WI – MDL Marinas’ Hamble Point Marina located in Southampton, United Kingdom, has acquired another Marine Travelift boat hoist. A 75 BFMII mobile boat hoist, with a 75-ton lifting capacity, is the most recent addition to its fleet of Marine Travelift boat handling equipment.
MDL Marinas is the UK’s leading marina and water-based leisure provider and one of Europe’s largest marina groups, offering members 150 destinations to cruise to in the UK, France, Spain and Portugal through Freedom Berthing. Currently MDL Marinas manage 19 prime marina locations. MDL’s Hamble Point Marina is best known for its prime location on the mouth of the River Hamble with superior access to the world-famous waters of the Solent. With 230 marina berths, among countless other amenities, it is a destination for competitive sailors from across the globe and a favorite for cruising yachtsmen.
Its new 75 BFMII is this marina’s fourth mobile boat hoist from Marine Travelift, the marinas previous units include a 2004 75 BFMII, 1999 35 BFM and 70 BFM. In the fifteen years between Hamble Point’s boat hoist purchases, Marine Travelift has been working closely with marinas across the world to get operator feedback and provide the most innovative boat handling equipment on the market.
According to Joe Walton, Marina Manager at MDL, they continue to choose to work with Marine Travelift because of the proven reliability, superior machine build, high-quality paint finish and the John Deere engine option.
“The greatest enhancement we’ve noticed with the new 75 BFMII Marine Travelift is the optional sailboat top beam extension,” said Walton. “We now have a much greater clearance for the rigging of yachts and large flybridge motor vessels. This allows us to place all types of boats further into the slings for a better lift of the full vessel.”
Marine Travelift’s rear-sling to top beam clearance ratio is known for having the most space in the industry, allowing marinas to offer more precise lifts on a variety of vessels with different size riggings and safer transport. In addition, the unit’s wireless remote control ensures operators of this 75 BFMII can see the lift from all angles and have access to digital machine information, including load data.
“It is a privilege to work with MDL Hamble Point Marina again for this 75 BFMII mobile boat hoist,” said Stephan Chayer, International Director of Sales at Marine Travelift. “The repeat business with customers like MDL shows Marine Travelift’s dedication to quality and customer service across the globe.”
All Marine Travelift boat handling equipment now includes remote diagnostics, which allows marinas to Bluetooth machine data in for efficient factory support from our CustomerCare team. In addition, our worldwide dealer network ensures yards have access to local machine service and support.