The 19.5m tug / workboat "Chimera" has a cruising speed of 8 knots and is capable of carrying 12 passengers and 3 crew.

It is fitted out internally with bunks, shower, toilet and hand basin.

On deck, the vessel has a 3.5 tonne hiab crane with a working radius of 750kg @ 6.2 metres, 1400kg @ 4.2 metres and 2800kg @ 2 metres.

Chimera Specifications :

Length : 19.5 metres

Cruising speed : 8 knots

Beam : 3.8 metres

Range : 3000 miles

Draught : 2.2 metres

Fresh water : 1000 Gallons

Main Engine : 400hp 2 stroke BW Alpha

Clutch : BW Alpha

Bow thruster : 320hp 4 stroke diesel driving hydraulic thruster, 1 metre diameter

Generator : Deutsch air cooler driving 35kva 415v 3ph 50 cycle alternator

Aux ENG : LP 8 bar, MP 25 Bar, HP 323 diving supply and bottle. Charging driven by 3ph electric motor

Hydraulics : LP 20 bar driving forward winch, capstans and aft capstans driven from aux eng hp220 bar@ 27 LPM powered by 3ph electric motor. Deck mounted outlets with snap couplers

Hiab crane : 3.5 tonne. Working radius - 750kg@6.2m, 1400kg@4.2m, 2800kg@2m

Pumps : 2" deck suction in-built pump with deck outlet. 6" suction Coventry Climax Godiver pump with 2 in no. 4" outlets. Hand portable.

Electrics : 415v 3 phase 50 cycles 35kva, 240v 1 phase 50 cycles. 220v 110v AC, 24v DC, 12v DC and 4 in No. 500W halogen deck lights

Facilities : Electric power, cooker, bunks, H&C pressurised water, Domestic flush toilet, shower, hand basin. An aluminium 'POD' unit complete with table and chairs. Computer outlets can be fitted behind the wheel house for trials work when required. The wheel house roof is approx. 15ft above water and is surrounded by hand rails and can be accessed by ladder.

MTV3 :


The multi-purpose trials vessel MTV3, is fully equipped with a deck crane and moon pool and has a 4-point mooring system. The vessel is fitted with sleeping, washing and cooking facilities and has a workshop area with benches, electricity supply and fresh water.

MTV3 Specifications :

Length between particulars : 21.6m

Breadth moulded : 6.47m

Depth moulded : 2.37m

Draught lightship : 0.6m

Amenities :

Anchor winches (4) : Four point mooring positioning

Cargo carrying : Deck 20 tonnes, Holds 80 tonnes depending on weather conditions

Deck Power : Electric power sockets, 415v, 220v & 110v

Fire salvage : 53 cu. mts of water per hour via deck connections

Fresh water : 1000 ltr storage tank

Generator : 39 kva, 3 phase, 415v, 50hz @ 15000 rpm

Hiab deck crane : 10 tonnes @ 1.7m, 2 tonnes @ 8.4m & 6 tonnes over centre line of workshop access hatch and moon-pool

Moon Pool : approx. 2m² with 150mm cable access to workshop area

Workshop : Bench area, electric & fresh water

Workshop hatch : Access clearance : 3.5m x 1.4m

Available for : Trials work, Diving platform, Cargo, Salvage platform, Ship repairs

Annual contracts are received for the hire of the Chimera and MTV3. Both vessels are fully equipped to assist the contracts to be carried out, including catering and sleeping facilities.


    © 2016 Manor Marine UK Limited