Port Condo & Marina
Marine Terminals | Crane Systems | Power & Motion Technology | by Lynn Bostrom | Jul 31, 2008
With the increasing scarcity and cost of waterfront property for marinas, the boat storage industry is searching for a solution that can maximize storage space and provide a safe and secure marina for boat owners. Magnetek offers a solution that could change the way boats are stored in dry docks around the country.
The boating industry is growing, while dock space is diminishing. Supply isn’t keeping up with demand. Waterfront developers are eliminating boat slips from projects, and hurricanes and tropical storms have destroyed many others. Environmental regulatory land use restrictions have cut supply even further.
For decades, Magnetek has been providing automated bridge crane systems for applications as varied as foundries, offshore oilrigs, lumberyards, aerospace and manufacturing. Now the automated technology that uses hoists to move large loads along beams and rails has been applied to boat storage. The system uses computer-controlled, precision lifting for the storage of boats, utilizing a customizable, secure boat cradle instead of a forklift. Using this technology, the marina owner can expand their dry dock capacity to new heights.
Maximize boat storage on a small parcel of waterfront land while improving boat lifting capacity and efficiency. Decrease damage to stored boats and provide a more clean and quiet facility than before.
Provide Magnetek’s automated bridge crane control system while delivering an 11% increase in boat storage capacity. Increase lifting height and weight capacity. Eliminate the use of traditional greasy and loud forklifts to move and lift boats.