The folding crane system represents the innovation and thoughtful design that Nautical Structures brings to the challenge of creative tender-handling solutions. Developed for use on board a luxury sailing yacht, the folding davit’s initial requirement was to live in an enclosed space under a deck hatch. Potentially a very wet, humid and corrosive environment for any machinery. The Folding Crane is constructed from aluminum alloy, utilizing composite bushings to eliminate the reaction of dissimilar metals. Our current designs begin at working load capacities of 800lb / 362kg, 1200lb/ 545kg, 1500lb/ 682kg and 4400lb/ 2000kg .Any of these cranes may be spe- cial-ordered built to MCA Mega Yacht Code / Classification Society compliance. This specification sheet describes our smaller cranes with lifting capacities of up to fifteen hundred pounds. The Folding Crane’s telescoping aluminum boom is capable of being loaded to its full safe working load capacity in any position without restriction. The intelligent engineering inherent in this design allows distributed load- deflection across the boom during moments of dynamic loading, reducing the amount of shock-loading transmitted to the deck. Virtually silent-operating, our Hydraulic Linear Winch system, a totally non-fouling winch design reflects the innovative and dependably safe operating characteristics built into the extending boom. This feature adds the additional element of operational safety as the winch travels with the boom during operation of the crane. This prevents any possibility of two-blocking the system causing damage to the cable. The crane features 270o hydraulic power rotation. The crane is remotely operated with a wireless joy-stick operated proportional control provided with an optional-use removable pendant. A bearing platter is the typical mounting structure for the Folding Crane, although a pedestal base or a standpipe mount may also be used in some applications. The Folding Crane is powered by a hydraulic power unit, available in various horsepower configurations depending on the performance characteristics desired. The Folding Crane is finished to our highest standards. Depending on the anticipated mounting location, this davit system may be anodized, or finished in a high-quality urethane paint finish. The crane system is assembled and installed onto one of our three dynamic load-testing centers where our quality assurance team dynamic load tests and inspects every crane we produce prior to delivery to the customer. Warranty is 1-Year including materials, electrical, hydraulic and labor. See warranty for details.