By using Center Lift’s method smaller shipyards can instantly increase their capacity by using non-waterfront property to house, repair, or construct vessels. These shipyards are no longer burdened financially with the more expensive options, nor are they limited by the size/specifications of a dry dock. Center Lift can help shipyards maximize their property usage even in cases with minimal waterfront access by moving vessels to and from the limited waterfront access point to other areas in their yards.
One of the best advantages of using the pneumatic roller system is its low ground pressure loading. Rollers can be used on poor soil impaction areas and in cases with as few as 12 inches of space between the ground and the hull.
With the Pneumatic roller system shipyards are able to build vessels far larger than their current construction capacities allow because Center Lift personnel can launch any vessel weighing in excess of 6,000 tons from any location in their yards. Therefore, smaller shipyards can utilize large sections of their yard to construct larger vessels, maximizing their yard usage, regardless of the previous capacity. Center Lift brings a small, knowledgeable crew to do the job and keeps costs down by utilizing the shipyard’s personnel and resources.