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PRODUCTS, SERVICES & PEOPLE Transporter moves bigger boats Norseman Boatyard on the Miami River, Florida has installed a 132,000lb (60,000kg) capacity Marine Travelift TM60 self-propelled transporter. The machine has been customised with hydraulic lifting pads and lightweight aluminium keel beams for transporting a wide variety of boats. The TM 60 joins a 100 BFMII mobile boat hoist already on-site. They will work in tandem to significantly increase vessel storage efficiency. Three years ago, Norseman Boatyard president Marty Martell began to look for the best way to move and store a greater number of boats within his existing facility. “With the addition of the Marine Travelift TM60 self-propelled transporter, we are now able to get 60ft [18m] vessels in the warehouse, which is important to us because previously the largest vessel we could get in was 40ft [12m]. It has changed how we are able to do business,” he says. “We love the many aspects of the TM60, including the four-wheel steering. It allows us to easily manoeuvre vessels into confining spaces and block a greater number of vessels.” “I have never driven heavy machinery before but, with training, I now drive the TM60 a few times a week. It is an amazing machine that has allowed us much more flexibility in our yard,” he adds. www.marinetravelift.com www.norsemanshipbuilding.com ICOMIA 2019 Statistics The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has released the latest edition of its Recreational Boating Industry Statistics. The book, as the only product of its kind, provides a wealth of industry intelligence in one useful reference document. ICOMIA statistics are used extensively within the industry, especially by those interested in investing or seeking to work within certain sectors. 2020 was an unprecedented year and, although the book features data from 2019, extensive work has been put into the market overview to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on the industry in 15 countries, following interviews conducted with leading marine industry associations around the world. This, of course, is a snapshot (as of October 2020). The industry sentiment in individual countries continues to change and adapt to customer demand and lockdowns, and the reduced ability to hold much-needed boat shows. Highlights for the 2019 edition also include new data on the number of charter businesses across different countries and more detailed data on boating facilities provided by members of the ICOMIA Marinas Group, including number of berths/slips, moorings and boat storage alternatives in marinas in 24 countries. The ICOMIA Statistics Book 2019 is available from the ICOMIA website for €830. ICOMIA members receive a 50% discount. www.icomia.org Are you looking for increased profits and operational efficiency? Book your demo today. Pacsoft’s fully featured software can bring greater clarity to many of your day-to-day business functions...www.pacsoftmms.com Pacsoft is a Jonas Software Company Pacsoft Marina World Ad_Jan_20_Quarter Pg.indd 1 11/01/21 3:55 PM www.marinaworld.com – January/February 2021 51

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