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2017 September October Marina World

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Golden launches free-stand lift Golden Boat Lifts has introduced the Tornado, its first freestanding hydraulic boat lift. It is ideal for situations where there are no piles or seawalls or in areas where water freezes. The new model marks Golden’s entry into the inland market. The Tornado has standard capacities up to 18,000lbs (8,165kg) – larger upon request – and is completely adjustable to accommodate deep-V and stepped hulls, deck boats, pontoon boats and PWC. It features Golden’s new Multi Bunk system; a patent-pending design that provides cushioned support irrespective of the vessel’s hull configuration and protects paint and gelcoat. The hydraulic system incorporates the new patentpending Air Bellows, a sleevelike enclosure that protects the lift’s underwater elements including its standard 2.5in Dutch marinas opt for GRP decking In addition to ongoing refurbishment at Holland Marinas’ facilities (see Marina World May/June 2017), Slovakian GRP grating manufacturer Fiberstruct is progressing several other pontoon decking projects on the Dutch market. Recent orders include a quantity of 30mm-thick dark grey decking for Jachtclub Schiedam and a pilot contract to deck one finger pier with 22mm-thick sand yellow grating at the 650-berth Marina Seaport Ijmuiden. According to the company, the customer has reacted positively and a contract for a (6cm) or optional 3in (8cm) cylinders. Power comes from a 12V DC pump, housed in a lockable glass fibre box with a solar panel to recharge the battery. A long-range wireless remote with two transmitters is included. Unlike many other brands, the Tornado has no galvanised steel. It is made from heavy-duty 6061 T6 marine grade aluminium for use in fresh or saltwater, has an oversized H-frame and hardened stainless steel pivot pins with Nylatron sleeves. Because the lift is freestanding, it’s removable. This is an important selling feature to boat owners in further ten finger piers could follow. Fiberstruct, which has been in business since 1966, supplying direct and via subcontractors, has provided products to marinas and offshore related companies throughout its history but more specifically over the past ten years. Most often, PRODUCTS & SERVICES areas where winters are harsh and a source of seasonal service revenue for installers. It is also adaptable to a wide variety of bottom it supplies marinas direct for refit and new build. The most popular product is the ISO-FR series, available in all RAL colours but offered as standard in sand yellow, brown, light grey, dark grey and green. All products are ABS/DNV certified. Customers are usually conditions, with extra large bases available when required. E: looking for an alternative to timber when deciding to replace their decking. GRP gratings offer excellent corrosion resistance, are maintenance-free and look attractive, and Fiberstruct offers good service and competitive prices. Martini Marinas has introduced a series of special lifts to help people with disabilities access boats. Designed in association with a company that has specialised for many years in offering disabled people mobility solutions, the product is easily mounted on new floating pontoons. A proper interface to accommodate the lift on existing Martini docks is also available. E: - September/October 2017 65

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