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Friday, December 15, 2017

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Marine Travelift Gains Exposure in S America

Photo courtesy Marine Travelift Inc.

Marine Travelift Inc. recognized Ribeca Equipment Inc. as its newest dealership in South America. Created by Roberto Rizo Benedetto, along with his wife and two sons, the new company seeks to advance the Marine Travelift products throughout Venezuela, Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica. Rizo worked with Marine Travelift products for twelve years as the special projects manager with a South American machinery and equipment company. There he promoted sales of parts, service and new equipment for Marine Travelift line of products.

Ohio Marinas Upgrade With Travelift

new Marine Travelift Mariner Forklift in action at Foxhaven.

Marine Travelift dealer increases local marine economy sales. Two Ohio marinas purchased new Marine Travelift Mariner Forklifts from Interstate Lift Truck, an established Marine Travelift dealer for 20 years. The sales are a positive indication that the marina economy is growing from its 2008 economic decline. Since then, vessels have continued to develop in size and weight; and Foxhaven Marina and Whiskey Island Marina remain invested in the future of the industry. Rack storage has been a primary source of revenue for Foxhaven Marina since 1973.

Travelift at Work in BC

Marine Travelift, Inc. announced Canada's largest Marine Travelift mobile boat hoist is currently in service in a brand new, 15-acre workyard and boat storage facility in Richmond, BC. The state-of-the-art, $1.1 million, 220-ton capacity hoist, which weighs 125 tons, can lift boats from roughly 30 to 150 ft. Arrow Marine Services is a division of well-known Canadian trucking firm Arrow Transportation Systems. According to Brian Charles, general manager, Arrow'spurchase of the Marine Travelift hoist generated significant demand for a full-service shipyard and marine center.

Florida Shipyard Purchases Mobile Boat Hoist

 Marine Travelift 600C mobile boat hoist.

Jacksonville shipyard purchases a Marine Travelift 600C to compliment existing dry dock. The Commodore Point Facility at North Florida Shipyards, Inc. has been providing commercial ship repair and modernization support to customers for over 30 years. To maintain its current customer base and generate new business the shipyard invested in a Marine Travelift 600C mobile boat hoist with the assistance of federal stimulus package funds. Through the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration’s assistance to small shipyards program…

New Acquisition Keeps Marine Travelift In Sturgeon Bay

On Monday, July 21, the Marine Travelift family of companies, international leaders in the production and sales of marine and industrial lifting products, was purchased by Jim Ashton and Stephan Pfeifer. Though the business has changed hands, the owners desire to keep Marine Travelift in Sturgeon Bay. Pfeifer plans to establish residency in Sturgeon Bay and will be the president and CEO of the business. Ashton will reside in Dallas and visit Marine Travelift on a monthly basis. He will be the chairman of the business and will monitor its strategic and long-term growth. The previous owners, brothers Gerald and Allan Lamer, searched for prospective owners that had qualitative requirements in addition to quantitative requirements to continue to grow their business.

Colle Towing Take Delivery of Marine Travelift

The family run business of Colle Towing Inc, who operate tugboats on the Pascagoula River, recently took delivery of its second Marine Travelift a new 600C boat hoist. The acquisition of the 600C machine means that Colle Towing will no longer have to operate a dry dock, which is much less efficient than the Marine Travelift operation. This is the second 600C boat hoist, which has been sold by Marine Travelift's dealer, H &E Equipment Services of Louisiana. Colle Towing currently own eight tugboats and has been providing tugboat services on the Pascagoula River for almost 130 years. The company was founded in 1878 by John Colle's great-grandfather, Capt.

Marine Travelift Delivers Boat Hoist to Ancora Marina

Photo: Marine Travelift

Ancora Marina in Neustadt, Germany, took delivery of a new Marine Travelift 75 BFMII mobile boat hoist, Marine Travelift Inc. announced today. Ancora Marina is located on the Bay of Lübeck in Schleswig-Holstein, northeast of Hamburg and southeast of Kiel. The new 75 BFMII is the marina’s fourth mobile boat hoist from Marine Travelift, and it replaces a 1988 Marine Travelift 70 BFM and a 1992 70 BFM. According to Michael Wippern from Dr. Ing. Bender & Wippern GmbH, Marine Travelift’s local dealer…

KKMI Christens the Haully Green Giant, Marine Travelift

Photo courtesy Marine Travelift, Inc.

San Francisco Bay-based KKMI has purchased a Marine Travelift 50 BFMII mobile boat hoist for its new Sausalito boatyard facility, sister to the original KKMI location in Point Richmond. The new facility is designed to preserve the integrity of Sausalito’s working waterfront; showcase KKMI’s best management practices, especially in the arena of environmental compliance; and offer top-quality professional services to local boaters. According to CEO Paul Kaplan, every aspect of the operation needed to be compatible with these goals — and that included the new Marine Travelift mobile boat hoist.

Pfeifer VP of Business Dev, Marine Travelift

Marine Travelift, Inc. announced the promotion of Erich Pfeifer to Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. Pfeifer will be responsible for all industrial and government sales, as well as marine sales in the Americas. He will also oversee all Marketing efforts and activities for the company. Pfeifer was hired by Marine Travelift in 2004 as a Sales Engineer. He was appointed Manager of the Americas in 2006, and promoted to Director of the Americas and Marketing in 2009. Pfeifer was the 2008 recipient of the Marine Travelift President’s Award of Excellence, an award recognizing extraordinary achievement on behalf of the company. Pfeifer delivered the first order for a 1000 ton boat hoist, the largest boat hoist in the world.

Marine Travelift Delivers to Kazakhstan

600C Marine Travelift at Mangistau Oblast Boat Yard, Kazakhstan (Photo courtesy Marine Travelift Int. Ltd)

When the new Mangistau Oblast Boat Yard (MOBY) in Bautino, Kazakhstan ordered a Marine Travelift 600C mobile boat hoist for its marine repair operations, few were to appreciate the logistical challenges this particular placement would bring! However, Marine Travelift’s 50-years experience in dispatching its products globally came to the fore as preparations were made to send 24 open-topped containers to the final destination in Kazakhstan. With the 600C safely delivered one could be forgiven for thinking, job done!

World's Third Largest Boast Hoist Delivered

Marine Travelift 700C.

Ohio Company expands woith world's third largest mobile boat hoist. The Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard purchase a Marine Travelift 700C. The Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard expanded their marine transportation, construction-repair and marine logistics business with the acquisition of a Marine Travelift 700C mobile boat hoist. The new 770-ton mobile boat hoist is the largest on the Great Lakes and the third largest in the world (next to the Marine Travelift 1000-ton in Norfolk, Virginia and Marine Travelift 800-ton in Singapore).

Marine Travelift Promotes Johnson

Jason Johnson was promoted to North American Sales Manager for Marine Travelift, Inc. in Sturgeon Bay.  Johnson will be responsible for business development and marine sales in the Americas for the Company. Johnson was hired by Marine Travelift in 2008 as a Sales Engineer.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marina Management from the Maine Maritime Academy, and serves on the IMI (International Marina Institute) Advisory Committee.

Colonna’s Shipyard Expands

Photo courtesy Colonna's Shipyard, Inc.

Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc. of Norfolk, Va. announced a major expansion, the new West Yard Marine Travelift Facility. Situated on approximately ten acres, this facility will accommodate the simultaneous repair of up to 15 vessels including tugs, barges, ferries, workboats, and yachts. Featuring the world’s largest mobile hoist, a US built 1000 metric ton Marine Travelift, the West Yard is designed as a rapid response facility providing immediate repair and a timely return to service.

Pfeifer New President, COO of Marine Travelift

Marine Travelift has announced the promotion of Erich Pfeifer to President and Chief Operating Officer beginning August 10, 2011. Erich Pfeifer is succeeding the company’s President and CEO for the past eight years, Steve Pfeifer. Steve Pfeifer will remain Marine Travelift’s CEO and will continue to serve the company in a strategic and advisory role. Erich Pfeifer joined Marine Travelift in 2003 as Sales Manager and was subsequently promoted to Sales Director of the Americas and then Vice President of Business Development and Marketing.

FDNY Marine Ops’ New Travelift

Photo courtesy Marine Travelift

The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) is the largest fire department in the United States and protects 560 miles of waterfront through the use of a fireboat fleet by response to and mitigation of fires and other emergencies on the waterways, emergency towing, and firefighting; as well as providing life safety to those in the water such as swimmers and jet ski riders. To increase its boat haul out abilities the FDNY Marine Operations opened up a competitive bidding process for a new mobile boat hoist.

Marine Travelift’s 700-Ton Hoist at Grade One Marine

Photo courtesy Marine Travelift Inc.

Marine Travelift Inc.’s 700-metric-ton mobile boat hoist has completed more than two years of service and is making a significant difference in the business of its owner, Grade One Marine Shipyard Sdn. Bhd. (GOMS) in Lumut, Malaysia. GOMS is a full-service shipyard, handling ship repairs, emergency repairs, refitting, refurbishment, scheduled maintenance, conversion work and hull, mechanical and electrical work on a routine basis. It’s also a shipbuilder, offering steel and aluminum construction for Anchor Handling Tugs (AHTS)…

Marine Travelift’s 700-Ton Hoist Completes Two Years of Service

Photo courtesy Marine Travelift, Inc.

Marine Travelift Inc. recently announced that its 700-metric-ton mobile boat hoist has completed more than two years of service and is making a significant difference in the business of its owner, Grade One Marine Shipyard Sdn. Bhd. (GOMS) in Lumut, Malaysia. GOMS is a full-service shipyard, handling ship repairs, emergency repairs, refitting, refurbishment, scheduled maintenance, conversion work and hull, mechanical and electrical work on a routine basis. It’s also a shipbuilder…

Colonna’s Shipyard, 1000c Mobile Boat Hoist

Photo courtesy Marine Travelift, Inc.

Marine Travelift Inc. delivered the world’s largest mobile boat hoist to Colonna’s Shipyard in December 2009. The new 1000C, capable of lifting 1,000 tons (2,200,000 pounds), is changing the way this Norfolk, Virginia-based shipyard approaches its business. Colonna’s Shipyard is located on the deep-water, mid-Atlantic Port of Norfolk, it features a 17,200-ton floating drydock, a 2,800-ton floating drydock and two marine railways. Such railways and drydocks have been the standard technology for handling large vessels that need repair, overhaul or conversion work out of the water.

Newport Shipyard Buys Custom Marine Travelift

Marine Travelift Inc. announced that Newport Shipyard has purchased a customized 200CII mobile boat hoist for its Newport, R.I. facility. When it’s delivered this fall, the machine will join the 70-, 100- and 500-ton Marine Travelift hoists currently in operation. The new 200CII boasts the first top-beam extension on a Marine Travelift 200-ton hoist and has been designed to use piers that were dedicated to a 100-ton machine and to travel into an indoor workspace. According to Eli Dana, Newport Shipyard’s General Manager, the yard was facing two challenges that prompted the 200CII purchase. “We’ve had increased demand from commercial customers, whose vessels are too heavy for the 100-ton hoist and are more difficult to schedule for the 500-ton due to space restrictions,” Dana explained.

Yank Marine Upgrades Marine Travelift Hoist at Tuckahoe Yard

Yank Marine's New Travelift: Photo credit Yank Marine

A new 300 mt marine lift for Yank Marine is being installed at its Tuckahoe, NJ shipyard. This new 300 metric ton marine lift was transported from Marine Travelift in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin on ten trucks and is currently being erected on site. It was purchased using a $961,676.00  grant from the Maritime Administration under the Assistance to Small Shipyards Grant Program, and will replace Yank Marine Inc.’s  existing 200 metric ton Marine Travelift. As Yank Marine Inc.

Second Marine Travelift for Newport Shipyard

Photo courtesy Marine Travelift Inc.

Marine Travelift Inc. announced that Newport Shipyard of Newport, R.I., has acquired one of its 100 BFMII mobile boat hoists. The new machine joins another Marine Travelift hoist already on site. Located downtown on Newport Harbor, Newport Shipyard is Newport's oldest and only working boat and shipyard facility. Not only is the yard a major East Coast yachting hub, it also is host to the Newport-Bermuda Race. Eli Dana, Newport Shipyard’s manager and dockmaster, said the yard purchased the new 100 BFMII to replace an existing 70-ton machine.

Grant Helps Riverhawk Acquire Travelift

Photo courtesy Marine Travelift Inc.

Marine Travelift Inc. announced that Tampa, Fla.-based RiverHawk Marine has acquired one of its 300C mobile boat hoists, thanks in part to a Small Shipyard Grant from the U.S. Maritime Administration. The Small Shipyard Grants program is administered by the Office of Shipyards and Marine Engineering in Washington D.C. RiverHawk’s 7.5-acre facility on West Tyson Avenue in Tampa is located with easy deep-water access from the Gulf of Mexico. The yard accommodates vessels up to 200 ft in length with drafts up to 14 ft for in-water repairs…

New Travelift Hoist for Gold Coast City Marina

Photo courtesy Marine Travelocity

Gold Coast City Marina in Queensland, Australia accommodates superyachts seeking refits, blasting, paintwork and maintenance and features superyacht facilities, marina berths, dry storage, boat sales and brokerage. To maintain its economic growth and development, the company decided to replace its existing eight-year-old 40-ton unit that needed an extensive overhaul with a new Marine Travelift 50 BFMII boat hoist. Gold Coast City Marina teamed with Marina Projects (NZ) Ltd., a supplier and specialized Marine Travelift dealer for over 30 years.

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