Pontoon projects completed


Falmouth-based pontoon specialist Marine Designs Ltd has completed a trio of commercial projects at opposite ends of the UK.

The pontoon made by Marine Designs Ltd, which has been installed in Ramsgate to transfer crew to Thanet Offshore Wind Farm

The company, which is part of the A&P Group, designs, builds and installs heavy-duty, 50-year design life ‘DockMaster’ concrete pontoon systems.

These low maintenance pontoons are ideal for vessels from 50 to 2,000 tonnes displacement, with variable usage from offshore wind crew transfer to very large tugs.

The three latest projects include a 26 metre pontoon for a fish farming company in the Outer Hebrides, a 170 tonne single section crew transfer pontoon in Ramsgate, Kent, and a high, freeboard ferry pontoon on the River Fal, in Cornwall.

Marine Designs Drystan Jones commented: “We are delighted that all these projects have been installed on time, within budget and to very satisfied customers.

“The projects show the versatility of the DockMaster pontoon system as all three projects were moored in variable sea states and for a widely different range of vessels.”