How to Lift a Pontoon Boat
Lifting a pontoon boat is not all that different from lifting any other vessel, such as one with a V-hull; however, there are important distinctions. With a standard V-hull vessel, the boat rests on a single set of bunk boards that are attached to the boat lift cradle at an angle, thereby supporting each side of the hull. A boat lift for a pontoon boat, depending on the style of the vessel, will require two to three sets of bunk boards, as this will allow each of the vessel’s pontoons to be completely supported when hoisted out of the water.
There are several factors to keep in mind when purchasing a lift system for a pontoon boat. Because the vessel will need multiple supports, it is imperative that precise measurements are taken of the width and length of the pontoons, so the bunk boards can be correctly placed and properly support your boat. You’ll also want to take into account the style of pontoons on your vessel, as this will determine how they should be supported on the lift.
With the intricacies involved in building a lift system that can properly support a pontoon boat, it is important to work with a company that has expertise with custom solutions. Fortunately, you’ve found DECO Boat Lifts – a leader in developing innovative lift systems since 1959. We offer a wide range of solutions, including custom lifts, to ensure we can accommodate any type of pontoon boat. Contact us today to learn more.