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STURGEON BAY, WI (November 30, 2017)Yank Marine Services has recently taken delivery of a new 820 metric ton capacity Marine Travelift boat hoist at its Dorchester, New Jersey location located along the Maurice River. The new expansion project put in place will target a brand new market of vessels in addition to creating new jobs in the Cumberland County area.

Established in 1969 by John C. Yank Jr., Yank Marine has continued to build its reputation by servicing and repairing thousands of boats throughout eastern New Jersey. From new vessel construction to on-site naval architecture and engineering, John and his staff have worked diligently over the years to expand services and optimize yard space to continue its growth along the east coast.

“The addition of the 820 C at the Dorchester location will help to free up space at our Tuckahoe location which is often at capacity,” said Bette Jean Yank, owner of Yank Marine Services. “It will also mean a great deal to our customers to allow them the choice of location for service.”

While the 820 ton lift will allow Yank Marine to continue its current service operations, it will also open up new doors in its service portfolio ensuring capabilities necessary for tugboats, commercial fishing boats, barges, passenger ferries, as well as larger classes of both U.S. Army and U.S. Coast Guard vessels stationed on the East Coast.

“Access by vessels needing service at the Tuckahoe location has always been limited by both the vertical height restrictions of the bridges of the Great Egg Harbor Bay and the water depth of the Tuckahoe River,” said Yank. “This new expansion project at Dorchester will allow us to bring in much heavier and taller vessels that were previously unable to get to our facilities.”

The installation of the new 820 lift will not only be an asset to the marine industry in and around New Jersey, it will also help to stimulate the local economy by creating 30-50 full-time year-round positions in the Maurice River Township of Cumberland County, New Jersey.

Yank Marine purchased their first boat hoist over 20 years ago and continues to call on Marine Travelift for their boat handling needs.  The 820 C joins a long list of existing Marine Travelift units owned by Yank Marine, including a 50 BFM (50 ton capacity) at the Dorchester facility, as well as a 300CII (300 ton capacity), 200C (200 ton capacity), and 75 BFMII (75 ton capacity) at their Tuckahoe facility.

Marine Travelift’s knowledge and experience in the industry, along with their dedication to quality and customer service, are just a few of the many company traits that foster repeat business from some of the most respected yards in the business.

To learn more about Yank Marine and its services, visit

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 3,500 units in service worldwide.