – former winners will describe how they have benefitted, both personally and in their careers, by taking part in this course.

The day will conclude with the Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights presenting the Shipwrights Prize to Jessica Carter – the best performing student MEng Ship Sciences Part 3.

Attend the Shipwrights’ Lectures and discover more about the R35!