Great Yarmouth-based Alicat Workboats has received an order from Dalby Offshore for the purchase of a new 26-metre Wind Farm Service Vessel (WFSV).
The 26m aluminium catamaran, to be named the Dalby Ouse, will be the eighth vessel Alicat Workboats will have built for Dalby Offshore, and will be Dalby's twelfth vessel in the fleet.
It will, however, be the first 26 metre South Boats IOW design to be built by sister builder Alicat Workboats in Great Yarmouth.
The Dalby Ouse will be powered by Twin MAN V12-1650 main engines coupled to Hamilton HM721water jet propulsion for speeds up to 30 knots and class leading bollard pull, according to the builder.
The vessel will have forward and after cargo decks capable of carrying 20 tonnes of equipment. It will also have the capacity to carry 24 passengers, and will have onboard accommodation for 8 passengers plus crew.
“We are delighted to confirm this order with Alicat Workboats for the DALBY OUSE,'' Stuart McNiven of Dalby Offshore said.
''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.”
This latest vessel will follow the delivery of 23 metre Alicat vessel Dalby Don, delivered to Dalby at the end of 2015.