Boat builder delivers 10th Alicat vessel to wind farm vessel operator

19th June 1014, Great Yarmouth – Alicat Workboats Ltd. has delivered ‘Gardian 14’ to Gardline Environmental. The Alicat 20m catamaran has already sailed from Great Yarmouth to work alongside her 4 sister vessels already working on the Gwynt Y Mor offshore wind farm project.

The vessel, which can carry 12 technicians alongside 3 crew members is fitted with Caterpillar C32 main engines driving fixed pitch propellers. Capable of travelling at speeds of 30knts this proven craft has continued to be a big hit amongst operators and passengers alike due to it’s reliability, performance in harsh conditions, and passenger comfort.

Coastal Service business manager Michael Martins commented, “Having thoroughly researched the competition we once again have chosen an Alicat as our preferred vessel as they are proven to be our clients vessel of choice. With passenger comfort, speed and reliability in harsh conditions make these vessels a major asset to the end user. This vessel will be added to the existing fleet of over 10 vessels with potentially more vessels being added to the fleet later in the year.”

Alicat Workboats Business Development Manager David Blake said, “We are delighted that Gardline Environmental has once again chosen Alicat to supply their latest crew transfer vessel. The vessel has gone straight to work and has demonstrated Gardline’s commitment to being one of the leading operators in this sector.”

Alicat built 20m WFSV ‘Gardian 14’ Image Attached

Notes to editors:

About Alicat Workboats Limited:

The first Alicat was launched at the Seawork International event in Southampton in June 2010 and the company has to date built a total of 23 vessels.

With a range of aluminium catamarans from 13m to 27m, Alicat Workboats also provides full maintenance support to operators from their Great Yarmouth site with all major services onsite in one location. These onsite services include – Marine Design and Consultancy Services, Marine Electrical full design and installation services, Steel and Stainless Steel Fabrication, Precision Engineering, Hydraulic Services, and Specialist Diesel Engineering and Dynostic Testing Services. The facility also benefits from a 35m internal dry dock and a 200 tonne fast boatlift for vessels up to 40m long and up to 11m beam.

For further information, please contact:

David Blake

+44 (0) 1493 655171

About Gardline Environmental Limited (GEL):

Gardline Environmental Limited (GEL) is a leading marine specialist, offering a unique survey capability that combines the acquisition of physical, chemical and biological data in one survey. The capability draws on the Gardline Groups considerable experience in marine geophysics, hydrography, digital mapping, underwater engineering, oceanography, positioning and its dedicated fleet of survey vessels to provide a fully integrated survey capability.

For more information

Michael Martins

+44 (0) 1493 845600

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