The advantages of using a boat lift come down to two main factors – convenience and the protection they provide a watercraft. Alternative boat storage options simply can’t offer all that boat lifts do. For example, many watercraft owners choose to load their boats onto a trailer and drive them to a storage area. This is a laborious and time-consuming process that involves numerous hassles and expenses, such as boat storage fees, and cuts down on the enjoyment of taking a boat out onto the water. Boat lifts solve this problem by allowing you to lower your vessel and lift it out of the water with a press of a button.
Another alternative to a boat lift is storing a boat in the water when it is not in use. This may be more convenient than loading it on a trailer, but it leaves the vessel vulnerable to many different sources of damage. Extended exposure to the water can cause organism growth and corrosion, both of which can be costly and time consuming to repair. Additionally, during periods of inclement weather, boats left in the water may be impacted by floating debris or the hull may repeatedly strike the dock.
Using a boat lift is the best way to make the most of your waterfront lifestyle while ensuring your watercraft remains well protected. For more information about the benefits of having a boat lift installed on your waterfront property, contact DECO Boat Lifts. We’ll be happy to discuss all of the lift system options we have available to suit nearly anyone’s needs and budget.