Category: Press

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 »

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 »