Herd & McKenzie Shipbuilders
|Founder(s)||James Herd & Thomas McKenzie|
|Key people||Colin Taylor|
James Herd & Thomas McKenzie started building boats at the Crooked Hythe in Findochty in 1903. Between 1905 and 1915 they built 32 steam drifters. In 1918, the firm moved from Findochty to a new yard in Buckie, at the eastern end of Cluny Harbour.
Buckie Shipyard are part of the Lithgow Group.
Buckie Shipyard can build, convert, refit and repair ferries, tugs, workboats, yachts, pilot boats, MOD vessels, small cruise vessels, diving vessels, lifeboats, fishing boats and fish farm cages. They can slip vessels up to 850 tonnes in displacement and 70 metres in length. A new 1,600 sq. metres refit facility opened in 2003. It includes a state-of-the-art temperature and humidity controlled paint spray booth, capable of taking vessels up to 21m in length, 6m in beam and up to 50 tonnes. A 50 ton hydraulic slipway hoist transports vessels directly from the inner basin at Buckie Harbour into the refit hall.
|Captain Scott||Sail training schooner||1971||For the Dulverton Trust
now Shabab Oman with Royal Navy of Oman
|MV Loch Alainn||Ferry||4 April 1997||For Caledonian MacBrayne|
|Penmon Point||Aluminium catamaran||2010||For Turbine Transfers|
|Lynas Point||Aluminium catamaran||2010||For Turbine Transfers|
|Source: Ship Photos|
- "Fishing boat 'Maranatha' on the slipway at Buckie". Scran. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
- "Buckie Shipyard Ltd: Ship-builders & Repairs". Scran. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
- "Refit Facility". Buckie Shipyard. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
- "Clients". Buckie Shipyard. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
- "Penmon Point". Holyhead Towing Company. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
- "Buckie Shipyard looks to renewable energy sector". Seawork 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
- "New wave of business for Buckie Shipyard". Press and Journal. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
- "Buckie Shipyard Delivers First South Catamaran for Holyhead Towing Subsidiary". Shipbuilders & Shiprepairers Association. 29 Mar 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
- "Herd and McKenzie". Ship Photos. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
- Herd & Mackenzie - The Story of a Shipyard. Buckie & District Fishing Heritage.