Offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services has signed a multimillion-dollar contract to build a new next-generation catamaran for deployment in the offshore wind sector.
Seacat Weatherly, designed by Southampton-based naval architect Chartwell Marine, will be constructed by Isle of Wight firms Diverse Marine and Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) in Cowes.
The contract includes an option for a further vessel, which would see Seacat Weatherly joined by a sister vessel in the Seacat Services fleet.
Scheduled for completion in March 2020, Seacat Weatherly is set to be the first Chartwell 24 catamaran to enter service.
The vessel can accommodate 24 industrial personnel, alongside four crew