For years, the large powered megayachts and sailing superyachts were limited in terms of refit and service in the South Pacific. As of January 13, however, they have broader options. Auckland-based Orams Marine’s new TraveLift gives it the ability to haul out some hefty cruisers.
In fact, on that day, the shipyard used its new 820-tonne (807-ton) TraveLift to haul out the sailing yacht pictured here. Though her name remains confidential, the yard says she measures 114 feet (34.8 meters). The sailing superyacht now sits on the hard at the yard—in an area that itself is new, too.
Orams Marine’s new TraveLift is operating as part of an overall expansion of the facilities. Already, the shipyard had a slipway, as well as a much smaller lifting transport. However, the expansion has doubled the available area for marine-service subcontractors, in addition to creating the new hardstand section. Further work is coming, too. For instance, three 295-foot-long (90-meter-long) finger piers will see installation start in March. Additionally, a water-treatment plant is under construction, to protect the surrounding environment as much as possible. Finally, Orams Marine is building new premises to house a number of the marine trades that operate there, therefore providing them with extra space and capabilities.
Orams Marine’s new TraveLift, and soon-to-come improvements, are not going unnoticed. Conveniently, the shipyard sits in the center of Auckland’s marine precinct. It’s also just a few minutes by foot from the city’s central business district. Equally noteworthy, Orams Marine is a few minutes’ walk away from the America’s Cup Village, currently operating due to the racing events going on now through the next several weeks.
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