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26 juni 2014

NEW CATAMARAN HANDLING FACILITIES SPREAD QUICKLY

An increased number of catamarans are sailing the globe. This type of yacht combines luxury with huge cruising speeds and makes it possible to discover new sailing areas within reasonable sailing distance…… Charter companies also experience this  and receive an increasing demand for cat-rental.

Fleet-owners and private cat-owners both notice a real problem getting their cats serviced.

Normal boat-handling equipment, as in operation throughout the world, cannot handle wide catamarans, since the dock and boat-hoist are too narrow to lift them.

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26 juni 2014

100T Boats recovered without crane or boat hoist.

Slipway Ship Trailer 100T

A French shipyard owner asked Roodberg for advice on how to handle all kind of vessels up to 100T weight and 30M length. Normally the client would consider a boat-hoist and separate transport trailer, but that’s impossible at his site.

The restrictions  was the yard-location itself, where nothing could be changed or added to the quay, slipway or buildings. Secondly the investment in 2 separate machines to do the job was too large to have a swift return on investment.

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