New hoist brings new technology

Largs Yacht Haven, a popular Yacht Havens Group marina on Scotland’s Firth of Clyde, has invested in a new 75-tonne Wise boat hoist. The machine replaces an ageing 45-tonne hoist that has been on site for over 30 years, and works alongside an existing 70-tonne hoist to enhance yard operations.

“With our brand new hoist comes brand new technology,” explains marina manager Dave Hewitt. “It will allow our boatyard operators to move around the hoist while manoeuvring, rather than operating from a fixed location on the machine.”
“Working with Wise, we were able to specify the exact features we wanted ensuring we are able to offer far more than purely the increased weight. For example, our new hoist comes with greatly improved LED lighting to make emergency night time lifts much safer. The hoist is operated via remote control making it safer for our boatyard team, and we have automatic monitoring sensors that feed back real-time data to the manufacturers,” Hewitt adds.
Larg’s boat lifting facility operates seven days a week with emergency 24-hour lifting available. For small or quick jobs, boats can be held in the hoist for an hour, over a tea break, or overnight. For longer periods of storage, vessels are positioned in the secure boatyard.
The delivery is one of several boatyard equipment investments made by Yacht Havens Group this past season. In addition to the Largs hoist, Lymington Yacht Haven took delivery of a new 60-tonne hoist, and Yacht Haven Quay Plymouth purchased a new Wiggins Marina Bull drystack forklift.


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