Another £1 million fleet addition for McLachlan Marine Aberdeen

A leading operator of inshore workboats based in the North East of Scotland has invested a further £1 million in a unique addition to its growing fleet.

McLachlan Marine recently unveiled the 19-metre, Multicat “Ocean Supporter” as a significant addition which will be fundamental in capitalising on opportunities in emerging sectors including renewables and marine construction.  The only vessel of its kind based in the area, “Ocean Supporter” is designed for inshore work up to 60 miles out and can cope with up to 40 tonnes of cargo on deck.  It has already been busy transferring supplies to boats at anchor off Aberdeen during the Covid-19 pandemic, and supporting dive and marine civil activities on the Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project.

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The sizeable investment follows the earlier introduction of the company’s landmark tenth boat, the £1 million, game-changing, 26-metre “Ocean Titan” offshore windfarm support/ survey vessel with a top speed of 26 knots and MCA-certified up to 60 nautical miles offshore, facilitating faster support further out to sea.

The self-styled: “Swiss army knife of workboat operators,” McLachlan Marine was established in 2011 and is independently operated under the guidance of owner and MD, Ruari McLachlan.  Strategically headquartered at Fordoun within easy reach of the busy harbours of Aberdeen, Montrose and Dundee, the company also has quayside facilities and office at Aberdeen Harbour and an additional office in Montrose.

Ruari McLachlan, said: “Since we purchased our first boat in 2011, we have worked hard to evolve in line with growing market demands for our services and vessels across the offshore wind and oil and gas sectors. Having invested £2 million this year alone, we are confident and optimistic about the opportunities which lie in the future, once ‘new normal’ is established.

 “With our strategic local infrastructure and the variety of vessels in our portfolio, we are correctly positioned to work with our clients to meet their needs on a range of projects, backed by a strong track record of expertise, safety and reliability.”

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Established in 2011 and strategically located between Aberdeen and Dundee, McLachlan Marine owns and operates a growing fleet of marine support vessels for the offshore wind and oil and gas sectors.  With a diverse profile of projects, services and a quayside base at Aberdeen Harbour the company provides crew launch, crew transfers, workboat hire, safety boats, seabed survey boats, equipment sea trials and equipment deployments.  The company provides the highest levels of service, with an overriding focus on safety.  Designed and built to the highest standards, the expanding fleet and variety of vessels ensures the right vessel can be offered for each project.  For further information visit