Damen Shipyards Group delivered its multifunctional all-purpose vehicle, Multicat 1908 Patricia Matheson to Inverlussa Marine Services on 30 March 2020 in Hardinxveld, the Netherlands
The contract order for the vessel was signed in October, 2019.
Patricia Matheson will work in the aquaculture industry with Scottish Sea Farms to service their northern isle sites by carrying out a diverse range of tasks including grid inspections, anchor-handling and equipment towage.
The main engines produce 894-kW giving a bollard pull of 14.8 tonnes. Additionally, keeping with the company’s demand for operating efficiency, Patricia Matheson features an additional crane and a larger 15T Macduff main winch.
The vessel’s design was based on the standard Multicat 1908 design and customised for Inverlussa Marine Services by positioning the capstan cranes and manouevring stands, some tailoring to the vessel’s accommodation and the installation of an additional generator to provide the power the vessel needs to serve the aquaculture industry.
Inverlussa Marine Services’ MD Ben Wilson said “Their [Damen] Multicats are renowned around the world and when the right opportunity arose, we were delighted to partner with them. Patricia Matheson will strengthen the breadth of services that we can now provide to our clients in Scotland and further afield.”
Damen’s sales manager Mike Besijn said, “It’s been a pleasure working with Inverlussa Marine Services on the development of their Multicat. They really knew what they were looking for in their vessel and have provided us with valuable input in her development. On behalf of Damen I would like to wish the company every success with their first Damen vessel.”
Inverlussa Marine Service is a Scottish workboat company based on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. The company supplies vessels to service conracts to the offshore wind and fish farming sectors in the UK and Europe.
Patricia Matheson is the first Damen vessel in the company’s fleet and the second newbuild acquired in 2020 after the Ferguson Marine built Helen Rice.