A single-boat handling unit lifting a cruiser at Birdham Lock, near Chichester.
Unissued / unused material - date and location may be unclear / unknown.
Birdham Lock, near Chichester, West Sussex.
GV Yachts in Birdham Lock. Various shots, large framed, motor-driven construction on four wheels with two slings. MS Driver in his cab. CU Wheels driving onto ramps over the water. Various shots, driving onto the special ramps. CU Two young boys watching. MS A family group watching. CU The slings are lowered into the water. Various shots, a cabin cruiser drives over the slings and it is hoisted clear of the water and transported overland. CU Steering ram. MS Owner at the wheel of the cruiser. LS The Drott "Travelift" at the edge of the water by the lock.
Note: Date on original record: 12/09/1964. The Drott "Travelift" was the only one of its kind in the UK at the time and was a single boat handling unit for use in marinas and boat yards.