MCS Signs Acceptance of MCS Maestro from South Boats (UK)

At RenewableUK Offshore Wind 2011 today in Liverpool Nikki Kuyt of Maritime Craft Services (Clyde) Ltd. signed for the acceptance of their latest vessel, the MCS Maestro, with Ben Colman from South Boats SP.

The vessel, their second new build from the Isle of Wight ship yard, is an 18m South  Catamaran built to full DNV class specifcation.

It is South Boats’ 47th delivery of a wind farm support vessel.

MCS Maestro will sail today to start work on the London Array. After one month the vessel is due to work on the Thornton Bank Wind Farm.


About MCS

Maritime Craft Services (Clyde) Ltd have been trading for over 30 years and own and operate a fleet of tugs and workboats that work internationally. All vessels are modern, fully equipped and in class. Each vessel is operated by experienced, highly skilled and trained crew, many of whom have been with the Company since it was established. They pride themselves on being approachable, adaptable and professional in the service they provide to clients. This has enabled them to build many long term relationships with major companies within the industries they operate.

About South Boast

The South Boats story started in 1996 with 8m monohull vessels followed by the extensive and much publicized outfit of a 12m Lochin vessel in 1998. The catamarans started in 1999 with the first 10m vessel ‘J&B’ still in service today with her first owner, fishing off the Isle of Wight. A few years later, a further 10m vessel ‘Sundance’ assured South Boats’ position as the UK’s leading builder of angling and diving charter vessels.

Today, South Boats is based at Cowes on the Isle of Wight, with production and operations taking place over four sites and is one of the largest boat builders in the UK with over 150 skilled workers and a turnover in excess of £20m.

The company has a vision to achieve a further 100% growth to maintain a minimum 50% market share globally of offshore wind farm crew transfer vessels. Extensive research has been carried out on quantity and type of vessels required to support offshore wind farm construction and O&M around the world and licensee’s are already being appointed with yards that share our vision.


Source: offshorewind, June 30, 2011; Image: southboatsgroup