Sunflower Boat & Barge of Dubuque, Iowa, is a one-stop-shop for contractors working over the water. Sunflower maintains an extensive fleet of marine construction equipment and related accessories available for lease. Sunflower expanded its fleet by adding another new construction crane barge and multiple 600 hp truckable tugboats, with similar additions planned for the immediate future.

Sunflower Boat & Barge’s existing fleet includes numerous inland river crane barges, material barges, and deck/spud barges of various sizes. Sunflower also leases portable sectional barges, available in four different sizes (3 ft, 4 ft, 5 ft, and 7 ft hull depths), allowing for configuration of a work platform that fits each customer’s unique needs and also allowing access to nearly every inland water. Sectional barge platforms can be designed to support projects ranging from floating plant operations for painting and drilling jobs all the way up to configurations designed to handle heavy cranes. 

In addition to barges, Sunflower has traditional tugboats ranging in size from 300 hp to 1,800 hp, as well as truckable tugboats from 300 hp to 600 hp. Hydraulic dredges? Yep, they have them too, again, in a range of sizes to fit the requirements of your project. Dredges vary from 8 inches up to a new in 2015 Ellicott 1270. Crawler cranes ranging from 45 ton to 450 ton are also available for lease and can be loaded to barges from their facility in Dubuque, Iowa. Additional equipment available includes spuds, spudwells, and spud winches, as well as long reach excavators, dredge pipe, and heavy rigging and lifting gear. 

Sunflower Boat & Barge expands marine equipment rental fleet.

For more information, questions, or to discuss your upcoming project, you can reach Sunflower Boat & Barge at 563.583.0556, or visit