Rix Cheetah

25m Offshore Support Vessel

The ‘Rix Cheetah’ design features the latest high-efficiency hull form developed by the Alicat design department.


Main Particulars

  • Length overall: 25.30 m
  • Beam: 6.40 m
  • Draft: 1.70 m
  • Displacement: (full load) 65 Tonnes
  • Hull material: Marine grade aluminium
  • Speed: 20 Kts (cruising). 25 Kts (sprint)



  • Class: MCA Workboat Code Category 1 – up to 150 miles offshore.
  • Flag: United Kingdom



  • Passengers: 12
  • Crew: 2-3
  • Cargo: Payload 7 Tonnes FWD/AFT 5 Tonnes
  • Fuel Capacity: 12,340 Litres
  • Fresh water: 1,500 Litres


Main Propulsion and Machinery

  • Main Engines: 2 x Caterpillar C32, 1319HP
  • Gear boxes: 2 x Twin Disc MGX 6620A
  • Stern gear: 2 x fixed pitch propellers
  • Deck Crane: 1 x FWD crane


Fendering & Equipment

The Rix Cheetah has a specially designed bow fender arrangement with a knuckle to improve docking performance and reduce the step distance between the vessel and the Transition Piece. The fender material has been custom made for the vessel by Seasight Offshore and has proven to give excellent grip when pushing up against the Transition Pieces in significant wave heights of 1.5 – 2.0m.
Cargo of up to a maximum payload of 7 T on the Foredeck and with full lashing points available for cargo securing. A 10ft container is able to be carried.
The vessel is provided with full safety equipment exceeding Flag standards, including the fitting of EBIRBS, SARTS, and M.O.B. rescue systems. A G-Comm M.O.B. locating system is fitted as standard.


Accommodation & Comfort

Individual crew and passenger seating is provided benefiting from full air suspension seats, seatbelts and headrests for maximum safety. The accommodation and bridge are fully air-conditioned with all decks fitted with noise deadening materials to reduce noise levels to a minimum to provide a comfortable transfer environment.
The vessel is provided with a ‘wet’ changing room with lockers, WC and shower, along with a galley in the main passenger area. There is an office area for meetings and presentations available.
The vessel has a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and satellite TV receiver, and a full satellite Wi-Fi link is available for passengers to use.


Additional Information

The vessel is equipped with a Fuel Transfer system, and it is possible to fit an additional 5,800Lt of tank capacity to the vessel for additional endurance or for bunkering duties. A High-Pressure Washer is fitted for use at the bow.

About Us

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Group HQ

  • Group Headquarters

    Registered Office: Two Humber Quays, Wellington Street West, Hull, HU1 2BN
    Telephone: 01482 22 44 22
    Email Address: [email protected]
    Location: Hull

Rix Renewables Grimsby

Address: Wharncliffe Road, Grimsby, DN31 3QJ
Telephone: 01482 48 88 48
Email Address: [email protected]
Location: Grimsby

Group Headquarters

Address: Two Humber Quays, Wellington Street West, Hull, HU1 2BN
Telephone: 01482 22 44 22
Email Address: [email protected]
Location: Hull

Montrose Port

Address: Meridian Street, Montrose, Angus, DD10 8DS
Telephone: 01482 48 88 48
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Location: Montrose