Posted on October 27, 2022
Ironically, your boat—the watercraft you spend your summer on, making precious memories, enjoying the wonders of nature, and getting out on the water with—actually stays in better shape when you store it out of the water. Odd, right?
Not really. A lot of common boat problems that can prove to be costly in the long run are easily avoided or greatly reduced through dry storage. So no matter what kind of watercraft you have or where you’re docking, here are the benefits that all boat owners can get from a boat lift.
Fiberglass, aluminum, and plastic hulls can all be susceptible to scum and slime buildup, stains, and even hull blisters. A boat lift prevents the buildup of algae and other biological materials and keeps your hull from taking on too much water, which helps avoid damage. Being lifted out of the water also makes your boat much easier to clean, which goes a long way toward protecting its appearance and quality.
On top of potential damage to its appearance and hull, your boat faces many other water hazards. Wet storage makes it vulnerable to rainstorms, high winds, changing water levels and conditions, contact with your dock, and other causes of interior and exterior damage. Also, storing your boat in the water means an overworked and potentially failed bilge pump that’s trying to keep water out. Storing your boat securely out of the water means not worrying about losing your boat.
Wear and tear can be minor at first, but it adds up to significant costs. A boat lift is the best investment that you can make to protect your watercraft and save money on repairs and maintenance. Even lifting it out of the water means a cleaner bottom, which adds these benefits:
A boat lift means looking good, performing beautifully, saving money, and potentially getting more money down the road.
It’s safer to board a boat that’s not wet stored. Boat lifts provide more stability than changing water levels, making it much easier to get on and off (especially if you have partygoers who have had alcohol). You’re right at dock level, with no need to move around to board, and you can shove off just as easily to enjoy the day on the water.
You’re trusting your boat lift to hold one of your biggest investments, so it makes sense to research your purchase. ShoreMaster has been in the waterfront business for decades, pioneered the welded aluminum boat lift, and has been improving and innovating this entire time. Our Infinity Boat Lift Systems are built for maximum stability, durability, reliability and performance. Our dealer network can help you find something perfect for your boat and shoreline. Get in touch with a local dealer to get started.