Gobbler Boats Ltd was founded in 2009, in response to an urgent worldwide need for a versatile, efficient and effective oil spill recovery solution.
The Gobbler vessel is the perfect choice for oil companies, commercial shipping, governments, militaries, agencies, contractors, marinas and individual oil spill recovery operators worldwide.
The vessel and associated systems are many times more efficient than existing methods, providing massive time and financial savings to purchasers, and offering huge environmental benefits.
Tackling oil spills is extremely expensive, especially if they reach the shoreline. Those responsible for the pollution face severe financial penalties which can be reduced or eliminated by fast effective response. Heavy oil recovered by Gobbler contains 0% water, lighter oils can contain a maximum of 2% water; each vessel can recover up to 6,400 barrels of oil per day which can be reprocessed ensuring maximum financial gains. The rapid response time and continuous operation enabled by the Gobbler minimises clean-up costs. With a two man crew and low fuel consumption, operating costs are kept to a minimum.
International law now requires ships to have oil spill response coverage to enter any international port. The high cost of arranging cover with land based oil spill response contractors is eliminated if a Certified OSRV is carried on board. Insurance claims and “land-based” response agency fees will be dramatically reduced by installation of these highly versatile vessels.
In whichever country our vessels are built, the moulds used are manufactured in the UK from a single master plug. In the event of an accident a vessel can be invisibly repaired in any Gobbler factory worldwide, and it never needs to be a total loss.
Gobbler has the capacity to work worldwide in all locations, inshore or offshore, tropical to arctic. In the event of flood situations, e.g. recent instances in eastern Australia and Pakistan, and currently the UK, the Gobbler design renders it the perfect vessel for emergency shallow water rescue operations.
The Gobbler vessel has a single, powerful EPA Tier II approved | EIAPP Certified TDI diesel engine which drives the boat and powers the hydraulics, eliminating the need for additional auxiliary engines and unnecessary emissions. Gobbler vessels and Gobbler service engineers worldwide use bio-degradable oils as standard.
Gobbler is committed to support the MCA ethos of Safer Lives, Safer Ships, Cleaner Seas.