Suppliers of Safety Boat Services & Waterways Maintenance


RDB has for many years looked after the cleanliness of the wetside of Gloucester Docks, involving handling oil contamination, daily debris removal, culvert inspect and pontoon cleaning.


RDB also offer a fast response unit to assist with blockages or obstructions to the navigation channel, often in conjunction with British Waterways.

RDB has many vessels that can be used in various situations, including an aluminium boat suitable for use in welding or other hot works, an 'unsinkable' commando style vessel, ideal for removal of waterborne obstructions.


RDB's newest vessel is an ex British Waterways patrol boat with an inboard 2.5 litre Ford turbo diesel engine, with front cabin.


All watercraft have the appropriate safety certificates, carry rescue equipment and first aid kits.

We can supply suitable vessels for either transporting workers or crew across the water channel, or simply for ensuring the safety of the workforce whilst constructing scaffold or working above the water.


We are happy to quote for long or short term contracts anywhere in the UK mainland.  Please use the contact page and ask for a quotation.

  Waterways Maintenance

 Construction Site Safety Work

Our vessels