Meercat Work-boat Workhorse

By George Backwell at January 05, 2013 04:03
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Boat mooring maintenance; dredging operations; dive and civil engineering work; cable and pipe laying; a floating crane platform to get in where larger, deeper-draft vessels are denied access –  all are within the scope of a multi-purpose, Jack-of-All-Trades workboat from UK shipbuilders Meercat Workboats. In addition, this workboat is fully transportable by road trailer. Workboat 'Skua': Photo credit Meercat Workboats Recently Meercat delivered their first asymmetric workboat prototype ‘Skua’ (twin-hulled with 3m and 4m hulls on starboard and port sides respectively) to Matt and Paul Dorman, principals of specialised mooring contractors Strangford Moorings in Northern Ireland, who specifically needed a 7.5 tonne winch and bow-roller to be permanently rigged on the centre-line in addition to a powerful ‘Iron Fist’ 40 tonne / metre marine deck crane. ‘Assymmetric’ as different length custom-built hulls turned out to be the only way to achie... [More]

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