Our Story

Rees Advanced Marine's mission is to develop, manufacture, inspect and repair high quality advanced composites, primarily in marine, but also the automotive / renewable / aerospace industries. Developing cost effective solutions for our customers, whilst maintaining the highest standards is paramount. Combining the latest composite technology, materials, processes and NDT inspection is key to our success.


Rees Advanced Marine team has previous experience of working successfully on composite engineering projects with the following companies  / institutions and more -

Gurit UK, RNLI, GKN Aerospace CRC, BAE Systems, GE - Renewable / Inspection & Control, Beoing, Airbus, Tecsis, UK M.O.D., US D.O.D., Gamesa, GE, Nordex, Aston Martin, WrightBus, South Boats, Pierrepont Analysis, National Composite Centre, UK Research Council Non-Destructive Examination (RCNDE), Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), Technology Strategy Board (TSB), Persico Marine, Rolatube,

Boomeranger Boats, TT Boat Design, U.K.S.A.

Our Mission

Established in 2016, Rees Advanced Marine specialise in high quality development, manufacture, inspection and repair of marine craft and advanced composite structures for the Marine, Aerospace, Automotive and Renewable Energy industries. We employ the use of the latest technology, materials and methods - epoxy & vinylester resins, multi-axial reinforcements, PVC / SAN foam cores, vacuum bags, infusions, RFI's (SPRINT & ZPREG) and low-temp Prepreg processes, CNC machining, coupled with level 2 qualified ultrasonic NDT inspection techniques to provide superior products and services. Always updating technology, products and services, we aim to expand and evolve the company with the growing composite engineering sector.

Composite repair engineer working inside large composite structure.

ABOUT DAVID:  David Rees has been working with composites for the past 20 years, and has been sailing & fishing in boats since childhood. Starting his career with a modern apprenticeship in Yacht & Boatbuilding - working in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, and studying at Southampton maritime college, both sited on England's south coast. He later went on to receive a B.Eng (Hons) degree in Marine Craft Production & Surveying from Southampton Solent University. David spent several years working at Gurit / SP Systems - Prototyping & Marine Dept's, then GKN Aerospace - Composite Research Centre on the Island, followed by a few years inspecting & repairing large composite structures across Europe / North America, ending up developing new composite equipment for the USA & UK Military's. Having moved back to the Isle of Wight in 2016, David successfully established Rees Advanced Marine.