Lymington Yacht Haven have increased the capacity of their boat storage by investing in a new boat hoist to accommodate larger vessels.
The popular Solent marina has taken delivery of a new 60ton WISE boat hoist allowing larger vessels to use the marina’s boatyard for storage, maintenance, servicing and refits.
“The average boat size, both locally and in the wider boating market, continues to grow,” explains Marina Director Rupert Wagstaff. “Not just in overall length, but in beam, height, volume and total weight. As a result, we need to continue to invest in facilities and equipment to meet the requirements of our berth holders.”
It wasn’t just increased capacity that was key to the marina team; safety and new features were also paramount. “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 electronic scales for boat weighing services, four wheel steering as well as 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 feedback real-time data to the manufacturers.”
Lymington's boat lifting facility operates Monday to Friday 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 can be positioned in the secure boatyard.