The largest private yacht harbour on the Baltic sea, ancora Marina, has taken delivery of a 45 tonne Grove RT550E Rough Terrain crane.
Located in Neustadt, north east of Hamburg in the sheltered bay of Lübeck, north Germany, the marina will use the new crane to assist with repairs, building work, boat handling, mast installations and general maintenance.
The RT550E features a five section 39 metre main boom and can be equipped with an eight metre swingaway extension which can be offset at zero, 20 or 40 degrees. It was selected for its short wheelbase and tight turning circle.
Ralf Schmidt, head of operational services said: “In a marina like this, poorly executed lifting or driving could easily result in costly damage, so the clear and confident operation we get from our new, compact Grove RT550E is very reassuring. The crane’s load charts were also an important factor in our purchase, considering the capacity and reach we need for different applications.”
“It’s a busy environment all year round at ancora Marina, and it has already been working well, and our operators really appreciate the comfortable full vision cab.”
Ancora Marina has 1,400 berths ranging from six metres to 35 metres, along with more than 21,000 square metres of indoor space dedicated to winter storage plus another 20,000 square metres of hard standing outdoor area. The facility provides customers with year-round service and support, including complex repairs.