Rockabill Marine Design and MMS Shipyard innovate ocean clean-up market with award-winning Envirocat vessel

Winner of 2023 Work Boat World Best Debris Collection Vessel award, the 8.5m MMS Envirocat, designed by Rockabill Marine Design, is designed to collect floating debris from the water’s surface, enabling swift, accurate removal of plastic and other waste materials from harbour, marina and port waters.

Built by MMS Shipyard in Hull, UK, the electric vessel has waste storage capacity of 4m3 and offers easy to operate pollution control equipment. Waste debris, captured by the scoop at the front of the vessel, is stored aboard in the waste cage and easily lifted ashore once clean-up is complete.

The Envirocat’s fully electric propulsion system bolsters port authorities’ commitments to reducing pollution and environmental damage in their harbours and marinas.

Managing Director of MMS Shipyard, Rob Langton, said, “We are delighted that the MMS Envirocat has won this prestigious award, and are proud that our collaboration with RMD has brought something truly innovative to the industry.” He added, “with multiple units now in build, we look forward to growing the Envirocat fleet, and helping port authorities to reduce debris.”

Ruairi Grimes, Managing Director at Rockabill Marine Design, added, “We are absolutely thrilled that one of RMD’s earliest designs has secured this award. This achievement not only underscores our team’s commitment to innovation, but also our dedication to advancing sustainable practices in the marine industry. Furthermore, it reflects the immense value of our collaboration with MMS Shipyard.”

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