Export broadens for Italian hoists
Navar, a boatyard located between the local airport and Porto Montenegro in Tivat, has purchased an Idra type 200 ton capacity boat hoist from Italian company PDN Engineering & Cranes.
The hoist has an internal width of 10m and boasts universal steering and winch hoist synchronisation, together with PDN’s electronic weighing system and RTA (Remote Tele Assistance) crane fault finding and monitoring feature. The machine will enable Navar to better serve the increasing need to handle larger vessels in a new and fast developing yachting market. Turkish marinas and yards have also boosted the PDN order book. Gokova Oren Marina near Bodrum has ordered an Idra 100 ton machine (above) with similar features to Navar’s 200 ton hoist but internal width of 6m. An auxiliary jib crane for demasting sailing boats has also been selected. Both are due for imminent delivery. DTI International Trading in Istanbul has also placed orders for a 700 ton hoist, 300 ton hoist and 40 ton trailer. Delivery is expected in the first half of 2016. The 700 ton machine is believed
to be the biggest crane of its type ever supplied to Turkey. Additional export orders stretch to far flung island destinations. Taylor Smith & Co Ltd., a drydock and ship repair group in Mauritius, together with local partner Gondwana Marine Services, has taken delivery of an Idra 150 ton hoist to handle monohulls and catamarans. Steering and hoist synchronisation with PDN’s electronic weighing system and RTA system was provided. Taylor Smith has also ordered a 40 ton MRT boat trailer. This is identical to a machine recently supplied to a yard in the Seychelles. Both have variable internal width — to enable the handling of catamarans — and hydraulic telescopic handles to lift and support wide vessels. Contact PDN Engineering & Cranes in Parma, Italy on email: pdn.cranes@ yahoo.it
www.marinaworld.com – September/October 2015