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Old 15-11-2010, 09:17   #1
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Where Is the Biggest Travel Lift in the Caribbean ?

Hi there,

I am hoping someone will be able to help. We are the crew of a 70ft catamaran which needs to be hauled out once is reaches the Caribbean (it's crossing the Atlantic as I write). Does anyone know where the biggest Travel lift is over there?

So far, I have been in contact with Bobby's Marina in St Maarten and their travel lift is too small. Also I have been in contact with St Kitts Marine Works and again their travel lift can't haul out the boat.

The dimensions are:

Length : 70 ft
Beam: 34.5 ft
weight: 60 tonnes

It's the beam of the boat that they all seem to have an issue with. :banghead

Any help is appreciated as I can't find any other large travel lifts to contact now.

Many many thanks

Lisa
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Old 15-11-2010, 09:18   #2
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There is a railway in english harbour antigua that can haul 35ft beam cats.
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Old 15-11-2010, 09:34   #3
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I have emailed Antigua Slipway, I think that must be it. Thanks for that information estarzinger. I await their response. If anyone else has any other ideas please let me know!
Many thanks again
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Old 15-11-2010, 10:12   #4
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There is a new outfit in Hart's Cut Trinidad (sorry don't know the name) that uses the WWII ramp that was used to move amphibious planes ashore.that is handling some pretty big cats.
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Old 15-11-2010, 10:31   #5
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Many thanks John A, I have looked on the internet but can't find such an outfit, not saying it's not there, but just can't find it. But thanks for your time.
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Old 15-11-2010, 11:01   #6
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St Maartens Shipyard can handle vessels up to 85 feet in length and maximum beam of 45 feet. 75 Ton Capacity.

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Thanks Aussiesuede. Looks like this could be the one, I have just emailed them and I have my fingers crossed but if what the website says is right, this could be the place to get the boat hauled!
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St Maartens Ship Yard got back to me and they don't yet have the new travel lift that will be able to accommodate our boat until the beginning of next year, so my search continues...........
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Try these two. but I think Peake's is only 31'

Aikane Catamaran Village
C16 Western Main Road, Chaguaramas
Tel868) 634 4060 , Fax868) 634 4061
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150 ton travelift.
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Hi there,

I am hoping someone will be able to help. We are the crew of a 70ft catamaran which needs to be hauled out once is reaches the Caribbean (it's crossing the Atlantic as I write). Does anyone know where the biggest Travel lift is over there?

So far, I have been in contact with Bobby's Marina in St Maarten and their travel lift is too small. Also I have been in contact with St Kitts Marine Works and again their travel lift can't haul out the boat.

The dimensions are:

Length : 70 ft
Beam: 34.5 ft
weight: 60 tonnes

It's the beam of the boat that they all seem to have an issue with. :banghead

Any help is appreciated as I can't find any other large travel lifts to contact now.

Many many thanks

Lisa
Not sure what you mean by "hauled out". To work on the bottom or to store it? I am sure Subbase Drydock can lift it on their 1000 ton drydock and possibly even on their 300 ton drydock located in St Thomas. Subbase Dry Dock, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

You might also try Marina Del Rey in Puerto Rico. Not sure what their max width is but they do have a 165 ton Travel Lift http://www.puertodelrey.com/
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The boat needs to be brought out of the water to have the bearings replaced and some other work done to her. It's just for a short time only, a few days. I will contact the places you mentioned, thanks very much.
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At the foot of the airport in St. Maarten is an antique crane. The operater does precision placement. I am 46x23, and it was apiece of cake. Can't remember the name, but worth an ask..........i2f
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I wonder what the width of the clearance thru the St. Maarten bridge is?
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Probably Sopers Hole, BVI. They have one that is a trailer that lifts the boat from between the hulls. It is specifically designed for cats. I think that'll do it.
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