Dual Penetrator Catamaran Transportation & Launch - CEA Project Logistics

Catamaran Transportation & Launch

Rayong, Thailand
Chonburi, Thailand

1 Day

Catamaran Specifications

  • Width 6.9m
  • Length 12m
  • Height 4.5m
  • Height inc. Trailer 4.9m
  • Weight 11t

Equipment/Services Used

  • 50 Ton crane x 2
  • Multi-axle hydraulic trailer
  • Hiab truck
  • Spreader beams
  • Slings
  • Ratchet straps
  • Tag lines
  • Police escort

Dual Penetrator Catamaran Transportation & Launch - CEA Project Logistics - Catamaran in slings
Slings attached at the load points

CEA Project Logistics was employed for the transportation and launch the ‘Dual Penetrator’ a 12m long twin-hulled catamaran. The project involved the transportation of the catamaran from the boat builder’s yard to Ocean Marina Yacht Club some 40 kilometres away. The project would include three separate lifts.


Two CEA 50 tonne cranes working in tandem were used to lift the catamaran, the boat was lifted from its cradle on to four fibreglass support stands. Upon removal of the cradle, a CEA multi-axle hydraulic trailer reversed under the hull of the catamaran, wood chocks and rubber matting were put in place, the trailer was raised and took the weight lifting the boat from its support stands.

The trailer and cargo made the short journey across the boat yard to prepare for the second lift. The cranes lifted the boat over the fence and placed it again on four support stands. As before the hydraulic trailer reversed under the boat and took the full weight. After the boat was strapped and secured the transportation began to the marina launch site with the aid of a police escort to ensure safety for all road users.

Upon arrival at the launch site, the cranes were positioned on the marina wharf ready for the 3rd and final lift. All necessary slings and shackles were attached to the boat and the final lift began. The cranes lifted the boat up and over the marina barriers and carefully lowered her into the water. A few nervous moments followed as builders, designers and more importantly the owner of the boat waited to see if she floated. CEA Project Logistics are pleased to say that the boat sat perfectly in the water and all involved were relieved and very happy with the outcome.

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