The Grimsby slipways were built in 1934 with three electrically powered slipways. The slipways had side slipping facilities that enabled them to accommodate up to ten fishing vessels from 660 to 1,000 tons simultaneously. A large trawler could be hoisted out in just 20 minutes.
Today only one of the slipways remains in operation. Parts of the Grimsby slipway that are permanently under water are in poor condition so the project involves diving work which is being managed by David Tresidder, our in-house engineer diver.
Beckett Rankine carried out a survey of the equipment, reviewing the business and making recommendations for future development.