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Sturgeon Bay, WI – The recent delivery of a Marine Travelift M2000H (20,000 lbs/9,000 kg) Hydro M_Drive Center Cab Forklift to MarineMax Wrightsville Beach, positioned in a prime location along the Intercoastal Waterway in North Carolina, is improving operational efficiencies for the high demand of their growing customer base.

 Their new Marine Travelift Hydro M_Drive Forklift, powered by a Hydrostatic Drive System, is enhanced with a shortened wheelbase, galvanized forks and carriage, inch mode, and a wireless remote. It joins a Marine Travelift TM30 (66,000 lbs/30,000kg) hydraulic Self-Propelled Transporter, customized with increased lift height and variable width. Operating a Marine Travelift 50 BFMII (110,000 lbs/50,000 kg) mobile boat hoist and forklift for the last 10 years, the Wrightsville Beach location is now solely running Marine Travelift equipment for their boat handling needs.

Marine Forklift and Boat Hoist

The four pieces of Marine Travelift equipment are further expanding their versatility to accommodate a variety of vessels, while significantly enhancing workload efficiencies, and optimizing every inch of their yard with all Marine Travelift boat handling equipment.

Now having both a center and side cab position for their forklifts, the operators can drive based on preference.

“Our operators love the center cab, and the wide mast allows for much better visibility. The hydrostatic system is also much easier to drive with the set throttle and single pedal operation”, says Cary Smart, General Manager. He also added, “The wireless remote with multiple functions, such as carriage up and down, fork swing, and individual fork adjustment allows for our drivers to be more efficient with boat movement.”  

“It has been a pleasure working with Cary and his team on both the forklift and transporter deals. They are the definition of true professionals, and Marine Travelift is proud to be a partner with the Wrightsville team and other MarineMax facilities throughout the nation.” Shared Brock Rubens, Director of Business Development.

Marine Travelift’s Hydro M_Drive Forklifts are designed with over 30 years of operator feedback and a Hydrostatic Drive System with proven durability in some of the highest duty cycle environments. Offering several customizable features and options, backed by a global network of in-house and factory-trained technicians, customers can be confident they are receiving the equipment that is best suited for their needs.

Experience the operator’s view from the side and center cab of our Hydro M_Drive Forklifts on our website, by clicking here.