The Headcorn is our largest and most powerful vessel. It is primarily used for towing operations as well as for transporting materials.

The Headcorn is primarily skippered by the company’s Managing Director Tony Ractcliffe after its acquisition in 2001. It has allowed us to manoeuvre large loads of materials to our projects across the west coast. In addition thanks to the accommodation aboard the vessel it has allowed our team to be self-sufficient regardless of the area or time of year and has aided us with all our projects.

What Headcorn Covers:

  • Diving Support Vessel
  • Fish Farm Grid Installation and Operations
  • Offshore Wind Farm Support
  • Surveying Support
  • Major Towing Operations

 

Spec Guide


Engine

  • Single Lister Blackstone engine producing 320 hp
  • Fixed pitch propellers

Dimensions

  • Length Overall 24m
  • Beam 6.5m
  • Draft at Full Load 2.5m
  • Speed Light: 9.5 – 10.5 kts
  • 2 Holds
  • Hold Capacity Total 40  tonnes

Equipment

  • Capstan: 1 x 3 tonne
  • Crane: Terex Atlas 260 TM with 14m reach
  • GPS Plotter
  • Sounder
  • 2 x Radar
  • ICOM Vhf
  • Autopilot
  • 2 Anchor Windlass

Accommodation

  • Fully heated cabin/ fully equipped galley / separate WC

Why North West Marine


The headcorn is our largest and most powerful vessel making it the ideal choice for transporting large loads across the West Coast of Scotland and even further afield. In addition to haulage of materials in the hold it also allows for large equipment to be towed across large distances. The Headcorn is a multi-purpose vessel that has proved to be valuable in several projects thanks to its versatility.

Our Experience


The vessel is only skippered by our most experienced personnel. As such we can ensure that our projects are supervised with the appropriate knowledge and experience to support all operations that we undertake. The Headcorn has been part of our fleet for 15 years now and has undertaken operations all across the west coast.

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