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Refurbishment & Fit Out

The SMS Group is not only a ship repairer and marine engineering services provider; a significant, and increasing, proportion of our annual sales comes from successfully delivering turnkey interior outfit projects onboard cruise ships, ferries and Royal Navy tonnage.

Who are we?

The interiors team within SMS take tremendous pride in their specific area of the broader business; the division is run in a ‘standalone’ autonomous fashion.  This independence helps stimulate a totally client centric ethos which ensures not only the personal touch but also pride in the ownership of projects, and a genuine desire to own not only the scoping and quoting of works, but also the timeliness and professionalism of delivery.  One, dedicated and experienced, Project Manager oversees each piece of work through from client inception to handover; personal relationships are key and nothing gets missed.


What do we offer?

Our service offering is genuinely bespoke; we tailor our support to each customer and no job is too small. Our focus is on “turnkey” support; removing as much client risk as possible. Our offering includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • Turnkey packages of outfit and refurbishment works; both interior and exterior, at refit or in-service (our riding crews work Internationally)
  • Bespoke manufacturing
  • Joinery solutions; to include both restoration/s and French Polishing
  • Project management and in-house CAD support
  • In service and alongside marine engineering solutions

How do we do it?

We are different. Whilst we’re a niche Global player we’re also a dedicated team. We believe we have an unrivalled focus on the customer. By being innovative, by being a ‘boutique’, and a commercially savvy outfitter we believe we offer larger multi-national customers something very different:

  • A one-to-one focus; seeing all individual projects through from start to finish
  • Our Project Managers quote the job; and then they themselves manage the supply chain and the delivery – thus ensuring nothing gets missed and all supply and logistical items are planned carefully, provisioned and delivered
  • We consider the refit environment; our experience allows us to plan for the unexpected – subject to vessel locations, duration of works and our working area within the vessel
  • Our size allows us to be reactive; pre and during works we will respond to any and all challenges with a positive ‘can do attitude’
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Ride on squads & in-service support

  • Enabling works for cabling and pipework
  • French polishing services
  • Hard Surface Repair services
  • Leather ‘medic’ leather repairs
  • Upholstery works including refurbishment and renewal
  • Condition surveys of public and crew areas
  • Decorating services
  • Carpet and flooring repairs and replacement
  • Pre-dry dock enabling works
  • Post-dry dock damage repairs
  • Full scale turnkey refit
  • Electrical and plumbing
  • ‘Turnaround’ day maintenance
  • Window film installation.

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Our Teams experience, your piece-of-mind

  • Cruise ship refits Globally; North and South America, Northern Europe, the Caribbean and Far East Customers including Carnival Corporation and Holland America Group
  • Royal Fleet Auxiliary refits; around the United Kingdom
  • Conventional ferry refits; around Northern Europe and the United Kingdom
  • High speed ferry refits; principally at various locations around the United Kingdom
  • Border Force and Royal Navy in the United Kingdom

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Where next?

Estates & Infrastructure

The highest standards of engineering and asset management. The SMS Group understands marine centric civil infrastructure - ports, harbours, utilities and navy bases.

Diving & Subsurface

Above and below the waterline our national service offering of diving and subsurface engineering solutions is unique to The SMS Group; shipside and shoreside our expertise is proven.

Electrical Engineering

Offering marine grade electrical engineering to our defence, cruise and commercial customers we’re pleased to offer survey, repair, renew, and installations solutions, throughout our network.

Energy & Renewables

The renewable and nuclear energy markets are key to The SMS Group; with support for this sector being spearheaded by our team in Lowestoft; CTV, WFSV and OSV support, welding and manufacturing.