Construction has already started on new 18m x 8m Meercat Workboat which is available now to purchase. The new vessel is scheduled for delivery in January 2013.
With its increased moulded depth, twin Doosan 285HP engines and 40 tonne/metre marine crane, this new Meercat is still road-transportable and has a strong clear deck with a capacity of 50 tonnes and a deck loading of 6.5 tonnes per square metre.
Length Overall 18m
Length on deck 17.5m
Moulded Depth 1.750m
Displacement (nom) 55 tonnes
Deadweight (nom) 50 tonnes
Engines 2 x Doosan L086 TIH
Power 2 x 285HP @ 2100rpm
Crane Iron Fist 450-5 40t/metre
Press Release, October 17, 2012; Image: meercatworkboats