Boat lifts

boat secured in a lift above water

Browse our articles about boat lifts. From maintenance tips, to finding the right freestanding boat lift for your boat, find resources about boat lifts here.  Whether you have a pontoon boat lift, hydraulic boat lift, jet ski lift or vertical boat lift, find resources that will make you a knowledgeable boatlift owner.  Learn about the maintenance requirements for different climates and about the different types of boat lifts by reading our boat lift articles now.


Pontoon Boat lift with boat canopy

What Type of Boat Lift Do You Need for a Pontoon Boat?

Pontoons and Tritoons are becoming increasingly popular due to the space and relaxing ride they provide. Although all boat lifts are designed to raise boats out of the water, some boat lifts may not accommodate pontoon boats due to differences in it’s hull shape compared to traditional V-shaped boats. In […]

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RGC Hydraulic Boat Lift featuring bow stop and full guide ons

Is a Boat Lift Necessary? Reasons to use boat lift

Many boat owners are surprised to learn that their boats shouldn’t be stored in water. Storing your boat out of the water regardless of its size will help protect your vessel from damage and make it easier to clean and maintain. A boat lift is also the most efficient way […]

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Hydraulic Pontoon boat lift with full guide-ons and vertical post guide-ons

How Big of a Boat Can You Put on a Boat Lift?

Boat lifts are measured by capacity in pounds, designed to house boats of different shapes and sizes and can range from under 2,000 to 50,000 pounds in capacity. In addition to the weight of your boat, including additional accessories, you’ll also need to know its dimensions to ensure it will […]

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FLEX Hydraulic Boat lift on lake next to boat docks.

What Type of Boat Lift is Best for Shallow Water?

If you plan to install a boat lift on a shoreline that experiences fluctuations in water levels or somewhere with rather shallow water, it’s important to make sure that you choose a lift that will work for your specific situation. Luckily, there are a number of different types of lifts […]

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Hydraulic boat lift with apex boat canopy

What Are the Different Types of Boat Lifts?

A boat lift is a device designed to secure a boat above the water which protects it from damage, corrosion and marine growth and makes it a breeze to launch. The three most common types of boat lifts are: bottom standing boat lifts (best for shallow depths), floating boat lifts […]

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RGC 12k hydraulic boat lift with cobalt

How to Safely Operate a Boat Lift

Storing your boat should be easy, secure and safe. When you’re using a boat lift after taking your vessel out on the water, best practices can help you ensure you get the best performance and safety from your equipment. When you’re managing day-to-day boating operations, using a boat lift can […]

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Hydraulic boat lift with classic woody boat

Boat Lift Mistakes to Avoid

Owing a boat lift is one of the joys of being a boat owner. However, a few common mistakes when using a boat lift can cause it to wear prematurely or worse, cause it to fail. It’s key to avoid common mishaps and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for your boat […]

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