Commercial Boat Services (CBS) have been operating since 1998 and are part of the Chester Boat Company who have been operating commercial passenger boats for over 100 years. CBS are certified by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and are accredited to a high score with Achilles who audit the whole system of work and monitor the quality of our on and off site operations.

Mud Rescue – Silver Jubilee Bridge

Mud Rescue – Silver Jubilee Bridge


Mud Rescue

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Chester pleasure boat lift

Chester pleasure boat lift


Every 2 years, Commercial Boat Services arranges cranage for the fleet of its sister company, ChesterBoat.

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Sunken drilling rig, River Aire

Sunken drilling rig, River Aire


In 2022, Commercial Boat Services were asked to recover a 20-ton drilling rig that had been lost in the River Aire in the February floods.

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Scroby Sands Wind Farm

Scroby Sands Wind Farm


We recently travelled to Scroby Sands in Norfolk to assist Commercial Rib Charter Ltd with crew transfer to the RWE Renewables offshire wind farm.

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Terra Marique, Black Rock Sands

Terra Marique, Black Rock Sands


In September 2020 we assisted with the movement of a 128.5-tonne electricity transformer from an 80m barge onto the beach near Porthmadog, Gywnedd.

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Liverpool Giants

Liverpool Giants


Liverpool's Dream was an incredible display of puppetry staged by French group Royal de Luxe in 2018.

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Trefor Pier

Trefor Pier


CBS were asked to provide their mini tugs to move uni-float modular pontoons carrying heavy plant and equipment, around the outer harbour at Trefor

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Mersey Gateway

Mersey Gateway


CBS were carefully selected from many marine operators to fulfil the role of the marine rescue team for the massive capital infrastructure project

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National Waterways Museum

National Waterways Museum


CBS have been engaged by The National Waterways Museum to raise a number of historic boats that had been sunk for over 30 years.

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Cranage and Transport

Cranage and Transport


CBS are experienced boat movers from specialist catamarans movements as seen here on our specialist Hiab vehicle to very long and wide low loaders

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Blue Bridge

Blue Bridge


CBS were asked to provide safety boat support on the River Dee at Queensferry allowing the rope access technicians to work safely

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Methley Bridge

Methley Bridge


CBS were asked by Colas to provide access to enable the repairs to the voided structure at Methley Bridge, Castleford, over the River Calder.

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