MCI appointed worldwide distributor of BSB fire dampers

Offered By Marine Components International Ltd

Poole-based maritime equipment specialist Marine Components International (MCI) has been awarded global rights to distribute BSB’s range of A60 fire dampers.

BSB is a major supplier of fire dampers to the maritime sector, with the A60 range carrying all the major international certifications. Included are approvals from the US Coast Guard (USGC) Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) and the European Marine Directive (MED).

Andy Scott, managing director at MCI, noted that BSB’s A60 fire dampers are a good fit for MCI and its extensive network of contacts across the maritime industry.

Scott commented, “BSB is a well-established manufacturer of A60 fire dampers and offer a remarkable turnaround of orders. This is typically within 10 days for custom items, in an industry that usually takes between five to eight weeks. The products are available in either marine grade stainless or galvanised steel to a very high quality and very competitively priced. The addition of BSB fire dampers further compliments our range of marine equipment and we look forward to promoting the advantages of these models to our growing customer base of boat and ship builders.”

Nygel Humphrey, commercial manager of BSB, said, “We are pleased to have appointed MCI as an approved distributor in the marine market. We have been looking for some time for a strong, knowledgeable and well-connected partner for this range, and MCI fit the bill perfectly. We have already begun to receive enquiries from MCI and are looking forward to a mutually beneficial working relationship.”

Scott reflected on the key features of the BSB fire dampers, which is their ability to contain a fire quickly. “The BSB fire dampers are extremely well made and consist of a set of steel blades within a steel frame and fit in ventilation or air-conditioning ducts where they pass through major bulkheads. When excessive heat or smoke is detected they snap shut to cut the flow of air and help prevent the spread of the fire.”

MCI recently reported that new business in the superyacht and motor boat sectors, across the UK and Europe, have helped to push their turnover to £1.35 million in 2018-2019, nearly double their sales figures from two years ago. MCI provides distribution and technical support for a variety of manufacturers and was taken over by Andy Scott in 2017.

For more information, visit Marine Components International.


Sign up to our newsletter to get the best of Yachting Pages delivered direct to your inbox every month.


Yachting News
March 12, 2021
Tried & Tested: Best Yacht Crew Polo Shirts
Tried & Tested: Best Yacht Crew Polo Shirts

In this Tried & Tested, clothing specialist Sea Design conducts a review into the best yacht crew polo shirts on the market. Which garment comes out on top when put to the test? Find out the number one option...

By Nathan Bees
January 21, 2021
Tried & Tested: Best Yacht Cleaning Products
Tried & Tested: Best Yacht Cleaning Products

In this Tried & Tested, yacht cleaning expert Marine 16 Ltd and cleaning expert Judith Shaw rate and review some of the best cleaning products available to buy. Find out which product was crowned the best following rigorous testing.

By Yachting Pages
January 13, 2021
Tried & Tested: Best Water Toys
Tried & Tested: Best Water Toys

In our brand new Tried & Tested, yacht water toy specialist EAMS and a group of experienced superyacht captains and crew rate and review the very best luxury water toys on the market. Find out which brand and product was crowned the best...

By Nathan Bees
2022 Australian Marine Industry Awards winners announced

ASMEX 2022, the flagship conference in Australia for the superyacht, marine export and commercial marine industry, annou...

By Annabelle Fox
May 23, 2022
2022 Australian Marine Industry Awards winners announced
How sleep quality affects safety on board superyachts

Always feeling tired whilst on shift? Yachting Pages has spoken to sleep specialist Circadian Positioning Systems, Inc. ...

May 23, 2022
How sleep quality affects safety on board superyachts

Finished reading? Now find your perfect supplier.

Search our industry-leading directory for over 20,000 superyacht suppliers, providers and marinas.

Search now