How to Install a Boat Lift

How to Install a Boat LiftA boat lift’s precise installation instructions will vary depending on the size and type of the lift system. However, installation typically occurs in one of several ways. Most lifts are installed off of a dock using a set of at least four dockside and outboard pilings, which have been driven into the surface below the water. However, there are some areas that are too narrow or have a substrate that is not suited to pilings. In these cases, installation usually involves using a specialized type of lift system – a boat elevator – that is attached directly to the seawall.

A manufacturer will typically provide exact installation requirements. However, it is important to keep in mind that installing a lift system without any experience can be a risky endeavor. It is a complex process, and if any aspect of the installation is completed incorrectly, it is likely to result in a failure that can damage the lift or your boat and perhaps even risk your safety. For this reason, it is best to hire reputable and experienced professionals to handle the installation for you.

DECO Boat Lifts is a lift system manufacturer that goes above and beyond to ensure our customers’ boat lifts are installed properly. We only work with highly experienced dock builders who can help our customers select the best lift systems for their properties. Additionally, we offer factory training to ensure every one of our boat lifts is installed according to best practices. Learn more about the benefits of purchasing a lift system from DECO Boat Lifts by contacting us today.