The current OSH fleet

The current OSH fleet

Our smaller personnel boats are based in Staffin and are named after rivers and townships in North East Skye. The larger work boats are currently based in Portree.

Many of our site staff have completed (or are currently completing) vessel or powerboat releated qualifications to allow them to take the helm of these boats.


Cille Mhartainn

Believed to be named after St Martin of Tours, an ancient graveyard and church ruins can be found at Kilmartin though there is no settlement.

The name usually refers to the Kilmartin River which runs from the hills of the Trotternish ridge and reaches the sea at Staffin Bay.

The Kilmartin was the first vessl that OSH acquired and was launched at Kishorn Port in March 2020.


An Leathallt

The first of two boats built by Arran Workboats specifically for Organic Sea Harvest was given the name Lealt.

Named after an old crofting settlement, Lealt was also home to the Lealt Valley Diatomite Railway which followed the River Lealt. Between 1890 and 1915, around 2000 tons of diatomite was extracted from Loch Cuithir and Loch Valerain. It was transported to warehouses and kilns for drying out and grinding, before being loaded onto puffer ships at the nearby pier.


Cill Moluaig

Launched at Kishorn Port in December 2020.

A sister of the Lealt and built by Arran Workboats, she has been designed with slight modifications to the design of her sister.

Kilmaluag is the collective name for a number of smaller settlements situated in the most northern corner of the Trotternish peninsula.

The Kilmaluag river flows under a distinctive stone road bridge.

Bàta nam Bràthairean arrived at the OSH sites on the 15thApril 2021, after a week-long delivery voyage from her builders in Exeter.

She is a multipurpose vessel with capabilities including net washing, cargo transportation and general site duties. Fitted with two deck cranes and a bow ramp for Ro-Ro operations, Bàta nam Bràthairean is able to operate in a wide variety of settings and entered service immediately after arriving at the OSH sites for the first time.

Delivered by Damen Shipyards and built by Coastal Workboats Scotland Ltd, based in Exeter, the 19 metres long workboat is the very first of Damen’s LUV1908 aquaculture support vessels. She is painted in the green Organic Sea Harvest colour scheme and has a top service speed of 8 knots.

Organic Sea Harvest approached Staffin Primary School to ask the pupils for help naming the new workboat. The only criteria was that the name must have a connection to the Staffin area. The school submitted a large selection of excellent potential names – with the winner chosen by OSH directors.

Eight-year-old George MacKenzie suggested the Gaelic name “Bàta nam Bràthairean” – which translates to “Boat of the Brothers.” The name references the distinctive headland of Brothers’ Point, near Organic Sea Harvest’s existing Culnacnoc fish farm.

John Wilson is the latest addition to the fleet and started service with OSH in 2023.

Organic Sea Harvest are pleased to have signed a contract with Inverlussa Marine Services to bring the John Wilson into the OSH fleet.

The 15-metre long vessel partners Bàta nam Bràthairean to carry out duties on site.