Category: News

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 »

Vessel Focus | BK Marjorie MRV18 #31

BK Marine operates a multi-role workboat charter fleet from its Shetland base serving the Scottish Isles as well as further afield in Norway. BK Marine purchased the Meercat MRV18 hull #31, namely BK Marjorie, as a new-build in 2017. BK Marjorie is a Meercat MRV18 steel multi-role workboat designed primarily for heavy load carrying, crane… Read more »

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 »