Rix Panther

19m Offshore Support Vessel

The ‘Rix Panther’ is the first of the new Wave Master class of wind farm offshore support vessels to be delivered. She represents the state-of-the-art in current wind farm service vessel design with exceptional attention to detail benefitting from Alnmaritec’s long experience in this sector.


Main Particulars

  • Length overall: 18.90 m
  • Beam: 7.20 m
  • Draft: 1.40 m
  • Displacement: (full load) 50 Tonnes
  • Hull material: Marine grade aluminium
  • Speed: 18 kts (cruising) 21Kts (sprint)



  • Class: MCA Workboat Code Category 2 – up to 60
    miles offshore.
  • Flag: United Kingdom



  • Passengers: 12
  • Crew: 2-3
  • Cargo: Payload 5 Tonnes
  • Fuel Capacity: 5,900 Litres
  • Fresh water: 215 Litres


Main Propulsion and Machinery

  • Main Engines: 2 x Cummins QSK19, 800HP
  • Gear boxes: 2 x ZF2050 V Drive Super-shift gearbox with multidisc clutch
  • Stern gear: 2 x fixed pitch propellers
  • Deck Crane: 1 x Palfinger 6500 Hydraulic Knuckle Boom


Fendering & Equipment

The Rix Panther 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 5 T can be carried on the large foredeck area (space for an individual 10’ container is available), with full lashing points available for cargo securing.
The vessel is provided with full safety equipment exceeding Flag standards, including the fitting of EPIRBS, 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 providing 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.
The vessel has 2 flat-screen TVs with DVD player and satellite TV receiver, and a full satellite Wi-Fi link is available for passengers to use.

About Us

Grimsby Montrose Group HQ



Group HQ

  • Group Head Quarters

    Address: 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
Email Address: [email protected]
Location: Montrose