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2016 September October Marina World

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES MT launches 85 BFMII... Marine Travelift (MT) has introduced the new 85 BFMII boat hoist to its network of international and domestic distributors. The machine has been specifically designed to lift larger and heavier fishing and leisure vessels. According to Jason Johnson, MT North American director of sales, benefits of the 85 BFMII design include its tyre width and wheel frame profile. “It was designed with existing launching pier perimeters in mind,” he said, emphasising that the unique design made for a turnkey solution to upgrading hoist capacity without the cost of upgrading marina infrastructure. Further innovation comes with a new slew bearing system with easy access grease points and sealed housing, and the Parker IQAN system. “With IQAN, operators have intelligent diagnostics on engine performance and machine function through LCD displays on the redesigned cab and on the new radio remote,” Johnson highlighted. Other added benefits are increased hydraulic sling adjustment speeds, which aid operator efficiency. “The hydraulic system has been optimised to achieve the fastest adjustment speeds in its class,” Johnson noted. “This means operators can get slings in place faster, which will allow more efficient cradling of a floating vessel.” ...and customises 200C for Newport yard Further innovation was announced with the order of a customised 200CII mobile boat hoist for Newport Shipyard, Rhode Island. The machine, which will be delivered this quarter, will join the 70, 100 and 500 ton MT hoists already at work in the yard. The machine will boast the first topbeam extension on a 200-ton MT hoist and has been expertly designed to use piers that were dedicated to a 100-ton machine and to travel into an indoor workspace. This enables the yard to meet two specific challenges, as its general manager Eli Dana explained. “We’ve had increased demand from commercial customers, whose vessels are too heavy for the 100-ton hoist and are more difficult to schedule for the 500-ton due to space restrictions,” Dana said. “The new 200CII will allow us to handle more commercial customers in the same footprint as the 100-ton.” “Second, we needed a machine with a specific height so it could travel into our shed,” he continued. “That will make us more competitive for larger refit work. Otherwise, we have to hire trailers to move boats into the building.” The MT and Newport Shipyard teams worked closely together on the customisation and Dana was full of praise for the good communication and valuable help he received from the MT team. “They bent over backward to create a machine that is very specific yet also offers maximum versatility within our parameters,” he said. The new machine is a key component in the yard’s ongoing expansion programme, which is allowing it to operate around the clock and hire more employees. Newport Shipyard is Newport’s oldest working boat and shipyard facility with dockage for boats ranging from 20 to 350ft (6 to 107m). It hosts the Newport- Bermuda Race, one of the most celebrated sailboat races in the USA. Contact Marine Travelift in WI, USA on email: sales@marinetravelift.com Better grip for timber decking UK company FibreGrid has developed DeckGrip Strips, antislip GRP strips that can be fixed to timber decking to help guard against slips and falls in damp and slippery conditions. Pre-drilled for easy installation with decking screws (not glue), DeckGrip is offered in lengths of 1200mm x 2400mm and widths of 50mm x 90mm and features a chamfered edge for extra safety. Given the choice of widths available, the strips can be fitted to create a designer look as they contrast smartly with the timber boards. Contact FibreGrid in the UK on email: info@fibregrid.com www.marinaworld.com - September/October 2016 55

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