Boat hoists and pneumatic boat lifts are two different types of devices used to raise boats from the water. Most hoist systems use winches with chains, cables, or gears to raise the boat while pneumatic boat lift systems use air pressure to lift boats. Both devices have their pros and cons, but ultimately it is up to …
Heavy Duty Boat Lifts
The Benefits of a Heavy-Duty Boat Lift
A heavy-duty boat lift is perfect for larger boats. If you have a heavy, large pleasure boat that cannot be easily moved, then it might need a heavy-duty lift to store it out of the water. Heavy-duty lifts are made with corrosion-resistant materials and can hold up to 30,000 lbs., making them perfect for larger boats.
What are Heavy-Duty Boat Lifts and What Do They Do?
Heavy-duty lifts are designed to accommodate larger boats that are too heavy to be easily trailered and launched. The size of a boat which can be accommodated is measured by the boat’s dry weight. Knowledge of your boat’s dry weight and the capacity of the lift is a necessity for safety. In the event that you are seeking to purchase a used boat lift from an individual, make certain that these numbers are in line.
Today’s large pontoon boats, tritoons, power cruisers, and small yachts are examples of very large lake boats that require a heavier lift.
The Benefits of Using a Heavy-Duty Boat Lift
These large lake lifts remain in the water attached to your dock. One of the top benefits is that they are engineered and built to remain stable enough for docking large boats. In doing so, they allow the boat owner to dock their vessel out of the water making it much easier to perform maintenance or to simply provide safe storage.
Another benefit is that heavy-duty lake lifts are better able to withstand rough waters like the Lake of the Ozarks and other large lakes. Often customers opt for a heavy-duty lift with this added strength and durability as their primary reason, even though their boat’s size and weight may not require a heavy-duty lift.
How to Choose the Right Heavy-Duty Boat Lift for Your Needs
If you’re in the market for a heavy-duty lake lift, there are a few things you need to consider before making your purchase.
As mentioned earlier, you need to consider the size and weight of your boat. When shopping for the right product, it’s important to make sure you get one that’s big enough for your boat. It’s smart to get a lift that accommodates more weight than you think you’ll need. You need to account for the number of people that may be in your boat when docking and launching. You don’t want to purchase a lift that’s too small for your vessel, as this could lead to damage and instability.
And finally, you’ll need to decide on the brand and model of lift that best suits your needs. It’s important to choose a reputable boat lift manufacturer and dealer that builds lake lifts with corrosion-resistant materials. This will help ensure that they will last for many years. An added bonus of LOTO Lift’s heavy-duty design is that the steel is stored above the water line, further diminishing rust and corrosion.
Additionally, when choosing the brand and model, you’ll want to confirm that the frame and torsion arms are constructed of quality heavy-duty steel and that the hull support system design is truly adequate for your large boat.
After considering all of these factors, make sure to choose a heavy-duty lift that is easy to operate and will require very little maintenance. Your goal is long-term convenience and worry-free storage.
If you have questions about finding the right heavy-duty boat lift for you, please check out our LT Lifetime Model. To learn more give us a call at (573) 873-6058.
Located in the heart of Missouri, the Lake of Ozarks is one of the top lake destinations in the Midwest, offering world-class boating (including boat racing), fishing, golfing, shopping, and a variety of other recreational activities. There is something peaceful about taking your boat down the lake and relieving life’s everyday stresses. And many LOTO boaters have …