130t Crane in the distance and 170t Crane pictured lifting Tranquil Image onto the hard for some annual maintenance.
It's been a busy week for the GMK5170 Maximus. With two big lifts see below for a run down of what we have been up to including footage from our new boom cam.
Yesterday McLeod Cranes lifted Oracle back into the water and what a change from when we lifted it out. This is going to be one awesome vessel to fish from when they finish those final touches. The Oracle team and Hutcheson Boats have done a great job and were a great group to work with making for a smooth lift.
Pictured Southern Ocean Marine attach the keel to a new yacht. Our GMK5170 - 170 tonne crane is on the left with the GMK5130 - 130 tonne crane is on the right. This yacht by Southern Ocean Marine looks amazing. We started off the morning quitely and within a few hours had drawn quite a crowd as people gathered to see the yacht placed on its keel. Great atmosphere, awesome yacht, great lift to be involved with. The weight of this lift was 50 Tonnes.
Pictured Maximus sets up to lift Solitaire at Sulphur Point. Solitaire weighs in at 20 Tonne. This is one of the first lifts for Maximus our 170 Tonne All Terrain Crane a GMK5170 (US GMK5225).
Pictured the 10 Tonne loads out a large boat for C3 and Worldwide Freight Management, Whangarei. Here Eddie places the boat onto DL Haulage ready for shipping.
McLeod Cranes again had the opportunity to lift in the NZ Offshore Power Boats at the great facilities of Fort Nautilus Dry Stack. The Dry Stack was built by CBC Construction and formed a great backdrop to these awesome machines.
Today we had the chance to lower Addictive (Grant Smith) and Rayglass (Kelly Smith) into the water for the Superboat light class. It was great to have the opportunity to to see these boats up close before racing. I have to say the name Addictive really suits the boat. The sport looks a tonne of fun! I'm really looking forward to seeing them back again in Tauranga. Check out the New Zealand Offshore Powerboad Association website under Team Profiles Superboat Light.
An interesting project early Thursday morning the 130 had the opportunity to lift NZL 81 out of the water and onto Sulphur point ready for shipping. Many people may remember NZL 81 from the Americas Cup. A quick google search tells the story. All the more reason to wish the current team the best of luck! Check out the Team NZ website here.