Our website uses cookies so that we can provide a better service. Continue to use the site as normal if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

Boatlift at Denton

A PLA vessel on the boatliftDenton Wharf, Gravesend, provides us with a purpose-built facility to undertake a wide range of marine operations, both in support of the PLA’s own requirements and third-parties.

The boatlift at Denton Wharf

The facility is the Marine Services’ operational base for the PLA’s fleet of 40 vessels and provides storage and maintenance areas for buoys, lights, mooring and counter-pollution equipment. It is also the centre for the PLA’s diving and salvage services and was used as the reception area for the sections of the Elizabethan-era wreck successfully recovered from the estuary by the PLA in 2004.

Fully equipped with a fixed 40-tonne heavy-lift crane and a 50-tonne mobile crane, the jetty also has a dockway that is independently served by a 70-tonne capacity boat-lift where craft can be lifted out of the water and taken ashore for maintenance on adjacent level ground.  With the depletion of boatyard facilities on the Thames, the boat-lift at Denton Wharf enables the PLA to accommodate third-party business on top of its normal duties in maintaining the PLA fleet and other equipment associated with its responsibilities for the tidal Thames.

Click here for more information about the PLA's Marine Services, or here to contact PLA Marine Services