Hampshire marina gains capability to deal with larger boats with arrival of £170,000 lift

Hamble-based Universal Marina has had a new 75-tonne travel hoist installed. The independent marina replaced its 60-tonne lift with the new £170,000 Wise 75-tonne lift because of a demand to deal with larger and heavier boats.

The new hoist, which arrived in December last year, was assembled on site (watch the time lapse video below).

Richard Burlingham, general manager at the marina, said: “Our old hoist had a top lift capacity of just 60 tonnes. We are now working with some very large yachts and motorboats and we fully expect our business in this sector to expand steadily over the next three to five years.”