World's largest mobile boat hoist assembled at Dubai Maritime City

DUBAI - Dubai Maritime City has announced that it has successfully assembled and functionally tested the world's largest mobile boat hoist at its facilities. The hoist, which weighs 300 tonnesand is capable of lifting 720-tonne boats, will be load-tested in early August 2008, after which itwill be fully operational in October of the same year.

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Published: Sun 6 Jul 2008, 11:47 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 12:48 PM

The hoist took a year to build in Italy and was assembled in 45 days in Dubai with the assistance of Italian industrial lifting equipment specialist Ascom. The lifting equipment will complement Dubai Maritime City's two ship lifts as it will concentrate on the handling of smaller crafts, particularly mega yachts. To be operated by Drydocks World - Dubai, the hoist can be operated manually or through remote control and can be turned in all angles. Besides the UAE, only Italy and Spain operate exactly the same model.

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