Irish Commercial Charter Boats (ICCB) has ordered the design of a new 46'x13'x12' aluminum crew transfer vessel (CTV), the Fionn Mac Cumhaill, from Rockabill Marine Design (RMD). The addition of this vessel will equip ICCB with a versatile custom vessel capable of carrying 12 passengers and 1 ton of deck cargo.

ICCB states the new vessel strategically positions the company to secure and fulfil contracts in Irish and UK waters. Aluminum Marine Consultants (AMC), Cowes, UK, will be responsible for the build.

The CTV is designed in accordance with Ireland’s MSO P5 passenger boat and MCA workboat code 3 certifications.

Powered by twin OXE Diesel 300 outboard engines, the vessel can operate at 25 knots under max cargo capacity. The CTV uses Seastar for its steering system and controls, and it is equipped with Simrad electronics. Onboard facilities include a head and a full galley. Capacities include 264 gals. of water and 264 gals. fuel.

The partnership signifies a shared commitment to innovation and excellence in the marine sector, and we look forward to delivering a vessel that exceeds expectations for both ICCB and its clients, RMD officials said.

“This new vessel not only enhances our fleet but also enables ICCB to excel in the competitive market of commercial charter services," Eoin Grimes, owner of ICCB, said in a statement announcing the newbuild. "Our collaboration with RMD shows our dedication to providing top-tier services in the maritime sector.

Ben Hayden is a Maine resident who grew up in the shipyards of northern Massachusetts. He can be reached at (207) 842-5430 and [email protected].