May 30, 2013
The Rix Cheetah, built under license from Great Yarmouth-based Alicat Workboats – a subsidiary of the Gardline Group – was craned into the Humber estuary at Paull this week and towed to Hull’s Albert Dock for finishing.
The vessel is the first of a £5.1m order for three aluminum workboats from Hull business Rix Sea Shuttle Ltd – the latest in the J.R. Rix & Sons group of businesses.
It is destined for work in the UK’s burgeoning renewable energy industry, taking service engineers and equipment to and from wind farms off Britain’s east coast.
Once fitted out, which is due to be completed towards the end of June, the Rix Cheetah will undergo official launch ceremony in the city.
The boat was built at the Rix-owned former Hepworth ship yard in Paull, east of Hull.