There’s nothing better than waking up early, packing up the boat and exploring the lake while the hot Okanagan sun starts rising in the sky. It’s refreshing and exciting. If your boat spends more time in the boat trailer than it does on water, though, it’s probably time to consider installing a shoreline boat lift.
Before you take the first step, you might want to have a look at some of the different boat lift options available to waterfront homeowners.
1. Personal watercraft lifts
Designed with a goal of being efficient and low maintenance, these lifts are top-deck mounted. The simple design consists of powder-coated steel, stainless steel fasteners, and heavy duty steel cables. If your watercraft is under 1,600 lbs, this is the lift for you.
2. Single-mast lifts
These lifts are designed and manufactured right here in Kelowna. Cable free, these innovative lifts are easy to use and maintenance free and able to accommodate most boats. The high-grade steel construction includes stainless steel bolts and a heavy duty 3T electric jet chain hoist. Other notable features include:
- Fully adjustable sides and bunks
- Interchangeable risers
- Push button control
3. Shoreline hydraulic boat lifts
A top choice contender among lakefront property owners, these boat lifts are the industry’s fastest and most reliable lifts on the water. The all-aluminum construction offers durability and reliability. The above-water hydraulic cylinders are filled with environmentally friendly biodegradable fluid. Depending on your power availability and preference, there are low-voltage and high-voltage lifts available.
4. Shorestation hydraulic boat lifts
Another top choice contender, Shorestation lifts have been created using a patented DC-powered hydraulic lift that’s perfect for boat houses or pile mount applications. These lifts can handle boats weighing as much as 20,000 lbs, automatically level during lift, and come with a corrosion-free bunk that conforms to the boat’s hull for ultimate support.
5. Quality Super Lifts (QSL)
If you’ve got a small yacht or fishing vessel that requires a lift, the Quality Super Lift is likely your best option. Capable of lifting boats weighing as much as 44,000 lbs. QSLs were designed with the goal of accommodating frequent use in a marina setting, but it’s easily one of the most sought-after choices for homeowners too. Oh, and each lift comes with a lifetime warranty on the cycloidal drive.