Varadero Valencia will soon be debuting a 300-ton travelift to meet the growing demand in the refit and repair of large yachts, which is planned to be operational this September. This new addition will double the shipyard’s capacity to hoist out larger yachts, as the current travelift can only cope with 150 tons.
In its commitment to provide the best services possible, Varadero Valencia will now enhance its portfolio and meet the needs of the yachting industry in the area, as this new 300-ton travelift will be able to accommodate larger yachts.
The construction will be led by the prestigious Italian company Cimolai Technology, doubling the yard’s previous hoist-out capacity of 150 tons. The travelift will be 17.2 metres long, 10 metres wide and 15.2 metres high. It will feature a total of sixteen wheels, eight of which are motorised to offer greater manoeuvrability. Its 215 hp Volvo diesel engine will lift out yachts up to 300 tons via sixteen slings and four hoist-out points, three of them movable to ensure greater adaptability to the size of the vessels. What’s more, the engine of the new travelift complies with the requirements of Stage IV/Tier 4F regulations.
With this new travelift, Varadero Valencia will be able to lift out yachts up to forty-five metres, with nine metres of beam and maximum draught of five metres.
In the words of Santiago Donat, Managing Director of Varadero Valencia, “the incorporation of this new travelift with a hoist out capacity of up to three hundred tons will be a huge plus to the services offered by our yard. The trend of ever bigger yachts was one of the key factors behind this decision, but it was also triggered by the increasing demand of customers who want an expert refit and repair in Valencia, which offers very affordable prices and a whole host of leisure and entertainmet options for crew during the works. Varadero Valencia will now be in a position to take on the demand for larger yachts and we hope to grow even further to meet our customers’ requirements”.