This month we took delivery of our new 75 tonne Wise travel hoist which is now the largest on the River Dart with deep water access.
This new hoist is of the highest quality and designed to cope in the marine environment and salty conditions. The hoist itself is remote controlled and is also equipped with a small overhead crane for engine and mast lifts.
Our boatyard team are now undertaking extensive training on the workings and operation of the new hoist and will involve them spending time at our other yards at Swanwick, Port Solent and Gosport's Endeavour Quay.
Works began this week to erect the steel framework for the new dry stack and we are now taking bookings for contracts starting from 1st March 2022.
Our existing tenants continue to move into their new premises in the new commercial building and we are now able to take down most of the remaining old buildings in preparation to start the next major phase of the development. This will include the construction of the new hotel and waterside apartments. The demolition works are planned to be completed by Christmas.
Works are also progressing well with the stacked car park and we have taken delivery of the first of the electric car charging points which will be installed prior to the car park opening.
Port Solent planned lock closure
In preparation of the busy boating season, the lock at Port Solent Marina will be closed as part of our 3-yearly lock maintenance programme.
Premier acquires Trafalgar Wharf
Premier Marinas has completed the purchase of the Trafalgar Wharf site in Portsmouth Harbour.