A.S.A.R. 2018-09-17T16:45:55+00:00

Smart Technology to Improve Your Marine Storage Business

Introducing a smart storage solution that will add to your profits and your entire marina! Increase your marina’s usable cubic space and operating efficiency, and the benefits of unmatched rack-to-water vessel delivery. Innovative in every way, A.S.A.R. stands for Automated Storage and Retrieval. This advanced technology will help you store more boats in your marine facility, and provide a faster, more reliable storage system for you and your customers. Additionally, replacing the forklift or crane with A.S.A.R. reduces the risk of environmental hazards, damage and theft.

The Benefits of Smart Storage

A.S.A.R. smart storage replaces the forklift, which is prone to operator error and slower delivery. Instead, A.S.A.R. safely hugs the hull of the boat and moves it on a track that gently slides both side-to-side and up-and-down. Superior to a forklift in every way, A.S.A.R. lifts at up to 3.5 miles per hour and drives 11.4 miles per hour, offering the redundancy of dual drive motors and dual lift motors. Furthermore, it takes the boat directly from the water all the way to its storage space, even cleaning it along the way via an optional vestibule washdown system.

Why A.S.A.R. is a Smart Solution

A.S.A.R. smart storage is smart business. The marina owner is able to achieve higher density storage in three major ways that are only made possible with A.S.A.R. system:  the flexibility to store multiple vessels horizontally, the capability to store full size vessels on the top rack, and the reduction of drive aisle through the elimination of a forklift.  By liberating conventionally unusable cubic space, the marina owner’s return on investment (ROI) continues to multiply through the entire life of the marina. This increase of rentable cubic space, without the increase of footprint, is particularly valuable to the marina owner in high value real estate markets with limited space.

The Benefits of Smart Storage

A.S.A.R. is the product of the smartest minds in technology today, and it’s being used by the smartest business owners. Designed by LTW Intralogistics, a world leader in automated storage and retrieval systems, A.S.A.R. is a smart storage system. Thanks to Siemens renowned motor control and LTW’s proprietary algorithms, your customer’s vessel is safely, efficiently and professionally stored using the A.S.A.R. “smart storage” system. Fully automated from rack to sea, A.S.A.R. provides 99% uptime and the ability to store vessels of varying depths with larger boats stored on the top rack.

Fast Facts About A.S.A.R. Smart Storage

  • Max lifting speed 3.5 mph, driving 11.4 mph
  • Redundancy of dual drive motors and dual lift motors
  • Moves vertically and horizontally along the x, y and z axis
  • Fully automated from rack to sea
  • Achieve multiple boat depths with larger boats stored on the top rack
  • 99% uptime

How to Get A.S.A.R. Smart Storage

GCM Contractors has partnered with LTW to provide A.S.A.R. to its customers. In fact, our project, Gulf Star Marina, will be the first location for the A.S.A.R. boat division. Let us install A.S.A.R. for you, including 24/7 support.

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