Preparing Your Equipment for Hurricanes and Extreme Weather

Preparing Your Equipment for Hurricanes and Extreme Weather Protect Your Investment by Following These Tips & Guidelines As severe weather approaches, we know marinas and boatyards have to work overtime to ensure your customers’ vessels, as well as your yard, are properly protected. During our many decades in the industry, we have witnessed the enormous […]

Marine Travelift Hydraulic Hatch Cover Cranes

Marine Travelift Hydraulic Hatch Cover Cranes Customizable to Meet the Demands and Dimensions of Your Bulk Carrier   Since Marine Travelift was established in 1954 we have always prided ourselves on providing innovative lifting solutions to the maritime industry. We first started building hatch cover cranes in the 1980s. These diesel units are ideally suited […]

Small Shipyard Grant Program Helps the Great Lakes Group Grow Shipyard Over the Years

Small Shipyard Grant Program Helps the Great Lakes Group Grow Shipyard Over the Years Addition of a New 820C Marine Travelift Boat Hoist Will Upgrade Yard’s Lifting Capacity Again The Great Lakes Group will be adding an 820C Marine Travelift mobile boat hoist to their Cleveland, Ohio facility in early 2021. The new machine, which […]

New Boat Handling Equipment for Anglers

New Boat Handling Equipment for Anglers – Montauk Anglers Club & Marina in New Island New York recently Welcomed New Marine Travelift Equipment to their Yard Read the entire story as seen in the latest issue of Marina Industry Magazine here. 

Glasstech Corp. Self-Propelled Transporter Maximizes Yard Storage before Hurricane

As Hurricane Dorian moved across the Atlantic Ocean a few weeks ago there was a real possibility of a direct hit to the Florida coast. All attention was put on getting as many boats out of the water as quickly as possible. Glasstech Corp. in Miami, Florida, was able to utilize their recently added TM60 […]

Mobile Boat Hoist Engine Options Designed Specifically for Marinas

Brewer South Freeport Marine Opts for a Yanmar Engine Brewer South Freeport Marine is a full-service boatyard located on the Harraseeket River in South Freeport, Maine and has a longstanding relationship with Marine Travelift. In 1996, Brewer welcomed a 35 BFM Marine Travelift boat hoist with 77,000 lb. lift capacity to their facility and for […]

Newport Shipyard Sees Increased Efficiency Thanks To Small Shipyard Grant Program

Newport Shipyard Mobile Boat Hoist

A few years ago Newport Shipyard, in Rhode Island, realized they were was struggling to get certain refit jobs because of the added costs of getting certain size vessels into their building. Already having three Marine Travelift mobile boat hoists on-site they quickly came to the conclusion that a custom 200CII Marine Travelift could maximize […]

The Hydrostatic Drive System – Powering the Industry Forward

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Marina industry leaders and customers alike are seeing the immediate benefits of utilizing the Hydro M_Drive marine forklift for their business. In just the last two years alone, we have tripled (yes, tripled) our product line to offer more capacities, shorter wheelbase options, and different mast configurations that best suit our customer’s needs as well […]

Safety Components Designed to Offer a Higher Level of Consistency

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At Marine Travelift, we hold ourselves to a very high standard. We’ve experienced firsthand the hard work it takes to build a reputation on performance, which is why we have remained the world’s premier and most experienced manufacturer of boat handling equipment for over half a century. Our forklift line, first introduced over 25 years […]

Turning Radius vs. Wheelbase

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As boats continue to grow in size, so too does the need for a marine forklift with higher lifting capacities and easier operation. Dry stack facilities around the world are continuously looking to upgrade and grow their business with a more durable and reliable forklift capable of meeting their needs through increased precision and efficiency. […]

Proper Sling Use and Safety Guidelines

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Marine Travelift boat hoist sling inspection and replacement guidelines are critical to the productivity of your machine and marina. By following the recommended inspection and maintenance procedures below, your marina will maximize its efficiency for the long haul and ensure that each lift is handled in the safest way possible.   Inspections Before the first […]

The Hydro M_Drive – Designed with your Profitability in Mind

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“Our drivers have adapted quickly and easily to the hydrostatic drive on the Hydro M_Drive marine forklift. From a driver’s perspective, the forklift is intuitive and the hydrostatic drive becomes muscle memory after driving only a few times.” – Cape Haze Marina    The continuous innovative solutions made to the Hydro M_Drive forklift are designed […]