June 19 - HHL Valparaiso's two 700-tonne onboard cranes have been used in tandem to lift a new 900 tonne luxury yacht built by Sunrise Yachts from the dock to the sea for its world premiere in Antalya, Turkey.
"This was a very sensitive heavy lift operation that required special engineering expertise at each stage, from planning to execution," said Emek Takmaz, project and transport engineer at Hansa Heavy Lift.
"From the moment the project started we were in close contact with our customer to enable a detailed design process ensuring that the yacht would not be scratched or damaged during the recent move."
The shipping line's engineers had to carefully select the frames to carry the yacht in order to maintain its structural integrity.
Furthermore, close attention was paid to suspension stability due to the difference in the shapes of the frames.