Today’s boat lifts are nothing like those from many years ago. Lifting your boat out of the water has become as simple as turning a wheel or using a motor to power a winch, which not only beats getting an entire team and a crane to transport a boat. Marine-grade aluminum is more widely used and has also greatly improved modern boat lifts. This is great because it’s a highly durable material that’s very low maintenance.
No matter what kind of boat lift you’re using or what you’re lifting out of the water,boat liftsare largely the same. They all fill the same function—obviously to raise, lower, and suspend a boat above the water’s surface—but have different variations in how they get the job done. They also share the same benefits, which we list below.