3rd March 2016, Great Yarmouth – South Boats IOW Ltd. and Alicat Workboats Ltd., builders of aluminium workboats have today received an order from Iceni Marine Services Ltd. for the purchase of a new build South Boats IOW 23m Offshore Wind CTV, the first contract option of a contract signed in December.
This vessel features an extended superstructure creating a spacious deck saloon for 12 passengers forward with all of their equipment and a mess area and galley aft separated by storage areas, heads compartments and access stairwells to below and upper decks. The vessel will feature twin MAN V12-1400 main engines coupled Servogear HD295 reduction ‘V’ drive gearboxes driving a Servogear Ecoflow Propulsor system with 1225mm CPP propellers for speeds in excess of 30 knots, efficient cruising speeds coupled to high bollard pull capability.
Richard Thurlow of Iceni Marine Services Ltd:
Our existing 23m CPP vessel, ‘Iceni Venture’ has been offering our clients unprecedented levels of access to their assets, more than we could have imagined. In January, our client’s vessel motion and recording system registered safe transfers in 2.2m HSig with a passage speed of over 27kts in the same condition. Taking up this option, extending the superstructure and selecting CPP propulsion is a natural expansion of our vessel development and build programme to support the growth of offshore wind construction and operations.
Ben from Southboats:
We are delighted to confirm that this first option has been taken up and look forward to working with Iceni on what is a very exciting project. Once again, this vessel is to be built at Alicat Workboats in Great Yarmouth and is due to completion early 2017 with the intention of exhibiting at Seawork 2017.