Category: Press

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 »

We Move, plus Deliver Two New Builds and Secure a 15m Order

Meercat Workboats has this month moved from Portchester to new, purpose built premises in Hythe Marine Park, Southampton. To coincide with this, two new vessels have been delivered and one new order confirmed. The new site is 1,600 sqm, has two 20-tonne gantry cranes, a machine shop, an electrical workshop, a hydraulic workshop, aluminum welding… Read more »

Cattewater Harbour Commissioners Contract Win For Meercat

UK boatbuilder, Meercat Workboats of Portchester, has beaten competition from across Europe to secure an important contract to build its 24th newbuild vessel. The 14m multi-purpose workboat will be built for Cattewater Harbour Commissioners (CHC), one of the harbour authorities at Plymouth in Devon and the largest port in the South West of the UK. James… Read more »

Meercat Launches Tedworth Dive Boat for BAE Systems

A specialist dive support vessel built by UK-based Meercat Workboats has been launched at Portsmouth Naval Base. Meercat, which is based at Trafalgar Wharf in Portchester, near Portsmouth, completed the dive boat for BAE Systems Ltd with funding from the Ministry of Defence. Specialist divers from BAE Systems will use the bespoke 15-metre craft at… Read more »

Meercat Workboats Delivers Vessel to Dawnfresh Farming

Meercat Workboats Ltd., Portsmouth, U.K. announced that it has delivered its first vessel named the Falls of Lora. It is a 14 m steel workboat for Scottish fish farming specialist Dawnfresh Farming. The vessel is now at Dawnfresh’s trout farming operation on Loch Etive, where it is being used for general fish farm maintenance with… Read more »