Modular pontoons from Pontoon & Dock Ltd

Modular pontoons from Pontoon & Dock Ltd

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Eeuwe De Jong Shipyard Receive New Roodberg Cradle Transporter

The Scheepsmotoren Eeuwe de Jong shipyard in the Frisian town of Heeg have received their new Roodberg CT25SD Cradle Transporter. The new Transporter is the answer to securely and rapidly moving heavier yachts over both rough and paved boatyard terrain. "It's an all-rounder" deemed Eeuwe de Jong. 

The new Transporter can be described as a great all-rounder. Yachts of up to 25 tonnes can be moved around any shipyard problem free. Rough ground, kerbs are no longer a problem thanks to the exclusive Roodberg design with double tandem wheels. The system lowers and spreads the weight on the ground surface, enabling humps and bumps to be negotiated without jolts. Eeuwe de Jong explains: "This ensures the best support for the boat’s hull and also guarantees faster and safer work when moving." De Jong has been using these special Roodberg Transporters for many years and is once again enthusiastic about his latest boatyard acquisition. 


The Transporter has a range of unique and practical qualities. The concept consists of a ‘one man operation system’, and indeed one man can perform the entire transport operation with almost any towing vehicle. A number of safety enhancing and practical features are included, such as the 'hydraulically operated drawbar' for stable and safe parking. This easy to operate drawbar also increases profit, as every cm² of the yard can be used for boat storage. The 'top step storage', used for transporting the required tools and materials, completes this new Transporter.

Eeuwe de Jong: "They’ve truly thought of everything in this trailer. Moving boats around the boatyard has never been easier. And of course it frees up time to spend on my own expertise: the care and maintenance of boat engines and propellers."

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Bridge Stabilisation Works In West Yorkshire

Client: BAM Nuttal Ltd 
Project: Linton Bridge Stabilisation Works 

Neil Peters from Bam Nuttal approached us to design a solution for their bridge stabilisation works. This was all part of a £4.5m repair work, approved by senior councillors at Leeds city council. The bridge had dropped 20cm after floodwater undermined its foundations. More than 100 bridges were damaged by floods in West Yorkshire.

Councillor Richard Lewis said: “I think everyone now realises the challenge of repairing Linton Bridge is considerable and requires detailed and complex work, so is not something that can be done quickly.” The method for this works was to build a temporary arch support system. This would be supported by 2 off 17 tonne bridge trusses built onto 4 temporary steel tubular piles filled with concrete. 

The solution that Pontoon and Dock had to come up with was to float the 17 tonne trusses underneath the bridge so the crane could lift and connect onto the support system bases. After many discussions, we decided on a 29m x 2.5m double stacked EZ Dock pontoon with 4 outrigger pontoons double stacked to add stability for when the weight was added. This pontoon would give us a floating capacity of some 60 tonnes. Steel fenders were welded to the steel support bases, these were fixed to act as a safety barrier to stop the whole structure from tipping when in motion. Bam Nuttal had brought in a 500 Tonne mobile Mammoet Crane to carry out all lifting operations.

The whole operation from lifting on the bridge trusses, floating into position and lifting back up onto the support bases was a huge success with no issues at all. Neil Peters was so impressed by our solution that they decided to increase the hire as they found it was much easier to access the arch support to continue with their works. Due to the success of the Linton Road Bridge project, Simon Nadin, one of the Partners and Directors of The Pontoon and Dock Company was asked to attend an awards ceremony with Bam Nuttal. Bam Nuttal and Mott MacDonald have both been recognised by Leeds City Council as Partner of the Year. The award was given for works at Leeds Flood Alleviation and Linton Bridge. 

Since the installation at Linton Bridge, Neil Peters has already forwarded our details to other departments in other counties in the UK and already we have received additional projects to quote. 

This success is down to all staff at Pontoon and Dock. Together we can make it work! Well Done.



Tuesday, 30 August 2016

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Friday, 15 July 2016

The Pontoon & Dock Company Appoint New Marine Sales Consultant


The Pontoon & Dock Company are happy to announce the new appointment of James Burnell as Marine Sales Consultant. A graduate in Maritime Leisure Management and with extensive management experience in the maritime sector, James is highly qualified for this role.
As a Marine Sales Consultant, he will be responsible for the sales of a wide range marine equipment including Roodberg trailers and cranes. James joins Pontoon & Dock from his previous role of Marina Manager at Watchet Marina, Somerset, where he undertook the operational management of both the marina and boat yard. 
James volunteers his time and skills regularly towards promoting water sports and activities. He sits as a member on the Royal Yachting Association South West Committee and is also a member of the Watchet Harbour Advisory Committee. Also a keen participant in water sports himself, James is not short of energy or enthusiasm.




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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Multi-Mover

The Pontoon & Dock Company are excited to announce they have been appointed as the sole UK distributor of Multi-Mover Products. Multi-Mover are producers of electric tow tugs designed to move heavy items such as industrial equipment, boats, trailers and even helicopters with ease.

The Multi-Mover electric tow tug enables you to move your trailer or cart easily, safely and precisely over a flat or even a slightly sloping surface. Instead of exhausting and time consuming physical effort you can move trailers independently, rapidly and now more easily. Due to special tyres and a strong drive, the Multi-Mover can be deployed on hard and soft surfaces. There are 6 different versions: small, medium, large, x large, xx large and 3x large. The Multi-Mover is compact and versatile, silent and emission free, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and there are many tyre and coupling possibilities.


To See Further Information - Click Here 
 Or Call - 01283 208891


Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Bridges 2016 - 24th Annual Conference and Exhibition

Bridges 2016 conference and exhibition at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry is well under way and The Pontoon & Dock Company are exhibiting pontoons and systems available to the construction industry.


Manufacturers, suppliers designers and engineers are there to showcase services specific to the bridge maintenance and construction industry. This event allows us to network with other businesses and create new contacts in addition to promoting our own products. 
We think its going to be a great day. 

Monday, 4 January 2016

Working With Watersafe UK Search & Rescue Team

Over the Christmas period two of our Pontoon and Dock team members- Managing Director Dan Bryant and Pontoon Installation Engineer Dan Heaword took time out of their Christmas holidays to work with the Watersafe UK Search & Rescue Team helping those effected by the flooding.

The Pontoon and Dock Company deployed their Mass Evacuation Platform (made up of EZ Dock pontoon, handrails and outboard) was designed to help evacuate flooding victims and prooved to be a great asset in helping family's cut off by the flooding in York and Lancashire. 

Please remember all work is voluntary and couldn't happen without your support. Visit www.wuksart.org for more information or to donate.





Thursday, 17 December 2015

Shrewsbury Town Football Club Advertising

The Pontoon and Dock Company Ltd are proud to be sponsoring our local team Shrewsbury Town Football Club as official match ball sponsors. We now have three advertising boards around the pitch at New Meadow. 

Below are some great photos of our advertising boards taken by Malcolm Couzens Photography.







Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Congratulations to AirBerth Boat Lifts!

AirBerth® Boat Lifts is proud to announce that it has won the Maritime Australia Limited - Civil Industry National Innovation Award 2015 yesterday afternoon (October 6th, 2015) at the Sydney Exhibition Centre - Glebe.

"We are extremely honoured to be recognised for the work we are doing bringing Australian innovation to the commercial and maritime space." 

The award recognises the achievements of SMEs in commercialising innovation in the maritime industry and is widely recognised by commercial and maritime operators as well as the defence industry.

AirBerth® manufactures a range of Boat Lifting Systems made entirely from High Density Polyethylene, a material impervious to the damaging effects of marine growth or electrolysis.  Raising the boat out of the water on an AirBerth® then prolongs the life of the boat by eliminating the need to anti-foul the boat and also protects the metal parts such as propellers and rudders from electrolysis damage.

AirBerth has many customers around the world including:
·         Border Force (Ex Australian Customs);
·         Queensland National Parks Sport and Recreation
·         Marine Rescue NSW;
·         Roads and Maritime NSW;
·         Department of Primary Industries - NSW
·         US Coast Guard;
·         US Navy;
·         Malaysia BOMBA (Fire Department);
·         Singapore Water Police;
·         Air Services Australia;
·         Singapore Aviation Authority;
·         Petro-Can (Oil Spill Response Vessel);
·         Hampshire Water Police;
·         Road Transport Authority – UAE
·         Australian Volunteer Coast Guard;
·         Los Suenos Fire Rescue – Costa Rica.

Managing Director  Alex Chan made the following comments:

“Winning an award like this recognises the effort of many, in particular, I have to thank our team at AirBerth particularly Justin Lye our Marketing Manager; Jürgen König our Operations Manager and Tim Chan our Finance Manager, for their hard work and persistence.”

“We must also acknowledge the great service and loyalty of our international distributor network, which extends over 30 countries across the globe, many of whom have been partnering with us for over 15 years.”

Finally our association with AIMEX (Australian International Marine Exporter) and the newly formed ACMG (Australian Commercial Marine Group) has been a key part of our export success overseas.”

He also added:

“However, we would not be where we are without the support of the most important people in our business, our customers. Their continued belief in our product and our service is the real testament to where we are today and also where we are heading.”

Winning the 2015 Maritime Australia Limited – Civil Industry National Innovation Award, caps off a terrific year for AirBerth.  Earlier this year in May the team were awarded an Export Recognition award at the 2015 Club Marine Australian Marine Export Awards, recognising their export achievements on the global stage.



Thursday, 1 October 2015

AirBerth Boat Lifts- 2015 Maritime Australia Limited National Innovation Awards Finalist


AirBerth, one of The Pontoon and Dock Company's leading suppliers of boat lift systems, has been nominated for the 2015 Maritime Australia Limited National Innovation Awards.

"Gold Coast based AirBerth Boat Lifts have been announced as a finalist for the upcoming 2015 Maritime Australia Limited National Innovation Awards. These prestigious awards are held during the Pacific 2015 International Maritime Exposition in Sydney.

Maritime Australia Limited promotes innovation in maritime and naval defence technology and export development by Australian industry.


The Pacific 2015 event brings together all the latest innovations across the maritime industry for leading commercial and Government organisations from through Asia Pacific to see first-hand.


AirBerth Boat Lifts have developed a range of floating boat lifts which enable boat owners to have the convenience and ultimate protection of dry storing their vessel out of the water. Constructed entirely using HDPE (High Density Polyethylene), this robust material is ideal in the marine environment as it is non-corrosive and has the highest UV stability.


Australian owned and operated AirBerth Boat Lifts are currently exporting their innovative and market leading range of floating boat lifts across 30 countries around the world. Leading Government and Commercial organisation trust AirBerth to protect their operational vessels including; Australian Customs, Marine Rescue NSW, Australian Coast Guard, US Navy, Road and Maritime NSW, US Coast Guard and Singapore Police to name just a sample.



The 2015 Maritime Australia Limited National Innovation award winners will be announced during a special presentation by Chairman of Maritime Australia Limited, VADM Chris Ritchie, AO, during Pacific 2015 on Tuesday 6th October."



Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Wood Wharf EZ Dock Installation

This recent installation of EZ Dock at Wood Wharf in London provides a 41m long pedestrian access for Canary Wharf Contractors employees to allow them to access their construction site safely.

EZ Dock’s floating modular dock sections create an agile-yet-tough system than can be installed quickly and moved easily with little expense in time and effort.

The platforms can support up to 62 lbs. per square foot of load, and assembly and disassembly for transport or storage is quick and easy.

During on-water construction our platforms provide easy access to the job site, moving equipment and steadying parts. With EZ Dock, you can custom-tailor a Floating Work/Loading Platform to meet the specific requirements of your project.



Thursday, 10 September 2015

Dragon Boat Race 2015

The Pontoon & Dock company is proud to have sponsored this years Heart of the Forest Charity Dragon Boat Race. 

Close to 3,000 people attended the event on Sunday at Albert Village Lake. More than £5,000 was raised for several charities as teams battled it out on the water.

Our EZ Dock pontoon was put through its paces; being used as a fashion runway, a stage for a band and of course a dock for the dragon boats.


Team P&D may not have won the event but it was a fantastic day raising money for some amazing charities! 





Monday, 7 September 2015

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital DSU Donation

"Bay 6 of the DSU has benefited from a brand new 42 inch television courtesy of Dan Bryant who received treatment at the unit earlier this year."

Dan & Michelle, two of our directors, have generously donated a new TV to Bay 6 of the DSU at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital whilst Dan was undertaking treatment to thank the hospital staff for their fantastic work and care.Hopefully this will provide a welcome distraction for future patients.


Dan and Michele will be featured the Shropshire Star and you can read the full article here.


Thursday, 13 August 2015

The Pontoon & Dock Company Ltd

We are suppliers of a variety of quality marine equipment including pontoons, boat lifts, and safety ladders. For more information on the products and services we provide you can visit the ‘Products’ tab of our website.

We specialize in the design and installation of innovative pontoon solutions. Established in 2009, we are the best rated pontoon solution in the industry and the leading suppliers of EZ Dock pontoons in Europe. From construction companies to festivals we work to provide the best solution for our customer’s at the most competitive price.