Superior Jetties have answered the Christmas wishes for boat loving Gladstone locals and visitors alike with the installation of four floating dry docks at the Gladstone Marina this week.
The Superior guys, who manufactured the products, arrived in a blaze of glory and shiny trucks with 4 * D30 floating boat lifts that are now installed and ready for the people of Gladstone to enjoy.
John Hogan, CEO of Superior Jetties, explained that the floating docks sink into the water to allow for drive on access, then at the push of the button, float up, lifting the vessel out of the water. The modular docks lift and lower with ease, allow for solo operation and offer complete walk around access.
“In this way the vessels are presented in pristine condition to the waterways without any antifoul products and the performance of the hull is enhanced thus saving on fuel use”, he said.
With Gladstone’s close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, the region has one of the highest rates of boat ownership per capita in Australia and these floating docks significantly enhance the berthing mix at the marina.
“It’s great to see Gladstone taking up the higher yields on offer from smaller marina berths to store vessels out of the water”.
“These products introduce new customers to the market by reducing logistical hassles of boating such as trailer movements and storage,” said Mr Hogan.
The introduction of these convenient floating boat lifts is planned to increase boat usage in the area providing easier access for the community and visitors to local waterways.