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Buddy 6m

All the unique versatility of the Water Witch range in a compact, economical form. Ideal for marinas, small  harbours and  inland waterway support operations, it has the advantages of ease of transportation via road trailer, ease of operation, and low operational costs.  Highly efficient marine debris and trash retrieval and great all round work platform.  Ships in standard 20ft containers.


Length (Hull) 5.83m (19')
Breadth 2.30m (7' 7")
Depth 0.70m (2' 4")
Operating Draft (unladen) 0.20m (8")
Displacement (unladen) inc. Basket 700kg (1,543 lbs)
Max. Air Draft (with cab) 1.5m (4' 11")
Max. Cargo Capacity 900kg (1,984 lbs)
Speed Collecting Solids 2-3 knots
Max. Speed (25hp Outboard) 7 knots
Operational Range Protected / Sheltered Waters
Engine 15 - 30hp high thrust, four stroke outboard


  • Floating debris retrieval
  • Cargo hauling
  • Aquatic weed control
  • Personnel launch
  • Safety support
  • Oil Spill Response

Available equipment

  • Litter Collection Basket
  • Pot Puller/Davit
  • Fire Pump
  • Cargo Pod
  • Weed Cutter
  • Oil Recovery System
  • Bow Ramp
  • A Frame Winch
  • Road Trailer


  • Range of wheelhouse options and deck layouts to suit operator requirements.
  • Safety equipment
  • Navigation Lights
  • 12v Switch panel
  • Sun canopy
  • Heavy duty fendering

Previous Builds: the Essex Waterways "Buddy Buster"

6m Buddy Essex Waterways

Puchased with support from the UK National Lottery Awards for All scheme, Chelmer Canal Trust and Essex Waterways, the "Buddy Buster" currently operates on the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation collecting litter and weed. A special feature of this Buddy is the bow loading ramp, which allows equipment to be wheeled on and off the vessel directly from a river bank or floating pontoon.

This vessel's collecting capability has far exceeded all of our working assumptions regarding the quantity of litter and weed that can be collected safely in a given amount of time.

Previous Builds: ABP Grimsby "Sea Eagle"

6m Buddy ABP Grimsby

Delivered early 2008, this Buddy primarily operates within Grimsby and Immingham docks, performing debris collection, cargo carrying and oil-spill response. The vessel is equipped with heavy duty 5" fendering, and is moved between sites on the custom-built Buddy road trailer.