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PRODUCTS & SERVICES Business expands at Coral Bay Marina Coral Bay Marina in Islamorada, Florida, has purchased a new Marine Travelift (MT) 75 BFM II mobile boat hoist. This marks its third purchase of an MT lifting solution. Boatlifts boost condo sales Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel and Villas on Okanagan Lake, British Columbia, Canada, ordered over 50 hydraulic boat lifts from ShoreStation for slips at its new upmarket condominium development. The luxury facility in Kelowna, 240 miles northeast of Vancouver, has also recently replaced its marina system, tripling space for guests. Local contractor Shoreline Pile Driving installed 54 ShoreStation lifts of 6,000- 8,000lb (2,721-3.629kg) capacity at the condo slips in a move that Shoreline reports recently helped close a condo unit sale. “ShoreStation has proven to be the industry’s leading hydraulic lift on Okanagan Lake for residential and commercial use. It has many unique benefits, as the cylinders are above water, pile-mounted, safe and secure. These lifts are extremely durable and withstand boat impact, wind and wave action,” said Shoreline’s Brittney Jones. Phase one of the marina project saw installation of 100 new slips, including the 54 with lifts. A further 34 slips will be added in phase two. ShoreStation lifts can be installed low to the waterline to maintain a clean view of the dock. They are ideal for winter storage, reduce routine cleaning and eliminate risk of sinking. Each lift is powered by a safe, reliable 24V DC system and continues to operate if the AC on the dock circuit goes out. A 15 year warranty, including cables, is offered. The lifts won a 2014 NMMA Product Innovation Award. Contact ShoreStation in IA, USA via Founded on the island’s bay side in 1983, Coral Bay is a full-service marina and boatyard offering a wide range of services and over 30 slips for transient and live-aboard customers. As yard space is limited, MT drew up a yard layout design to ensure the new machine would work efficiently, and was able to configure it to fit the existing runway while also increasing the inside clearance for larger vessels. The 75 BFM II now enables the yard to handle vessels up to 65ft (20m) long and 19ft (5.7m) wide. Coral Bay chose a variety of options so as to enhance operational efficiency at the marina and attract new customers. One of the most important is a top beam extension, which allows the yard to lift a larger number of sailboats without needing to adjust rigging, and offers benefits when lifting large powerboats with forward-mounted superstructures. A DC-LED light package for emergency night time operation was also ordered. “It’s flawless, with complete daylight-type visibility on the vessel, fore and aft, and on both sides of the machine,” said Coral Bay owner, Walter ‘Buddy’ Collins. “We also chose the extra fuel tank in the lower side beam, which has allowed us to refuel on the fly with no disruption to our busy haul-out schedule. That will be a real added benefit come hurricane season,” he added. The new 75 BFM II also features MT’s wireless remote control, which has a range of 300ft (91.4m), and two-speed hoists. The latter improve overall lift efficiency when there is high demand or when tidal fluctuations create a greater distance between water levels and the pier. The marina will be able to lift at roughly twice the standard speed with no load. Collins and his staff are thrilled with the new machine. “Over the years, we’ve noticed that Marine Travelift keeps innovating with its designs while incorporating the latest technologies,” Collins said. “This machine, like our prior machines, has been crucial to expanding our operations. And the customer support, dealer network and parts supply has, as always, exceeded our expectations.” Contact Marine Travelift in WI, USA on email: - May/June 2016 55

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