New transporter fit for a Princess

A brand new heavy-duty self-propelled HBC45M HF recently rolled out of the Roodberg factory in the Netherlands.

The customised transporter, with a capacity of 45 tons, was built for Benny and Jessica Martinsson, owners of four Princess dealerships in Scandinavia and thus the third largest distributor for Princess Yachts. The couple already owned around seven Roodberg products due to company take-overs and were thus familiar with the quality of the brand.
The Martinssons discussed their need for a transporter with higher capacity, self-drive and remote control functions at Metstrade 2022. With the yachts getting ever bigger, adjustments were required in the way they are handled and, despite having sufficient manpower available, they both liked the idea of Benny being able to single-handedly transport and stow a boat safely and in optimal condition from the boat crane to the storage hall.
All work, from concept drawings, welding, coating, motorisation to automation took place in-house in a few months and the Princess dealers flew to the Netherlands to personally receive the new machine. A smiling Benny, with his hands-on mentality, was able to check and try out all the technical aspects and, after some last-minute adjustments, the HBC45M was on its way to Sweden by special transport in October 2023.


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