Liverpool Water Witch Marine and Engineering Co. Ltd.

Liverpool Water Witch Marine and Engineering Co. Ltd.

Liverpool Water Witch - World Leaders in Waterway Maintenance Solutions. Liverpool Water Witch is a 3rd generation family-run business established in 1966, dedicated to building and designing innovative specialist vessels for trash collection, debris removal, aquatic weed control and waterway cleanup operations. Our designs, which include modular waste transfer and storage barges, are backed by over 45 year`s experience working with clients worldwide, based on tried & time-tested designs matched to customer`s exact specification and operational requirements.

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2-6 Lightbody Street , Liverpool , L5 9UZ United Kingdom
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Industry Type:
Oil Spills
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
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Liverpool Water Witch is an industry-leader with over 40 years experience in delivering Pollution Control and Waterway Maintenance solutions to Port, Harbour and Irrigation Authorities world-wide.

We employ exacting standards in our design and manufacture, many vessels have been built to Lloyds Register of Shipping Classification or to customer's local standards.

We offer a wide range of versatile road transportable multi-purpose workboats in both steel and aluminium to match waterway operator's exact requirements and budgets, from lightweight Buddy road-towable debris retrieval and trash skimmer craft, right up to heavy duty workhorses capable of removing up to 1000kg of flotsam at a time and reaching up to 3.65m below water. The Water Witch is similar to a floating bulldozer with a quick-release system for a range of loader attachments to be easily fitted in seconds. Loader attachments available include dredge buckets, log grapples, weed cutters/rippers, access platforms, cranes and more.

Water Witch Workboats are in service in all corners of the world, operating for Ports and Harbours, Marina's, Irrigation and Environmental Agencies, Not for Profit Organisations and other Agencies.


Our original pollution control workboat was invented by Francis Caddick, a barge operator specialising in the transport of solid waste. Francis developed the Water Witch in the early 1960s to solve the dangerous problem of floating debris in the Port of Liverpool.

The unique design was an immediate success - now there are Water Witch workboats providing a reliable service world-wide including, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Kuwait, USA, South Africa and throughout Europe.

The past 40 years has seen the original design continually developed by Liverpool Water Witch. Today, it remains a family business under the guidance of his son Joe Caddick, Managing Director.