The largest lifting capacity on the UK inland waterways
and the nearest to London
CT110 NCK Rapier Eiger
2 Ton Forklift and 3 Ton Telehandler
For smaller lifting operations
Expert crane services are essential when trusting your boat in someone else’s hands. It’s a delicate operation which needs expertise and precision. It’s carried out by highly skilled and fully certified operators and the lifting operation is professionally co-ordinated by our experienced team (videos below).
Crawler Crane CT110 NCK Rapier Eiger, nicknamed Fat Boy Sling, can lift up to 70 tonnes and is inspected by an independent NCK specialist every 6 months, to ensure all lifting tackle is up to safety and insurance standard.
Our 2 ton forklift and 3 ton telehandler can lift smaller items such as appliances, engines and goods you may need placing on board. This service is charged in addition to your main cranage.
- Wide and Narrow beam lifts
- Water to hardstanding (and vice versa)
- Water to road transport (and vice versa)
- Small load lifts (no boats)
YES – We can lift your wide beams! Up to 14ft in width and up to 70ft in length as well as lifting commercial vessels 12ft in width and 72ft in length. Please read the FAQ.
FACT – No one else can lift that size of boat without hiring in a specialist mobile crane.
Lifting a V Bottom boat takes a little extra care with a little packing out. Fibreglass lifts need a discussion prior to booking.
- £ 500.00 Narrow beam Band 1
- £ 700.00 Wide beam Bands 2 – 4
- £ 60.00 per hour additional small lifts
- Any additional internal lifts will be invoiced separately
“These guys are great! Today I watched a brand new wide beam I was going to move lifted off a lorry and put in the water – always a breathtaking moment! Spot on! No drama. Perfectly placed. Took great care of the boat. Plus they opened the site gate for me after I arrived late back from the move!! Thank you.
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The most frequently asked questions about cranage are answered here, but if you would like to ask an additional question please click below
GLORIA: DO NOT USE THE TOP QUESTION - IT IS INVISIBLE
Can you lift my wide beam boat?
Can you lift my boat from a lorry to the water?
Can you lift my boat from water to a lorry?
Yes. You can sail to us and we will left your boat onto transport for its onward journey.
Can you lift on Saturday or Sunday?
My boat is not flat bottomed can you lift it?
Do I need to pay a deposit?
If you are lifting for a pre purchase survey the deposit is £100.00 non refundable for any boat. Remember that you need to co-ordinate your date and time with your chosen surveyor. Of course giving as much notice is always preferred. If you need to change the date due to unforeseen circumstances this will be taken into account but please be mindful when booking, spaces are limited.