Bigger boats than ever before can be lifted from the water at Mylor Yacht Harbour this autumn with the arrival of a new, state of the art Roodberg HBC38 boat transporter – a major investment by the Cornish yachting haven, part-funded by the Cornwall Marine Capital Fund.
The cutting edge technology of the Roodberg means it can be submerged to pick vessels of up to 38 tonnes out of the Mylor waters and safely manoeuvre them to anywhere on site – without the need for a travel lift.
“This is a really impressive piece of engineering which represents a significant investment for Mylor Yacht Harbour and opens up new markets for us as a company,” says Spencer “Spike” Riley, Services Manager for Mylor’s Marine Team. “The submerge function is a new technology and it lets us haul out larger vessels than we could previously – giving us one of the safest and most comprehensive offerings for boat-owners in the area.”
As the summer boating season draws to a close the Marine Team is gearing up to haul hundreds of craft of all sizes and types out of the water for winter storage in the yard with its capacity for 600 vessels.
The Marine Team itself offers a full winterising service but for owners doing it themselves, Mylor’s “Winterising Checklist” of advice can be found HERE>
The checklist covers everything from making sure boat cradles and legs are in good condition to receive vessels before they come out of the water, to removing gas bottles and batteries, to keeping the pervasive Cornish damp at bay – as well as technical know-how on winterising engines.
Mylor’s purchase of the Roodberg lift was made possible with a £42,000 contribution from the Cornwall Marine Capital Fund – a bespoke funding pot created after the Falmouth-based Cornwall Marine Network secured a £1.85million share of the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF).
Mylor’s Systems and Development Manager Matt Oakes says, “Accessing the Marine Capital Fund has helped us as a business to secure existing jobs and open the way for creating more. Without this funding, the project would not have gone ahead, but with it we are able to grow the business and in turn create local employment.”
For information as well as free quotes and advice on all Mylor Yacht Harbour services call the Marine Team on 01326 372 121 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org