Category: News

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 »

Meercat landing craft leased to BK Marine to work alongside sistership

The Shetland-based workboat charter fleet operator, BK Marine, which bought the Meercat MRV18 BK Marjorie in 2017, has contracted to lease a 22 metre Meercat MRV22 Landing Craft. The Meercat MRV22m, Toplander, was originally purchased by Topbond PLC Group to support their marine and civils contracting works and support the continuing expansion of their marine… Read more »

Guernsey Harbours celebrates the delivery of its Meercat MRV

Meercat Boats is celebrating the handover of Guernsey Harbours’ new Meercat MRV 15 metre workboat, which has been formally commissioned into service, following its delivery from the UK. The new, purpose-built steel multirole vessel, named Sarnia, was built at Meercat Boats’ shipyard in Hythe near Southampton, UK, following the win of a highly coveted tender… Read more »

Meercat Boats scores a hat trick

Meercat Boats, whose headquarters are in Hythe Marine Park, adjacent to the Port of Southampton, is currently host to three Meercat MRVs; with one Meercat ready for sale, another Meercat in for her refit and survey, and another being a Meercat landing craft, which is also at the yard ready for charter. The 15m MRV… Read more »