The Elastec TrashBoat is manufactured in the USA. It is principally designed for the collection of floating trash (in the internal basket) as the boat moves through the water. The wheels mounted on the corners allow it to run along dock walls. As the trash is not actually lifted onto the boat the draft remains shallow. As an added feature the basket can be removed or covered over to allow the boat to conduct other functions. When the deck plates are in place it becomes a useful platform for conducting maintenance tasks. This boat has very minimal maintenance requirements as propulsion is provided by a single outboard. There are no complicated hydraulics or belts to service.