Macduff Shipyards Limited are pleased to announce that they have secured an order to build a 27.5m workboat for Inverlussa Marine Services, based on the Island of Mull.
Following delivery of a similar general purpose vessel in May 2012, the owners have been working with the shipyard and Macduff Ship Design Limited to develop a modified version.
A spokesperson for the Shipyard said that they were very pleased to receive this repeat order from Inverlussa, and were looking forward to working with them again.
This is good news for both Macduff Shipyards and Inverlussa Marine Services who operate out of Loch Spelve on the Hebridean island.
The new boad will have more beam and extended accommodation to increase flexibility in an ever changing market.
The hull is to be built to class, and the vessel will operate coastal cargo, civil engineering and renewable energy support, fish farm service work, and general towing work.
The triple screw shallow draft vessel will be capable of carrying 120 tonnes of deck cargo, and will also have a dry hold plus facilities for cargo fuel and water transfer.
A 146 tonne/metre combined crane will enhance the vessels varied capabilities.
Propulsion will be provided by three 600 horse power Caterpillar engines.
Design work is being advanced for an early start to construction, following the plan approval process.