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The Top 5 Benefits of Deck Boat Lifts

Being a boat owner is all about enjoying your time on the water — but every boating enthusiast knows that the way you store your vessel when you aren’t using it is extremely important for its protection and preservation. That’s where a reliable boat lift comes into play.

When it comes to safely getting your boat on and off the water, you have a few options available. One of the most convenient and reliable options is a deck boat lift. Deck boat lifts (also called platform boat lifts) lift your boat using a platform that rises to sit flush with the surface of your dock, providing a versatile and convenient way to store and launch your boat.

This Alumavator deck lift has space to store kayak bunks right on the dock

The main advantages of a deck boat lift are:

  • Convenience
  • Safety
  • Durability
  • Environmental friendliness
  • Accessibility

Let’s take a look at each of these advantages in more detail:

1. Convenience

In terms of convenience, platform boat lifts are a game-changer. Platform lifts make it easier than ever to board your boat and keep it well-maintained by eliminating the need to climb up and down a ladder, or having to maneuver from the dock to the boat.

Not only do deck lifts allow you to step directly on and off your vessel, but they also help keep your waterfront space neat and tidy. The seamless integration and unobtrusive design of a platform lift means you can enjoy all the functional convenience of a dependable boat lift without a large metal appliance cluttering your dock.

2. Safety

Another benefit of platform boat lifts is the way they embody safety in every aspect of their design. In particular, deck boat lifts provide a much safer means of embarking and disembarking your boat than many other kinds of lifts. Instead of climbing ladders and hopping over or ducking under metal beams, you can simply walk right on and off your vessel.

Of course, the materials used in your deck lift’s construction play a major role in how safe it is. At IMM Quality Boat Lifts, we go out of our way to build our boat lifts with your safety in mind. For instance, we use anti-slip decking panels for all our platform boat lifts to minimize the risk of injury from falls.

3. Durability

In addition to safety, our deck boat lifts are known for their exceptional durability. We build our deck lifts with sturdy aluminum frames that attach to the cradle of the lift. This robust construction style ensures that your platform boat lift is capable of standing up to both frequent use and unfavorable weather conditions.

Additionally, we use high-quality, heat-resistant panels for the decking surface of our platform boat lifts. These panels are available in a wide range of colors to suit your preference and match the rest of your dock or other waterfront features.

4. Environmental Friendliness

Deck boat lifts are not only beneficial to you as a boat owner, but also to your entire waterfront ecosystem — unlike some other types of boat lifts that can potentially disrupt aquatic life.

Our platform lifts are made specifically with environmental well-being in mind. We use an open grate design that allows sunlight and water to pass through freely, ensuring vegetation is able to thrive so that your waterfront remains healthy and vibrant. Plus, the open grate panel design makes it easy to raise and lower the lift in and out of the water without resistance.

5. Accessibility for Small Vessels

When you picture a boat lift, it’s usually a large vessel that comes to mind. While deck boat lifts do work very well for large boats, did you know that they’re also perfect for smaller vessels?

Owners of small watercraft like jet skis, canoes, and kayaks can benefit just as much from a deck boat lift as owners of large vessels can. For example, you can use a platform lift along with a remote control system to automatically lower or raise your small watercraft, allowing you to get on and off the water with ease.

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Find Out More About IMM Quality Deck Boat Lifts

At IMM Quality Boat Lifts, we understand that every boat owner has unique requirements. We can custom-build your floating platform boat lift to fit any of our boat lift styles and capacities. We can even design tailor-made boat lift platforms for extremely large vessels like yachts.

Don’t miss out on the benefits of a platform lift for your boat. Contact us today to receive an estimate and be connected with a local boat lift dealer in your area.


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