At AJS, we are dedicated and passionate about all of the work that we do, which is borne out in the testimonials that have been received. Andrew Sims heads up the team and with over 45 years in UK manufacturing bringing a wealth of experience to any project taken on. Our web site www.nautical-equipment.co.uk provides an equipement supply portal.

We work with the following fantastic Clients


      Andrew Sims Managing Director of AJS Technical Services (UK) Limited was appointed as the UK representative for Quick S.p.A. from the 1st January 2015. This covers the Quick operations both in the UK and Ireland.

Quick have an expanding presence in the UK and are continuing the progress that has been made over the last few years, with a range of new products. With ISO9001:2009 quality approval Quick underline all that is done with Quality.

Quick S.p.A. is based in Italy and manufactures accessories for power boats and yachts. They are innovative, developing and manufacturing of a wide array of products, from windlasses to thrusters, from battery chargers to nautical boilers, from remote controls to LED lights and also now a range of Gyro Stabiliers.

Sims commented “I am extremely pleased to be working with a company who are so focused on both the quality of product and customer service and believe this will be of great benefit to the many customers. The range of products is extremely interesting from quality, technical and a cost perspective. I look forward to helping Quick build on the work they have already done in the UK market.”

Øyvind Andreas Karlsen, Quick S.p.A Area Sales Manager commented “We are really pleased to add Andy to our team and having him joining us in our ongoing efforts to serve the UK marine trade in the best possible way.”

asims@quickitaly.com     www.quickitaly.com


Prop Deflector, working on the manufacturing, sales and marketing. Prop Deflector is a unique stainless steel propeller deflector designed to protect the propeller yet not to restrict the overall performance of the engine and craft at speed.

Designed in the UK and manufactured by BH Fabrication in Hythe, the construction is produced in Marine Grade Stainless Steel. The deflector bars are made from aerofoil shaped oval tube, which reduces weight, reduces harmonics and resonance issues therefore avoiding potential damage to the welds, yet still offers incredible strength.

The Prop Deflector was originally developed for the flood rescue sector, proving to be very successful in use by the rescue services, before coming to the commercial and leisure markets.

It is worth underlining that in tests the RNLI who use the product, a craft achieving a top speed of 30 knots only lost 5% overall speed, with no manoeuvrability issues found, even when utilising the standard propeller.

The range currently covers outboard motors ranging from 2.5 -130 hp. There are new models currently being designed that will increase the power range furthermore. 2013 Seawork Innovation Award Finalist.


Bucklers Hard, as the Business Development Manager, working to establish new opportunities and to develop existing operations within service, manufacturing supply and boat building.

Bucklers Hard Boat Builders can be found on the banks of the River Beaulieu at The Agamemnon Boat Yard, right in the heart of the New Forest and in Hythe MDL Marina. 

BHBB have been in business for over 40 years; during which time they have earned a reputation for high quality work and a meticulous attention-to-detail.

That reputation has been gained in part, by building ‘Nelson Motor Yachts’ for the discerning owner who wished to create something special. BHBB have also built several of the Laurent Giles designed BH46 luxury cruising yachts.  

BHBB are renowned for their repair and restoration work, which is carried out on all types of vessel, from leisure (power & sail) through to commercial craft. BHBB have all the necessary marine trade skills, enabling them to carry out and complete projects to the very highest standard.

The success of BHBB is underlined by the approval to ISO 9001:2008 - underpinned by BHBB’s ability to maintain customer expectation and satisfaction.

AJS have been appointed as the UK representative for HP Watermakers SRL from the 1st Jan 2016.

HP HIGH PRESSURE SRL started in 1995, manufacture Watermakers from a 2500 sq.m production facility in Milan. HP offer a wide range of manual semi-automatic and fully automatic reverse osmosis Watermakers, from 35 up to 3000lt/h.

HP is a ISO 9001 certified (EQA – UKAS) company and designs by 3D Autodesk Inventor. Quality drives everything they do, with each of the Watermakers produced fully tested before delivery. Backed by world wide support.

In its years of activity HP have excelled in the small medium size reverse osmosis Watermaker's technology development, introducing new and very important effective automation-systems and advance technical solutions, that can make the machines fully automated, therefore simpler to use.

All the HP Watermakers are covered by a 3 years warranty on the functioning and on the corrosion for each single item assembled in the machine. The warranty is valid at our retailers and technical assistance office network around the world.

Andrew ​Sims MD of AJS commented 'HP Watermakers produce equipment which would grace any boat, with the ISO and continued focus on quality with innovation they are a fantastci company to work with and a positive future is in no doubt in the UK.'

asims@hpwatermaker.it     www.hpwatermaker.it


We are always very pasionate about our engineering supply project

The Marine Manufacturing Showcase stand developed from a need of marine supply chain companies to be represented in a positive environment, without the constrictions and complications created by large organisations.We are interested in SME companies who want to tackle more marine shows or companies who would not normally have the time or knowledge to exhibit at large marine shows independently. Working as a group supporting each other.We are independent and work as a collective. All costs are shared by the group.The ongoing support of Boating Business and the industry ensures the Showcase has fantastic exposure and helps the companies taking part benefit from the links we have created with the leading UK Marine Industry voice and Innovation support. Contact AJS for more details.


Some of our Previous Projects have included



Matchtech Engineering Services, as the Marine Projects Manager, developing new business opportunities in the Leisure Marine sector.

MES are a highly capable and experienced in-house engineering team and supplemented by niche strategic suppliers ensuring vast breadth with efficiency in delivery and cost base. 

MES unique architecture brings to the engineering offload market a flexibility that allows improved response to its customer’s needs. Our commitment to a solution without compromise means we have and will continue to develop our range of expertise and capability.

MES is part of Matchtech Group. Established in 1984, Matchtech have serviced a variety of clients that include some of the largest and most successful engineering and manufacturing organisations in the world. With sales in 2010/11 exceeding £300m Matchtech has a heritage and pedigree that assures confidence and capability.

The MES mission : To deliver value adding and cost effective technical and engineering services to clients across a range of industry sectors. To provide bespoke services that embrace flexibility and partnering methodologies.


Power Train Projects, as the Marine Engine Project Development Manager, introducing a new range of PTP engines to market in the Marine Sector.

PTP are the official suppliers of Power Train components to the OE market place.

Located on a 16-acre site in the heart of the Midlands, PTP have a dedicated team who are able to adapt to specific OE customers requirements. We pride ourselves in building a close working relationship with our clients whilst supplying quality OE products.

PTP started life in the early 1990’s as Universal Vehicle Contracts Ltd, providing a logistical service to the Rover Groups "Power Train Division" In 1995 UVC Ltd signed an exclusive contract to supply existing Rover Group OE customers, and to develop this business both in the UK and overseas with power train major units, engines, transmissions, gearboxes, axles and associated components, materials and fitting kits.

By 2000, PTP were supplying over 3000 major units to such significant customers as Lotus, Morgan, TVR, Caterham, Westfield, Rover sport and a host of other manufacturers – mainly, but not exclusively, in the OE automotive sector.

PTP have always recognised the value of creating partnerships with suppliers to ensure our 'quality first' philosophy is uncompromised. With evolution of products and a forward thinking team, the Marine power project is in good hands.

Centek Industries- AJS Technical Services

AJS worked with Centek Industries of the USA in 2014, leading manufacturer of marine wet exhaust systems, with research into the UK market.

Centek celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. The company has designed, engineered and built more than 15,000 custom marine exhaust systems for yachts, workboats, military and law enforcement vessels worldwide.

Centek’s engineering staff has more than 80 years of marine wet exhaust system design and innovation experience. Centek is the only company to offer fiberglass exhaust components that are Lloyd’s Register Type approved, ABS type approved and meet or exceed ABYC-P1 standards.

For more information about Centek Industries marine exhaust systems, visit www.centekindustries.com  Centek Industries - 116 Plantation Oak Drive - Thomasville, GA 31799 USA.