Used Boat Lifts for Sale near Lake of the Ozarks
About Used Boat Lifts: Important Considerations Before Purchasing
We love boats and all things boating here at LOTO Lift. In fact, it’s why we do what we do. So we strive to offer top-quality new and used boat lifts for sale and world-class customer service because we believe these qualities go hand-in-hand.
Our mission is to offer the best boat lift on the market and we have vowed to keep prices fair and transparent for both the consumers and for ourselves. Therefore, because we are committed to considering what is in our customers’ best interest, we want to share our views on purchasing used lifts. In fact, we sell them ourselves because it is a valid market for those on constrained budgets. And we sell used quality lifts at affordable prices. That being said, generally speaking, we believe that when possible it is usually a wise choice to buy new versus used boat lifts.
We understand that entry prices can be prohibitive for some and markets fluctuate so it may be easier or necessary to start out with a used lift. So when it comes to used boat lifts for sale Craigslist may not offer you the best deal or even the best price. We fully understand the market and the importance in offering high-quality preowned products as people search for “used boat lifts near me”. So, all we ask is that you consider the points below as you search for the best boat lift for your needs.
- Used boat lifts have no warranty.
- There is the possibility for missing parts of which you are unaware, especially when buying from an unknown individual or an unscrupulous dealer.
- Preowned boat lifts may have aging parts that are either worn out or nearly worn out, but they’re no longer available on the market.
- The previous owner may not even know how to assess the true condition of a lift, where a professional with integrity can point out weaknesses or flaws.
- If you’re unsure of how to determine the correct size or type of boat lift, make sure to get professional assistance before purchasing a used lift.
FAQs: Questions to keep in mind when shopping for used boat lifts for sale near you.
A high-quality, well-maintained boatlift could typically withstand 25 years or more. However, proper care and maintenance are necessary for its longevity too!
When shopping for used boatlifts for sale, it’s essential to consider both quality and price. No single perfect material will work in all situations, but there may be some considerations when making this decision. For example, weight load capacity (the maximum amount of cargo you can carry) and climate conditions where installation takes place. If these factors matter most, choose something like aluminum because it’s lightweight yet strong enough to withstand rust and moisture corrosion during winter.
At LOTO Lift, we make our roto-molded pneumatic tanks out of a polymer so strong we’re confident enough to offer a lifetime warranty on them. Many used boatlifts have steel tanks, so that’s something to consider.
The construction of the bunks is often a weakness, as well, particularly in older used lifts. When considering used boatlifts on Craigslist or at local boat lift dealers, look for HDPE composite materials for long-lasting bunks.
This is a critical consideration when it comes to buying a new or used lake lift. As we all learned in 2020 when the supply chain was disrupted, the availability of parts is extremely important. So be sure to learn the answer to this before making any decisions!
While price and quality are at the top of your considerations when purchasing any boat lift, you don’t want to choose a lake lift based on these factors alone. You see, the type of boat lift that is best for your boat, dock, water levels, and local regulations is of paramount importance. For example, there are important differences between buying a shallow boat lift versus one for deeper water or a lift fixed to the lake bottom versus a floating boat lift. And there are definite considerations when buying a used pontoon boat lift. To learn more about different types of boat lifts, read here or ask your preferred boat lift manufacturer.
Find the dry weight of your boat (check the manufacturer’s specs) and add an additional 20% to get adequate capacity for your boat lift. Make sure your motor weight is included. It’s a good idea to figure an approximate weight of passengers, onboard freshwater, additional gear, and total waste into the equation.
NOTE: Our used boat lifts are now handled by Dock Realty. Click the button to view the current used boat lift inventory we have available.
Things to Make Sure You Know Before You Purchase
- Water Depth at your slip
- Structural Strength to match your location, ie. – main channel vs. quiet cove, large lake with big waves vs. quiet lake, etc.
- Slip Width
- The Dry Weight of your watercraft and the boat lift capacity
- The condition and type of flotation tanks
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