Computer continuously optimizes space converting space into income by moving boats during night as new boats are added.
Computer learns boat usage & continuously updates most used boats to be stored near doorway increasing access speed. Retrieval to launch time of 2- 3 minutes!
Computer accuracy = ZERO BOAT DAMAGE
Double deep or 3 boats in row greatly increases marina ability to adjust to changing boat mix allowing greater income present and future. Example two 45ft or one 35ft and two 28ft (flexibility 2, 3 or 4 boats in one row)
Ability to store 45-100 ft. yacht top row no loss of income in upper levels and much greater boat size mix ability. Any boat any where in the building.
Significantly increased marina profit levels from consistent 90%+ use of all linear feet due to double or triple boats in a single row
Significant sales advantge publics draw to new innovative technology over competitions problimatic forklift system. Better technology, significant advantages and "show" of system opens additional market to steal existing customers from several nearby existing dry stack marinas increasing market share to draw from.
All automation compenents backed by Rockwell Automation. Largest automation firm in USA in existence for over 100 years
Two year full parts / labor warranty with optional 20+ years full parts/labor extended warranty available with one call to Rockwell Automation worldwide service and parts organization
Local service personnel
Increase number of boats up to 55% over marina bull I or bull II forklifts or same number of boats on half the land
Low skilled operators - can be done with no operators if kiosk method chosen.
Quiet electric powered & ecology friendly
Rockwell Automation 24/7/365 online and phone service , system maintenance monitoring and advance notifications with 99+ % up running time reliability always.
Substantial increased yearly income from sales of fuel, food, alcohol, diners and repairs , etc. because of up to 55% additional boats within an Aero-Dock marina.
Larger boat customers 40-75+ ft offer much more dependable income/long term customer. CUSTOMER BOATS LARGER THAN 46FT ARE A NEW UNTAPPED MARKET AFFORDING HIGHER PER FT INCOME ONLY YOUR AERO-DOCK MARINA CAN STORE inside a hurricane proof building.
Diesel offensive smell and accumulation of diesel gooey oil residue on exterior and interior of boats in building
Loss of weight lifting capacity to upper levels with concurent loss of income. Triangle of space top two rows front of boats is paid for building space no income can be earned from. Up to 35% less profit. More importantly some degree less flexability of mix size of boats
Only one boat per side limits flexability of mix of boat size
Potential for forklift to tip into water from boat having unforseen weight distribution problem
Proven record of boat damage due to driver/assistant error avg $200-$350/yr/boat. Over time a few boat owners significant disatisfaction - do something bad and one person tells 10 people or more about the fork lifts damages
Fork rack rash /damage to hulls over time
One boat per side will force possible loss of income by putting a 36 ft. in 45 ft space
Store less than half the number of boats
Even with marina bull II aisle 10 ft smaller no additional number of boats can be stored
Forklift technology - has more complex movements requiring many more parts than Aero-Docks machinery. High maintenance costs.
Significant down time due to repairs of forklift equipment-
Congestion in aisles if more than one fork lift working slowing launch.
High insurance premiums
Tidal constraints – forklifts have negative draft limitation ( going below ground level) on mast of fork lift for float and retrieve. At lowest tide may be unable to get boat out of water or in.
Fork lifts typically must have a spotter and a driver which doubles the labor cost for operations.