MCA Accreditation

Our team at Thamescraft Dry Docking Services Ltd is highly experienced and hard working, not only providing comprehensive dry docking facilities, but also a range of marine services.

Our skippers are fully licensed in compliance with Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), and Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) 95 requirements.

We also have a task force of welders and fitters, crane drivers, engineers and barge masters.

All of our crew members are familiar with current regulations and standards relating to safe working practice.

Highly Skilled Workforce

We take a great deal of pride in every job we undertake, no matter how large or small.

Although Thamescraft Dry Docking Services Ltd is one of the smaller companies on the Thames, the PLA (Port of London Authority) has entrusted us with some of the most difficult and specialist jobs due to our experience, careful planning, diligence, and very high standards of health and safety.

Our team are equipped with all the skills necessary for delivering a prompt, professional and satisfactory service to our clients.

Efficient Reliable Service

One of our primary objectives is to develop long-term relationships with our clients.

We aim to maintain the trust of satisfied customers who can rely on our ability to demonstrate superior skill levels while meeting agreed deadlines.

We will continue to provide an efficient professional service where aftercare and ongoing maintenance schedules are always approached with the same degree of consistency and attention to detail.

Dedicated Marine Support

We provide all types of marine support for civil works on the Thames.

Our wharf has a loading facility for barges and other vessels, and is easily accessed by road.

We can provide flat top pontoons up to 1200T deck capacity, help with risk assessments and passage plans.

Our Thames based marine support services include harbour and coastal towage, dredging support, cargo transportation, civils and diving support, tug hire, workboat and pontoon hire, salvage, spoil removal, aggregate distribution, and piling.



Thamescraft Dry Docking Services Ltd assisted BAM Nuttall in their Chiswick Bridge refurbishment project, during which we provided support services with our flat-top pontoon “Buffle” and the tug “Devoted” deployed as a safety boat.

“Buffle” was anchored under each of the bridge’s arches for around 10 days while surveys and repair works were undertaken. A welfare unit and two 6-ton cherry pickers, plus a range of other equipment, were loaded onto the flat-top pontoon and towed to Chiswick by tug “Devious” and multicat “Jack D”. We were required to maintain a very strict schedule and meet tight deadlines. This we achieved to the satisfaction of BAM Nuttall, who recognised our professional contribution to the product by issuing a “Highly Commended” Supply Chain Award which we are proud to display here.


As operators of one of London’s only remaining boatyards, we carry out around half of all the annual maintenance work needed for London’s maritime tourism industry, and three-quarters of the Thames pleasure boat refit and maintenance work requiring Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) accreditation.

We have operated in Greenwich for more than twenty years.

The boatyard carries out routine maintenance and emergency repairs to piers, pontoons and vessels, all of which are not only essential to cargo handling, but also to waste re-cycling and tourist traffic on the river.

Our facilities are available 24 hours a day to help with your vessel repairs and scheduled maintenance.