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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 

Renewables service vessel (RSV) 'Isle of Jura' has been named at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld in The Netherlands.

The newbuild vessel, constructed at Hardinxveld, is the second built to the new Damen Renewables Service Vessel design. It was commissioned by Seafast Marine for use in the offshore and onshore wind industries. As a Scottish-based business, Seafast Marine was happy to see it painted in the country's national colours.

The Damen RSV 3315 is an evolution of the Multi Cat design; a powerful multi-purpose working vessel, designed to work in shallow and deep waters. It features four azimuth thrusters, a DP2 four-point mooring system, two large cranes, hydraulic shark jaws and an AHT winch. The RSV’s versatility allows it to be used for a range of duties such as anchor handling, dredging, towing or walk-to-work functions.

Despite its strong, durable hull and the on-board equipment, the vessel weighs in at under 500 tonnes, contributing to its high level of manoeuvrability. The wheelhouse provides 360-degree visibility and sky windows, for the best possible vantage point. Internally, the galley is fully equipped, and there are six double and three single crew cabins, providing berths for up to 15 crew.

Arjen van Elk, Damen sales manager UK, said: “This is a special vessel for a special client, and we’re proud of our relationship with Seafast Marine and of the journey we’ve all taken to get the vessel to this stage. Isle of Jura is like a Swiss army knife: so multi-functional for such a small vessel. We wish Seafast Marine every success with their future plans for the vessel.”

Iain Beaton, MD Seafast Marine, said: “The new vessel is a major step forward for the Seafast Group and Damen’s expertise and commitment to quality were key to the success of this project.  We are very pleased to take delivery of this extremely capable vessel and look forward to engaging with our clients.”

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