Boat Lifts: Everything You Need to Know

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Boat lifts, often referred to as boat elevators or boat hoists, are mechanical devices that can lower a boat into water or lift a boat out of the water. Boat lifts provide an efficient, convenient way to keep boats above the water line and protect them from the effects of constant water exposure, which can include corrosion, damage caused by storms and waves, and the growth of marine organisms.

Boat Lifts: Everything You Need to Know

 Most boat lifts come standard with certain parts. These include the following:

  • A cradle or bunk that holds the boat in place and distributes its weight evenly. These are designed to fit the exact shape and size of the boat.
  • A lifting mechanism responsible for lowering and raising the boat. These mechanisms usually come with hydraulic cylinders, electric motors, or a combination of both.
  • A support structure that is made of a framework of beams and pilings. This structure provides stability and structural integrity and can be attached to a dock or seawall or freestanding, depending on installation requirements.
  • Controls that allow you to operate the lifting mechanism. These may include switches, buttons, or a remote control system that lets you easily get your boat in and out of the water.

We build high-quality boat lifts at TriStar Renovations & Boat Docks and strongly encourage you to add a boat lift to your property if you’re an avid boater who wants to protect your watercraft. To learn more about boat lifts and to see examples of our work, get in touch with us today.