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.

Bagpuss, Grand Union Canal

Linsdale, Leighton Buzzard

Marine Salvage

This sunken boat on the Grand Union Canal posed a large challenge to its owners. The 37ft flat-bottomed working boat sank in the middle of the canal in January 2020, possibly after another boat col...
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Terra Marique, Black Rock Sands

Robert Wynn & Sons

Black Rock Sands

Mini-tugs & Workboats

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. CBS provided transfer for the crew of the Terr...
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Liverpool Giants

Royal de Luxe

Liverpool

Mini-tugs & Workboats

Liverpool's Dream was an incredible display of puppetry staged by French group Royal de Luxe in 2018. Huge crowds gathered to watch the larger-than-life puppets parade around Liverpool and...
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Trefor Pier

Trefor, North Wales

Mini-tugs & Workboats

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, North Wales to allow the demolition team to remo...
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Mersey Gateway

Mersey Gateway

Runcorn, Liverpool

Amphibious Support

CBS were carefully selected from many marine operators to fulfil the role of the marine rescue team for the massive capital infrastructure project, The Mersey Gateway, a new motorway crossing over ...
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National Waterways Museum

National Waterways Museum

Ellesmere Port

Marine Salvage

CBS have been engaged by The National Waterways Museum to raise a number of historic boats that had been sunk for over 30 years. These historic craft, many over a hundred years old, require very sp...
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Cranage and Transport

Canal and River Trust

Cranage & 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, all lifts are planned under LOLER contract lift a...
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Marine Survey

Runcorn, Liverpool

Amphibious Support, Marine Survey

CBS provide regular surveys of the Mersey Gateway crossing over the River Mersey using their amphibious Sealegs that can access the sandbanks and traverse between both channels at low water, access...
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Blue Bridge

Queensferry

Safety Boats

CBS were asked to provide safety boat support on the River Dee at Queensferry allowing the rope access technicians to work safely above the hostile tidal estuary with its strong tidal surges, acces...
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Methley Bridge

Colas

River Calder, Castleford

Safety Boats, Pontoons

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

Access was difficult but the CBS modular plas...
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