BUILDING AWARD WINNING COMMERCIAL VESSELS SINCE 2008

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CHRIS HOUGH

General Manager

Chris left home early on and went to sea for a life of adventure. After a successful career as a skipper, engineer and mate he return home to Hervey Bay to start a new company and life ashore: settling on building vessels Chris and Eva purchased their CNC cutting machine and opened a factory.

 

Chris soon realised though that building just any vessels was not going to be enough and he started to research different types of commercial vessels, while constructing many types of Commercial Aluminium Vessels in their factory. 

Now Chris is offering Vessel Management and Marine Surveying services, making BtB Marine the specialised builder for any new or existing project.

 

Born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Eva started her career as brand & packaging designer, soon developing concepts for big global brands. After some time traveling outside Europe and across to Australia, she fell in love with the sea and soon went to study at the Maritime College in IJmuiden, the Netherlands where she graduated as Maritime Officer.

After she went and worked as Chief Mate on coastal freighters that took her as far north as the polar circle, east past Istanbul into the Black Sea and also North Africa, still combining this work with her graphic design & concept development.

 

Today, together with Chris, she working on new vessel development and marketing, next to her roll as Director of the Company. 

Capability

• 1x 25m Vessel / year

• 2x 16-18m Vessel / year

• 4x 12m Vessel / year

• 20x 6m Vessel / year

BtB Marine has been developing specialised vessels in close collaboration with Naval Architect Peter Holmes [BEng(Hons) CEng MRINA RPEQ] from Direct Marine Solutions, With Peter’s expert assistance, BtB marine has been developing a range of cost effective aluminium work boats that are able to fulfil clients exacting requirements, while still passing all of the relevant survey requirements Chris soon realised that there was a demand for smaller specialised aluminium workboats and that many available designs would not be able to pass customers requirements in survey.

As each operation is different and requires a customised vessel, BtB Marine offers easy choices for any operator. As an experienced master and mate, respectively Chris & Eva have a real understanding of what the marine  operators require, and are able to deliver vessels that are specific to the task, While still being cost efficient to build and run operations are about and can so come to a great operational vessel for the customer. BtB Marine's vessels are cost efficient to build and run.

BtB Marine is also an authorised dealer of  Diesel Outboards and promotes these great cost efficient, reliable engines. As BtB Marine strives towards a sustainable vessel industry, these engines are not only powerful and efficient, they also reduce the CO2 emissions of the traditional outboard engines.

KEY PERSONNEL

CHRIS HOUGH

General Manager

Chris left home early on and went to sea for a life of adventure. After a successful career as a skipper, engineer and mate he return home to Australia where he settled on Hervey Bay to start a new company and life ashore: settling on building vessels Chris and Eva purchased their CNC cutting machine and opened a factory.

took out chris soon realised though that building just any vessels was not going to be enough and he started to research different types of commercial vessels, while constructing many types of Commercial Aluminium Vessels in their factory. 

BtB Marine is now offering Vessel Management and Marine  Surveying  services,  making  them  the specialised builder for any new or existing project.

 

DENIS MAHER

Business Development

Manager

A versatile Business Development Manager with a reputation for implementing innovative solutions to achieve sales, marketing and brand-building targets. 20 years in marketing industry managerial roles.

 

• 14 years in business & product development manager roles • 12 years hands-on roles in the marine industry, including 7 years as BDM with BSE Maritime Solutions servicing Commercial, SuperYacht & Defence sectors • 2 years on the executive committee of the Australian Ship Repairers Group (ASRG) •  2 years Business Development Manager for the Australian Marine Industry Export Group (AIMEX), Super Yacht Australia (SYA), and the Australian Commercial Marine Group (ACMG). 

 

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EVA HOUGH

Managing Director

Born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Eva started her career as brand & packaging designer, soon developing concepts for big global brands. After some time traveling outside Europe and across to Australia, she fell in love with the sea and soon went to study at the Maritime College in IJmuiden, the Netherlands where she graduated as Maritime Officer.

After she went and worked as Chief Mate on coastal freighters that took her as far north as the polar circle, east past Istanbul into the Black Sea and also North Africa, still combining this work with her graphic design & concept development.

 

Today, together with Chris, they drive BtB Marine's vessels and is also working on new vessel development, CNC Drafting next to her roll as Director of the Company. 

PAUL DOWLING

Workshop Foreman

Vessel Fabrication

Aluminium fabricator with 20 years experience in commercial vessels

Paul started his career at Incat in Tasmania - renowned for construction of high-speed lightweight catamarans - as an apprentice and here he received his certificate 3 in 
fabrication. He has been part of the BtB marine team for the past 6 years

Now he has completed his certificate 4 in at BtB Marine and carries all necessary  certifications. Paul is a reliable worker with high Quality standard. He moved with his family from Tasmania to the Bay and enjoys the lifestyle.

CAPABILITY

• 1x 25m Vessel / year

• 2x 16-18m Vessel / year

• 4x 12m Vessel / year

• 20x 6m Vessel / year

DISCRIMINATORS

• Critical Parts of Vessels are Designed & Manufactured in-house

• Low Volume, High Quality, Cost Effective

• Integration of Diesel Outboards for ‘plug & play’ Long Range Vessels

• Investing heavily in Vessel’s through-life-Cost & Maintenance Assistance

• Product Design • Smart Solutions towards Efficiency • • Integrating OXE & COX Diesel Outboard  •

• Innovative Thinking • Partner in Marine needs •

• Fabrication to Standards AS 4132.2-1993 boat & ship design & construction  + AS NZS 1665-2004 welding of aluminium structures • Certified Personnel Certificate III & IV engineering • Quality System and Environmental Policy in place • Members of The International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) - BIAA & ACMG

Vision Environment is one of Australia's most recognised environmental monitoring companies in the Australian Pacific region. BtB Marine's designers modified an existing design to meet the client's requirements. With a small crane situated on the aft deck, vessels are able to carry out all duties without crew members being placed in dangerous or overly strenuous situations.

RC Marine (RCM) was formed by Directors Col Andersen and Richard Evans in response to a growing need for purpose-built vessels in Port Curtis, to service the construction industry. Both Directors have extensive experience in the marine industry as qualified Coxswain/Masters and MED working in the industry for over 20 years. BtB has build several vessel, amongst others 12m Fast Landing Craft and 2 Line Handeling Vessels.

CUSTOMERS INCLUDE:

Queensland Government EHP Environment and Heritage Protection is responsible for managing the health of the environment, including waterways, as well as its native plants and animals and  biodiversity. BtB Marine won a tender to provide 2x ‘Crocodile Hunting’ vessels in 2C Survey - 5Nm - 4 pers

Neptune Australia provides a complete range of commercial diving and inspection, repair and maintenance to clients in the oil and   gas, shipping, defence and marine infrastructure industries. Bases in Perth, Darwin, Dampier and Gladstone. BtB Marine built a suitable Landing Craft for the new Gladstone operations in 2C Survey - 10 persons + max of 3 tonne - or 1C with 25 pax

Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited is working to deliver Central Queensland's wealth to the world. The Port of Gladstone plays a pivotal role in delivering the region's natural resources and finished products to customers worldwide. BtB Marine won a tender to provide an Oil Spill Response vessel in 2D Survey - 6 pers

Solomon Islands Government for constituency North New Georgia, Western Province,     Solomon Islands, BtB Marine supplied a Landing Craft to aid in the economical growth of the Island group.

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