Category: News

Vessel Focus: TopLift # MC18 | Topbond Group

The 18-metre Meercat, Toplift was sold as a new build vessel in 2014 to her original and current owners, marine engineering specialist, Topbond. The Meercat multirole vessel (MRV)’s first assignment was as a wind farm support and civil engineering work vessel operating in the Thames estuary. Powered by twin Doosan L086TIH delivering 530hp total, she… Read more »

Guernsey Harbours’ MRV 15m nears completion

The Channel Islands authority, Guernsey Harbours’ new Meercat Boats steel multirole vessel is nearing completion. The steel workboat has been specifically designed to delivery the myriad of duties that the port and harbour authority’s require. The Meercat MRV15 is a 15.6m steel multirole vessel which features a new side wheelhouse configuration. The vessel’s design was… Read more »

Seawork to Host Launch of New Multirole Vessel Range

PRESS RELEASE Meercat Boats, renowned as UK’s leading builder of Multirole Steel Workboats, will launch its new multirole vessel (MRV) line-up at Seawork International in June. The new range will reflect Meercat Boats’ enhanced designs, which are a natural evolution of the vessels which have been built over the past ten years and which have… Read more »

Meercat’s official handover of MRV22 Landing Craft to new owners

Meercat Boats  officially handed over the newly launched Meercat MRV22 Landing Craft, Toplander, to her new owners at a press event on Tuesday 11th June at Seawork. The new vessel is a 22 metre Meercat multirole vessel (MRV), of steel construction, with unique landing craft features. The MRV22 is Meercat’s largest workboat to date. The… Read more »

MRV22 Landing Craft Enjoys Her Sea Trials

Meercat Boats’ newest and largest multirole workboat, the Meercat MRV22 Landing Craft, has now successfully undergone her sea trials and the team is preparing for her handover to hers new owner, Topbond plc. The largest vessel built by Meercat Boats to date, the MRV22 (Multi Role Vessel) has been designed to be extremely versatile and is… Read more »

Vessel Focus: Vixen #M12 | Carmet Group

The Meercat Boats, Vixen, owned by Carmet Group, has been spotted undertaking bridge repair works along the Manchester Ship Canal, along which she has operated since her launch in 2011. Vixen is currently under contract to CT Construction. She is currently a key element in the reparation and strengthening to a bank that had collapsed… Read more »

Meercat’s MRV15 new build is progressing well

Work is progressing well on the new 15 metre Meercat Multi Role Vessel for Guernsey Harbours. The Meercat’s hull is now watertight, and deck has been partially been welded to the hull. Work is due to start on the wheelhouse shortly. Meercat Boats also welcomed representatives from its new owners at Guernsey Harbours. Martyn Stanfield… Read more »

New 22m Meercat multirole workboat – available to charter

Meercat Boats’ newest and largest multirole workboat, the Meercat MRV22 Landing Craft, is available for charter. Devised as a workboat with landing craft features, the Meercat MRV22 is able to be used across many operations due to its versatility. Built of a rugged 8mm steel construction, the MRV22 is a mono-hull Meercat which boasts a… Read more »

Guernsey Harbours’ new Meercat MRV workboat build commences

The Meercat new build team has started work on Guernsey Harbours’ new Meercat MRV15 workboat, following the confirmation of the order in February when Meercat Boats won the highly coveted tender, valued at over £1 million. Five days into the build and the steel hull is already taking shape. The new 15 metre workboat is being… Read more »

Vessel Focus: Wiljive #M09 | Williams Shipping

Wiljive, Meercat Boats’ hull no. M09, owned by Williams Shipping, is currently hard at work in Cowes off the Isle of Wight (UK), on contract whilst undertaking dive work. Operating alongside RedSeven and UMS Divers, Wiljive is playing a key part in the installation of the landing stage’s dolphins at the new Red Funnel and… Read more »