UK Docks offer Dry Docks, Afloat Repair Berths and specialist Boat Repair facilities throughout the UK and employ Specialist Service Engineers for vessel repair, construction, conversion and engineering services to the Marine, Offshore and Defence Sector throughout the world

About us

UK Docks has a proud tradition of service in the maritime sector. Over the years, the company has acquired an excellent reputation in the industry by combining the expertise and experience of its staff with the use of high-quality materials and equipment from around the world.

Originating in the North East of England - which remains its’ headquarters - UK Docks has now extended its dock and marine service operations down to the English Channel and across to the Irish Sea.

Our employees now work across the globe, delivering rapid response to clients. We are also a long-standing support contractor to the Ministry of Defence, providing through-life support to vessels and equipment.

Additionally, we provide in-service support and capability, including upgrades of existing vessels, ship life extension programs, technical and logistical support and comprehensive data management services. 

Within the commercial division, UK Docks facilities include dry docks, slipways and boat lift facilities providing refit and maintenance, upgrade of existing vessels and through-life support.

The starting point for the company’s progress is recognition of its responsibilities toward its customers and employees alike.  And we consciously maintain the highest standards in terms of health and safety, the protection of the environment and work quality. In order to achieve that, UK Docks formulated the following vision and mission statement:


To be the leading player in our market for maritime services and to be preferred by customers as their first choice. The key to achieving that goal would be clearly demonstrating the added value of UK Docks’ integrated package of service offerings.

Leading player: to be first in all selected businesses.

Market: to operate not just on a national but a worldwide scale.

Maritime services: to be active in professional services in, on and around water.

Integrated package: to offer customers a family of services tailored to their needs.

Clearly demonstrating: focusing on and publicising our highly regarded specialist services and continually showing excellence in supplying them.


UK Docks is a maritime service provider which values the expertise, experience, flexibility, inventiveness and drive of our work force. We also value the modern and specialised equipment we use and the facilities we have to offer. And it's those two aspects of our business which are key to offering our customers the high-quality solutions they seek.

For our customers our mission is to deliver a high-quality service tailored to their specific needs. For our employees our mission is to offer challenging work, personal development opportunities and a clear career perspective. On a broader spectrum, our mission is to act with due care for the environment and the community.

Our Yards & Facilities

UK Docks provides a comprehensive range of dry dock and marine services operating from various sites strategically located across the UK.

All of our facilities provide vessel refits, conversion, maintenance and repair services. Our long-serving team of managers is experienced and highly knowledgeable in dealing with all contract requirements.

Accurate Measurement Services

Accurate Measurement Services, part of the UK Docks Marine Services Group, offer a professional service to the marine industry with years of experience carrying out UTM surveys. We work with superintendents, surveyors and ship owners carrying out special surveys, intermediate surveys and CAP surveys to class rules and regulations. Our services extend worldwide assisting during steel repairs, Ultrasonic surveying and Ultrasonic measurement. On completion of all surveys, we provide a condition report identifying any renewals or steel wastage for the owner or representatives to assess. By carrying out these inspections, owners and their representatives can reduce costs and budget their works programme. All inspectors are qualified in non-destructive testing up to ASNT level II and work extensively on vessels in dry docks, harbours and during voyages.


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