Ship2Shore was co-founded by Richard Jowitt and Robert Gabbitas who between them have over 60 years of marine and port industry experience in the design, development, manufacture and sales of marine fenders, mooring systems, port and civil infrastructure related equipment.

In conjunction with our specialist manufacturing partners, we manage every aspect of our clients’ marine construction projects. Our hands-on directors and our highly trained team design equipment, control timescales and oversee the supply, underpinning the many processes from start to finish. We take pride in providing our clients with a dedicated, managed manufacturing service, seamless delivery and after-sales care.

Rob GabbitasDirectorrg@s2s-engineering.com
Rob started in the industry at Burleigh Marine as a design engineer in the early 1980’s, Burleigh later became part of Trellex through its parent company Svedala of Sweden. In 1990 Rob set up and ran Svedala’s sales and design office for their Asian market based in Kuala Lumpur. On returning to Europe in 1994, Rob became one of the founding partners in Fentek and as director of engineering and helped steer it to becoming the most recognisable names in the industry. Trelleborg recognised this and acquired Fentek outright in 2001, where Rob remained as their technical director until leaving to form Quayquip together with Richard Jowitt and others in 2009. At the beginning of 2017 Rob moved on again and established Ship2Shore and now focuses his time on R&D and the markets of the UK and Ireland.
Richard JowittDirectorrj@s2s-engineering.com
Richard commenced his work in the mid 1990’s as a sales and contract manager for Fentek. From 2008, together with Rob Gabbitas he was one of the founders of QuayQuip where he became focussed on serving the USA, Canada and the Caribbean. This work continues with Ship2Shore where Richard works extensively with our partners to develop business throughout north America continent.


Here at Ship2Shore, we’re proud of our reputation for providing quality products, incisive advice and excellent service. Whether it’s a basic fender or bollard replacement, through to a complex design or complete portside installation, our people are on hand providing advice and guidance towards the perfect product fit.



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