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2013: The Year Ahead - August

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August: Think about Upgrading Your Storage Facility

River Forest Yachting Center

Don’t delay, the good places fill up early. Forget musty old sheds and dilapidated lifts—facilities such as River Forest Yachting Center, with locations in Stuart and Moore Haven, Florida, use the latest equipment including ABI self-propelled hydraulic transporters, low-to-the-ground lifts that let the yard crew maneuver boats in tight quarters. “We had a 76-foot boat on one of our 66-ton-capacity transporters,” says John L. Smith, general manager of River Forest Yachting Centers. “I’ve been around this for a while, and even I stopped to watch. Even though we do this all the time, I thought, ‘That’s pretty cool.’”