Alicat Boat 9 is nearing completion:-
From the first Alicat appearing at Seaworks 2010, Alicat Workboats have gone from strength to strength with boat number 9 nearing completion and boat 14 going into production.
The state of the art luxury crew transfer vessel produced by Alicat Workboats are now working around the UK Coast and are well received by contractors, the “airline like” interiors and full suspension seats make for a comfortable transfer. These features are complimented by the excellent sea keeping qualities of the Alicat Workboat; with speeds of 30 knots being achieved whilst maintaining a comfortable ride for the engineers on board.
Steve Thacker the General Manager for Alicat Workboats, claims that:
“Our boats are fast becoming the vessel of choice for the contractor’s crews travelling out to the wind farms”
Many Alicat Workboats have been put to work by Gardline Environmental and the client reports back to Gardline have stated:
Thanet Offshore Wind Ltd:
“I wanted to express my gratitude to Gardline for your good crews in Thanet offshore wind. Their diligence and professionalism is noted. Andy Mason has been an excellent example of how good mentoring from experienced and patient seniors has enabled Andy to develop the same qualities, complimented by maturity and common sense, qualities that MCA certification cannot provide but are important in the service and safety of crew boats.”
“Please could you express our gratitude to your staff, as we have had a very good working relationship with your crews? They are a credit to your company”
Boats For Sale –
Whilst the first wind farm boats produced by Alicat were used within Alicat’s parent company the Gardline Group, boats are now being offered and sold to third parties. Now with third party customers showing a great deal of interest in the boats Alicat have looked in ways of increasing production to satisfy demand
Director Nigel Darling has commented:
“The demand for the boats is such that we are now embarking on a build under licence programme with yards around Europe, the entire boat can be delivered to a yard in three containers for construction by the yard. Carful supervision is supplied to ensure all boats produced achieve the same high standards as boats built in our own yard.
Alicat are now enthused by the early success of the catamaran build programme and are developing both larger and smaller vessels to widen the market and to satisfy client demand for boats to suit different environments.
Alicat workboats has recently been awarded the Gardline Group Innovation Award 2011,this was proudly received by Steve Thacker and Simon Coote at the Gardline Annual Dinner.