A message from Richard Davies – OMS DIRECTOR
The business began in 2005 when I returned to the UK after spending many years working overseas. Originally called Oceans Clean, I focused on valeting and aesthetics with an aim to bring a new level of customer service to clients on the south coast.
As my clients needs grew, so did the business. My aim was to always find the right man for the job and ensure the same high standards were adhered to. I was lucky to find and recruit talented, skilled and driven individuals who shared the same quest for perfection as me.
As our team has grown we have an increasing number of skills which we can provide and are now in a position to be able to provide a "total yacht care package". There are still some skills we do look externally for specialist jobs, we are very honest and true to our skill set.
We had clearly outgrown our name and in 2011 we changed it to Ocean Marine Services to create a platform for the spectrum of projects we are now undertaking.
I am very proud of the last 11 years and the evolution of the business from the bucket and sponge operation in 2005 through to a multi level boat service provider in 2013 to present, one thing remains the same and always will do and that is our attention to detail and high level of customer service.
We look forward to hearing from you.
What our customers say...
Norman Young - Rustler 36
"A letter to thank you and your skilled team for the excellent work carried out on our 23 year old Rustler 36 during this last winter. The attention to detail and only accepting a first class result, gave me the confidence to relax and trust in you and your team’s knowledge and experience. 'Young Rustler' is now much admired with her new look topsides, and the excellent finish achieved on the hull helped us gain 2nd place in the Cruiser section at the Great 12 Regatta 2 weeks ago."
Nigel Moore - Mystery 35
"It was a pleasure meeting you but most importantly though, may I thank your team for all their work on Oscar, it was refreshing to work with such a professional, resourceful, conscientious and hard working team of experts, and I'll certainly have no hesitation returning should further work be needed in the future."
Bob Kingman - Fairline Squadron 58
Review from Facebook - "As the Owner of the Squadron 58 featured, I would like to thank Richard and all of his team for an amazing final result! This work was carried out on a tight 5 day schedule which was not only achieved but the results were beyond my very high standards.
An amazing Company with the most professional attitude I have come across in 35 years of boating."
Neville Miles - Princess V58
"At the beginning of 2013 I approached Ocean Marine Services (OMS) because the company I had previously used was based some 15 miles away, so consequently often struggled to respond to my needs in a timely and efficient manner. This prompted me to look for an alternative supplier, ideally located near my home port in Chichester. I met Richard at the beginning of 2013; he immediately helped me rectify a few problems, and subsequently prepared my boat for the forthcoming season. The result of this initial experience has led me to use OMS for every aspect of service, valeting and maintenance needs. What I really like is that Richard and his team always go the extra mile to ensure my boat is fully operational in time for my arrival.
I would recommend OMS to people who are looking for a highly professional team, who work together to ensure you spend as much time as possible out on the water enjoying the use of your boat."
Dr Chris and Jan Aps - Beneteau Swift Trawler 34
"Richard Davies started up his embryo business as Oceans Clean in Brighton Marina. We were impressed back in 2007 with the service that he delivered there. Friendly, prompt, efficient and professional with reasonable charges: you got what you paid for. This work ethic continues with a rapidly expanding Ocean Marine Services having transferred to Chichester Marina. It was one of the reasons we relocated our boat there. If you are fussy about your ship (we are) rest assured that Richard will make sure that all works are done to your standard, and more importantly to his (he is just as obsessional). In the unlikely event you are not happy with the result (rare), it will be sorted out immediately and with no fuss. OMS is the M&S of boat care. This is the second boat we have bought from new and so are extremely particular about whom we let work on it. The OMS team are a fantastic bunch of individuals, personable and keen to do things the way you would like. They mirror the high standards of care that Richard insists on and they do a great job.
Seven years in we continue to employ OMS for engine and heating services, lift out supervision, antifouling, anodes, coral worm protection, cleaning, polishing, teak care, general repairs, gremlin huntingand advice. They are our first port of call for Sea Jay’s needs!"
Dr Andrew Naylor - Bandora of Afton
"Having seen Ocean Marine Services expand and develop over the last 3 years, I feel totally confident in recommending the company for all your boating needs. Whether this be general maintenance of GRP, intricate woodwork or precision engineering, the service offered is of the highest quality – in my experience second to none. However, OMS is much more than this. It is the ‘customer experience’ that is so very different to so many other companies working in the marine industry. Richard Davis and his team ensure the customer is involved at every stage of the work being carried out on their ‘pride and joy’. His team are all hand-picked & highly experienced in their own specialist fields and gel seamlessly together when working on a project.
Every boat and its owners are treated with great care. I have never been disappointed."