Category: Press

Meercat’s Oil Spill Response Vessel commences duties

Meercat Boats’ new Oil Spill Response Vessel (OSRV) has arrived with its new owners. The OSRV been commissioned to undertake environmental support operations in Eastern Europe and immediately commenced its essential operations. The custom-designed Meercat Boat will also be used for all the usual harbour and port operations that Meercats are renown. The versatility of… Read more »

Meercat Boats’ 15m workboat is taking shape

Meercat Boats’ new steel 15 metre workboat is starting to take shape. Designed specifically for port servicing duties, the vessel is destined for operations in UK. More information will follow shortly. Contact the Meercat sales team to discover how a Meercat can greatly enhance your business.  

Meercat’s new Landing Craft is in build

Meercat Boats’ new landing craft is in build with the steel superstructure almost finished and looking good. This is the first of a new range of vessels specifically designed for the demands of landing craft operations, enabling vehicles, cargo and crew to swiftly transfer from sea to land, in addition to the usual duties performed… Read more »

Meercat unveils new financing options

A host of options are available to anyone wishing to acquire a Meercat for their operations, which results in back-to-back contracting and seamless overlapping between an existing vessel and your new tailor-made Meercat Boat. Part exchanges are offered for your existing workboat, which can be combined with lease-back if desired. Attractive five-year and seven-year mortgage… 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 »

Workboats and vessels available for lease

Meercat Boats has announced that it is now offers workboats and operational craft for lease. Leasing is ideal for marine contactors and workboat operators who need to swiftly ramp up their assets, whether to overlap with an in-process vessel build, or as a straight-forward lease to fulfil a new contact. Jim Mair of Meercat Boats… Read more »

Meercat Launches Workhorse M18

Innovative workboats manufacturer Meercat has launched its newest and most robust vessel to date. The twin screw monohull Meercat M18 is a cost-effective, multi-purpose workboat designed and made in Hampshire to a highbuild quality. Powered by two Doosan V158TIH engines, the 18.75-metre vessel has a large carrying capability and a top speed of 9.5 knots…. Read more »

Meercat Boats On The Crest Of A Wave

 A leading manufacturer of steel multi-role workboats, Meercat Boats, is reporting a rapidly expanding order book and customer base. Hampshire-based Meercat, which employs 16 people at Hythe Marine Park, Southampton has received confirmed orders that include an oil spill response vessel for Europe, a 22-metre landing craft for a Scottish fish farm and an 18-metre… Read more »

Latest Meercat Boats’ stock vessel is launched

Meercat Workboats MC29 Launch

Meercat Boats has launched their latest stock vessel ‘Carolyn’ (named after our lovely administrator) and sea acceptance tests are now underway and going extremely well. Carolyn, being hull number MC29 as it is known whilst in build, was launched last week at our new facilities in Hythe and has since passed the commissioning phase with… Read more »

Meercat Workboats commence new build for Associated British Ports

The team at Meercat Workboats laid down the keel on their latest designed 15m Workboat for Associated British Ports, Southampton, with the Harbour Master, Martin Phipps welding the first plate. The latest design incorporates an increased moulded depth, providing close to 30 tonnes cargo capacity. Scantlings have been reviewed to provide an increased deck strength… Read more »