Crane Boat Narrow
MJT are the only company that have a 36 metric tonne crane custom built into a 50′ narrowboat. This was built to the safety specifications given by the Canal & River Trust and structurally designed by navel engineers. The build was fabricated by Colecraft Engineering or Colecraft Boats as they are better know on the canals.
We have transported shells and fully fitted boats from there factory in Long Itchington for over 40 years now.
The construction of the boat consists of a 35mm base plate, this alone is 7 tonne in weight. The rest of the structure is 8mm minimum. The combined weight of the crane and boat is 24 tonne in its narrow form and a 5 tonne counter weight is then added to balance the boat, this gives a total of 29 tonne before the load is added.
This allows the crane-boat to be used in the narrowest points of the Inland Waterways system. MJT worked closely with Canal & River Trust to achieve this.
The crane-boat can be tugged to a location or transported by road and craned into the water at desired location.