31 Jul

UMT Marine Launches New Adjustable/Universal Chocks

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

With the ever increasing number of water toys being available to be used by the yacht owner, the options for tenders, toys and watercraft have never been more abundant.

UMT's New “AU” Adjustable/Universal Chocks

Quote startThe challenge for the owner is to find a safe and secure method to bring on board and effectively stow and secure rigid inflatable boats (RIB), rigid tenders, light weight dinghys and jet-skis.Quote end

UMT Marine is again at the forefront of this new market by providing owners, captains and crew with lifting and securing solutions with their ever increasing product range of davits, cranes, chocks, cradles, launch recovery systems and tie down systems.

Henry Geddes, President of UMT Marine, notes that “with so many product choices available on the market, the challenge for the owner is to find a safe and secure method to bring on board and effectively stow and secure rigid inflatable boats (RIB), rigid tenders, light weight dinghys and jet-skis.” UMT has been providing custom chock solutions and templating for more than 20 years, and is proud to introduce for 2013 their new “AU” Adjustable/Universal Chocks. The new design with adjustable mounting bolts allows adjustment of the supports to accommodate the different hull patterns on the various tenders and watercraft. Another special feature of the AU chocks is the same set of chocks can be used for a variety of different applications on the same yacht either allowing the owner to change from RIB to jet-ski as required or when a tender of watercraft is upgraded to a new model.

Specifications include:

  •     Universal layout to fit a multitude of hull designs
  •     Rigid welded aluminum structure
  •     Powder coated to color coordinate with deck or platform
  •     Special surfaces to absorb weight to reduce friction and hull scratches on tender
  •     Custom mounting systems permanent or with removable bases or slide-in/out depending on platform layout
  •     Accommodates RIBS, rigid tenders, inflatables and watercraft

The UMT Marine AU Chocks also provide the “keel support” feature. The AU system not only has adjustable side supports, but also the critical feature of keel support which cushions the load and supports the hull correctly when the yacht is underway.

In addition to the Universal Chocks, UMT Marine provides custom stainless steel tie-downs to secure the tender or watercraft, providing the safest and most secure stowage solution.

For additional information, please visit UMTMarine.com or call 877-673-9509.