Our New Crane 

Many of you will have seen the new Liebherr LRT 1090 crane on the deck over the past week. This is being commissioned at present and we expect it to be fully operational next week. 

Our existing crane gave us 19 years of service. It was 8 years old when purchased by the Club. To ensure we continue to meet the needs of our members we decided now was the right time to replace it. 

We began a search about two years ago for a replacement and initially looked for a secondhand crane. Because of the specialist nature of the crane, we were unable to find a suitable secondhand replacement and turned our attention to new cranes. We narrowed the search down to two models and after conferring with a number of people who have expertise in this area, we decided on Liebherr LRT 1090. 

This crane will allow us to continue to provide excellent service to our Members and is expected to have a useful life of thirty years. 

We will be holding a formal commissioning ceremony in the next week or so. 

Thank You 

Joe Conway
Rear Commodore Sailing