How Does A Boat Lift Work?

How Does A Boat Lift Work?For watersport enthusiasts, maintenance is never a favorite aspect of owning a boat. Although there’s no way to eliminate maintenance completely, using a boat lift can protect a vessel from damage and minimize tedious maintenance requirements, all while making it as convenient as possible to get out on the water. This is because a lift system keeps the boat hoisted above the waterline while it is not in use, thereby preventing organism growth, corrosion, and other problems that are associated with extended saltwater exposure. What’s more, cleaning the hull of the vessel is much easier when it is lifted on a sturdy platform.

Although there are many different types of boat lifts, most operate in a similar way. When on the boat lift, a watercraft rests on bunk boards which are attached to a cradle. The system is motorized, allowing users to easily lift and lower the cradle with the press of a button. Taking a boat out on the water is as simple as lowering the cradle until the vessel is floating freely. Upon returning to the dock, simply position the boat over the bunk boards and raise the cradle until the hull of the vessel is above the waterline.

Boat lifts are available to accommodate nearly any kind of vessel. For example, they can be used to lift watercraft ranging from pontoon boats to catamarans. Plus different configurations are available to suit specific environments. Most are installed using pilings; however, elevator lifts, which can be attached directly to the seawall, are an option where pilings cannot be used.

DECO Boat Lifts is proud to be a leading provider of lift systems that are suited to watercraft of all kinds. We utilize the most advanced technology to ensure our customers’ lift systems provide reliable performance year after year. To learn more, contact us today.