Category: News

Superb start to Meercat’s ‘new normal’

The ‘new normal’ for Meercat Boats has taken off with a superb start following the announcement of an order for a new Meercat DeckMax MRV (MultiRole Vessel), for Scottish aquaculture and fish farming operations. Meercat Boats is fully open for business and its teams are working at full capacity delivering best-of-breed solutions across new workboat… Read more »

Greig Seafood orders New build Meercat MRV DeckMax for Scottish Fisheries

Altantic Salmon producer, Greig Seafood Shetland Ltd has placed an order for a new custom-built Meercat DeckMax MRV aquaculture workboat for its Scottish fisheries operations. The 15-metre vessel is a steel monohull, which is the first of Meercat’s newest range of multirole vessels, the Meercat DeckMax MRV, which features a clever deck layout configuration, providing… Read more »

Meercat MRV18 sold for operations in Aberdeen Harbour

The Meercat MRV18 steel multirole workboat has been sold to Aberdeen based McLachlan Marine for operations in and surrounding Aberdeen Harbour. McLachlan Marine provides workboat leasing, safety boat hire, and provides general marine support to the renewables, marine civils, ship servicing and wind farm sectors. Having recently attended Meercat’s head office and yard in Southampton… Read more »

Bon Voyage to BAE Systems’ Dive Support Meercat, Tedworth

The refit team at Meercat Boats in Southampton waved farewell to the Meercat MRV, “Tedworth” as she left the yard, following her 5-year survey and refurbishment. Returning to continue her dive support vessel (DSV) operations at the Portsmouth Naval Base, UK, Tedworth was purchased by her current owner, BAE Systems, as a bespoke new build… Read more »

BAE System’s Meercat nears completion

BAE Systems’ Tedworth, the Meercat MRV 15metre dive support vessel, is looking superb as she nears completion of her refit. The last few remaining tasks include installation of new internal accommodation fixtures, draft lines, and retouching of paint ready for her handover. To discover how a Meercat can help your marine operation flourish, contact John… Read more »

Why BK Marine is a stalwart supporter of Meercat Boats

BK Marine, the Shetland-based workboat charter fleet operator, is a stalwart supporter of Meercat Boats, having recently leased a 22m Meercat multirole vessel, to enhance their fleet which already operates a Meercat 18m. BK Marine, which bought the Meercat MRV18 BK Marjorie in 2017, has contracted to lease a 22 metre Meercat MRV22 Landing Craft… Read more »

Meercat MRV15 Sarnia’s exciting first month

The newly launched Meercat Boats MRV15, namely ‘Sarnia’, purchased by Guernsey Harbours, has had an exciting first few weeks. Arriving in St Peter Port in early October, she immediately commenced operations, taking over duties from the previous workboat, ‘Sarnia’. Her upgraded crane was specifically designed to enable her to lift significantly heavier loads than that… Read more »

Meercat Boats | Facts & Figures

Meercat Boats has been designing and building steel multirole workboats since 1996. Here are some interesting facts and figures.   Meercat Boats is the leading bespoke workboat builder Meercat Boats is regarded as the industry leading steel workboat builder for custom and bespoke multirole vessels. Meercats come in a variety of hull configurations Meercats are… Read more »

BAE Systems Selects Meercat for Dive Vessel Refit

BAE Systems has selected Meercat Boats for the refit of their specialist dive support vessel, which operates out of Portsmouth Naval Base in the UK. Meercat, which is based at Hythe Marine Park, near Southampton, delivered the Meercat MRV15 bespoke dive multirole vessel for BAE Systems Ltd with funding from the Ministry of Defence, in… Read more »