In May 2007 Perth Harbour took delivery of a new tug / workboat. The 13 metre twin screw craft named “Fair Maid of Perth” was designed by Macduff Ship Design and constructed by Macduff Shipyards. The vessel has twin Iveco Cursor 330 H.P. engines driving fixed pitch propellers in Kort nozzles. To increase manoeuvrability in the close confines of the River Tay the vessel is fitted with a Kort 320 kg thrust bowthruster.
Deck equipment includes a winch and towing hook enabling it to be used as a harbour tug and an “A” frame and detachable plough for dredging operations. A Guerra deck crane is installed to facilitate the lifting and repositioning of navigation buoys. “Fair Maid” also carries a fire monitor on top of the wheelhouse thus providing firefighting capability.