Enjoying the open water is the reason why you purchased your boat in the first place. From family gatherings to solo cruises, your boat is the ticket to a day well spent. To make the most of the longevity of your boat so you can continue to enjoy it for years to come, consider installing a boat lift to keep your boat dry and out of the water.
The Advantages of Buying a Boat LiftKeeping your large boat out of the water offers plenty of benefits that translate to a boat that will stand the test of time and keep its value. Here are some of the top reasons:
- Added Security. Your boat is an investment, which means it’s important to keep it as secure as possible. With a boat lift, you’re able to lock boat lift use using keyed access and even turning off power to the lift within your home.
- Prevent Weather Damage. As we all know, the weather can quickly cause damage to your boat. By using boat lifts for large boats, our customers have found that their boats are less at risk for bumping and scraping that occurs during storms and high winds (particularly during hurricane season), especially in comparison to tied-off wet slip mooring.
- Avoiding Water-Related Corrosion. Even though your boat is designed to be in the water, long-term storage in water can lead to concerns of corrosion and electrolysis all throughout the boat, including the engine block, manifold, and pumps.
- Maintaining Your Boat’s Value. Should you ever find yourself selling your boat, keeping it properly stored and well-maintained makes for more interest and willingness to purchase by potential buyers.
- Increased Property Value. When the time comes to put your property on the market, a boat lift will be a selling point for potential buyers, and may even increase the value of the property.
The Right Boat Lift for Your Large BoatThere are countless varieties and sizes of boats, which means that there are different options for boat lifts that coincide with different boats. To begin finding the right boat lift option for your large boat, we first recommend determining the total weight of your boat. This includes not only the dry weight but any extraneous motors and accessories that you may have attached. Then calculate for when your boat will inevitably be affected by water weight and a full tank of fuel, adding an additional 20% to the weight of your boat calculation.
Types of Boat LiftsBoth large and small boats match with different kinds of lifts better. Here are the leading boat lift options available through IMM Quality Boat Lifts:
- 4-pile cradle lifts
- Elevator lifts
- Beamless lifts
- Boathouse lifts
- 3-pile cradle lifts
- PWC lifts
- Custom lifts