Derecktor of Florida's first major lift with the new mobile boat hoist was made successfully on Friday, November 9th, after a lot of hard work by both employees and contractor personnel. The yard's new lift, a custom-built Cimolai Mobile Boat Hoist, was fabricated in Italy and has a capacity of 820 metric tons (900 short tons).
At 100' long, 62' wide and 79' high, the machine is the second largest in the USA and the tallest in the world. The 55 metre Feadship Dream, skippered by Captain Butch Vogelsang, was gently lifted from the water and moved ashore for inspection without incident and subsequently launched the same day. Dream is only one of several 50-60m vessels scheduled for service or refit work at the Dania Beach facility in the Fall of 2012 and Spring of 2013.