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Charles Cleghorn’s long experience with workboat pumps has led to recent changes. His company, Charles Cleghorn Ltd., is now importing, stocking & promoting the IFP ” Forani ” range of bronze centrifugal & turbine-type marine pumps to ensure ready availability throughout the British Isles.

Whether for windfarm service vessels, trawlers, crabbers or harbour service workboats, the company invites contact to allow us to recommend & specify appropriate pumping units for any application.

Charles Cleghorn’s personal involvement with these robust & versatile seawater pumps, extending back to 1987, ensures correct model selection for the common requirements of fishing vessels and workboats, typically with bilge / deckwash, fire, and vivier applications, plus engine / refrigeration / hydraulic / gearbox cooling circuits.


Availability for the Forani pumps, and associated spares, has been poor in recent times but a radical change is now in place, with developing stocks at Charles Cleghorn’s Royston, Herts, premises.  Additionally, a Scottish stockholding has been established in conjunction with Glasgow’s MACK ENGINEERING, thus ensuring rapid availability and much-reduced logistics expense for northern customers.  Further, Irish stock is now established, with MOONEY BOATS ( Killybegs ) & MARINE SUPPLIERS ( Howth ) both offering the benefits of ready availability and lower transport costs to Irish customers.

Bare shaft models with manual / magnetic clutch availability

Electric close-coupled models, 3-phase, single phase and 24vDC

Self-primers up to 2 1/2″     –      end suction up to 5″

Macerating ( bronze impeller ) pumps 1″ for black & grey waste


FRESH WATER PRESSURE SETS from Italy’s long-established FEIT company are now in stock, all designed for workboat use with bronze pump body, HD pressure switch, accumulator tank etc., available in:


230v single phase

220/400 3-phase


In development and imminently available, is a heavily built GEAR-TYPE LUBE OIL TRANSFER PUMP.    This is designed for lube oil transfer from the dockside to the vessel’s bunker & also for waste oil extraction, hot or cold, from the engine sump.  The flow rate is 50 lit/min and the unit can be supplied with a single-phase 230v or 3-phase motor.

The company invites enquiries from UK, Irish, NI & Scottish marine engineering firms, vessel owners & operators so that it may make specific & detailed recommendations for all workboat pumping applications, together with relevant advice on local stockholding.

NEW STOCK:  ENAG axial flow marine fans, to BV approved specification, are stocked for the ventilation of workboat engine rooms & accommodation areas.

Charles Cleghorn Limited are exhibiting at Skipper Expo. Aberdeen, stand no. 158.