Little River Boat Yard purchases Marine Travelift M2000S forklift

Marine Travelift announces that Little River Boat Yard of Mashpee, Mass., has taken delivery a new M2000S forklift. Little River Boat Yard is a full-service marina on Seconsett Island on Cape Cod, with access to Waquoit Bay and Vineyard Sound.

According to Jack Anderson of Norwell, Mass.-based Marine Travelift dealer Martin Walter Co., Little River Boat Yard first became a Marine Travelift customer in 2002.

“Rack storage is rare in the Northeast, and the Burtis family story is a good one,” Anderson says in a Marine Travelift news release. “In 1976, Bill, the father, bought a small marina and cottages, and then Jonathan, the son, moved to rack storage that helps provide security for the vessels from storms. And, the yard still has a real family atmosphere with Jonathan’s daughter Jennifer, in the role as business manager.”

In 2002, Little River Boat Yard purchased a new M2000 forklift to help manage yard operations. Anderson says Little River Boat Yard decided to add the M2000S forklift this year because it would give them double the performance while also providing a valuable backup during busier times.

The Marine Travelift M2000S forklift has a shorter wheelbase than the average 20,000-pound-capacity forklift, which improves the overall turning radius, the company says. Since the operator needs less space to maneuver the machine, larger boats can be stored more efficiently.

“Marine Travelift offers proven, reliable equipment solutions for drystack storage,” Anderson says. “Little River Boat Yard wanted that reliability and versatility, and they appreciated having local dealer support and available lease plans.” 

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