Boat Trolley, LLC
Engineers, experienced property developers, and a little Hollywood magic combine, and the result is an Innovative Boat Storage and Docking System that will change waterfront landscapes across America.
A Partnership committed to changing the water views through innovative design.
Arnold E. Peterson
Engineer & Boat Trolley Designer
Arnold E. Peterson (Arnie) is very well-known in Hollywood’s special effects community.
Arnold (Arnie) Peterson has taken his experiences working on films such as Apollo 13, Oceans 12, Twister, Armageddon, Star Trek, Total Recall, Salt and many more blockbuster movies and applied many of the same skills, enhanced others and developed new techniques culminating in the design of the Boat Trolley.
Pictured above is Arnie with the motorcycle gimbal that was used by Tom Cruise in “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.”
In the chase scenes for “Mission Impossible” Arnie brought the motorcycle gimbal into the studio as well as the streets of Morocco. This allows animators to digitally add explosions, excessive speeds, and all things dangerous to a scene without putting the actor in harm’s way.
In the movie “Battleship” starring Liam Neeson, Arnie’s patented gimbal was outfitted with a huge replica of the battleship’s bridge. For this film the gimbal was designed to dip and toll, as if the ship were in a storm at sea.
Arnie’s innovative design creates a product that seems simplistic, and intuative, but is actually carefully crafted firmware and custom built systems of electronics, hydraulics, and safety sensors. He brings many years of engineering experience in the entertainment world to the Boat Trolley.
The Trolley was tested with sand bags in our Ft Myers factory for rolling loads of 28,500 pounds, with custom capacities up to 50,000 lbs. It performed beautifully. We have designs accommodating yachts up to 50 feet in length.
Recently Arnie teamed up with the production company The Mill to design all of the electronics in the vehicle called The Blackbird. This video shows how the Blackbird is used to introduce new car models of any make, that don’t actually exist yet! The Blackbird expands and contracts to accommodate the size of the vehicle allowing filmmakers to film a car that is rendered on a computer to be filmed in the real world. This is a real advantage to any car company that is introducing a new model.
The controllers designed for the BLACKBIRD are similar to those in the Boat Trolley System.
Successful Partnerships with Proven Entrepreneurs
Chris Way is the CEO of Way Marine Design, makers of the No Profile Boat Lifts and other superior marine products. Chris brings his extensive entrepreneurial knowledge to Way Marine Design with an extensive background in the restaurant and food industry. Robert Way invented the No Profile Boat Lifts in 2005 and Chris Way founded Way Marine Design in 2006 and has been at the helm ever since.
Bill Adams is the CFO & COO and also brings extensive knowledge from owning several major car dealerships. With a great crew and the help of our Structural Engineer, George Leverett, Way Marine design is at the forefront of boat lift technology and with the introduction of this new project, will once again bring a spectacular new product to market.
Innovative Boat Storage Solutions
Our docking and storage solutions provide safe harbor and storage for your boats while opening up your waterfront views.