A new crane has been installed at Rhyl Harbour increasing the size of vessels that can use the facility.

Denbighshire County Council has purchased the slipway hoist, built by Wise Handling, which has a lifting capacity of 20 tonnes and can lift both pleasure and commercial vessels, increasing the previous capacity from 12 tonnes.

The four-legged hoist, which is 5.5metres tall, is set on wheels and is able to move vessels from the storage area to the slipway to allow access to the water.

Cllr Julian Thompson-Hill the Council’s Lead Member for Finance, Performance and Strategic Assets, said: “There has already been significant investment in the harbour area of Rhyl and this new slipway hoist is a fantastic addition which has increased the capacity significantly. The harbour can now cater for the demand we have been getting from larger vessels and we hope to attract a wide variety of new customers to the storage facility at Rhyl Harbour.”