MST picks James Troop for rigid inflatable boat engines

Ship engine maker James Troop & Co has won an order to supply Volvo Penta diesel engines for three European naval vessels being built on Merseyside, UK.

James Troop, one of the UK’s major Volvo Penta Centres, will supply the engines for three vessels being constructed by MST (Marine Specialised Technology Ltd), of Liverpool, which is building Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boats (RHIB) and high speed workboats for the military and commercial markets.

The three MST 800 SEABOAT™ military workboats will be delivered this spring and will enter service in summer. The trio follow a previous order for six identical Volvo Penta-propelled craft which began service in 2013.

This 8m long sterndrive propulsion workboats, built at Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, south Liverpool, serve with many European navies and NATO defence forces. They carry two crew and eight embarked forces.

Regarded as high performance, the MST 800 SEABOAT craft are carried onboard Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) as the main weapon system on board for high speed interception, boarding, interdiction, reconnaissance and search and rescue.

James Troop managing director and chairman Bob Troop said: “We have an absolute commitment to delivering the highest possible standards of engines, training and, going forward, technical and spare parts support.”