Rix Lion

26m Offshore High-Speed Support Vessel

The ‘Rix Lion’ is a state-of-the-art offshore support vessel, built by world-class Damen shipyards group, featuring the latest Twin Axe design.


Main Particulars

  • Length overall: 26.30m
  • Beam: 10.40m
  • Draft: 2.1 m
  • Displacement: (full load) 99 Tonnes
  • Hull material: Marine grade aluminium
  • Speed: 20 kts (cruising) 23Kts (sprint)


  • Passengers: 24
  • Crew: 3 – 6
  • Cargo: Payload 15 Tonnes
  • Fuel Capacity: 21.5m3
  • Fresh water: 1.80m3


  • Class:

MCA HS OSC Code Vessel

BV:I + HULL • MACH Light ship / Fast Utility Vessel Sea area 3
MCA Cat 1

German Certificate of Equivalency

  • Flag: United Kingdom


Main Propulsion and Machinery

  • Main Engines: 2 x Caterpillar C32 TTA B, 2400 HP
  • Gear boxes: 2 x Reintjes ZWVS 440/1 (two speed)
  • Stern gear: 2 x fixed pitch propellers
  • Bow Thruster: 2 x thruster units
  • Deck Crane: 1 x Helia Hydraulic Knuckle Boom


Fendering & Equipment

The unique design of the Damen Axe-Bow allows the vessel to operate in wave heights of up to 2.5m, with a comfortable, swift sea motion. The fender design has a knuckle to improve docking performance and reduce the step distance between the vessel and the Transition Piece.
Deck space has been maximised to give 90m2 of area for cargo and maintenance equipment, the full payload is up to 15T. The vessel is provided with full safety equipment exceeding Flag standards, including the fitting of EBIRBS, SARTS, and M.O.B. rescue systems. A Sea-Marshall 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.
Accommodation is provided for 6 crew members based on 2 and 4 berth cabins. 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 can be 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 3 point mooring system is in place to allow diving operations, with ample deck space for a diving spread including a decompression chamber if required. A 440V AC power supply is available for use onboard to power contractors’ equipment and machinery.
A High-Pressure Washer is fitted for use at the bow for TP cleaning duties.

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