Specialised Boats

Specialised Boats

Oceanwide S.a.S, the proven market leader in the design, construction and maintenance of self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboats and specialised offshore boats, is an integral part of Unique Group’s Specialised Boats division.

The division, through Oceanwide S.a.S, provides custom and turnkey speciality boats with expert repair and maintenance services to the commercial oil and gas sector, the diving industry and offshore vessel market.

Logistically, we possess the skills and resources to perform specialist repairs to all types of hyperbaric lifeboats, rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) and specialised offshore boats. We provide this service through our primary production facility and workshop in Rotterdam, and our global network of Unique Group manufacturing and service departments across all major oil and gas hubs.

Oceanwide S.a.S’s 14-year track record includes the build of over 150 lifeboats - 74 of which are Self-Propelled Hyperbaric Lifeboats (SPHL). Our lifeboats and specialised offshore boats are built to Marine Equipment Directive (MED), Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) regulations.

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Hyperbaric Lifeboats

Our portfolio ranges from self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboats (SPHLs) and totally enclosed lifeboats (TELBs).

Specialised Offshore Boats

Our portfolio ranges from fast diving support craft (FDSCs), Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs), Diving Daughter Craft and boat deployment and recovery davits.

IRM (Inspection, Repair & Maintenance)

We have the skills to perform inspections and maintenance on any type of hyperbaric lifeboat. Our qualified and experienced engineers can operate both offshore and onshore, according to your specific requirements. A full inspection and maintenance review, including the davits and hooks, can be undertaken if required.


Located at the Maashaven in the heart of Rotterdam, our 1500m² production facility and workshop can accommodate any major repairs or maintenance programme. 

SPHL Battery Charging

In Reference to the IMCA safety flash 31/16 : 

The SPHL battery box has the potential, if not properly maintained and/or incorrectly operated, to develop a build-up of hydrogen gas within the box or within the cockpit without alarm or detection, which could lead to a safety risk.

We further recommend that SPHL owners take extra care of the potential hazards when recommissioning systems that may have been out of service.

Please follow the inspection steps detailed in point number 5 of the safety flash to evaluate if this potential safety risk has been realised on your vessel and feedback any related concerns to wilbert.beilsma@uniquegroup.com

We have support on standby to assist you in achieving safety compliance should you require such assistance.

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