Work Boats

Power Solutions for the Workboat Sector

Finning provides a wide range of Cat® and MaK marine propulsion solutions, auxiliary engines and packaged generator sets that provide reliable, economic power for coastal and seagoing workboats.

These include:

  • Tugboats
  • Salvage vessels
  • Towing and line boats
  • Survey vessels for coastal hydrographic and geo survey work
  • RNLI lifeboats
  • Crew transfer boats for offshore windfarms and from other offshore vessels
  • Pilot boats for the transfer or sea and coastal pilots
  • Launches for transporting personnel and goods to other vessels

Cat and MaK engines supplied by Finning are hard at work in all of these applications delivering high reliability, low cost of ownership and ease of maintenance. We work with major workboat builders to provide both standard propulsion packages that can be easily installed in new build boats, as well as engineering bespoke power systems for vessel upgrades and overhauls.

Your crew's safety is paramount but so too is your commitment to your customer to deliver the service they expect, on time and on budget. Engine failure therefore not only puts your vessel at risk but also impacts on your bottom line.

Finning provides a range of support options to ensure your engine runs at peak performance, including customer service agreements, the supply of genuine Cat and MaK spare parts and routine fluid analysis.

We also work with many workboat operators to provide remote monitoring of engine performance through our GP Link communications' system, helping to detect and rectify issues before they become a problem.


Marine Engines

Caterpillar is the marine industry's leading provider of medium and high speed marine engines, generator sets and auxiliary engines. Manufacturing both the Cat® and MaK brands, we are committed to meeting your requirements regardless of vessel size or sector.

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Response, Repair & Rebuild

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