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Buddy 8m

The 8m Buddy offers increased working deck area, enhanced storage facilities, cargo carrying capacity, improved transit speed and a larger range of wheelhouse options. The 8m version has the space to accommodate an extra cargo pod, integral pump out tank, A frame for lifting, or equipment storage options  for even greater versatility.

Designed for better transit speeds and seaworthiness, the 8m hull is the best choice for commercial Ports, Harbours and coastal operations.  Available with conventional bow design for dive support and general maintenance work.  Illustrated here is the 8m Buddy with the standard operator's console, seat with aluminium canopy.  Drop in pod options - litter collection basket and cargo pod.

Available with full wheelhouse, folding wheelhouse, dive ladders, loading ramps, lifting frame  (500kg or 1000kg capacity) with electric winch.


8m Buddy
Length (Hull) 8m (26'3)
Breadth 2.50m (8' 2")
Depth 0.70m (2' 4")
Operating Draft (unladen) 0.20m (8")
Displacement (unladen) inc. Basket 1,200kg (2,645 lbs)
Max. Air Draft (with cab) 2.1m (6' 10")
Max. Cargo Capacity 1,800kg (2,204 lbs)
Speed Collecting Solids 2-3 knots
Max. Speed (25hp Outboard) 8-9 knots
Operational Range Protected / Sheltered Waters
Engine 25 - 40hp 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
  • Pump Out System
  • 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
  • On-board electrical and navigational equipment as required
  • Heavy Duty fendering and push knees

Previous Builds: Qatar, UAE

8m Qatar

The 8m Buddy pontoon workboat is an ideal platform for oil spill response, with the advantage of having the capability for rapid response due to her own launch and recovery trailer.

8m Qatar

This is the second Buddy craft to be delivered to Qatar, purchased to support construction of The Pearl - a 4 million square meter man-made island featuring 32 kilometres of new coastline and accommodating 1500 berths.