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Marine facilities such as marinas, yacht clubs and boatyards provide valuable access to vessel berthing, mooring and storage for boat owners. The amenities and services provided by these marine facilities can be a welcome resource for boat owners along any … Continue reading
As marina and boatyards operators, you have care, control and custody of precious cargo. During launching and hauling out operations, it is best to eliminate the potential for damage to the boats, property, staff, and visitors.
Many facilities have small ramps designed for trailerable boats; the following recommended practices are designed for larger crafts that will be handled by forklifts or, travelifts.
As general principle, the capacity of all lift equipment should be marked and never exceeded. Lift equipment should be inspected at least annually by a certified service technician. Base the frequency of these inspections on use, severity of service conditions (for example saltwater is harsher than freshwater) and your own experience. The inspection should be consistent with the original manufacturer’s guidelines.
Here are some helpful measures to take when preparing for launching and haulout:
We are in the heart of hurricane season. While preparing for hurricane season goes a long way, so does maintaining marinas throughout the season in the case that unexpected weather conditions arise. In the past 100 years, Atlantic hurricanes have … Continue reading