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Boat Lift

RNYC Boat Lift
RNYC provides a boat lift for the use of its members, which can be used to lift yachts in and out of the water, or lifted temporarily for cleaning or checking the hull.

The lift is in operated by a team of volunteer members, and you will need to contact one of our volunteer hoist operators to organise use of the lift. They are listed with telephone numbers on a board on the container beside the hoist. We will endeavour to accommodate your requirements. Some lifting requests may not be possible dependent on the availability of our volunteers. The more notice you give, the better your chances!

Preparation before lifting

  • Book Lift
  • Organise a tractor driver if necessary
  • A minimum of two of your crew are required to assist the boat lift team.
  • Check boatyard for space allocation:-
  • Check trailer (jacks work – grease if necessary, air in tyres, wheels turn, general safety.)
  • Check that you have all the necessary equipment for dismasting (pliers spanners hammer etc.)
  • Loosen Standing rigging
  • Withdraw log
  • Obtain spar trolley
  • Decide where vessel is to be slung, bearing in mind prop / drive shaft configuration

Wearing of ‘Hi-Viz’ jackets is compulsory. These are available from the hoist operator – (Please return the jackets!)

NO PERSON SHALL BE IN THE VICINITY OF THE HOIST WHEN IT IS WORKING UNLESS DIRECTLY CONCERNED WITH THE LIFTING OPERATION TAKING PLACE

Download the Rates for boat lifts from  1st April 2017 – 31st March 2018

Boat lifts are only available to Royal Northumberland Yacht Club members. Members of the Boat Lift Loan Scheme or Boat Lift Bonds Scheme may be entitled to discounts as indicated by their scheme membership documents.
Payment is required within 7 days of the lift. You will be invoiced by our accounts assistant Kristina Fullerton.

RNYC has a cradle that is available for short term hire at a rate of £10.00 per week. Should you require use of this cradle please inform the Boat lift driver at the time of arranging the lift.