The Rothen Group has one of the largest fleet of specialist narrow beam floating plant in the country. Our range of boats include pontoons, pusher and powered tugs, hoppers, crane boats, workboats and punts/flat boats that can be used in a variety of applications. If depth is a consideration, we have shallow draught boats both powered and unpowered or if materials need to be transported we have both insulated and large materials hoppers. We also hire welfare and survey/inspection craft.
Our broad array of specialist machine transporter and operating platform pontoons are capable of transporting a 1.5 tonne to 8 tonne machine to awkward access sites, where the machine can either be tracked off the pontoon to work or it can operate from the pontoon itself, with the stability legs down. The machine can be tracked up and down the pontoon to work with no danger of the boat capsizing. In addition, we have a variety of cranes for lock gate replacement works or piling operations. The pontoons are highly adaptable, with side stability tanks which swing round to enable them to fit through narrow bridges and locks.
The crane boats and grab barges available offer a bespoke option for your project. Whether you are replacing lock gates, piling, post driving or needing to lift materials we have a crane boat for you.
The boats can be hired with or without an operator. We have designed our fleet to be predominantly transportable by hiab lorry making delivery cheaper and quicker.