Travel Lift

SinoTech Luton’s Travel Lift is widely used is for boat water launching, and plant lifting, and it can conveniently and quickly lift, maintain and repair different boats, heavy equipment or transport work in the plant with very strong safety and reliability.

What is good about our travel lift:

> Multi-point lifting

> Double door frame “U” type connection frame

> Safe, easy and reliable

Our travel lift performs best in handling boats and marine equipment, as well as for facilitating maintenance and repair operations.

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    Marine Boat Travel Lift

    A travel lift, also known as a boat hoist, or marine travel lift crane, is a specialized piece of equipment used in the marine industry for lifting, moving, and transporting boats and yachts. It is designed to handle vessels of various sizes and weights, making it an essential tool in marinas, boatyards, and other marine facilities.

    Full Load Lifting Speed:

    0 – 5m/min


    15 – 1200t

    Here are top 4 hot-selling travel lift models





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    What A Travel Lift Used For?

    Travel lifts typically consist of a gantry crane with a movable hoist that can be positioned to lift boats in and out of the water, as well as transport them within the facility. They are mounted on large wheels or tracks, allowing them to move along the ground and manoeuvre between storage areas and the water.

    Normally, a travel lift is non-standard customized equipment with self-power, multi-point lifting, and full hydraulic transmission, the upper structure is a double door frame “U” type connection frame to meet different ship types (such as sailing) lifting operation demands.

    In the application of a small tonnage watercraft transportation machine, according to customer requirements and the environment, it can be designed as an economic type full electric drive mode.

    The primary functions of a travel lift include:

    Boat Launch and Retrieval: Travel lifts are used to lift boats from the water and place them on dry land, as well as to launch boats into the water from storage areas.

    Transport and Maneuvering: They can move boats within the facility, allowing for storage, maintenance, and access to different areas of the marina or boatyard.

    Maintenance and Repair: Travel lifts provide a means of lifting boats for inspections, maintenance, bottom painting, and repairs.

    Storage and Winterization: They are crucial for moving boats to and from storage areas, especially during the off-season or for long-term storage.

    in conclusion, It is mainly used for boat water launching, and plant lifting, and it can conveniently and quickly lift, maintain and repair of different boat or transport work in the plant with very strong safety and reliability.

    Models of Travel Lift For Sale

    Our travel lift includes the hydraulic tyre marine boat travel lift, hydraulic tyre travel lift, and wind turbine nacelle travel lift. These specialized travel lifts are designed to handle substantial loads, with a maximum capacity of 500 tons, ensuring that even the most sizeable vessels and marine structures can be effortlessly lifted and manoeuvred with precision.

    Here are some hot-selling models:

    Hydraulic Tyre Marine Boat Travel Lift


    MHLT 15 – 1200ton

    Lifting Height

    3 – 40m


    15 – 1200t

    With advanced hydraulic systems and robust construction, our travel lifts offer unparalleled reliability and performance, providing you with the ultimate solution for heavy-duty marine lifting requirements. 

    Recommended Models:

    MBH100t-12m or Larger For Boats, Marine Vessels

    MBH45t-8.5m or Smaller For Regular Material Transportation


    Lifting Capacity: 15t

    Span Length: 5m


    Lifting Capacity: 25t

    Span Length: 11.5m


    Lifting Capacity: 45t

    Span Length: 8.5m


    Lifting Capacity: 50t

    Span Length: 7.8m


    Lifting Capacity: 100t

    Span Length: 12m


    Lifting Capacity: 500t

    Span Length: 21m

    Hydraulic Tyre Travel Lift


    YTL 5 – 500ton

    Lifting Height

    3 – 40m


    5 – 500t

    It is a large-scale railway construction equipment, mainly used to transport box girders within beam yards. The transporter has high transmission efficiency.

    Compared to traditional 900-ton gantry cranes, it can directly reduce fuel consumption by 30% and reduce tyre usage by 25%, thereby reducing the overall weight of the equipment, making it lighter, more intelligent, and more environmentally friendly.

    Recommended Models:

    YTL12.5+12.5t-18m For Construction


    Lifting Capacity: 12.5t

    Span Length: 18m


    Lifting Capacity: 50t

    Span Length: 18.5m

    Wind Turbine Nacelle Travel Lift


    BS5 – 500ton

    Lifting Height

    3 – 40m


    5 – 500t

    A wind turbine nacelle travel lift is a specialized piece of equipment designed for the transportation of wind power equipment, including large or extra-large components such as towers, blades, and nacelles.

    This specific travel lift is engineered to safely lift and transport these heavy nacelles, allowing for maintenance, repairs, and installation activities within wind farms. 

    Recommended Models:



    Lifting Capacity: 140t

    Span Length: 14m


    Lifting Capacity: 100t

    Span Length: 35m

    Travel Lift Specifications

    Specifications of travel lift:

    Main TechnicalParametersLifting CapacityWheelbaseSpanTravellingSpeedLiftingSpeedoperation mode
    15-1200t6 -22m6 -20m0-20m/min(full load)0-40m/min(no load) 0-40m/min(no load)cabin/remote control
    100 Ton MobileBoat HoistParametersRated Lifting CapacitySpanGradeabilityBottomof MainGirder to GroundMax.LengthMax.WidthMax. HeightNumber of Running Wheel ShaftsNumber of Driving Wheel ShaftsNumber of Steering WheelsCrane Whole Weight
    100 tonne9 m4%9.5 m~18.35m~10.8m ~12m848~72 tonne

    Note: The above data is only for reference. Lifting capacity, span, lifting height, spare parts brand could be customized according to your requirements.

    Working ConditionWorking AltitudeWorking TemperatureWind Pressure While WorkingMax. Wind Pressure Non-workingCrane Working ClassSet Up Adequate Night Lighting to Meet Nightly
    ≤2000m-20℃~+50℃7 grade11 gradeA3
    Steering System Steering MethodPositionTurning Angle While TravelingTraveling Method
    Cylinder Driven SteeringAll Wheel Sets±45°Straight, Wtuf, Pivot Steering, Front / Back Sway

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    The Advantages of Our Travel Lift

    The utilization of cutting-edge hydraulic systems enhances efficiency and precision, setting our travel lifts apart from traditional equipment.

    Through technological advancements, our travel lifts offer improved load-carrying capabilities, accommodating a wide range of vessel sizes and weights.

    Large wheels provide better weight distribution, allowing the crane to move smoothly and evenly across various floor surfaces, including uneven or rough terrain.

    The inclusion of smart operation functionalities such as precise positioning, variable speed control, and safety mechanisms ensures a superior user experience

     Incorporating eco-friendly and energy-efficient components demonstrates our commitment to sustainable practices in the marine industry.

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    Why Choose Marine Boat Travel Lift?

    The boat handling machine can stand on the shore or wade into the water to transport boats or yachts of different tonnages according to the customer’s different needs, used for maintenance, repair, and launching of newly-built ships on the shore.

    The advantages of this equipment are: economical operating costs and the use of soft yet strong slings that will not cause any damage to the delicate surfaces of yachts or wooden boats during lifting; furthermore, it can quickly arrange the boats in a specified order and adjust the distance between boats according to different situations to reduce space wastage.

    Additionally, in practical operation, the equipment has functions for oblique movement, 90-degree turning, and on-the-spot turning, allowing the hull to be placed at any specified location on the shore as required.

    The adjustable span boat handling machine can also adjust the span according to the width of the boat to transport boats of different widths. Based on different sizes, the handling machine can be designed to transport various yachts weighing from 10 tons to less than 1700 tons.

    The boat handling machine can stand on the shore or wade into the water to transport boats or yachts of different tonnages according to the customer’s different needs, used for maintenance, repair, and launching of newly-built ships on the shore.

    The advantages of this equipment are: economical operating costs and the use of soft yet strong slings that will not cause any damage to the delicate surfaces of yachts or wooden boats during lifting; furthermore, it can quickly arrange the boats in a specified order and adjust the distance between boats according to different situations to reduce space wastage.

    Additionally, in practical operation, the equipment has functions for oblique movement, 90-degree turning, and on-the-spot turning, allowing the hull to be placed at any specified location on the shore as required.

    The adjustable span boat handling machine can also adjust the span according to the width of the boat to transport boats of different widths. Based on different sizes, the handling machine can be designed to transport various yachts weighing from 10 tons to less than 1700 tons.

    Why Choose Tyre Travel Lift?

    The tire-type transporter is mainly used for lifting, transporting, and loading heavy objects within the site. The transporter utilizes tire-type walking technology, with various driving methods for the whole machine’s walking, steering, and lifting, including full hydraulic drive, semi-hydraulic and semi-electric drive, and full electric drive.

    It can achieve multiple walking modes such as straight, oblique, transverse, fixed-axis turning, and on-the-spot turning, meeting the lifting and transportation operations of various heavy objects within the preset site. Its advantages include strong adaptability, high working efficiency, small site occupation area, and no need for laying walking tracks within the site.

    This technology has been widely applied in various large-tonnage handling equipment such as high-speed railway box girders, urban rail girders, and yacht handling. Our company’s supporting electronic control system for this type of equipment has been successfully applied to a large number of wheeled handling equipment.

    What Industry or Business Need A Marine Travel Lift?

    The target audience for travel lifts includes various industries and businesses involved in marine operations and boat/yacht handling. These include:

    1. Marinas and Yacht Clubs: Marinas and yacht clubs utilize travel lifts for the haul-out, launch, and storage of boats and yachts. They are essential for maintenance, repair, and storage operations within marina facilities.
    2. Boatyards and Shipyards: Boatyards and shipyards rely on travel lifts for lifting, transporting, and performing maintenance or repair work on vessels of various sizes. These lifts are vital for the efficient management of vessels within these facilities.
    3. Boat Manufacturers and Dealers: Companies involved in boat manufacturing, assembly, and sales often require travel lifts for handling prototypes, new builds, or transporting vessels within their facilities.
    4. Commercial Fishing and Offshore Operations: Travel lifts are used by commercial fishing businesses and offshore operations for lifting and transporting fishing vessels, workboats, and offshore support vessels.
    5. Naval and Coast Guard Facilities: Military and government organizations, including naval and coast guard facilities, utilize travel lifts for the maintenance, repair, and deployment of naval vessels and patrol boats.
    6. Industrial and Port Operations: Industrial companies with waterfront facilities and port operations may require travel lifts for handling workboats, tugs, barges, and other industrial vessels.
    7. Yacht Services and Maintenance Providers: Businesses offering yacht services, maintenance, repairs, and refits use travel lifts for hauling out and working on yachts to meet the demands of yacht owners.

    These are just a few examples of the target audience for travel lifts, which play a crucial role in the efficient handling, maintenance, and storage of various vessels across multiple sectors within the marine industry.

    What Lift Capacity Range Suits Various Vessel Sizes?

    The lift capacity range suitable for various vessel sizes can vary based on the type and dimensions of the vessels. Here’s a general guideline for the lift capacity range that can accommodate different vessel sizes:

    1. Small Boats and Personal Watercraft:
    • Lift Capacity Range: 5,000 lbs to 15,000 lbs
    • Examples: Small fishing boats, inflatable boats, personal watercraft (jet skis)
    1. Mid-Range Boats and Yachts:
    • Lift Capacity Range: 20,000 lbs to 60,000 lbs
    • Examples: Mid-sized motorboats, bowriders, cabin cruisers, and smaller yachts
    1. Large Yachts and Sailboats:
    • Lift Capacity Range: 70,000 lbs to 150,000 lbs
    • Examples: Large yachts, sailing vessels, catamarans, and high-performance powerboats
    1. Commercial and Industrial Vessels:
    • Lift Capacity Range: 150,000 lbs and above
    • Examples: Workboats, commercial fishing vessels, ferries, and larger industrial vessels

    It’s important to note that these ranges are general estimates, and the actual lift capacity needed for a specific vessel depends on its weight distribution, hull design, and any additional equipment or accessories onboard.

    When choosing a travel lift, consider the largest vessel you plan to lift and ensure that the lift capacity falls within a suitable range to accommodate current and potential future vessels. Always consult with the manufacturer or supplier to ensure that the lift capacity meets the specific requirements of your vessels.

    Workflow of Marine Boat Travel Lift

    The workflow of a marine boat travel lift involves several key steps to ensure the safe and efficient lifting and transporting of boats and yachts. Here’s a general overview (how to moving boat in water):

    Preparing the Lift: The travel lift operator inspects the equipment to ensure it is in optimal working condition. Safety checks are performed on the lift’s hydraulic systems, control mechanisms, and lifting slings.

    Positioning the Travel Lift: The travel lift is maneuvered into position near the boat or yacht to be lifted. Careful attention is given to the alignment and stability of the lift to ensure a secure lift.

    Securing the Boat: The boat or yacht is carefully positioned beneath the travel lift’s lifting mechanism. The lifting slings or straps are attached to designated lifting points on the vessel, ensuring even weight distribution and preventing damage to the hull.

    Lifting the Boat: The travel lift’s hydraulic system is engaged, and the boat is slowly raised from the water. The operator monitors the lift to ensure a smooth and controlled ascent.

    Transporting the Boat: Once lifted, the travel lift can transport the boat within the marina or boatyard to its desired location, such as a maintenance area, storage facility, or launching point.

    Lowering the Boat: The boat is gently lowered to the ground or back into the water, and the lifting slings are detached.

    Post-Operation Inspection: After the boat is relocated, a final inspection of the travel lift and the boat is conducted to ensure that the entire process was completed safely and without any damage.

    This workflow is tailored to the specific operations of a marine boat travel lift and may vary based on the unique features and operating procedures of different models and manufacturers.

    Our Key Technology in Travel Lift

    The new travel lift has overcome several key technologies, addressing the technical issues mentioned earlier for existing models, meeting higher technical requirements, thereby improving the technical level of the new models and significantly improving the equipment’s performance and operational convenience. Its key technologies are as follows.

    Lifting synchronous control technology

    The lifting process of the beam adopts double closed-loop synchronous control. The height difference of the four lifting points can be controlled within 5 cm, which effectively ensures the smooth movement of the lifting process and the level of the beam.

    The human-machine interface can display the four-hook descending depth and the four-hook height difference in real time. It improves the efficiency and safety of the equipment and solves the problems of manual adjustment required for lifting synchronization, difficulty in controlling the beam level, and high safety risks.

    Automatic variable amplitude technology

    The travelling mechanism of the lifting trolley adopts the walking push method to realize the automatic luffing displacement of the lifting beam trolley. This method does not require manual insertion and removal of pins, improves the luffing efficiency, and can realize the lifting of box girders with different spans of 20 to 40 m.

    Lifting. It solves the problem of low span change efficiency in the existing equipment, which uses oil cylinder push to move the lifting trolley, requiring manual insertion and removal of pins.

    Walking synchronization control technology

    The independently developed multi-sensor fusion control system realizes high-precision automatic synchronization of the movement and steering of the left and right carts to ensure driving safety. It solves the problem that the carts on both sides of the existing tire-type transporter are out of sync.

    Heavy-load turning construction technology

    The heavy-load turning technology of the beam moving machine has been innovatively developed, which solves the technical problem of heavy-load turning and moving construction when the traditional construction technology cannot satisfy the angle between the beam storage pedestal and the beam launching pedestal, effectively reducing the construction consumables of the beam yard and improving the construction efficiency.

    Basic Structure of Hydraulic Tyre Travel lift

    The basic structure of a hydraulic tyre travel lift typically consists of several key components:

    1. Frame: The frame forms the main structure of the travel lift and provides support for the lifting mechanism. It is designed to withstand heavy loads and various operating conditions.
    2. Hydraulic System: The hydraulic system powers the lifting and lowering of the travel lift. It consists of hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic hoses, control valves, and a hydraulic pump. This system provides the force necessary to lift the boats or yachts and allows for precise control of the lifting process.
    3. Lifting Mechanism: The lifting mechanism, often equipped with slings or straps, is directly responsible for raising and lowering the boats or yachts. It is designed to evenly distribute the weight of the vessel.
    4. Wheels or Tires: The travel lift is equipped with wheels or tires that allow for easy mobility and transportation of boats within the marina or boatyard. The wheels are often designed to navigate various terrains and can be steered to maneuver the travel lift into position.
    5. Control System: The control system includes the operating panel or console, where the operator can manage the lifting, lowering, and movement of the travel lift. It may also include safety features, indicators, and emergency controls.
    6. Support Structures: The travel lift may have support structures, such as stabilizing legs or outriggers, to ensure stability during lifting and transportation operations.

    The specific design and features of a hydraulic tyre travel lift may vary depending on the manufacturer and the intended use. These lifts are designed to be durable, efficient, and safe for lifting and transporting marine vessels with precision and reliability.

    Factors to Consider When Choosing A Travel Lift

    When choosing a travel lift, consider the following factors to ensure you select the most suitable option for your needs:

    1. Weight Capacity: Determine the maximum weight capacity of the travel lift to ensure it can handle the boats or vehicles you plan to lift. Consider potential future needs as well to avoid outgrowing the lift’s capacity.
    2. Dimensions: Check the dimensions of the travel lift to ensure it can accommodate the size of the boats or vehicles you intend to lift. Verify that it can fit in your workspace or marina without any space constraints.
    3. Safety Features: Prioritize safety features such as overload protection, emergency stop buttons, secure anchoring systems, and alarms. Safety should be a top priority when choosing a travel lift to prevent accidents and damage.
    4. Ease of Operation: Choose a travel lift with user-friendly controls and easy maneuverability. Operators should be able to operate the lift efficiently to avoid delays and accidents during lifting operations.
    5. Durability and Quality: Invest in a high-quality travel lift made from durable materials that can withstand frequent use and harsh marine conditions. A durable lift will require less maintenance and provide long-term reliability.
    6. Maintenance Requirements: Consider the maintenance needs of the travel lift, including servicing, inspections, and spare parts availability. Choose a lift that is easy to maintain and has good support from the manufacturer or supplier.
    7. Versatility: Opt for a travel lift that offers versatility in lifting different types of boats or vehicles. A versatile lift can accommodate various sizes and shapes, providing more flexibility in your operations.
    8. Provider Reputation: Select a reputable provider with a track record of delivering high-quality travel lifts and excellent customer service. Research customer reviews and ask for recommendations to ensure you choose a reliable supplier.
    9. Cost and Value: Evaluate the overall cost of the travel lift, including purchase price, maintenance costs, and potential savings in operational efficiency. Consider the long-term value the lift provides in terms of performance and durability.
    10. Warranty and Support: Check the warranty coverage and after-sales support offered by the provider. A comprehensive warranty and responsive customer support can give you peace of mind and assistance in case of any issues.

    By considering these factors, you can make an informed decision when choosing a travel lift that meets your requirements and provides value for your investment.

    Are There Any Considerations for Potential Future Needs?

    Absolutely, considering potential future needs is crucial when choosing a travel lift. Here are some specific considerations:

    1. Scalability: Anticipate potential growth in your operations and the need for a larger travel lift. Choosing a lift with scalability in mind can prevent the need for a premature upgrade.
    2. Adaptability to New Vessels: If you plan to expand your fleet or work with larger or differently shaped vessels in the future, ensure that the travel lift you choose can accommodate these new requirements.
    3. Technology Integration: Keep an eye on advancements in travel lift technology. Choosing a lift with the potential for future technology integration, such as automation or enhanced safety features, can future-proof your investment.
    4. Supplier Relationships: Building a good relationship with your supplier can be beneficial for future needs. Discuss your future plans with the supplier and see if they can accommodate any potential changes in requirements.

    Considering these aspects will help you make a more forward-thinking decision that aligns with your potential future needs and minimizes the risk of outgrowing the capabilities of the travel lift you choose.

    Travel Lift VS. Gantry Crane

    Here are key differences between travel lifts and gantry cranes:

    Travel Lift

    1. Marine Industry Focus: Travel lifts are purpose-built for the marine industry, serving the specific needs of marinas, boatyards, and waterfront facilities. Their primary function is to lift, transport, and launch boats and yachts, making them integral to vessel maintenance, repairs, and general operations within a marine environment.
    2. Wheeled Mobility: Positioned on wheels or a self-propelled chassis, travel lifts are designed for mobility within the facility, allowing them to travel between storage areas, docks, and maintenance bays. This mobility enables precise positioning for vessel maintenance, launching, and transportation.
    3. Boat-Specific Design: Travel lift configurations often include specialized features such as adjustable slings, hull-supporting structures, and boat-specific load-bearing capabilities. These design elements cater to the unique structure and requirements of boats and yachts, ensuring safe and precise lifting and transportation.

    Gantry Crane

    1. Multifaceted Industrial Applications: Gantry cranes are used across a spectrum of industrial sectors, including construction, shipping, manufacturing, and logistics. Their adaptability allows them to handle diverse loads such as building materials, containers, and heavy machinery.
    2. Fixed Structure: Unlike travel lifts, gantry cranes are typically installed in a fixed location, often running along rails or tracks to provide linear coverage of a specified work area. This fixed nature allows for consistent and controlled lifting operations within industrial settings.
    3. Substantial Lifting Capacities: Gantry cranes are engineered to handle heavy loads, with models capable of lifting substantial cargo, industrial equipment, or large-scale construction materials. Their robust build and higher lifting capacities make them suitable for heavy-duty lifting operations.

    In summary, while travel lifts are tailored for the marine industry and optimized for boat handling and transportation, gantry cranes are versatile tools designed for heavy lifting across a range of industrial environments, showcasing a broader array of applications and heavier lifting capacities.


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