Lifting, launching, cranage & transportation
With hoists able to lift up to 75tonnes, Suffolk Yacht Harbour offers the largest boat lifting and launching facilities between Bridlington in Yorkshire and the Solent on the south coast.
SYH’s boatyard team lifts out and re-launches approximately 1,500 vessels each year for annual maintenance and has a range of equipment to make efficient use of time and hard standing space.
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Hoists & Cranes
SYH has a selection of boat hoists and cranes available to lift vessels up to 75tonnes measuring 80ft overall (25 metres) length and a beam of up to 20ft (6 metres). SYH’s boatyard team is able to un-step and step masts up to 90ft (27.5 metres).
SYH offers a transportation and logistics service with start-to-finish project management. Whether you are transporting a vessel by road or sea, SYH has the experience needed to organise every step of the process. SYH’s portfolio of logistics projects includes designing a purpose-built shipping container for a yacht going to Antigua and managing a Melges sent to Chile.
What can we lift & launch?
SYH regularly lifts and launches everything from RNLI lifeboats, long-keeled classic yachts, and newly-commissioned yachts and motorboats. Whilst the majority of lifting and launching is for 30- to 40-foot yachts and motor boats, SYH has many years’ experience dealing with larger, outsized or unusual vessels.
What does it cost?
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see our full list of charges. If you have a query or you are in need of a service not mentioned on the list, contact the berthing office to discuss.
The Boat Building Diaries
The SYH workshop is a hive of activity, with projects ranging from small maintenance jobs to large scale refits on wooden and GRP yachts.
Read up on the most interesting case studies and pick up some tips and tricks via the SYH Boat Building Diaries.
Focus On: Stilleto
Once described by Classic Boat magazine as “a fabulously elegant 33ft keelboat with low topsides, built by Whisstocks, with a design brief of ‘standing room for a bottle of Gordons’”, Stiletto is a stunning example of classic boat design and build.
A regular in the SYH workshops, Stiletto brought the team’s boat building skills to the fore.
SYH’s joiners built new cockpit benches, which are copies of the original seats, with modifications to improve stability and practicality.
Throughout each stage of Stiletto’s maintenance, the SYH team stayed true to her original design whilst maximising her performance for racing.
In keeping with Stiletto’s design, the new seating was made out of straight grain teak and the legs were constructed using slightly thicker timber for extra stability and are designed to tuck away underneath the benches ensuring halyards and feet don’t get caught during her busy racing schedule.