ASAR is a product of Safe Harbour Dry Stacks and GCM Contracting Solutions, offering the marine industry an innovative, smart solution to automate the storage and retrieval process for vessels. In 2011, President of GCM Contracting Solutions, Robert Brown, began collaborating with an Austrian based company to co-develop the technology that would automate the storage and retrieval process for boats to make a faster, more reliable system, which replaces the traditional forklift/crane method. After years of discussions, meetings, and planning, ASAR was born. Automation is not new to the marine industry, however, a fully-automated process without a human operator and with the use of a stacker crane is.


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ASAR, Inc.

16121 Lee Road, Suite 101

Fort Myers, FL 33912

Phone +1-239-334-8800

Full Automated Rack-to-Water-Vessel Delivery System

Introducing a smart storage solution that will help increase marina profits and operating efficiency, add to your marina’s usable cubic space, and offer an unmatched rack-to-water vessel delivery. This advanced technology will allow you to store more boats in your marine facility, and provide a faster, more reliable storage system for you and your customers, reducing the risk of environmental hazards, damage and theft. ASAR is redefining the future or marina operations around the world.


A Smart Storage Solution

ASAR is a smart storage solution that replaces a forklift or crane, which takes up more space, and is prone to operator error and slower delivery. Instead, ASAR 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, ASAR 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.

By replacing the traditional forklift/crane with ASAR, marina owners are able to achieve higher density storage in four major ways:

  • The flexibility to store multiple vessels deep
  • The capability to store full-size vessels on the top rack
  • 30-50% increase in rentable cubic space
  • 44% reduction of drive aisle through the elimination of a forklift

By liberating conventionally unusable cubic space, the return on investment (ROI) continues to multiply throughout the entire life of the marina. This increase of rentable cubic space, without the increase of footprint, is particularly valuable to marina owners in high value real estate markets with limited space.


The Benefits of Smart Storage

ASAR is the product of the smartest minds in technology today, and it’s being used by the smartest business owners. Using this advanced technology, your customer’s vessel is safely, efficiently and professionally stored using ASAR. With 99% uptime and the ability to store vessels of varying depths with larger boats stored on the top rack, ASAR is hands down smart for business.