The first impression when seeing the custom-built passerelle by C-Quip International for a 120-metre superyacht under construction in a European yard is that this boarding equipment is making a statement.
Paul Hackett, C-Quip’s managing director, says: “The passerelle is the first and last piece of a yacht that any visitor uses. It therefore has the unique ability to create a positive and lasting impression. To do this it must integrate perfectly with the yacht in both aesthetics and quality craftsmanship.
“With a 1.2-metre wide teak deck, the 12-metre long, three-stage telescoping passerelle makes a grand entrance way to this stunning yacht. The passerelle has a safe working load of 150 kg per metre, supported and unsupported.”
Powered by an electro hydraulic system with a programmable logic controller, this large slewing unit has a port/starboard slew of +80 degrees and a luff up/down of +15 degrees. Heavy duty castors rest on the quay when in float mode to allow the passerelle to move with the tide.
Based in Auckland, New Zealand, C-Quip is a specialised designer and manufacturer of carbon fibre boarding equipment, tender management solutions and telescoping light masts for sailing and motor superyachts around the world. The company also has a service facility in Antibes, France for clients whose vessels are undergoing service and refit in Europe.
See www.c-quip.com for more information.