Picture – How new 26m WFSV ‘Dalby Ouse’ will look

The class certified vessel will feature for the first time, Twin MAN V12-1650 main engines coupled to Hamilton HM721water jet propulsion for speeds up to 30 knots and class leading bollard pull. This package of power train will make the vessel one of the largest and the fastest in the Renewables Industry. The vessel will have a resiliently mounted superstructure ensuring low noise and vibration levels for the industrial personnel whilst passaging to and from site, and forward and after cargo decks capable of carrying 20 tonnes of equipment. The South Boats IOW 26 metre WFSV has been proven on both construction and O&M projects and is known for its high specification, spacious saloon and wheelhouse, excellent seakeeping, load bearing capabilities and of course reliability. The vessel with be capable of carrying 24 passengers and will have onboard accommodation for 8 passengers plus crew.

Dalby Offshore have continued to expand not only their fleet but also their operations overall with bases now in Beverley and Scarborough in the North of the UK and Lowestoft in East Anglia. This latest vessel will follow the delivery of 23 metre Alicat vessel ‘Dalby Don’, delivered to Dalby at the end of 2015.

The Alicat Workboats and South Boats IOW ranges of vessels are built in the UK, ensuring high levels of quality and attention to detail but with a specification ensuring competitive pricing, reliability and class leading capabilities. Dalby emphasise their commitment to UK manufacturing and 100% UK content through build to operation.

Stuart McNiven of Dalby Offshore: “We are delighted to confirm this order with Alicat Workboats for the DALBY OUSE. Dalby Offshore is proud of its ability to react to client requirements and now has a diverse range of vessels to offer that can satisfy any requirement on any project. The South Boats IOW 26m is a proven vessel benefitting from significant modelling and research and we look forward to her delivery this year. This cements our position in our chosen market and with the order of two sister vessels in 2017, we see this as one of the largest orders placed in the sector to date. We certainly believe this vessel will be one of the stars of the show in June at Seawork 2016, when it will be delivered.”

Steve Thacker of Alicat Workboats Ltd.: “We are very pleased to be continuing our relationship with Dalby Offshore. For the last three years we have delivered two vessels per annum to them and proud to be continuing this supply into 2016. This demonstrates Alicat’s ability to offer the correct product for the specified requirement drawing on a vast portfolio of designs and ability to tailor specifics to meet client and project demands. We thank Stuart McNiven and the Dalby Team for yet another significant order, this ensures that the Great Yarmouth facility has visibility of long term orders and the security that brings.”

Ben Colman of South Boats IOW Ltd.: “The South Boats IOW 26m design was the first hull form to be developed following an extensive hull form research and development programme. The 26m offers very low noise levels combined with reduced vessel motions to ensure that crew and technicians remain within accepted guidelines for human factors and sea sickness ensuring that the vessel can operate in the harshest environment and delivering technicians fit and able to fulfil their tasks offshore.”

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