Seacat Enterprise Passes Acceptance Tests
Cowes-based Seacat Services has accepted the 27-metre High Speed Utility Vessel (HSUV) Seacat Enterprise following the completion of sea trials and a series of tests on the vessel’s equipment.
Seacat Enterprise is certified to carry up to 12 passengers and 12 technicians, as well as up to four 20-foot containers.
She is the first High Speed Offshore Service Craft (HS-OSC) of her class to be built in the UK, South Boats IoW, the builder of the vessel, said.
A new stern fender system allows cargo to be unloaded from the aft deck via crane, increasing the range of options available for the transfer of key equipment at port and at sea. This system is coupled with an all new dynamic bow fender design.
Seacat Enterprise’s increased fuel capacity is said to allow the vessel to remain operational for extended periods between port calls.
Seacat Eneterprise’s sister vessel, Seacat Weatherly, is scheduled for delivery later this year.
The sister vessels are products of a long-term collaborative R&D programme between South Boats IoW and Alicat Marine Design.