Barge, Tug & Workboat Services

Barge / Tug & Workboats / Crane

Equipment Service: All our equipment is portable so we can go anywhere!

Just a few of the large successful commercial projects we have been involved with, all finished on time and on or below budget:

2022: Hall Street Pier, City of Nelson: Demolish and dispose of existing pier including cresosote wood pilings. Install 26 new steel pilings.

2020: Install floating HDPE breakwater system for the Village of Nakusp.

2018 - 2022:
Supply Large Scale Nutrient Dispensing program for Kootenay Lake for the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program / BC Hydro.

2019: Dredging the West Arm of Kootenay Lake for Ministry of Transportation with Vancouver Pile Driving

2019: Nelson Hydro: Install six 450m 25 KV high voltage submarine cables and one fibreoptic submarine cable across the West Arm of Kootenay Lake at Nelson (near the Orange Bridge) with Fraser Burrard Diving.

2017: Install new Geniglace steel pontoon debris boom at Hugh Keenleyside Dam.

2015: Nelson Hydro: Install six 550m 25 KV high voltage submarine cables across the West Arm of Kootenay Lake with Fraser Burrard Diving.

2015: Conduct dredging near the Brisco Bridge on the Columbia River for the Ministry of Transportation with Emcon.

2010: Install 5.6 km fibreoptic submarine cable for Shaw Cable Systems across Kootenay Lake from Balfour to Pilot Point with Ledcor.


Our barge is ideal for submarine cable installations, dredging with an excavator or for large equipment and/or material hauling. Our two sectional barges combine to form a 20 ft wide x 40 feet long x 4 ft deep barge that can handle up to 100,000 lbs, or add our third 10' x 50' section which can be in-set to allow for dredging or drilling, increasing our capacity to 150,000 lbs. Our sectional barges can be stacked and shipped on a flat-deck. We are able to launch in many standard boat ramps from our trailer, or the barge sections can be unloaded into the water by a large crane. Our barge is easily maneuverable even in shallow water situations.


Truckable barges loaded for transport.


Large equipment hauling.


Submarine cable installation.


Ideal for shallow water conditions.




Unloading truckable barge section from bridge deck.


View from bridge deck.

Contact us today for a free estimate for your floating barge needs.

Tug & Workboats

Tug Boats: Normally moored at our marina in Balfour, BC, we offer two tug boats for service on Kootenay Lake or other lakes in BC:

  • Hoot N Annie Tug, 26' aluminum hull tug with 3' draft (top picture below)
  • Heide Ho Tug, largest in the fleet 32’, steel tug (middle picture below)

We also have several various aluminum workboats in our fleet, covered and uncovered.




Contact us today for a free estimate for your tug or work boat service needs.

Crane Truck

Our Western Star semi-truck with Danco crane has a capacity of 10,000 lbs along-side and 1,800 lbs at 60 ft. We also have various trailers available up to 48' step deck and can be available for crane service or short distance hauling.


Contact us today for a free estimate for your crane needs.