Yank Marine – 820-ton boat lift could boost Cumberland town’s economy

A hulking apparatus recently assembled on the banks of the Maurice River could spur economic development in this large, rural township. Yank Marine, a shipbuilding and repair company, unveiled a $3.5 million boat lift Monday capable of hauling ships weighing up to 820 metric tons. That makes it one of the most powerful ship hoists on the East Coast, said Bette Jean Yank, who runs the company with her husband, John.,, “There is a need for this size lift,” she said. “It means we can work on every commercial fishing boat in Cape May and Atlantic City that we could never work on before.” click here to read the story 08:23