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How do you move the largest single-masted wooden yacht to be built in the UK since the 1930s?

Spirit Yachts, renowned boat builders here in the UK, needed safe and easy of movement of their latest build, the Spirit 111 superyacht. At 34m and with an unladen displacement of 58 tonnes, this presented a challenge to our designers.

Main Criteria

  • Low overall height
  • Low rolling resistance
  • Steering arms
  • High load capacity

The Solution

A tailor-made bespoke castor designed and manufactured in-house to the customer’s exacting requirements.

Strong enough to be able to deal with the harsh conditions of a working shipyard, whilst offering a complete solution to the customer’s needs. This meant extra heavy-duty, twin-wheeled swivel castors fitted with machined nylon wheels.

In addition, each fork is fitted with a steering arm to aid with manoeuvrability. The castor assembly is finished with a specialist corrosion resistant coating to deal with harsh weather conditions.

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