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Meercat Boats Ltd

Builders of steel, shallow draft, road transportable and conventional multi role workboats used for port service, fish farming, wind farm support, cable/pipe laying, moorings, piling, towage, dive support, pollution response and civil engineering.

BK Marine take ownership of Meercat’s Latest and most powerful addition to the M Range of vessels.

BK Marine have signed off on their latest workboat purchase, the new M18 multipurpose workboat from Meercat Boats Ltd based in Hythe, Southampton. The vessel was built to order and to their precise requirements.

The twin screw monohull Meercat M18 is a cost-effective, multi-purpose workboat designed and made to a high-build 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.

The launch comes as Meercat’s order book continues to grow following a management buyout in 2017 to create an independent company employing 16 people.

Meercat Managing Director Jason Coltman said: “The M18 workboat was designed for the bigger projects such as port services, construction works, dredging support and offshore maintenance works.

“She was specifically designed to carry large amounts of cargo – up to 85 tonnes - and our best bollard pull to date of 12 tonnes, as well as offering superb all-round performance”

Gordon Williamson, the Managing director of BK Marine said “We are delighted to take ownership of this Multi Role workboat and add this to our existing fleet. BK Marjorie was launched in February this year and will be available for charter very soon. The huge load carrying capacity of this vessel along with all the additional extras makes this vessel well suited for a wide range of tasks usually reserved for larger vessels and will be an asset to our business.”

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BK Marine is owned & operated by a set of Directors who have built up skills & expertise in the marine and service industry since 1986.

In 2006 BK Marine Ltd was set up with the first two workboats Bagheera & Koada and has operated throughout the UK and into Europe since then, undertaking a variety of services from Harbour work to Salmon & Aquaculture servicing.

Unit 3A & 3B Hythe Marine Park, Shore Road
SO45 6HE
United Kingdom