Vessels we wish we could lift

Leisure Boat Lift’s primary objective has always been simple, every-day use for tournament boats, patio boats, PWCs and your normal recreational boat. There are a lot of downsides when it comes to the attempt of lifting more luxurious, heavier boats. Lifting a bigger boat requires more use of power and electrical riggings, increases the need for maintenance (due to the increased weight strain on lifter components) and a higher risk of failure when all of these heavy parts are in motion. For these reasons, we tend to avoid lifting things heavier than your every-day, lake front recreation boats. Boats like yachts, cruisers, trawlers, and industrial ships are best left tied to a dock or anchored, where the only thing their weight is bearing down upon is the water.

There are other boat lift designs out there that have weight capacities far into the tens of thousands, able to lift different styles of large, heavy boats; but these styles (often hefty 4-poster lifts) have many cables and other riggings required to lift the boat; and these components are all at risk because they are left to sit in the water while the boat is off of the lift. Over 90 percent of boat lifts in use today share that trait, where an important component is exposed to the water, increasing how fast it wears. Leisure Boat Lift avoids this, and keeps all important parts far from the water. Many other lifts aside from LBL, like the large lifter shown below, attach to your dock for support and as mentioned before, carry a higher risk by holding so much weight with so many different components.
When you do decide to look for a boat lift, it’s very important to contact your boat’s manufacturer. There are many different styles and designs of boats, and some are not meant to be lifted (or have certain requirements or specifications when it comes to being lifted.) Being informed and well-read on how your boat lift works, proper maintenance, and knowledge of your own boat are all key on keeping your lift and boat safe for years to come.


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