Standing Boat Lifts are ideal
if you have the type of shoreline found mostly on glacial
lakes. This means you probably have a lake with a firm bottom
and a gradual grade, with a water level that rarely fluctuates
more than a few feet in a season.
The firm bottom is important because the frame of a standing boat lift must rest
securely there. Standing lifts are also ideal for northern lakes because they're
easy to install in the spring and remove in the fall to avoid ice damage.
How they work
With a standing lift, you raise your boat by turning a large
wheel attached to a winch. The lift mechanism may be either
vertical, which moves straight up and down, or cantilever,
which pivots into position. Cantilever lifts are your best
choice if you need only about 3 feet of lift, because the
pivoting action transfers weight more easily and has few
moving parts. If you need to raise your boat more than 3
feet, either because of fluctuating water levels or the
possibility of large waves, a vertical lift is your best
bet. A vertical lift is also better if your water is shallow
because it can be lowered to about 12 inches of water clearance.
If your boat is over 4,000 pounds, you may want power assist,
either hydraulic or electric. Two advantages of hydraulic:
you can lift your boat quickly and there are no cables to
Docks Offers three types of standing boat lifts
Vertical lifts are designed for shallow waters, highly fluctuating waters and rough waters where you
need to get your boat high out of the water. You only
need 18 inches of water clearance and most models
have a lifting height of 66 inches, the highest in
the industry. The v-side design allows for easy access
to your boat.
The cantilever lift is the "Original All-Aluminum Boat Lift." Cantilever models lift the boat with a pivoting motion. Our cantilever lift is generally easier to crank up than a vertical lift, and mechanically simpler than a vertical lift with fewer moving parts to wear. Designed for non-fluctuating waters of over 2.5 feet, the simple design of one cable and three pulleys offers proven performance for years of maintenance-free operation.
Our hydraulic lift represents the
most advanced technology available. Its quick,
quiet operation will lift your boat out of the
water in seconds. With the optional key chain
remote, it's as easy as pushing a button