Safety Boats

Safety Boat Services supply small, medium and large size Safety Boats to the Civil Engineering and Marine Construction Industry where a Safety Boat or Work Boat is required, when personnel are required to work over, on or under the water.

We supply boats from 5 to 15 metres in length, with or without a Skipper and Crew.

Work Boats

For safe working platforms and crew movements on the water, Safety Boat Services have a range of Cathedral Hull boats, flat bottomed unsinkable Aluminium boats, different size / layout Rigid Hull Inflatable boats (RIBs) and also light weight heavy duty Inflatable Rescue Boats. These can be hired for short periods or long term contracts, delivered to the site complete with all necessary safety equipment, ready to work with or without crew.

Revetment & Riverbank Restoration/ Engineering

Specialist patented technology is used by Safety Boat Services to restore Riverbanks and Tidal Flow

Class A Guard Vessels

Safety Boat Services can provide offshore Guard Vessels to maintain a Marine Exclusion Zone for protecting vulnerable surface and sub-sea Construction Operations or otherwise sensitive Marine Operations. For example Pipeline and Cable Installation, Offshore Wind activities and Marine Traffic.

Our Skippers and Crew are experienced in the operation of Marine Guard Vessels to ensure a safe and co-operative protection of Marine Hazardous areas.

Survey Vessels

Safety Boat Services operate our own Survey Vessels up to MCA category 2 that can be based in any UK or European port.

Our vessels are fast, meaning less time steaming and more survey miles per day. We can also supply Skippers and Crew for survey companies operating their own vessels anywhere, be it Barrow, Bournemouth or Blakeney.

We have undertaken all types of survey work including; Bird surveys, Bathymetric surveys, Water Sampling, Grab Sampling, Drop Down Video and Fishing Gear Surveys.

Skipper & Crew Hire

Safety Boat Services supply commercially qualified Crew and Skippers qualified to Master Mariner.

All are supplied as required, with all necessary certificates including FIrst Aid, Sea Survival and VHF. We source our personnel from around the country and they include ex RM, RN and current Lifeboat personnel and active Skippers.

Marine Support & Equipment Hire

Included in the Safety Boat Services plant list are a 150cfm Diesel Compressor, Diesel Welder Generators, Sand Blasting and Spraying Equipment, Airlifts, Lifting Bags from 0.5 to 1.5 tonne and all general Construction tools and associated equipment. This equipment can be mobilized anywhere in the country at short notice aboard our 18 knot landing craft ‘Shifter’ which has its own 5 tonne crane and is coded for 20nm from safe haven day or night.

Shifter can be anchored or beached near the high water mark and worked from as a fully contained base. Shifter can also carry a tracked vehicle aboard.

PAMS – Passive Acoustic Monitoring


This system monitors the full rage of Cetacean Vocalisation Frequencies to comply with seismic survey regulatory requirements, set out by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee.

SBS are equipped with the Acoustic Marine Systems Passive Acoustic Cetacean Monitoring System (PAMS) which is able to detect a wide range of frequencies emitted from Cetacean vocalisation from low frequency moons to high frequency echolocation clicks.


Safety Boat Services offer internal and external secure storage space, ideal for boat and machinery storage. We can also offer in-house maintanance to ensure equipment is maintained to fully serviceable levels and transport facilities to and from our storage facility.

Emergency Pumping Services

Emergency pumping services

Safety Boat Services Self-contained, high capacity, all-terrain Environmental Pump Units and trained personnel are available 24/7 for quick response emergency pumping requirements.

We can service all your non-hazardous material pumping requirements, including tidal and non-tidal flooding, pipe breakage, constuction site flooding, heavy equipment damage etc.

Rescue Boats

At Safety Boat Services we can offer our Clients different size rescue craft for hire, with or without fully qualified skipper and crew. Rescue Boats are used for picking up people from water, transporting people safely over hazardous waters, safety cover for Marine Construction Works

Oil Spill Response

Safety Boat Services have an Oil Spill Response Team fully trained and experienced in dealing with all Oil Spills and Contaminents. This team can be ready to mobilise in minutes, using a large array of SOPEP equipment

Personal Protective Equipment/ Work Wear

Safety Boat Services can provide Personal Protective Equipment, such as Bodywear, Footwear, Cold & Wind protection, Head protection, Hi Viz protection, Multinorm, Wet and Cold Weather gear aswell as all garments required for Offshore working from renowned manufacturers including Gunnebo, Rud, Yale, Mullion, RidgeGear and Pewag

Welfare Units

Safety Boat Services can provide certified portable welfare systems currently available for Offshore and Specialist Construction works. These units have a fully certified lifting frame with slings, integrated sealed holding tanks, and they are Lightweight (140kg). Units are available in the following formats:-
: Toilets (Disabled Units available if required)
: Showers (Chemical, Standard and Emergency)
: Eye wash units/First Aid units
: Mini Rigging/Tool lofts
: Wide Access Units

Boat Bulding

Boat Building

Safety Boat Services in conjunction with it's Joint Venture partner Pegasus Marine Ltd can provide a range of boats from 4 metres to 11 metres in length for both Commercial and Leisure uses. The range of Pegasus RIBs are available with both inboard and outboard engines. They are made from re-inforced GRP. All boats can be coded as per MCA requirements.