Thistlelift BK7 Fishing Crane

Thistle Marine are renowned for our design and manufacture of fishing cranes.  We have manufactured and installed over 750 cranes to the Fishing Industry since 1978.  Our cranes are built to withstand the harshest of environments.


The BK7 fishing crane is one of our most popular fishing cranes, designed for harsh environment use and manufactured from seawater resistant materials throughout.  Commonly used with our Power Block Head attachment for net hauling in trawling and seine fishing.  It has a small footprint and flexible reach.  Our service offers complete installation on your vessel and training where required.

All our cranes are provided with a 1 year warranty.

power block on crane

Technical Data

Load Rating:

7,000 kg/metre


Short Post, 3 dynamic sections, continuous rotational base


1,400 kg @ 5.5 metre reach

Hydraulic Supply:

Typically 210 bar at 45 LPM

Hydraulic Control:

Manual control valves

Slew Range:

Continuous rotation

Overall Weight:

1,500 kg


bk7 short post crane

Key Points:

  • Spare parts always in stock

  • Responsive service and repair

  • Available in larger capacities and reaches


  • Remote control

  • Power Block Head

  • HPU

  • Custom colours