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Lift-out Facilities, Plant and Equipment Hire

The boatlift at Denton WharfLifting and other services are available:

Boat Lift

A 70-tonne boat lift is available for commercial use. This is used extensively for both PLA and commercial vessels. Recent commercial work included the lift of twelve 30 metre-long pontoons weighing up to 17 tonnes and destined for a marina development upriver.


Cranes are available to hire, including one of 70 tonnes capacity.

Hire of barges

Barges are available for hire under standard barecon terms. Typically a standard Thames barge is available for £150 per week.

Hire of anchors, wires etc.

Chains, anchors, shackles, buoys and wires are available to hire from Marine Services at Denton Wharf.

Shotblasting and Spray Painting

Facilities are available at Denton Wharf to shot-blast, refurbish and spray paint steel buoys and other small steel structures. Quotations for this type of work are available from the Marine Services office.

Enquiries and charges

For more information please contact Marine Services: Denton Wharf, Mark Lane, Gravesend, Kent DA12 2PL, Tel : +44 (0)1474 562444, Fax : +44 (0)1474 562403, or use this Contact Form