For some years, we have been carrying out maintenance dredging for marina owners Yacht Havens Ltd.
They were so pleased with the operation they asked us to design a dredger specifically built to operate in their marinas, including one that requires a dredge depth of 8 metres at high water.
Alan Goodchild carried out the design work in-house and the result was the MarinaMaster 8000 – an innovative design developed from Rufford II, a dredger designed by Alan some years ago.
Alan looked for a specialist dredger builder with experience of smaller cutter suction dredgers and found Italdraghe SpA in Italy who built it to our Goodchild Marine design.
This exceptionally versatile and manoeuvrable dredger is perfect for precision dredging projects in marinas and waterways where disruption needs to be kept to a minimum.
She has an overall length of 14.20 metres, can dredge down to 8.2 metres below the surface and is powered by an Iveco C78 electronic managed diesel engine with a continuous power rating of 300hp at 2,000 rpm.
All features of the MarinaMaster 8000 are designed to be controlled by one crewmember from the sound-proofed, heated, air-conditioned control cabin.