50 years spent supporting the UK's marine industry

A family business built upon a foundation of family values, we provide a range of towage and workboat services which add immense value to some of the world's largest and most recognisable marine organisations.

We are Carmet

Since opening our doors in 1973, we’ve built up an enviable reputation, not only for the quality and value of our services but also for the honesty and integrity of our team. It’s no wonder that so much of our work is based upon repeat business…

Our story

Sole towage contractor for the Manchester Ship Canal and partner of choice for some of the UK's most recognisable organisations, we provide a range of marine support services which add real, measurable value to our clients' operations.


From harbour towage, personnel transfers and stores deliveries to workboat agency and shipwright services, our vessels provide much needed support to the UK's marine industry, on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our vessels

Years trading




Re-supply trips


Vessels towed


Clients since inception