For over a decade the EZ-Systems Hydraulic Deck Crane has proven to be of the highest state-of- the-art yacht crane technology in an aesthetically pleasing design. Nautical Structures manufac- tures the Lay-Down crane design in capacities from 2,500lb (1,134kg) to 20,000lb (9070kg), with and without hydraulic telescoping boom sections. The EZ-2200-LD-FB shown (above left) is a 2200-pound capacity crane featuring a lay-down boom design, integrated into this vessel’s forward bulwarks for stowage. The crane has been engineered and designed to the MCA “Mega Yacht Code”, compliant with LSA–Rules. The EZ-LD crane’s alu- minum 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 trans- mitted 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 composite line. Lloyd’s Register approved, the linear winch has been developed to meet all LSA Rules in application as a Rescue Boat Launching Davit. The Linear Winch may be armed for emergency use with the removal of a safety pin. When armed, the Linear Winch is capable of being placed into a free-fall condition with lanyard control from the rescue boat. Releasing the lanyard at any time during the free-fall will brake the winch and halt the fall. The crane features 300o hydraulic power rotation providing the ultimate in tender-handling convenience. Control of the crane is with a remotely operated wireless joy-stick proportional control on an optional -use removable pendant. Manual hydraulic controls are also provided, located behind a hinged and latched access panel. A weld-in deck platter is the typical mount for the EZ-Systems Lay-Down crane, although a standpipe mount may also be used in applications with GRP constructed vessels. The EZ-Systems Lay-Down crane is finished to our highest standards. The aluminum structure is etched and then primed with a two-part epoxy primer. The system is faired smooth, and then primed again. The crane is hand sanded, then moved into our heated finish booth where it is coated with a two-part urethane spray-applied paint. Our standard colors are Matterhorn white, Off white, and Snow white. All other colors will be special order and quoted upon request.The crane system is static load tested to 2.2 x design load and then dynamic load tested to 1.1 x design load, with a clas- sification society surveyor on premises for full class certification. Warranty: 1-Year including materials, electrical, hydraulics and labor. See warranty for details.