YRM Opening Crane and Davits Fabrication Shop

Riding a wave of demand for custom fabrication for yachts, Fort Lauderdale-based YRM has opened another 5,000-square-foot facility to house its expanding crane and davits division. “We are expanding this year with our own line of davits,” said Stuart Pudsey, YRM’s founder, president and CEO. Located just up the street from its current 10,000-square-foot complex housing its custom carpentry and dockside service and maintenance divisions at 3295 SW 11th Avenue, the new shop will fabricate YRM’s Ocean Series of aluminum davits with lift capacities of 1,000, 1,200 and 1,500 pounds. The facility also will manufacture a Lake Series of davits that can pick up 600 and 800 pound loads and YRM’s patent-pending twin davits for small cruising boats that lift 800 pounds in tandem. YRM designs, builds and tests the davits, which lift tenders on and off boats, and designs and custom-builds the patented chocks on which tenders are stored on deck. The Ocean Series is for yachts 50 to 70 feet and the Lake Series for 30 to 50 foot boats, Pudsey says. YRM already delivered eight davits, and three more are on order for June, said Chris Tomaszewski, YRM’s general manager. The chocks – made of aluminum or stainless steel, or a combination of wood and metal for a more classic look – are custom-designed for the tender and for where it will be stored on the yacht: flybridge, swim platform, aft deck, garage – wherever a client wants it, according to Pudsey. YRM also designs and fabricates stainless steel railings, anchor rollers, radar arches, brackets, rub rails and other stainless and aluminum hardware. Its carpentry division...

How to Care for Your Stainless Steel

You don’t have to look closely to see that every vessel on the water has some kind of stainless steel. Stainless steel is known to resist corrosion and rust; however it is important to take proper care of your products to ensure a longer life. Without this care, your stainless steel can easily rust and can quickly become expensive to replace. To get the best bang for your buck, here are some basic tips for taking care of your stainless steel: Clean your stainless steel often with Flitz Liquid Metal Polish. Have all rust spots removed immediately to prevent it from progressing deeper. After every trip, use fresh water and mild soap to clean your boat. It is also recommended to wipe down the stainless steel surfaces as moisture can cause rust spots. Any scratches need to be repaired by sanding and buffing to close any open surface to prevent rust from starting. If your stainless steel is in need of repair, contact us for a free quote to make it like new again!   YRM 3295 SW 11th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 Office: 954.406.3569 Fax: 954.642.8595 Email: info@yrmcustom.com...

Incorrect Chocks Can Damage Your Tender

  Did you know that boating is one of the top three stress-relieving activities? There is so much fun to have including kayaking and jet skiing. An important aspect of any adventure is the enjoyment of getting there! Putting a tender, kayak, or jet ski onto your yacht should not be burdensome. Choosing the correct chock on which to stow your tender is one of the most important decisions that you can make after the purchase of your yacht and tender. The wrong chock can damage your tender or fail during adverse sea conditions as well as spoil the overall enjoyment of yachting. Chocks for your tender, kayak, and jet ski should meet your needs and the luxurious standards for your yacht. It is also important to ensure a perfect fit. The Tender Stowage Experts at YRM will help you choose the right type of chock for your tender or PWC and yacht, both for your budget and for your style of yachting so that you do not need to worry about safely stowing your tender or PWC.   YRM 3295 SW 11th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 Office: 954.406.3569 Fax: 954.642.8595 Email: info@yrmcustom.com...

Check It Now, Pay Less Later

Do you remember the last time something broke on your boat? Could you have done something to prevent it, saving you money? Owning a boat is a big responsibility. There are a large variety of items combined, and each part needs to work together. Preventive maintenance is extremely important otherwise something may stop working and you could end up wasting money. Items that are not used often have a higher tendency to break which makes it imperative to give these items care and attention. Some examples of preventive maintenance are: Start and run engines and generators on a regular basis when docked for a long period of time. Operate the bow and stern thrusters regularly. Run pumps that only turn on in emergencies, such as bilge pumps. Check the heads and plumbing for proper operation. Open hatches that are not used often; hinges can seize so it is recommended to apply a little lubricant on the hinges. Remember to always check that your equipment is working correctly to prevent a disaster in an emergency. It will also help to prevent damage and item failures. Your boat needs TLC each month; if you are not available to do it yourself or would feel more comfortable with an experienced technician, call us to give your vessel the much needed attention that it deserves. Regular service plans are available at a reasonable price.   YRM 3295 SW 11th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 Office: 954.406.3569 Fax: 954.642.8595 Email: info@yrmcustom.com...