New vessels site manager

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The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has appointed Peter Broad as site manager for its new vessel build project.

Peter Broad

Broad, a former chief engineer, Lloyds Register surveyor and engineering consultant, has a wealth of experience representing ship owners with the build of more than 120 new vessels.

In January, the Steamship Group signed contracts with shipbuilder Piriou, meaning that two new ships will be delivered in 2026.

Broad will join Chris Lingham as one of two on-site project managers, ensuring there is constant representation at the shipyard in Vietnam and that the build programme remains on budget and on time for delivery.

“I am excited to join the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group at this vital juncture in its history,” he said.

“Having managed the build of over 120 new vessels, I, as a Cornishman, understand the important role these lifeline vessels play in the lives of the Isles of Scilly community and I look forward to delivering them in 2026, securing the long-term future of passenger travel and freight supplies to the islands.”

Currently president of the International Institute of Marine Surveying, Broad has authored several technical papers, books and training material, including the successful Shipbuilding Acquaint Course, which covers all aspects of modern shipbuilding and industry best practices.

Stuart Reid, chief executive of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, said: “Peter’s decades of knowledge are a major asset to the project team. He shares our commitment to delivering this project for the Isles of Scilly, and we are delighted to welcome him to the Group.”