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Cork Harbour Visit of Research/Survey Vessel Bibby Athena at Crosshaven Boatyard

12th October 2020
Research/Survey Vessel Bibby Athena in Crosshaven Research/Survey Vessel Bibby Athena in Crosshaven Photo: Bob Bateman

 The British flagged Research/Survey Vessel Bibby Athena is a new visitor at Crosshaven Boatyard in Cork Harbour.

The catamaran is used for Seabed mapping and coastal survey work.

The 2014-built specialist ship has a length overall (LOA) of 27.5 metres and a width of 10.05 metres.

As part of its equipment, the Bibby Athena has onboard a d`ROP© survey ROV designed for shallow water survey and inspection, combining positioning from the DP vessel and a bespoke LARS system to maintain a fixed distance from the seabed.

Crosshaven Boatyard made the news last month when the extensive marine facility changed hands. 

Its new owner Pearse Flynn (see Afloat's report 28-09-20 here) has revealed further details of how the extensive facility in Cork Harbour will fit into his plans to provide comprehensive shoreside and on-water services for offshore wind farms off the Cork Coast, some as far as 70 miles at sea.

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Crosshaven Boat Yard is the Irish distributor for Dufour Yachts of France. Crosshaven Boatyard offers a complete range of top quality Cruising and Racing yachts from 32 feet to 52 feet.

Crosshaven Boat Yard was established over 60 years ago and has been a family-based operation since its early days.

The Yard originally specialised in building commercial fishing boats and small pleasure craft, both sail and power and is famous for its involvement in the construction of a number of significant yachts such as Gypsy Moth V, Saint Brendan, Longbow II and a series of Moondusters were completed up to the early ’80s.

Crosshaven Boat Yard installed the first commercial marina, with a Marine Travel hoist, in Ireland in 1979. This era saw a major change of emphasis in the business and since then we have concentrated on all aspects of the repair, care and maintenance.

The Cork Harbour company also offer, the White Shark Range of Sports Boats cater for angling and water skiing interests.

Crosshaven Boatyard are also agents for the popular Seaward Range of Motor Cruisers from 19′ to 42′.

The firm's Brokerage service consistently achieves top results for our large client base and we can offer the best professional advice whether you are a buyer or a boat owner.

The yard is situated just a stone's throw from the Royal Cork Yacht Club,  the oldest yacht club in the world founded in 1720.

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