McLachlan Marine

McLachlan Marine

McLachlan Marine is one of the largest independent workboat operators in North East of Scotland, based in Aberdeen owning and operating a growing fleet of over 10 Workboats.

Established in 2011, operating as Castle Charter & Marine Services Ltd, trading as McLachlan Marine, the growth of the business has expanded into new markets.

With a diverse profile of projects, services and quayside base at Aberdeen Harbour we provide crew launch, crew transfers, workboat hire, safety boats, seabed survey boats, equipment sea trials and equipment deployments around Scotland.

Our fantastic operations team have a diverse wealth of experience from offshore, oil & gas, renewables, shipping, lifeboats & maritime training.

McLachlan Marine is well known for providing a reliable and safe crew transfer (water taxi) service over the last decade from Aberdeen Harbour to the ships anchored in the bay. MM vessels have capacity to carry up to 5 ton of cargo and 12 passengers. Vessels mobilise almost daily providing crew change launches to passing tankers & supply ships for the local agents.

Since 2011, McLachlan Marine have offered workboats to survey equipment manufacturers and rental companies for calibrations and sea trials of client owed equipment. They have made significant investment in two innovative moonpool pole deployment systems on True North and Ocean Predator including a custom swing mount on the Ocean Echo, this makes the mounting of multibeam sonar, inertial navigation units quick, easy & safe. Our client base is spread throughout the UK who travel from all over to test and calibrate equipment on our vessels at Aberdeen.

McLachlan Marine are marine support specialists providing turn key solutions for your project and have the infrastructure and project managers to provide additional services through our experienced partners. Our certified slinger/riggers, 20t forklift drivers, crane supervisors for lift planning and linesmen for barge works are experienced, trained and competent.

McLachlan Marine ROV services provides ships thruster inspections, harbour quayside and outfall surveys. The VideoRay Pro GTO is small enough to access hard to reach areas recording and feeding video footage back to the operator. The ROV kit is fully mobile and can be mobilised onto any of our vessels or operated from a vehicle on the quayside.

McLachlan Marine have delivered many successful inshore survey projects from unmanned ASV, shallow water, sub bottom to river inspection and visual surveys. McLachlan Marine can supply vessel and crew to work with your choice of surveyor or provide a full package through our trusted surveyors.

We are the preferred contractor for a number of large operators, local marine projects and government bodies based on our commitment to safety, infrastructure, accreditation and service provided.
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