TUGDOCK is a patented modular floating dry dock. It is less cost to buy, less cost to operate and far simpler to use than any present dry dock system.

Deck dimensions can be increased or decreased to suit the size and shape of the vessel or floating structure to be lifted.

Transportable as shipping containers for cost effective global delivery.

Founded in Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom.

TUGDOCK working prototype

TUGDOCK partners

TUGDOCK has signed a worldwide partnership agreement with Unique Seaflex, a global leader in Buoyancy and Ballasting equipment and part of the Unique Group, one of the world’s leading integrated subsea and offshore solution providers.

This partnership will see TUGDOCK’s modular floating dry docks being offered for rental or purchase via Unique Seaflex’s global network, whilst providing customers with a warranty on their product.

Shane Carr, Managing Director (Tugdock) & Graham Brading, Group Director (Unique Group) shake hands on the deal in front of the 110 tonne Water Weight bag.

Meet the Team

Shane Carr

Managing Director

Inventor and founder of TUGDOCK Limited. Shane has had over 44 years’ experience in the steel construction industry, specialising in floating structures and in particular the development of novel concepts such as the ‘DockMaster’ Concrete Pontoon System and the ‘TUGDOCK’ Modular Floating Dry Dock.

Lucas Lowe-Houghton

Director of Business Development

10 years of international project experience and strategic business development supporting multi-million pound contracts in offshore energy and maritime industries. Specialist in marine energy markets such as offshore wind fixed & floating, wave and tidal energy.

Malcolm Chapman - Tugdock

Malcolm Chapman


Malcolm is a serial entrepreneur and Angel Investor with over a dozen investments to date across a broad range of industries from Engineering, Telecoms, Cleantech, Biotech, Medtech, IT and Retail. He is an experienced Lead Investor and Chairman has been actively involved in a number of start up businesses.