MO8 multi-role wind farm service boat is due for delivery in Q2 2022 [Image: Manor Marine ]
UK-based Manor Marine has secured a contract with Mainprize Offshore to build an offshore multi-role wind farm service vessel.
The MO8 (pictured) is a bespoke in-house designed 26-metre Supa Swath catamaran designed by Walker Marine Design and due for delivery in Q2 2022.
The build of the MO8 will be the sixth crew transfer vessel constructed by Manor Marine, but the first vessel built for Mainprize Offshore.
Featuring a Supa-Swath hull form, the vessel will have 175m2 of deck space, a cargo capacity of 35 tonnes, seating for 24 passengers and a maximum speed of 27 knots.
Walker Marine Design has designed several of Manor Marine’s previous vessel build projects, including both the Manor Venture and Manor Endurance for Manor Renewable Energy.
Mainprize Offshore managing director Bob Mainprize said: “We do not only operate vessels, but we are also highly involved with the vessel design from concept to delivery; a detailed weight control is included in the specifications to ensure the shipyard delivers a quality product.
“The drive for technically efficient, terrifically optimised vessels which can do much more in less time has been the mainstay of Mainprize Offshores Fleet.
“We are delighted to work with Manor Marine on this exciting new build adventure, expanding our fleet to continue delivering top quality, safe, professional and reliable services to our clients.”
Manor Marine managing director Leif Cooper added: “We are delighted to have been selected by Mainprize Offshore for the company’s next vessel construction project.
“We are very aware of the high standard that is required with this type of classed and coded vessel, alongside the exceptional quality Mainprize Offshore demand with their vessels.
“With our familiarity in producing Walker Marine designs, we are certain we are well prepared and resourced to deliver to these required standards.
“The construction of the MO8 signifies the first vessel build in our newly acquired 2000m2 high speed vessel workshop, so we are pleased to welcome Mainprize Offshore as the buildings first vessel customer.”