Workfloat, a self-propelled floating work platform that ‘folds’ up to tow behind a 4×4 on the road or slide into a standard shipping container, has won the main award at The European Commercial Marine Awards at the SeaWork 2019 trade show in Southampton
The award was presented to WorkFloat as industry experts on the judging panel felt it absolutely exemplified the innovative ethos and practical value which is at the heart of Seawork, and ingeniously fills a gap in the market.
‘’We are beyond delighted. We only formed the company five months ago and already have our first WorkFloat in build… SeaWork has been brilliant for us. We obviously thought it was a good idea but also know from experience how the market can humble us all. Bringing the concept here and putting it in front of our prime target audience at such an early stage is invaluable.”- Toby Budd, founder and MD of WorkFloat
Workfloat is a self-propelled, floating work platform that ‘folds’ up for easy and economical transportation. WorkFloat has been designed to bridge an identified gap in the market between small workboats (RIBs, dorys, small landing craft etc) that have limited lifting and carrying abilities; and larger, more expensive workboats and steel multicats that, whilst very capable, have limited and costly re-location options and require deep water, and a large crane or hoist, for launching and recovery.
Workfloat was supported to attend Seawork through Cornwall Marine Network’s Propel Project grant scheme.