Marine cranes come in several varieties and go by myriad names. For example, there are fixed boom, telescopic, or knuckle boom styles. Sometimes they are called boat cranes, boat deck cranes, or sea cranes. Or one might be referred to as a marine folding crane. But whatever type you're looking for, or whatever you wish to call it, there are several ways to obtain commercial marine cranes for your business.
Of course, there are advantages and disadvantages to each option. Here's how to determine where to acquire commercial marine cranes for your business:
- Choose new marine cranes if you need the highest quality possible.
- Purchase used sea cranes if you need long-term use, but have a limited budget.
- Lease or rent equipment if you'll only use a sea crane occasionally or don't have much capital.
Choose a new marine crane for the latest technology and high quality
Since industrial marine cranes are often used in salty conditions, used cranes may be rusted. New cranes, naturally, don't have this fault. In addition, you have access to the very latest technology when you buy new cranes. In short, buying is a great option if your business is well established and you know the cranes will be used for many years to come.
Select used marine cranes for smaller budgets
Buying used heavy duty marine cranes has its advantages, too. By choosing carefully, you can purchase good-condition, reliable marine cranes at a small fraction of the cost of new. It's a great idea to buy used industrial sea cranes if your business is small- to medium-sized and you (or an employee) are familiar enough with equipment to accurately assess condition.
Lease or rent marine cranes for short term needs
If you'll be using the sea crane only occasionally, renting makes perfect sense. If you know you'll need to upgrade your commercial marine cranes regularly, or if your business has limited funds, you should strongly consider leasing. For rentals, it's best to consult local business directories; for leasing there are many good national sources for marine cranes.