Macduff builds another for Inverlussa
Mon, 10 February 2014
Scotland based Macduff Shipyards Limited has secured an order to build a 27.5m general purpose workboat for Inverlussa Marine Services, based at Loch Spelvie on the Island of Mull.
Following delivery of a similar vessel in May 2012 the owners have been working with the shipyard and Macduff Ship Design Limited to develop a modified version with more beam and extended accommodation to increase flexibility in an ever changing market.
The hull is to be built to Class, and the versatile vessel will operate in coastal cargo, civil engineering and renewable energy support, fish farm service work, and general towing.
The triple screw shallow draft vessel will be capable of carrying 120 tonnes of deck cargo and will also have a dry hold plus facilities for cargo fuel and water transfer.
A 146 tonne/metre combined knuckle telescopic deck crane will enhance the vessel’s varied capabilities.
Propulsion will be provided by three 600 hp Caterpillar engines.
Design work is being advanced for an early start to construction, following the plan approval process.