Largs Yacht Haven has invested in its boatyard operation by buying a new 75-ton Wise hoist to replace the aging 45-ton one that has been at the site for over 30 years. The new machine will work alongside the existing 70-ton hoist, allowing flexible lifting in the boatyard, which operates seven days a week.
Marina manager Dave Hewitt explained: ‘The new hoist will allow our boatyard operators to move around the hoist while manoeuvring rather than operating from a fixed location on the machine. Working with Wise, we were able to specify the exact features we wanted, ensuring we are able to offer far more than purely the increased weight. For example, our new hoist comes with greatly improved LED lighting to make emergency night-time lifts much safer. The hoist is operated via remote control, making it safer for our boatyard team, and we have automatic monitoring sensors that feed back real-time data to the manufacturers.’
The delivery comes off the back of similar investments across Yacht Havens Group.