When a 118-foot yacht was hauled out at Lauderdale Marine Center for a full refit including paint, our hydraulics team was called upon to refurbish some of the vessels hydraulic parts including its deck crane and side boarding ladders. After a thorough inspection, we removed the units and rebuilt them to “like new condition.” We stripped the units for paint and replaced all hydraulic hoses, cylinders and hardware. Once the other work is completed on the yacht, we will re-install the side boarding ladders and crane. The “new” side boarding ladders and deck crane will complement the look of the refitted vessel and provide years of service for future voyages.
From time to time, we see some pretty old yachts come into Lauderdale Marine Center as was the case with a 30+ year old Feadship. This old gal was in need of some work to bring her back to her glory days. We were hired to give her hydraulic royal boarding ladder a “face lift.” A hydraulic royal boarding ladder is side mounted typically at mid-ship that retracts using hydraulic folding mechanisms when not in use, leaving your deck free of obstacles.
The job included stripping the boarding ladder for a new paint job, replacing the hydraulic hoses and hydraulic cylinders and installing new hardware right down to the nuts and bolts.
The royal boarding ladder now looks brand new with no traces of 30-odd years of use.
A 156′ Custom Motor Yacht was hauled at Lauderdale Marine Center for a new paint job and other routine maintenance. As part of the painting process, the hydraulic side boarding ladder was removed by our Hydraulics team at High Seas Hydraulics for disassembly in order to paint the parts. The mechanical project was fairly straight forward. We made new pins and bushings in our machine shop, Straight Line Marine to replace some that were corroded in place and to provide for smoother operations of the ladder.
The tricky part of the job was getting the ladder on and off of a boat of this size with the vessel blocked in the yard and surrounded by scaffolding. Careful use of a forklift and skilled technicians not only on the part of our hydraulics team but also from our High Seas Yacht Service running gear team made the job a success.
Our on-site services ranging from hydraulics work, machine shop capabilities and skilled technicians from all three of our companies define team work in getting the “big” jobs done right.