Marine Support Services


M.V. Sarah Marie and M.V. Dalemoor are also available to hire for marine support services to the commercial sector throughout Ireland. We have vast experience at this and currently provide boat and skipper services to several state and private bodies throughout Ireland. Current state clients include the Commissioners of Irish Lights, the Office of Public Works, National Parks and Wildlife Service and Sligo County Council.

Safety Vessel

Both of our vessels are available to hire as safety support vessels for any offshore and inshore works, and where compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Regulations is required. We have broad experience on marine construction sites as well as providing rescue boat services to several organisations in local, national and international events. Our skipper, Daryl, is a fully qualified helm for Sligo Bay Lifeboat (as well as the station mechanic) and has an impeccable safety record, coming highly recommended from several state, private and commercial companies.

Marine Constructions

We have experience working with several marine construction firms where we have supplied personnel and equipment transportation in shallow and deep water, as well as having been involved in accurate barge placements. We have also completed several major infrastructure projects with the Commissioners of Irish Lights over the last two decades, such as the modernisation and refit of Blackrock lighthouse and several other major civil works. Personnel Safe Pass and other certification available upon request.

Marine Surveys

We have been conducting marine surveys inshore and offshore for various private companies in Sligo and Donegal Bay since 2006. These have been completed providing both skipper services on specialised vessels as well as our own charter boats. We have also provided survey works under bridges and in intertidal areas for Sligo County Council and other survey works such as dilapidation surveys, damage assessment, coastal erosion and site suitability surveys.

Wind Farm Developments

We are available for site survey and preliminary works for wind farm developments and can supply ongoing monitoring services to existing wind farms. We are also experienced with facilitating crew changes and vessel support services. Crew services, supply, emergency and welfare facility connections of all description are accommodated.

Scientific Support Vessel

We provide vessel and skipper services for scientific research and sampling services such as water and bottom sampling and other scientific research. We also launch and tow or relocate scientific instruments and buoys for data collection purposes.

Skipper Services

We can provide skipper services for a range of vessels across Ireland as required. We have several skippers available with various appropriate seagoing qualifications and experience up to masters level.

Pilotage and Vessel Support

Having provided pilot vessel services in Sligo for many years for Sligo Harbour Board as well as supporting the Irish Lights vessel, the “Granuaile” we are experienced in offshore vessel support. Services include vessel standby, supply chain and safety services as well as emergency transfers.

Film & TV Support Services

Although we have appeared numerous times on TV and radio, we are also available for hire for the various marine support and coordination services required for coastal and offshore filming. We have supplied location scout, safety, diving and camera vessel services for many major productions such as Irish Film Boards “Calvary”, “Swansong”, RTE’s “Living the Wildlife”, BBC’s “Coast” and “Crossing the Line” productions.


We can offer unrivalled views of the many lighthouses, sights and views in Sligo as well as the mountainous Sligo and Donegal coastline for amateur and professional photography. Sundowners and sunrisers are popular trips for those with a keen photographic eye, for local advertising photos or for that perfect panoramic shot on your wall.

Vessel Transportation

Please contact us with details of your vessel movement requirements for a quote.