Certified Builder members, Caldow Builders have been working on a very interesting project:
The Foxton wharf has had to be specially widened to allow for an “enormous” 170 tonne boat to be launched to sea.
The 34-metre-long, 11.5m-wide and 170-tonne boat was made by Profab Engineering, from Palmerston North, and was transported to Foxton last week.
Its size meant it had to taken there in two pieces and assembled on site.
Go to Stuff.co.nz to read the full story and watch the video featuring the Caldow Builders team: http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/72327262/foxton-wharf-upgraded-to-allow-for-170-tonne-boat-launch.html