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Unusual Houseboat leaves Plymouth to the River Thames

19 October 2015

Houseboat Lift 2Over the years, Plymouth Yacht Haven has seen all shapes and sizes of boats come and go from the marina. From superyachts, to performance racers such as Leopard 3 and Comanche, and classics like the beautiful Eleonora. But even the Plymouth Yacht Haven Team were in awe when a unique houseboat came to the marina to be lifted ashore.

The 20 ton houseboat from Salcombe had travelled to the marina as Plymouth Yacht Haven's dock and yard is one of the few locations on the south coast that could support a lifting operation like this.

Underneath the boarding and shrink wrap, the houseboat is luxurious and modern. Furthermore, following some refit work, she will look perfectly at home in her new berth on the River Thames.

Her unusual shape meant that two single-point lifting cranes were required to bring her ashore before road transport took her to her new home.

We wish the owner all the best in the future.

Watch a video of the lift

Photo credit: Pete Hamblin, Video credit: Hemisphere Rigging

At Plymouth Yacht Haven, we offer the most extensive range of boatyard services in Devon. Our 75 ton boat hoist operates throughout the year and our yard can provide indoor and outdoor storage for boats on a short or long term basis. Find out more about our boatyard facilities