The crane will improve the boatyard services already available at Cowes Yacht Haven, which is home to international regattas and sailing events such as Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, and will allow for a wider range of customers to make use of the lift and launch packages.
The crane joins the wealth of existing facilities and services at the marina, including a 30 ton hoist, on site engineers, boat repairers and electricians.
Cowes Yacht Haven is substantially reinvesting in the marina this year, having also recently refurbished its two ton Hiab crane to make storing boats ashore as simple as possible. The refurbishment will ensure the crane operates at its maximum potential for lifting small dry sailboats such as Dragons, Etchells, RS Elites and RIBs, masts and engines.
A major dredging project is also underway to maintain depths of up to 7.5m during high tides and a minimum of 3.5m even in low tides, allowing the marina to continue to cater for both small superyachts and large boats.
Jon Pridham, managing director of Cowes Yacht Haven, said:
“We’re committed to investing in the services we have available at Cowes Yacht Haven in order to maintain our position as the best destination for sailing. These investments will benefit everyone who uses our marina.”