Posted on October 7, 2021
Like a house, car, or RV, a boat is a significant financial investment, and you want to protect yours as best as you can. While boats are meant to be on the water, they’re not meant to stay there 24 hours a day, seven days a week year-round. Using a boat lift to keep your boat out of the water when you’re not using it offers many benefits that all boat owners can take advantage of. Here are three excellent reasons why you should use a boat lift for your watercraft.
Protect your boat from theft, vandalism, extreme weather, and the elements by lifting it out of the water. A boat that’s stored in water full time, regardless of whether it’s freshwater or saltwater, will experience hull damage, water absorption, and algae and other marine life accumulation. Boats kept in the water might also bump up against your dock due to rainstorms, high winds, or water fluctuations. Eliminate the need for continuous maintenance with the secure storage that a boat lift provides.
Lifting your boat out of the water will help maintain its value if you decide it’s time to sell or upgrade it. The damage that comes from continual submersion in the water affects your boat’s appearance and performance. Maintaining your boat’s value is as simple as taking steps to make sure that you’re preserving it for as long as possible. Keeping your watercraft in the best condition possible means that you’re going to save money on future problems, keep your boat operating for longer, and keep its value up when it’s time to resell or upgrade to a new one later. A boat lift is a pretty hefty upfront investment, but it’s worth it when you consider what you’re getting in return.
An easy-to-use boat lift also makes it easier to use your boat. Get into and out of the water faster with features like push-button operation on a hydraulic boat lift and minimizing the time spent maintaining your boat. Save time and manpower that you would spend manually launching your boat and lifting it onto a trailer by going directly out to your lift and onto the water right away. It also helps you save time on loading and unloading your boat later, making it easy to take advantage of your investment and your boating season.
The best boat lift system is the one that gives you the right level of protection and performance. You need to consider the size and style of your boat and other factors like weight capacity, slip size, boat lift accessories you want to add, and water depth. ShoreMaster’s Infinity Boat Lift System has the aluminum boat lifts that we helped pioneer with the welded frames that offer stability and durability in all conditions. Learn more about why our boat lifts are some of the most trusted in the industry—contact a local ShoreMaster dealer from our extensive dealer and distributor network across the U.S. and Canada.