HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SMALL BOAT LIFT

THE RIGHT FIT FOR RELIABLE, OPTIMAL OPERATION

FIND THE SMALL BOAT LIFT FOR YOU

This page is devoted to boat lift for vessels weighing 2,000 lbs. and under.  Is your boat heavier than 2,000 lbs.? Check out our How to Choose Your Boat Lift" page for larger boats.

So you're searching for a place to store your small boat or jet ski that is 2,000 lbs. or less? As you probably know, jet skis and small boats can benefit from a boat lift for the same reason larger boats do. Boat lifts protect your ride from corrosion and damage that can occur from sitting in the water.  When you store your PWC or small boat on a boat lift, it will last longer and be protected from the elements.  It will also improve the value of your waterfront property. With so many boat lift styles to choose from, it may seem difficult to find the right choice. We are here to help!  The information on this page will help you narrow your choices and if you are still not sure, reach out to us today!

First off, any RGC boat lift is a top choice, because all RGC boat lifts are constructed from marine-grade aluminum, guaranteed to outlast the competition and look great in the process. Furthermore, RGC has been building boat lifts in the USA since 1946, so you can trust that we have excellent experience and expertise.  Choosing an RGC boat lift means a worry-free, reliable and stylish place to keep your investment secure so you can relax and enjoy your time on the water.

Before you read on, it might be helpful to know a few things about your small boat or jet ski and your expectations.  Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Weight of your boat or PWC
  • Depth of your water and whether or not it fluctuates.
  • Desired speed and ease of use (do you want your boat in the water at the push of a button?)
  • Budget

Now that you have an idea of these things you choose the lift that meets your requirements.

Have a boat that weighs more than 2,000 lbs.?  See our "How to Choose Your Boat Lift" page for larger boats.

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CHOOSE FROM 3 OPTIONS:

HYDRAULIC BOAT LIFT

Hydraulic jet ski Lift
  • Supports up to 2,000 lbs.
  • Fastest lifting
  • Operate your lift remotely

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VERTICAL BOAT LIFT

vertical jet ski lifts
  • Supports up to 2,000 lbs.
  • Ideal for a variety of water depths
  • Small footprint

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CANTILEVER BOAT LIFT

RGC Marine Cantilever Small Craft Lifts
  • Supports up to 1,200 lbs.
  • Suitable for PWCs & small boats
  • Easy installation and adjustability

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The most innovative style of boat lifts is driven by hydraulics offering quiet, smooth lifting at the push of a button.

Hydraulic Boat Lifts perfectly accommodate both shallow (3’) and deeper water installations and ensure smooth and quick lifting and lowering for more time in the water.

  • Supports up to 2,000 lbs.
  • FAST, SMOOTH, QUIET lifting
  • Remote control of your boat lift from a distance
  • Marine Grade Aluminum frame is stronger and heavier than competitors
  • Welded frame construction with fewer moving parts is easy to maintain
  • Optional solar panel offers clean, free, and low maintenance power
  • Biodegradable Hydraulic fluid is eco-friendly
  • Sits below water level when empty, blending in with the natural environment
  • Operates quietly so it won't disturb the peace of your surroundings
  • The top choice of boat owners to provide fast, easy lifting
  • Low maintenance hydraulics does not have any winding cables
jet ski on a hydraulic boat lift above the waterline

Keep your watercraft safe and secure with simplicity and durability you can count on.

Vertical Boat Lifts keep boats safe and secure in low tidal areas and can be easily adjusted for fluctuating water conditions.

  • Supports up to 2,000 lbs.
  • Ideal for deep, shallow and fluctuating water depths
  • Small footprint is ideal for space limited locations
  • Easy installation, adjustability and customization, no special tools needed
  • Corrosion resistant stainless-steel cables and hardware last longer
  • Low maintenance polymer sheaves prolong cable life
  • Quickly raise and lower your boat without the need for a longer, bulkier frame
  • Customize with various drive options including direct drive remote
  • AC or DC-powered options to best suit your needs
  • Accommodates shallow depths (1' below draft)
  • Easy adjustability is ideal for fluctuating water levels (up to 2’ fluctuations)
RGC Vertical Lift next to truss dock with blue boat lifted above water and beige canopy with RGC logo

For a simple, reliable protection of your watercraft.

  • Supports up to 1,000 lbs.
  • Suitable for PWCs & small boats
  • Easy installation and adjustability
  • All units come standard with 30” handwheel and 4  adjustable legs
  • Adaptable with ability to mount winch and handwheel on either side of lift
  • Upgrade to powered lifting with an optional AC friction drive.
Cantilever PWC lift with handwheel

Still not sure which boat lift is right for you?

Reach out to us today, so we can assist you.

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BOAT LIFT MODELS

RGC Marine Boat Lifts combine the durability with the engineering ingenuity of the industry’s most experienced boat lift manufacturer. Top performance and easy operation are the focus of our boat lift designs. Browse our boat lift models and take your boating experience to the next level.

DOCK MODELS

RGC Marine Docks provide excellent stability and durability for a wide range of locations and uses.Browse our dock models and elevate your waterfront property today.

BOAT LIFT CANOPIES

Give your boat the ultimate protection with a boat lift canopy. Our stylish canopies keep your boat clean and dry, while enhancing the look of your waterfront property. Browse our boat lift canopies and upgrade your shorefront today.

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