Do I Need a Lift for a Boat?

Boat LiftDeciding on the best way to store your boat when it is not in use can be a difficult decision and will depend on a variety of factors. If you do not have your own dock space, your options will be more limited. You’ll have to trailer your vessel and store it either at your own home or a boat yard. However, if you do own dock space, you’ll have the option of storing your vessel on the water, making it much more convenient to enjoy your boat whenever the mood strikes you. You’ll only have to decide if it’s better to keep your boat in the water or on a lift system.

While a lift system is certainly not required for storing your boat at your dock space, it does offer many advantages. Storing your vessel in the water while it is not in use can result in saltwater corrosion and organism growth on the hull, which can be costly to repair. Also, you’ll need to occasionally lift your boat out of the water to clean the hull, and without a lift, this can be a time-consuming and costly hassle.

By having a boat lift installed at your dock, you’ll get to spend more time enjoying your waterfront lifestyle and less time worrying about damage to your vessel. Your lift system will not only protect your boat, it will make it easier to perform routine maintenance, such as washing the hull. You also won’t have to be concerned with potential issues, such as a failed bilge pump, causing your boat to sink while it is docked.

If you’ve decided that a lift system is the best choice for your boating lifestyle, turn to DECO Boat Lifts. We are industry leaders, engineering exceptionally reliable and versatile lift systems to meet any watercraft owners’ needs and budget.