Who We Are
Located on the south coast of England we are passionate about workboats and making your job on the water easier. Our staff are knowledgeable and experienced in marine workboat operation and work with our clients to produce the perfect vessel for their needs. We are proud of our successful track record and long list of satisfied Meercat Owners.
Our versatile single and multi-hulled workboats have been sold around the world. The road transportable version offers an effective solution to the problems of fast access and mobilisation to difficult locations often far from the coast.
Our large well equipped workshops have direct access to the water and an on-site 1000 tonne ship lift. We offer an in-house design facility and all of our welders are fully coded and trained. Other facilities include; 2 x 15 tonne gantry cranes, 14m x 4m plasma cutting table, Aluminium welding bay, Spray Booth and Machine shop.
Frequently Asked Questions
We get asked these questions a lot.
- Where does the name come from?
In the early days of the first build a call of ‘Coffee Break’ resulted in four heads popping up out of hatches just like African Meerkats! The name was born!
- How long will it take for my vessel to be built?
Depending on the size and specification, anywhere from 3 months for a 14m to 5 months for an 18m. Larger bespoke projects will take a little longer!
- Are you associated with any charities?
Yes. We regularly give to charities including MacMillan, Home for Good and Compassion. Find out more here.
- Are the vessels customisable?
Yes, in fact no two Meercats are the same. We work with our clients to design the exact deck layout and decide on equipment options that work best for them.
- Is Meercat Workboats part of a bigger group?
Yes, we are part of the Burgess Group, which includes Burgess Marine, the UK’s largest independent ship repair from Royal Navy warships to commercial ferries and super-yachts.
- Do you build other types of vessels?
Yes, although we concentrate on our Meercats, we can build many other types of vessel in either steel or aluminium.