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STURGEON BAY, WI (October 13, 2016) – Marine Travelift Inc. has announced the delivery of its 200CII mobile boat hoist to Pacific Marine Center for use at their facility in Anacortes, Washington.  Pacific Marine Center is a full service boat yard handling commercial fishing boats, tugs, and pleasure craft.

There were two major goals Pacific Marine Center wanted to accomplish with the purchase of the new 200CII boat hoist according to Dave Marshall, Sales Manager at Kendrick Equipment the certified Marine Travelift distributor for the Northwest region of North America.

“The customer wanted to penetrate new markets and attract an entirely new class of boat to Anacortes,” Marshall explained.  “With the Marine Travelift mobile boat hoist they can pick full capacity with the slings in any position, allowing them to target the shorter and heavier fishing boats they haven’t been able to haul in the past.

Expanding their capabilities and targeting these specific size fishing boats is also allowing Pacific Marine Center to accomplishing a second goal of theirs.

“Another goal they had was to build a fishing vessel repair business in Anacortes, a gateway to the Pacific Ocean,” said Marshall.  “The new mobile boat hoist will allow them to service a strong fleet of commercial vessels that operate throughout Alaska, Canada and the San Juans.”

The new 200CII mobile boat hoist is a major component for Pacific Marine Center to accomplish their goals but there were also challenges with the yard itself.

The boat hoist needed to navigate a slope between the two yards at Pacific Marine Center, which has an incline greater than what a standard mobile boat hoist can handle, and had to work faster while staying fuel efficient.

Marine Travelift’s team worked closely with Kendrick Equipment and the Pacific Marine Center team to customize a boat hoist that would meet all the customer’s needs.  The result is a very specific 200 ton capacity hoist with upgraded drives to handle the slope, dual range hoist speeds for faster more efficient work, and automatic variable throttle to keep fuel consumption at a minimum.  As a bonus, the package selected also included radio remote control with load readout right at the operator’s fingertips.

“The upgraded drives allow the customer to maximize their use of the boat hoist,” explained Marshall.  “And the dual range hoist speed is essential for efficiency, especially with the twenty foot fluctuations in tide they experience.”

The new Marine Travelift 200CII mobile boat hoist will allow Pacific Marine Center to maximize efficiency and achieve the goals they have set forth.  Fishing vessels and pleasure craft owners alike in the Pacific Northwest will be able to share in the benefits and the new boat hoist will help Pacific Marine Center with their mission to “foster lasting relationships with every customer”.

For more information about Marine Travelift, Inc. and its full range of mobile boat hoists, call (920) 743-6202, e-mail the sales team at or visit  You can also follow them on Facebook and LinkedIn to get the latest news and updates.

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 3,500 units in service worldwide.