Sale, Purchase & Chartering

Tug & Workboat Specialists

UK Based | Worldwide Service

Why choose ACL Shipbrokers?

An innovative approach to ship broking

We are an independent and dynamic specialist ship brokerage, working on a worldwide basis, with a passion for finding the right vessel to meet your needs.

Featured Vessels

2611 Damen Multicat

Type: Damen Multicat 2611
Class: BV
Built: 2011

60t Rampart ASD Tug

Type: ASD tug
Class: ABS
Built: 2020

30 x 12m Flattop barge

Type: Flattop Barge
Class: NMA
Built: 2020

Shoalbuster 2711

Type: Shoalbuster Workboat
Class: BV

RAstar 3400 terminal tug

Type: Robert Allan, RAstar 3400 ASD
Class: IACS
Built: 2014

Damen Stantug 1205

Type: Damen stantug 1205
Built: 2010s

Specialist Services

Our core business is sale, purchase and chartering, however we offer a broad range of other specialist services to support your vessel needs.


ACL have proven to be an efficient, professional, and reliable brokerage, with a comprehensive understanding of the tug and workboat markets. We look forward to working with them on future projects, and would recommend them highly to others.
Paul Vermeulen
Alec and his team, over the past 5 years, have consistently proven themselves to be a reliable and effective support to the Leask Marine team. As our go to broker, we rely on their pragmatic, flexible and proactive approach, as well as their comprehensive worldwide network and understanding of the renewables, towage, and workboat sectors.
John Macleod
Leask Marine | Orkney
Acquiring vessels is a complicated business; ACL are an invaluable support throughout the process. Their guidance, advice, professionalism and knowledge mean I couldn’t recommend them more. We turned to ACL again this year and I am absolutely delighted with the outcome.
Mark Lincoln
Rock Maritime services | Gibraltar
“Coupled with professional conduct and prompt, accurate correspondence, ACL has a very broad understanding of technical aspects of the tug and workboat industry.”
Robin Lohnes
Dominion Diving | Canada
“You cannot do better than engaging the services of Alec and his team at ACL Shipbrokers. Their knowledge and number of contacts within the international workboat, tug and barge industry is second to none.”
Brian Young
Coastworks | UK

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Another fantastic trip the Netherlands, this time to attend the ETA Autumn conference and #europort2023

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Many thanks to Coastal Connection private RIB charters for great last minute transport to a vessel inspection off the west coast of Scotland. Great day to be out on the water.

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Many thanks to the European Tugowners Association for organising a fantastic day of sport here in Alicante! Great to see many familiar faces once again.

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Great to be in Sunny Greenock yesterday, thanks to Clyde Marine Services Limited for showing us round this beauty! One of two Damen 2009 ASD sisters working on the Clyde.