Category: News

Vessel Focus: Wiljive #M09 | William Shipping

Wiljive, Meercat Boats’ hull no. M09, owned by Willliams 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 »

Meercat Boats further strengthens its management team

Following a particularly successful year, Meercat Boats has further strengthened its management team. John Buck has been appointed Meercat Boats’ Business Manager. Coming from a strong production engineering and manufacturing management background, John’s work over the past three years has included the build and sale of new commercial vessels. Speaking of his appointment, John comments,… Read more »

Guernsey Harbours orders new Meercat multirole workboat

Market-leading steel multirole workboat builder, Meercat Boats, has announced that it has been awarded the build contract for Guernsey Harbours’ workboat. The Meercat M15 is a 15.6m steel multirole vessel featuring a new side wheelhouse configuration, which will be built at Meercat Boats’ design and build facility in the Port of Southampton (UK). Jim Mair,… Read more »

Preview of Meercat’s New MRV22 Landing Craft

Meercat Boats’ new vessel, the Multi Role Vessel 22, aka the MRV22, has received an inspection visit by her new owner, Topbond plc. The MRV22 is Meercat Boat’s largest workboat to date. The steel vessel has been specifically designed with a drop down bow which enables ease of access for trucks/heavy plant; in addition to… Read more »

New Meercat M15 steams off to her new home with the Scottish Salmon Co

Following sea trials last week, the new aquaculture multi-role workboat, the Meercat M15, has been handed over to her new owner, the Scottish Salmon Company. Robert Currie, Marine Sites Manager of the Scottish Salmon Company received the keys from Jim Mair, Meercat Boats’ Manager. The new M15 has now left the Meercat Boats’ build facility in… Read more »

What makes Meercat Boats so verstile

Meercat Boats have long been regarded as a leader in the design and build of short-sea multirole vessels. Built in the UK and delivered to all corners of the world, Meercat Boats started life uniquely as road-transportable twin hulled rugged, steel workboats. Their ease of transportability, combined with sub-one metre draft, enabled the craft to… Read more »

Why no two Meercat Boats are identical

Each Meercat is custom designed and built to precisely match its buyer’s requirements. The reasoning behind creating bespoke vessels is that it delivers precisely the right vessel to conduct the operations required by the operator. For the contractor, having a truly versatile craft enables it to have very little downtime, which in turn enhances the… Read more »

Meercat M15 Aquaculture Vessel is Unveiled

Meercat Boats is celebrating another build rolling out of its Southampton yard. The Meercat M15 is destined for an aquaculture company in Scotland with handover due in November. It’s role will be primarily fish farm support, combined with other port and harbour servicing duties. It has been designed to precisely match its new owner’s requirements… Read more »

Meet the Meercat M18

The new M18 is the flagship of the Meercat Boats range. Built of rugged 8mm steel construction, the 18.75 metre mono-hull Meercat is a cost-effective solution to today’s maritime contractor who needs to provide a variety of duties for their customers, ideally fulfilled by a single workboat. The new M18 has been unveiled as a… Read more »

Meercat’s flagship 18m multirole vessel

Meercat Boats’ flagship vessel is the M18 steel multirole workboat. British built and designed in collaboration with Walker Marine Design to MCA CAT 2, the M18 is a cost-effective multi-purpose workboat, designed for myriad projects including; port services, construction works, dredging support and offshore maintenance works, which can be customised to suit the purchaser’s specific… Read more »