Workboats

Workboat boost for Bakkafrost Scotland

Workboat boost for Bakkafrost Scotland

Salmon fishery Bakkafrost Scotland has taken delivery of a 24m x 9m multipurpose workboat, laid out for activities ranging from general cargo transits to specific aquaculture support services. Named Turas A Bhradain (‘The Salmon’s Journey’), the all-steel boat is the first of two near-identical bespoke units built by Macduff Shipyards, with the second to follow in July […]

[Press Release] Glasgow’s Ultimate Boats delivers fully recyclable workboat to tidal turbine pioneer Orbital Marine

[Press Release] Glasgow’s Ultimate Boats delivers fully recyclable workboat to tidal turbine pioneer Orbital Marine

ExoTechnologies, the maritime green technologies start-up, has delivered a fully recyclable, high-performance workboat to pioneering tidal turbine developers Orbital Marine Power to support its offshore operation. The vessel, built from ExoTechnologies’ DANUTM composite material technology, will be used to transport engineers to Orbital Marine Power’s O2, the world’s most powerful tidal turbine off Orkney. The […]

Biofuels: the solution to clutter-free decarbonisation?

Biofuels: the solution to clutter-free decarbonisation?

Dr Nicholas Ball, CEO of XFuel, argues that adopting biofuels may help the maritime sector to decarbonise instantly without costly portside or onboard infrastructure The shipping industry’s collective environmental footprint is a growing problem. As other sectors make substantive progress towards UN climate goals, and as public pressure intensifies, the shipping industry’s slow progress is […]

For-A-Tread epoxy coating launched for deck slips

For-A-Tread epoxy coating launched for deck slips

US company Form-A-Tread is currently targeting small workboats, fishing vessels, dive boats and rescue boats with its same-named epoxy coating, reportedly developed to increase traction on decks, docks and gangways. The coating is particularly aimed at “wet, rolling and pitching vessels buffeted by waves and wind gusts” that can put crew members at increased risk […]

Sponsored: PALFINGER introduces New Offshore Passenger Transfer System

Sponsored: PALFINGER introduces New Offshore Passenger Transfer System

PALFINGER MARINE is currently updating their state-of-the-art transportation system for the offshore industry – the Offshore Passenger Transfer System (OPTS). At Nor-Shipping 2023 in June, the company showcased a model of this technology for the first time. The OPTS is a 3D-compensated passenger and cargo transfer system. Designed specifically for marine applications, it compensates on […]

UK electric alliance

UK electric alliance

June sees the launch of a new partnership between UK boatbuilders RS Electric Boats and Cheetah Marine, who will collaborate on the development of two new series of electric craft, comprising workboats and adventure catamarans.   In a statement issued in late May, the British companies announced their intention to identify synergies between Cheetah Marine’s […]

An aquacultural LUV affair

An aquacultural LUV affair

  Growing global demand for sustainable offshore fish farms (see, for example, Ship & Boat International March/April 2022, page 44) is necessitating fit-for-purpose aquaculture support vessels capable of handling large nets and cables and loading/offloading significant caches of fish and shellfish. This booming sector has attracted the attention of Damen Shipyards Group, which has been working […]

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