M.P.V. Bulldog

The Bulldog is truly a multi-purpose vessel and can be transported quickly and cheaply by road, water and rail to every conceivable location.  

The Bulldog, our 'go anywhere, do anything' vessel and joined our fleet in July 2015.
Originally built in 1999 in the Netherlands, the Bulldog is a baars multipontoon, able to tow and push, fetch and carry. The Bulldog is also equipped with a Palfinger PK32080 marine crane with a 3.5 ton winch.

In addition to this the Bulldog also boasts a telescopic wheelhouse which can be raised to a viewing height of 4.8m or lowered when a low air-draught is required.

Vessel Specification


LengthBeamMax draught
14.76 m 7.35m 1.2 m

Main engines

2x Deutz marine BF6M 1013M
Generator sets - John Deere 4045TFU70 230/400 V


Deck crane - Palfinger PK32080 3.5 ton winch, with deck or remote control
Additional deck crane - @ 4.4m 6660kg - 2260kg @ 12m
Tuggerwinches - 2 X Brevini 5.1 tons ø 16 mm, 13.4 m / min per 
Torque Winches -2 X 20 tons coupling winches
Towing hook - Mampaey 15 tonne SWL
30cm moon-pool 
Wheelhouse - Height of wheelhouse adjustable for a viewing height of 4.80 m
11m spud pole for mooring

Suitable for use as

Bridge survey boat, dive boat, film and camera boat, windfarm support vessel, towing, pushing, lifting, fetching, carrying, site work, marine construction support vessel, repair and all round maintenance boat.

Navigational equipment

GPS - Periskal
Radar system - Alphatron JMA 608 radar river barge
VHF - 2x Sailor RT-4248
Automatic pilot - Alphatron combi-pilot
AIS - PROTEC W-AIS Inland Waterway

Safety equipment

Searchlights - 1 X DHR 1000 W
Deck lighting - 2 X 500 W

PDF Downloads

Bulldog Brochure and Specification

Bulldog General Arrangement

Bulldog Safety Plan

Bulldog Fire Safety Plans


"A great service, always providing the client with everything required"

Bulldog multicat working on the Thames

Bulldog multicat working on the Thames

Bulldog multicat utilising her crane

Bulldog multicat utilising her crane

Bulldog's marine crane load chart

Bulldog's marine crane load chart

M.P.V. Bulldog is licenced under MECAL able to carry a maximum of 12 passengers