The Pembroke firm has received funding from the Port of Milford Haven to construct a new boat building facility that will create at least 100 new jobs

A Welsh boatbuilder hopes to at least double its workforce after receiving funding from the Port of Milford Haven to extend its boat building facilities, creating 100 jobs in the process.

Mustang Marine, based in Pembroke Dock, has been building and repairing workboats, pilot boats and passenger and commercial vessels since 1984.

After receiving funding under the Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone, building is now underway on a new £1.5m boat building facility at Pembroke Port, which it is hoped will double the size of Mustang Marine’s boat building operations.

Kevin Lewis, MD of Mustang Marine, said, “Once these buildings are completed we expect to at least double the number of jobs from the more than 100 skilled men and women we have here today.”

Alec Don, Chief Executive of the Port of Milford Haven, said, “Mustang Marine is a world leader. They are exactly the kind of business this port needs and we are keen to help them develop and grow their business.”

Mustang Marine says its expansion is largely due to growing sales as far a field as China and Africa.

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