About Us

A Brief History – Arklow Port & the Tyrrell Family

Arklow Marine Services is a family business run by the Tyrrell family,  who have been involved in boat building in Arklow since 1864 and are a fifth generation that continue this proud tradition today.  The main proprietors are John and Billy Tyrrell who both hold qualifications in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture respectively.  During this period the art of shipbuilding has evolved through many phases, from traditional timber boat building through to steel boat building and the latest material being aluminium used in the building of high speed vessels.

CAD/CAM & CNC profiling have replaced some of the tools, techniques and building methods of the past, but our commitment to quality, owner requirements, competitive pricing and delivery on time, the hallmark of Tyrrell-built boats, has remained our guiding light.

Currently employing 30 the yard continues to serve the marine industry by building new vessels,  ship repair & refurbishing contracts.  Through diversification the company has developed a strong engineering base to its business and provides an extensive engineering services thoughout Ireland.

Operating from two custom built premises on the North Quay in Arklow,  one premises is used as an engineering works and the other premises for the boatbuilding and fabrication projects.  The yard is well equipped with modern plant and equipment to provide quality boats on time at competitive prices

This blend of modern technology with time-honour belief in the highest standards has made Arklow Marine Services Irelands leading Aluminium and Steel boat builder.

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