Moving large, high-value loads in tight spaces…
For boat and yacht manufacturers, the handling of large, high-value loads can be a challenge.
Manufacturers typically rely on a combination of lifting equipment, such as forklift trucks and overhead cranes to manoeuvre heavy boats, hulls and yacht cradles - resulting in the risk of costly damage.
Using cumbersome material handling equipment in boat manufacturing compromises visibility, meaning production areas often need to be cleared to achieve the necessary clearance, leading to delay and disruption.
Maximum control in boat building material handling
With a single operator able to safely move loads of 70,000kg and beyond, electric tugs help boat and yacht manufacturers reduce their reliance on diesel forklift trucks, heavy lifting equipment and fixed systems.
Delivering the safe, controlled movement of boat cradles, electric tugs provide unrivalled visibility, ensuring loads are moved with ultimate precision. Remote controlled electric tugs are available for total flexibility and maximum visibility.
The benefits of electric tugs in boat manufacturing
Boat and yacht manufacturers need material handling solutions that deliver pinpoint accuracy and controlled movements.
Electric tugs offer a flexible solution enabling the secure, safe movement of loads throughout tight production facilities.
Compact machines to deliver precision
With a unique compact design, electric tugs deliver the precise movement of the biggest loads, even in congested production areas.
Streamlining the movement of heavy loads, electric tugs help you create leaner processes and reduce downtime.
The power and flexibility you need
Electric tow tugs deliver the heavy-duty movement of loads, and the flexibility manufacturers need to keep production running.
Our range of boat moving electric tugs
Trusted by industry leaders
The world’s most prestigious yacht and boat manufacturers trust MasterMover’s powerful, compact electric tugs to make the movement of loads safer and more efficient…
The beauty of the MasterTug is it’s ease of use, it’s serviceability and its compact proportions, which means it can be used productively inside our premises without taking any further space.
Your Questions, Answered - FAQs
- Boat cradles
- Yacht cradles
Across boat and yacht manufacturing, electric tow tugs are used to move a wide variety of equipment and components such as:
Electric tugs are available with multiple control options designed to maximise safety and efficiency.
Pedestrian operated electric tugs allow a single operator to safely manoeuvre even the heaviest loads with confidence, removing manual handling and reliance on forklift trucks.
Remote control operation is available to deliver maximum visibility by allowing operators to take up the ideal vantage point when moving loads, facilitating the seamless movement of loads in congested areas.
Automated AGV electric tugs remove the need for an operator, automating the movement of heavy loads to maximise efficiency and resource utilisation.
No, unlike lifting equipment such as forklift trucks and cranes, an electric tug does not require a license to operate. A license-free operation reduces downtime and maximises operational efficiency, reducing wasted time waiting for a licensed driver.
Minimal training is required to safely operate an electric tug and we offer training packages to suit every requirement.
Electric tugs are battery powered, with interchangeable batteries or lithium options available, electric tugs can deliver 24/7 operation to keep your processes moving.
Offering zero emissions from the point of use, electric tugs are ideally suited for indoor use, replacing internal combustion engine (ICE) powered equipment such as forklifts or tow tractors.
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If you’re looking to improve safety, remove the risk of injury and unlock greater operational efficiency, we’re here to help. Speak to our team to discuss your application.