Miami-based RMK Merrill-Stevens has added a Marine Travelift 100 BFMII mobile boat hoist to its yard. The 100-ton machine will be operational this summer and will join an older 70-ton unit on site.
RMK Merrill-Stevens performs repairs and refits of yachts, commercial craft and government vessels from 30 to 300 feet. RMK has two yards co-located along the Miami River with the south yard performing haul-outs of vessels 85 feet and shorter and the north handling boats longer than 85 feet.
Part of the ongoing modernization efforts includes a new 2,700-gross ton ship lift in the north yard. Chief executive officer Aaron Leather said the new 100-ton machine will complement the lift.
“The addition of the new 100 BFMII Marine Travelift will ensure that our vessels in the 70 to 85-foot and 65 to 90-ton range can best be accommodated by our staff in a safe and efficient manner,” he added in a statement.
In addition to solving their boat handling needs, Leatherwood says Marine Travelift’s reputation for reliability and established performance was the biggest factor in the decision to extend the partnership between the two companies.
The new 100 BFMII features two-speed hoists, a wireless remote control and a 7” LCD touchscreen. Miami-based W.E. Johnson is the Marine Travelift distributor and local service provider.