Out with the old in with the new! The Galati Service Yard at Anna Maria installs a new Marine Travelift capable of holding up to 85 metric tons (187,000lbs) and hauling out yachts up to 82’ easily; something the previous lift was not capable of. The new lift combines strength, speed, and precision for everyday performance; working smarter and stronger to keep up with high demands of haul outs the service yard encompasses each day.
A new boat hoist was a necessary step due to the increasing size of average boat sales at GYS— Anna Maria. “Our Anna Maria marina facility can handle larger yachts as we have the capacity, slips and docks, area on the hard and service team, but the lift was limiting us”, says Mike Galati, head of the customer support team for GYS. Since the service team only services what the company sells, it’s crucial to keep Galati customers boating and service needs front and center as they continue to purchase larger yachts. The upgrade from a 75 BFM to the 85 BFMII was necessary to provide a margin of safety for larger yachts being sold in the future.
Standard features of the new travel lift include pivot trunnion, stainless steel tubing, sling adjustment, mechanical 90 degree-2-wheel steering, remote diagnostics and much more. From an efficiency standpoint, the new machine can monitor the scales while hauling with the remote control; versus getting into the cab. Not to mention, the Bluetooth technology has the ability to “phone home” and receive remote diagnostics from the Marine Travelift service team.
This has been the fourth hoist purchased from Marine Travelift for the Galati Service Yard at Anna Maria; the sixth Marine Travelift hoist company-wide. “GYS has never looked anywhere else for a travel lift, says Mike Galati. “With Marine Travelift the service is outstanding. They also operate under similar principles as Galati Yachts Sales; to exceed customers’ expectations”. In addition, delivery and set up were just as impressive; with the team in/out in only two days.
Every upgrade and every move we make is for the betterment of our customer’s experience. Team Galati is excited about our newest addition to our equipment! And as a side note, “the custom color Galati-blue/gray, looks awesome, stated Mike Galati. With multiple service yards across Florida, our goal is to exceed the customers’ expectations beyond the sale.