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STURGEON BAY, WI (November 16, 2017) –  Marine Travelift has recently delivered a 100 BFMII (100 metric ton lifting capacity) mobile boat hoist to the Boat Yard of Marina Del Rey, CA. The 100 metric ton machine is the fifth Marine Travelift to call the Boat Yard home and will allow them to open up a larger market segment along the California coast.

“We purchased the 100 BFMII Marine Travelift in order to service the larger and wider vessels that call Marina Del Rey their home port,” said Greg Schem, President and CEO at Harbor Real Estate Group. “Prior to acquiring this machine, we were limited to a 60 ton machine with a 17 foot beam.  This left a large segment of the market unserviceable by our boat yard.  The new 100 BFMII gives us a 28-foot beam, which in turn, allows us to service the larger mono-hulls as well as the flourishing catamaran market.”

The Boat Yard at Marina Del Rey is a full-service boat repair yard and marina providing customers with a one-stop shop to handle all of their boating needs. The trust Schem has placed in Marine Travelift and its products over the years played a key role in the decision-making process, providing his staff with a reliable, durable, and versatile machine.

“We now own five Marine Travelift boat hoists and we depend upon their company’s excellent service and customer support team in order to keep us up and running,” said Schem. “Even with less expensive machines on the market, dependability is still the most important attribute because we understand that if our Marine Travelift is down, so are we.”

This historic reliability and proven up-time has established Marine Travelift as the number one boat hoist manufacturer in the world with over 4,000 active units worldwide. Through maintenance plans and immediate assistance with aftermarket parts support, customers around the world continue to partner with Marine Travelift’s industry professionals to deliver solutions needed to get the job done. Innovative features and options have also added value to the BFMII Series mobile boat hoists, providing customers with improved safety and maneuverability.

“The large top beam extension for sailboats, the wireless remote control unit, extremely quiet motor, and the extensive exterior lighting for emergency night haul-outs are among the most important features we depend upon on a daily basis,” said Schem.

For more information about Marine Travelift and its full range of mobile boat hoists, forklifts, and transporters, call (920) 743-6202, email the sales team at or visit

The world’s first mobile boat hoist was conceptualized and manufactured in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin in 1945. Officially established in 1954, Marine Travelift Inc. has a long-standing reputation as a marine industry leader and is recognized for its tradition of excellence on a global scale. The company manufactures mobile boat hoists, marine forklifts, self-propelled transporters and other related marine lifting products. It also has an extensive U.S. and international dealer network, with more than 4,000 units in service worldwide.