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Marine Work Boat Charter Services

M.V. Chartwell

Chartwell is a purpose built mono-hull survey/diving vessel, refitted in 2009

The vessel has dimensions of 26.5m by 5.8m and draft of 1.8m providing an efficient and stable working platform.
Equipped with 2 x MAN 800hp main engines for speed, and ZF trolling gearboxes for low down survey speed. The choice of main engines provides the vessel with the ability to cruise comfortably and economically at 15 knots, and the trolling gearboxes allow survey speeds of 1-6kts.
Chartwell was commissioned as a survey launch in 1989 and has been extensively re-fitted during winter 2008/ 2009.

  • Fitted Big Bow Thruster
  • Fitted Full 4  Point Mooring System
  • Fitted Large Extendable Rear Dive Deck
  • PAC 22 Halmatic Rib, Tender / Dive / Guard Available
  • 2 x 65Kva Generators + 1 x 30Kva Generator
  • Reverse Osmosis Water Plant @ 2000L/Day
  • 1 x Deck Mounted HIAB
  • A Frame With Electric Winch
  • 1 x Survey Winch
  • Fuel usage statistic
  • Sprint, 15kts, 170ltr hr.
  • Cruise, 12kts, 110ltr hr.
  • Survey, 4-8kts, 50ltr hr.

24hr Accommodation

Chartwell provides a 24-hour operational capacity with up to 16 personnel on board. The accommodation is arranged into three twin cabins and three single cabins, one of which is allocated to the client’s representative. There is a fully equipped galley and mess area, shower room and 2 separate WC along with storage space and laundry facilities.

Advanced Equipment

 The on-line survey room is configured with easy access to the working deck, handling equipment with remote control of sonar winches, and CCTV monitoring of all on deck activities. All data recording systems are housed in dedicated 19” racking units which are protected by UPS. Multiple monitors at each work station allow data display to be configured to suit various applications. The main bridge has direct communication with the survey room and survey navigation displays are repeated on the bridge. The rear working  deck area incorporates access to the the dive platform. Other deck equipment includes a 6m hydraulic A-Frame with a SWL of 1 ton, hydraulic capstan, hydraulic side scan sonar winch, hydraulic crane, and purpose built over-the-side mounts for deployment of over side sensors.
Communications equipment carried on board includes satellite broadband, wireless network, and GSM broadband connectivity whilst in range of
mobile phone signal. The vessel is equipped with a comprehensive suite of navigation electronics including, AIS, VHF DSC radios, Navtex, weather
station, NAVNET electronic chart plotters, dual radars, dual frequency echo sounder and advanced autopilot.
Safety equipment carried on board complies with the MCA code of practice for Small Commercial Vessels (SCV Code) and is supplemented by a full complement of immersion suits. Chartwell carries Category 2 certification under the SCV code allowing her to operate up 60 miles from a safe haven on a 24-hour basis.


Builder: McTay Marine Limited – Wirral Launched Originally launched in 1989 and completely re-fitted in 2009
Length (LOA): 26.60m
Beam: 5.90m
Draft: 1.8m
Working Displacement: 106 Tonnes
Cruising Speed: 15kts
Maximum Range: 750nm
Operating Code: MCA SCV Category 2 (60miles from safe haven). Category 1 (150 mile dispensation available for specified contract).
Accommodation: Three double cabins and three single cabins providing accommodation for a maximum of 9 beds per shift (max POB 16).
Fuel Capacity: 10 Tonnes

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The Dockblast team are here to help support your offshore Survey, Engineering, Salvage, Diving or Research projects no matter how big or small at any location. Please get in touch and let us know your requirements for a no obligation free project quote.

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07711 057 299

Frequently Asked Questions

What certification does the boat have?
MV Chartwell is Cat 2 coded for operation. Can easily be upgraded to a Cat 1 certification if required.
How many crew can the boat accommodate?
MV Chartwell can sleep 10 and has a max POB of 16 personnel.
Where does the boat operate?
MV Chartwell is based in the UK. However, we can operate world wide based on the clients project requirements.
What equipment is available on MV Chartwell?

MV Chartwell is equipped with a twin engine & bow thrusters. We have a reverse osmosis plant, full catering facilities. MV Chartwell also has a full compliment of electronics equipment including Inmarsat. On deck we have a HIAB, survey winch A-Frame and diving platform. MV Chartwell can be complimented with its own Pac22 Halmatic Rib.

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