About The Association

The Workboat Association is the trade, skills and safety standards association for the workboat industry.

Since its inception in 1994, the association has acted as a crucial point of liaison between its membership and key regulatory and industry bodies, such as the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and international Port States. It has also driven the creation of safety, technical and best practice standards, provided a unifying platform for industry lobbying and debate, and delivered industry-recognised training and certification opportunities.

Core achievements include the introduction and subsequent revision of the MCA Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Small Workboats – the “Workboat Code” and, the formation and development of the multi-national Maritime Apprenticeship Schemes – with syllabuses in process covering all duties on board commercial vessels under 500GT.

The Workboat Association has a membership base of close to 200 UK and European workboat owners, operators, stakeholders and professionals, collectively representing around 1000 operational vessels and approximately 6000 direct personnel.

Supporting you to start your first day within the industry, to operating a successful global fleet of vessels.

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The Workboat Association Members

Company Membership Location Website
Acta by Jifmar Boat owning Den Helder, Noord Holland, Netherlands
ACUA Ocean Limited Boat owning London
Alpha Marine Boat owning Wicklow, Ireland
Aquatic Towage & Marine Boat owning Gosport
Ardersier Port Limited Boat owning Scotland
Artemis Technologies Boat owning Belfast
B. Marshall Marine Ltd Boat owning Middlesbrough
BAM Marine Limited Boat owning Argyll
BAM Nuttall Limited Boat owning Thetford, Norfolk
Bay Towage & Salvage Co. Limited Boat owning Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
Blue Hunter Boating Boat owning Isles of Scilly
Boatserv Ltd Boat owning Ely, Cambridgeshire
Boluda Towage Boat owning Invergordon, Ross-Shire
Boskalis Westminster Ltd Boat owning Fareham, Hants
Briggs Marine Contractors Limited Boat owning Fife
Brightlingsea Harbour Commisioners Boat owning Brightlingsea
Carlin Boat Charters Limited Boat owning Portland, Dorset
Carmet Tug Co. Limited Boat owning Wirral, Merseyside
Coastline Marine Services Ltd Boat owning Falmouth, Cornwall
Coastworks Operations Limited Boat owning Fairlie, Ayrshire, Scotland
Commercial Boat Services Boat owning The Groves, Chester
Commercial Rib Charter Boat owning Lymington, Hampshire
Cutts Marine Boat owning Newhaven, East Sussex
CWind Ltd Boat owning Chelmsford, Essex
David Ferran and Sons Boat owning Belfast, N. Ireland
Delta Marine Limited Boat owning Lerwick, Shetland
Edda Supply Ships Boat owning Southampton
Edinburgh Marine Academy Boat owning South Queensferry
Estuary Services Boat owning Rasmgate
Falmouth Docks and Engineering Company (A&P Group) Boat owning Falmouth
Falmouth Harbour Commissioners Boat owning Falmouth
Farra Marine ROI Limited Boat owning Dublin
Fastnet Shipping Limited Boat owning Waterford, Republic of Ireland
Ferguson Transport and Shipping Boat owning Fort Wiliam
Forth Logistics Boat owning Dunfermline
Forth Ports Boat owning Edinburgh
Fugro GB Marine Limited Boat owning Wallingford
Gareloch Support Services (Plant) Ltd Boat owning Argyll & Bute, Scotland
GPS Marine Contractors Ltd Boat owning Chatham, Kent
Green Marine (UK) Limited Boat owning Stromness, Orkney
Gulfxstream Ltd. Boat owning Isle of Lewis
Harwich Haven Authority Boat owning Harwich
Holyhead Towing Co. Limited Boat owning Holyhead, Anglesey
Humber Workboats Limited Boat owning Grimsby, N.E. Lincolnshire
Intermara Marine Limited Boat owning Aberdeen, Scotland
Inverlussa Marine Services Boat owning Isle of Mull, Scotland
iPowerboat Boat owning Kinlochleven
Isles of Scilly Steamship Group Boat owning Isles of Scilly
Itchen Marine (Towage) Limited Boat owning Southampton, Hants
JD Marine and Sons Boat owning Port Talbot
Jenkins Marine Limited Boat owning Poole, Dorset
Jifmar Boat owning Oban, Scotland
Leask Marine Limited Boat owning Kirkwall, Orkney
Loch Duart Boat owning Sutherland
Mainprize Offshore Limited Boat owning Scarborough
Manor Renewable Energy Ltd Boat owning Portland, Dorset
Mareel Boat owning Deganwy
Marine Farm Services Boat owning Brixham
Marine Plant Hire UK Limited Boat owning Dawlish, Devon
Maritime Craft Services (Clyde) Limited Boat owning Fairlie, Ayrshire, Scotland
Medtow Marine Limited Boat owning Sevenoaks, Kent
MMS Offshore Renewable Services Ltd Boat owning Hull, East Yorkshire
Moray First Marine Ltd Boat owning Roseisle, Moray Firth
Mowi Scotland Boat owning Fort William, Scotland
Natural Resources Wales Boat owning Wales
Newhaven Port Authority Boat owning Newhaven, East Sussex
Njord Offshore Boat owning Tendring
Ocean Kinetics Ltd Boat owning Shetland
Offshore Energy Solutions Boat owning Bournemouth, Dorset
Offshore Turbine Services Boat owning Pontrilas, Hereford
Offshore Workboats Ltd Boat owning Clydebank, Glasgow
P D Teesport Boat owning Middlesborough, Cleveland
Peel Ports Great Yarmouth Boat owning Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Pomona Prefect Limited Boat owning Stronsay
Port of Blyth Boat owning Blyth, Northumberland
Port of London Authority Boat owning London
Port of Milford Haven Boat owning Pembrokeshire
Port of Tyne Boat owning South Shields
Port of Workington Boat owning Workington, Cumbria
Portland Harbour Authority Limited Boat owning Portland, Dorset
Ports of Jersey Boat owning Jersey, Channel Islands
Purus HST Limited Boat owning Swansea, Wales
Quest Marine Boat owning Weymouth
Quintham Boat owning East Wittering
RAD Propulsion Limited Boat owning Southampton
Raymarine UK Limited Boat owning Fareham
Red Lion Marine Boat owning Teesport
Riverside Thames Ltd Boat owning Charlton (London)
Rix Shipping Boat owning Hull
S Walsh & Sons Boat owning London
Scottish Sea Farms Boat owning Stirling
Seafast Maritime Limited Boat owning Ross-shire, Scotland
Seagrass Marine Boat owning Oban
SeaGrown Boat owning Scarborough
SeaRegs Training Boat owning Plymouth / London
SeaZip Boat owning Harlingen, Netherlands
Serco Marine Services Boat owning Portsmouth / Plymouth
SMS Towage Limited Boat owning Hessle, Hull, East Yorkshire
St. Agnes Boating Boat owning Isles of Scilly
Stena Line Ports Limited (Holyhead) Boat owning Holyhead
Svensk Sjoentreprenad AB Boat owning Malmo, Sweden
Svitzer UK Ltd Boat owning Middlesbrough
Taska Marine Limited Boat owning Ipswich, Suffolk
Thames Drydocking Services Ltd Boat owning Greenwich, London
The Marine Biological Association Boat owning Plymouth, Devon
Tidal Transit Limited Boat owning Great Walsingham, Norfolk
Titan Environmental Surveys Ltd Boat owning Bridgend, Wales
Topbond Plc Boat owning Sittingbourne, Kent
Tresco Boats Boat owning Isles of Scilly
Van Oord UK Limited Boat owning West Sussex
Veolia Boat owning Southampton
Viking Offshore Limited Boat owning Huntly, Aberdeenshire
Williams Shipping Marine Limited Boat owning Southampton
Windcat Workboats Ltd / BV Boat owning IJmuiden, Netherlands
You & Sea Ltd Boat owning Rhu, Argyll
54North Maritime Training Corporate Whitby
AST Applied Telematics Limited Corporate Norfolk
Baltic Safety Products Corporate England
Bartech Marine Engineering Corporate Colchester, Essex
Beequip NL Corporate Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Brimmond Corporate Aberdeenshire, Scotland
BYD Naval Architects Corporate Southampton
Campbell Johnston Clark Corporate London / Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Century Marine Services Limited Corporate Kent
Charity & Taylor Corporate Norfolk
Chartwell Marine Corporate Southampton
Close Brothers Aviation and Marine Corporate London
Commercial Boat Operators Association (CBOA) Corporate Stafford
CSO Marine Group Limited Corporate Essex
Cygnus Instruments Limited Corporate Dorchester
Damen Global Support BV Corporate Gorinchem, The Netherlands
DSB Offshore Limited Corporate London
Engineered Marine Systems Limited Corporate Hampshire
Everard Insurance Brokers Limited Corporate London
HamiltonJet Corporate Christchurch, New Zealand
Hayes parsons Insurance Brokers Corporate Bristol
Hefring Marine Corporate Reykjavík, Iceland
I.C. Brindle & Co. Limited Corporate Dorset
International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) Corporate Hampshire
JPMA/Hoylake Sailing School Corporate Hoylake, Wirral
Knighthood Corporate West Sussex
Lester Aldridge LLP - LA Marine Corporate London
M&H Engineering Corporate Warwickshire
Macduff Ship Design Limited Corporate Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Mainstay Marine Solutions Limited Corporate Pembrokeshire, South Wales
Marfle Oy - Finland Corporate Helsinki, Finland
Marine & Industrial Transmissions Ltd (MIT) Corporate Kent
Marine Fire Safety Limited Corporate Surrey / Fraserburgh, Scotland
Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC) Corporate London
MECAL Corporate Plymouth
Mercator Media Limited Corporate Fareham
Myton Law Limited Corporate Hull
Nauplius Workboats Corporate Groningen, The Netherlands
Nederlands Loodswezen BV Corporate Vlissingen, The Netherlands
Northern Offshore Services AB Corporate Sweden
Offshore Energy UK Limited Corporate London / Aberdeen
ORCA Crew Services B.V. Corporate Middelburg, The Netherlands
Outreach Offshore Limited Corporate Falkirk
PME Power Systems Group Limited Corporate Plymouth / Poole
Ropner Insurance Services Corporate London
RWE Renewables UK Corporate Swindon
Seaworthy Consulting Corporate Altrincham
Shipowners' Club Corporate London
Siemens Financial Services Limited Corporate England
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Corporate International
Strategic Marine Limited Corporate Europe
The Chatham Rope Company Limited Corporate Kent
The Maritime Skills Academy Corporate Kent / Portsmouth
The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers & Ship Surveyors (SCMS) Corporate Southampton
UK Sailing Academy (UKSA) Corporate Isle of Wight
Volvo Group UK Limited Corporate Gothenburg, Sweden
Vulkan Industries Limited Corporate West Yorkshire
Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association Limited (YDSA) Corporate Hampshire
Alain Combes Individual
Alec Laing Individual London / Edinburgh
Ben Sutcliffe Marine Surveyors Individual Cwmafan, Port Talbot
Cedar Marine Limited Individual Newcastle Upon Tyne
Chris King Individual
Crena Marine Limited Individual Norfolk
Dai Coombes Individual
Damian Crowley Individual
David Brown Individual
Doggerland Offshore BV Individual Emmeloord, The Netherlands
Essex Marine Consultants Individual Essex
Fairways Marine Brokerage Individual Brighton, East Sussex
Hugh Patience Individual
Ian Best Individual
JDM Marine Surveys Limited Individual Aberdeen, Scotland
Maritime Aqua Limited Individual Aberdeenshire
Maritime Projects Individual HL Joure, The Netherlands
Mark Meade Individual
Mark Ranson Individual
Meridian Chartware Individual Norfolk
Mike Proudlove Individual
OceanVision Consulting Individual National
Paul Walker Individual
Philip Woodcock Individual
RJ Marine & Renewables Individual
Rockhopper Marine Limited Individual Glasgow, Scotland
Roger Towner Consulting Individual
Saltire Marine Services (Scotland) Individual Scotland
Shetland Maritime Limited Individual Lerwick, Shetland
SJW Marine Services Limited Individual
SR Marine Surveys Limited Individual
Strategic Marine Services Limited Individual Wervin, Chester
Stuart Hannam Individual
Timothy Petitt Marine Surveys Individual
Tom Ossieur Individual
Vessconn Maritime Limited Individual London
Westford Services Limited Individual