As the exclusive UK service agent for Wise Handling, whose hoists lift boats in and out of marinas at countless locations around the UK, Stella Maris Yachting’s engineering team has been kept busy around the country. Since the company was appointed exclusive agent to Wise earlier in 2017 business has grown rapidly.
Stella Maris Yachting (SMY) has been awarded a 10-machine service contract from Princess Yachts, one of the world’s best-known builders of luxury motorboats. The machines are located at four different facilities at Princess’s Devon sites. The team have undertaken general service work on the different machines including ballbearing changes.
Four specialists cover the Wise contract, led by Jonathan Craig. Marta Olierio, Joe Hillman-Davis and Caleb Pierce make up the team.
SMY has just completed the required annual inspections of two hoists in Jersey, at the Ports of Jersey marinas in the Channel Islands.
The company also assembled a brand new Wise machine, fresh out of the factory, for Parkstone Bay Marina. Jonathan explains “We will also be constructing another one at North Fambridge on the River Crouch in Essex in the spring of 2018. It takes as about two days with two engineers to complete the task.”
Still in Parkstone, the SMY team carried out general service work on the 25 ton Wise hoist at Poole Yacht Club, including servicing hydraulics.
Jonathan emphasises the importance of having regular servicing. “All Wise hoists should be serviced annually. If your hoist hasn’t been serviced recently you should get in touch with us.”
Stella Maris Yachting is fully trained and fully approved by Wise Handling.