About Us

About Us

From our base near Atherstone, Warwickshire, we operate an extensive fleet of specialist narrow beam vessels and associated plant, some of which have been custom built to suit a variety of applications and requirements, and as such we are now one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Workboats and Marine equipment.

Our fleet of Workboats range in size and capabilities from our small but powerful Pusher Tugs and large Materials Hoppers, which allow for the ease of transporting large quantities of materials to and from site, to our versatile Welfare and Inspection Vessels, as well as our innovative hydraulic legged Pontoons, which provide a stable working platform for scaffolding and Excavators to operate from in order to undertake a multitude of works, such as Dredging, Piling, Nico-spanning, Towpath installation and repair and materials placement, even in the most difficult to access sites.

Alongside our Workboat fleet we also have a variety of associated equipment for hire to help make any waterside job run smoothly, such as Excavators and their attachments, Piling Hammers, Post Drivers and Borers, Powerpacks and larger items of plant such as Rollers and Dumpers of various capacities. For more information on our hire fleet, do follow the links below:

Workboats for Hire


Excavator Attachments

Dumpers & Rollers

Piling Hammers

Assorted Plant

Contracting Services

Our Quality, Custom-built Fleet

Our Quality, Custom-built Fleet

At A & R Rothen Ltd we pride ourselves on providing only the highest quality equipment, with our Workboats and Plant being regularly serviced and safety tested to ensure they can undertake all works as safely and as effectively as possible. Should you encounter any issues however we do have our City and Guilds Trained in-house mechanics and fabricators on hand to help. Whilst as a small family business we are well known for our professional and efficient levels of service, with an added personal touch too.

Available to hire with or without our trained and competent operators, the majority of our vessels and equipment have also been designed for delivery across the UK via Hiab lorry or the waterways themselves, so we can respond quickly to our client’s needs whilst still offering cost-effective delivery routes.

Specialist Contracting Works also undertaken

Specialist Contracting Works also undertaken

Our decades of expertise within the field of marine hire and maintenance also means that we are well equipped to undertake specialist contracting works directly for our client, manning our own vessels, with recent works including Invasive and Non-Invasive Weed and Vegetation Cutting and Clearance, Dredging, Emergency Wall Support works and Piling, Marina repairs and maintenance, as well as the transportation of materials to site or vessels for inspection works. If you would like more information with regards to the Contracting Services we can offer then please do get in touch.

As proud suppliers to, and Contractors for, a wide client base, which currently includes The Canal and River, OCS Fountains, Network Rail, Dovetail Group and St. Joseph’s to name but a few, you can rest assured that you can put your trust in us.

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 01827 717884

 A & R Rothen Ltd, White Gate Farm, Quarry Lane, Mancetter, CV9 2RB

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