Since 1978 Goodchild Marine has developed into a yard that designs, builds, repairs, refits and maintains all sorts of commercial and leisure craft from modern facilities with enthusiastic, professional managers and workforce.
Custom design, construction, fit out and refit/repair of windfarm vessels, pilot boats, workboats and fishing vessels to the highest standards including Police, Classification and MCA requirements.
Over recent years Goodchild Marine has invested heavily in modern purpose-designed premises that allow a number of major operations to be undertaken at the same time without affecting each other.
There is a build/refit/repair workshop that will easily take 20 metre vessels at the rear of the yard and a second one at the front of the yard, each with its own overhead lifting facilities and access for the boat lift through the roller doors. Each shop can be heated and maintained at a temperature suitable for GRP laminating work.
Goodchild Marine is the sole UK agent for the Italdraghe range of dredging equipment – specialists in cutter suction dredging and heavy duty pumps.
Italdraghe has developed a range of innovative new dreging heads that can be quickly retro-fitted to any hydraulic excavator making it into a specialist cutter suction dredger that can operate from the land or from a pontoon.
The dredging head is fitted with a specialist high capacity pump capable of pumping both water and entrained solids or debris. This makes it ideal for pumping out flooded areas or streets where there is debris that would normally block a conventional pump.