About B Marshall Marine

B Marshall Marine Ltd was established in 2010 to self-finance and build a four-point mooring vessel designed specifically for offshore diving support, ROV & marine survey work. Since then we have continued to develop our fleet and have launched a second, dedicated survey vessel.

Our mission is to continue to build and operate exceptional vessels.

In a market dominated by sub-optimal vessel conversions, we believe it is our close partnership between the builder and end-user which ensures our vessels are ideal for their intended purpose. 

We pride ourselves on the quality of our vessels, the commitment of our team and delivering a superior service to our clients. Take a look at our testimonials to see what our clients say.

B Marshall Marine Survey Data
Marshall Art survey vessel
Curtis Marshall with ROV
Curtis Marshall Hull design

Our story

Prior to the formation of B Marshall Marine, two steel-hull pleasure cruisers were built by Barry for his personal use - the St George (pictured) and the Marshall Art. 

Following completion of the St George and the Marshall Art, Barry began discussion with Tony Curtis of Sub Aqua Diving services to develop a specialist, compact Dive Support vessel, and the concept for the DSV Curtis Marshall was born. 

The St George

Completion May 2003

Hull Form Design Bruce Roberts

Length 45 feet

Beam 13 feet

Tonnage 15

Berths  4

Engines   Deutz Vetus 180HP

Generator  7.5KvA

Our Team

Chris Jakeman - Managing Director

Chris benefits from a varied background in machine building, production maintenance and Engineering project management in the FMCG sector. Chris has worked with Barry of B Marshall Engineering Ltd for the last 10 years developing the marine engineering aspect, enabling B Marshall Marine Ltd to integrate the many different areas of expertise within the company. Chris now manages the day to day running of the business while supporting the team on a Technical level.

Barry Marshall - Director

Following a successful background as an Anglesmith/Foreman working for Cleveland bridge on projects such as the Thames Barrier, Barry went on to form Marshall engineering in 1979. Running Marshall engineering working on steel-building manufacture and general fabrication/presswork led to an interest in steel boat building which eventually lead to the formation of B Marshall Marine Ltd.

Tony Curtis - Director

Having a background working in shipyards, offshore diving, oil and gas and diving supervision, Tony went on to form Sub Aqua Diving Services in 1973. Being a founding member of the Association of Diving Contractors and having many years in the windfarm industry, Tony has always worked in and around the UK coastal waters. Sub Aqua have achieved several safety awards, working on Robin Rigg, Inner and Outer dowsing offshore wind farms.

Ben Marshall - Director

Ben Marshall is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with a First Class Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield. Ben spent 13 years working in numerous international locations on major projects and operations for BP in its Upstream Oil and Gas business, with the final 3 years as Engineering Manager for a multi-billion dollar new build offshore platform in the Norwegian North Sea. Ben is now an independent engineering consultant in the Upstream oil and gas industry.

Dave Lawrence - Operational Support Engineer/DPA

Dave joined the team in January 2017 having already been familiar with the operation having worked as a diver on board. Dave supports the operations on a day to day basis from an engineering and operational perspective.

Rob Marshall - Senior Master

Rob brings a wealth of experience from the fishing industry prior to working as a CTV skipper for several years.​


B Marshall Marine maintains the very highest level of commitment to quality, health, safety and environmental management.

When personnel join our vessels, they are introduced to a robust and proactive health and safety culture.  Our leadership team are involved in the day-to-day operational aspects of the business and are continuously striving to improve our standards.

The work that takes place on our vessels carries an inherent level of risk, and we take all steps to mitigate this wherever we can. Our company management system is reflective of working with internationally recognised oil, gas, offshore renewables and survey organisations in an offshore environment, and this is something that we are proud of.

Our integrated management system is ISO9001 accredited, and our vessels are in the process of being audited against the IMO International Safety Management (ISM) Code.

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