Unique Shallow Draft Vessel Sold
We are very pleased to announce that we have brokered the sale of a vessel very well-known to us, former buoy tender Fire Fly. Our special connection is that we owned the vessel ourselves for a few years since purchasing her, back in 2001. We saw a lot of potential in this unique vessel with her low draft and had our Damen yard in Hardinxveld the Netherlands, lengthen the vessel, along with a refit in which the MTU engines were replaced for new Caterpillar engines and the waterjets were replaced for more powerful MJP 550’s.
She was sold to Mariserve in Urk, the Netherlands (better known as Kapitein Maritiem) who mainly operated her on the shallow waters of the IJsselmeer. Early 2020 we commenced the marketing of the vessel on behalf of owners, resulting in the sale to a Mediterranean-based company who will put her to use on a variety of projects.
We wish the new owner and crew a safe journey and happy sailing.