Orams Marine’s new 820-tonne travel lift marked its debut on January 13 by hauling out a 34.8m sailing yacht. The mighty lift is the largest in the southern hemisphere and has been busy since day one.

The unit forms part of a major redevelopment of the Orams Marine site, which includes an expanded hardstand area with twice the capacity for marine trades and service.

The facility also includes an 85-tonne travel lift and a 600-tonne slipway.