The Hulk flexed its muscles by lifting its first megayacht at Clarkes Court Boatyard & Marina. The yacht, the 101ft Custom built Monte Fino motor yacht, Picnic, weighed in at 154 tons and caries a beam of 23ft and draft of 6.5ft.
A spokesperson for the yard said this historic moment is not just the beginning for Clarkes Court Boatyard & Marina but also for Grenada, Carriacou & Petit Martinique as the boatyard is now in the position to accommodate these types of yachts.
The Travel Lift, aka ‘The Hulk’ has a lifting capacity of 242 tons, and can handle vessels with a maximum draft of 13ft and a maximum beam of 40ft.
“With the expected increase of yachts to the island this will result in an increase in employment in the Yachting Sector,” the spokesperson said.
Captain Pablo Gonzales was on hand as his yacht Picnic rose from the water. “To be the first megayacht to be lifted was fantastic. Everybody did a very good job,” he said.