26-metre Supa-Swath catamaran designed to perform a multitude of tasks (Source: Manor Marine)

Manor Marine secures follow-up contract

British yard Manor Marine has landed a contract from customer Mainprize Offshore to build a second offshore windfarm crew transfer vessel. This follows an order for a previous vessel, MO8, in 2021.

The second vessel will be built at the Manor Marine yard in Portland in Dorset and will be another 26m-long type Supa-Swath catamaran designed by Walker Marine Design to perform a multitude of tasks. These include crew transfer, offshore bunkering, and cargo operations. The newbuilding is due to be delivered in early 2023.

Construction of the latest vessel, called MO9, will mark the seventh crew transfer vessel built by Manor Marine with Mainprize’s Supa-Swath hull form. The latest vessel will have a cargo capacity of 40 tons, seating for 24 passengers, 175sq.m of deck space and a maximum speed of 27 knots. Mr Bob Mainprize, Managing Director of Mainprize Offshore, said this is the eleventh newbuild out of its plans to introduce up to 20 operational vessels into its fleet. Construction of the MO9 is due to start immediately, alongside sister vessel MO8 at Manor Marine. The MO9 is scheduled for delivery in May 2022.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore