25 ton hoist
A 25 ton hoist within the workshop allows a 70ft narrowboat to be safely lifted from the boat trailer to a suitable position for repair. No strain is placed on the boats super structure or keel because four separate hoists are used for independent lifting. The main lifting points are spaced out twenty feet along the length of the keel to remove any problems associated with the boat flexing. Each hoist lifts at ninety degrees from an overhead gantry, so no pressure is applied to the cabin whilst lifting.
The workshop hoist can also be used to unload a narrowboat from an HGV trailer to our narrowboat trailer for launch on the slipway.
Note: Lifting narrowboat’s incorrectly can result in damaging the superstructure and keel.