Originally Posted by Privilege
Another option to consider...
Where I live there are no travel lifts wide enough to lift my 44' cat. They use a hydraulic trailer. As long as they position the pads under a bulkhead, the hull
doesn't flex at all and I've never had any issues.
Yes, an ariculated trailer is a great option. Easier on cats I think than a travel lift and great for the yard too, because they can position boats closer together than with a travel lift.
It also eliminates the whole max beam issue by lifting under the bridge deck
Nana Juana on the Rio Dulce has a trailer.
Here in Panama
, PanaMarina has a trailer. Shelter Bay has one too, for repositionig boats. They use the travel lift for the intial lift and then may transfer to trailer to position boat in yard.