Third aquaculture Meercat for Dawnfresh

Tue, 23 August 2016

Portchester, UK-based Meercat Workboats has sold a third vessel to Dawnfresh, a large player in the Scottish aquaculture business.

MC26, named Venetia, is an aquaculture specific workboat which will be delivered to Scotland later this month.

It is a 15m x 6m monohull workboat designed and principally engineered for aquaculture.  The vessel is built to UK MCA workboat code of practice CAT 3.  She displaces 44T and has a deck loading of 10Tm2. 

The vessel is powered by two Doosan L136 Ti 460Hp engines with a Beta-Marine 21kVA 50Hz generator. 

Her deck cargo capacity is 20T. The deck crane is a HEILA HLRM 25/4S (1600kg at 12.62m) and the deck winch a North Sea CW50 5 tonne tugger winch.

Jamie Lewis, Meercat’s Managing Director, said: “The sale of MC26 to Dawnfresh really is great, great news.

“We’ve worked hard to market Meercat workboats in both Scotland and to the aquaculture sector.

“The fact that Dawnfresh are now on their third boat is both positive testament to the product and also the industrial application. Meercats are perfect for aquaculture.”

Meercat workboats attended Aquaculture 2016 in Aviemore in Scotland.  It is the UK’s biggest trade show and conference for the fish and shellfish farming industry.

The vessel will be one of the last workboats to be built at the Meercat’s current premises prior to the business’s move to Hythe, at the Northwest end of Southampton Water in Hampshire, UK.

Source: Jake Frith;

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