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Tadano ATF 130G-5 lifts vessel out of the harbour


It was time for the catamaran belonging to a non-profit association to be lifted out of the Ijsselmeer. Sounds like a job for the Tadano ATF 130G-5 belonging to the Dutch Mick Volendam Group.

Ocean Youth Sailing is a non-profit organization based in Steckborn, Switzerland. It uses sailing to instil values such as responsibility, teamwork and environmental awareness in young people. One of its projects even saw the young people build a catamaran all on their own, with over 400 helpers contributing more than 20,000 hours of work.

The catamaran set off on its first journey across the Rhine towards the Ijsselmeer back in the summer, and the organization is now offering sailing courses on the self-built boat in its new home. The 9-tonne colossus had to be lifted out of the harbour at Marina Volendam. Lifting the catamaran, which is 13.5 metres long and 7.5 metres wide, called for the use of a particularly powerful crane with precision steering.

This was a job for the Mick Volendam Group from the neighbouring town of Edam, located north-east of Amsterdam. The company relies exclusively on state-of-the-art all terrain cranes from Tadano, with the ATF 130G-5 selected as the weapon of choice for this particular project. Equipped with Lift Adjuster as standard, the 130 is the perfect choice for delicate lifting tasks such as this. The vessel had to be lifted with extreme care, as it is not only of great financial value, but also – most importantly of all – of huge sentimental value to the helpers of the Ocean Youth Sailing association involved in the project.

It’s great to be able to rely on the Lift Adjuster. In cases with critical loads like this, the Tadano Lift Adjuster allows loads to be picked up quickly suppressing swinging or load movements and the operators can focus their full attention on the load instead of the radius display. This all meant the Arrow 1360 catamaran could be lifted smoothly out of the water and transported to its home.