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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 wear.

St. Lawrence Docks Offers three types of standing boat lifts

Vertical Lift

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.

Cantilever Lift

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.

Hydraulic Lift

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




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