Posted on October 8, 2020

Are Boat Lifts Worth It? Pros and Cons of Owning a Boat Lift

Are boat lifts worth it?

Written by ShoreMaster Marketing

You’re proud of your boat, and you want to do everything you can to keep it as beautiful as possible. Boat lift systems are the best way to keep your personal watercraft safe and accessible. Boat lifts are a long-term investment that cost more upfront but will pay off in the long run. Here are some of the benefits of a boat lift system

ShoreMaster Vertical Lifts

Your Boat Stays Secure in All Conditions

A boat lift is a more secure way to store your craft on the water than tying it up on your dock. A boat lift will keep your boat from sinking into the slip or banging against your dock or debris during storms. It’s also good protection for areas with fluctuating water levels. 

Cutting Down on Cleaning and Maintenance

Boats that stay in the water full time will eventually absorb that water, which can cause hull blisters and other deterioration. Algae will also accumulate, which can deteriorate some paint jobs and is a pain to clean in general. Motor drives and other parts of boats will also run into problems when they’re constantly submerged in or exposed to water. Boats that are kept on a lift won’t experience as many problems, which means an extended lifespan as well as saved time, money, and stress. Add a canopy to your boat lift for even more protection!

You Can Spend More Time on the Water

A boat lift makes using your boat so much more convenient. Not only are you maximizing your time on the water by minimizing the time spent maintaining your boat, but your boat is more accessible when it’s on a lift. Boat lift systems allow you to dry dock your boat without pulling it out of the water completely like you would if you’re trailering it. Just step onto the boat, lower the lift (which can be as easy as pushing a button for motorized boat lifts), and drive into the water.

Boat Lift Systems from ShoreMaster

The peace of mind you get with a boat lift system is worth the investment. The best boat lift option for you depends on several factors, including the size and style of your boat. ShoreMaster carries vertical boat lifts, hydraulic boat lifts, pontoon boat lifts, and PWC lifts in a variety of options to ensure that you have the right level of protection and performance for your craft. Protecting your boat is easier when you’re using the most trusted boat lifts in the industry: contact a local ShoreMaster dealer for advice on what boat lift accessories and parts will work best for your shoreline.


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