Floating Lifts are the perfect companion for floating docks. They are
ideal for deep water applications but can be used in as little as 4 to
8 feet of water (dependent on lift size). Hewitt BoatPorts are designed
and sized for virtually every type of watercraft, including fishing boats,
ski boats, pontoon boats and performance boats. There are even models
specially designed for personal watercraft like Waverunners or Seadoos.
Standard boat models come in a range of capacities from 2000 lbs. to 10,000
lbs. Models for pontoon boats range from 4500 lbs. to 8000 lbs. and PWC
Lifts are available in 1200 and 2400 lb. sizes. Custom-built models are
also available for larger craft, such as cruisers.
BoatPort Lifts may be installed on almost any structurally sound aluminum,
steel or wood floating dock that has an"L" or "U"-shaped
configuration. There must be at least one walkway finger or pier extending
down the side of the boat. The lift attaches to the dock at the front
and is stabilized on one or both sides with a locking arm upright. When
correctly installed, the lift is securely locked into the dock, and both
float in unison. Lift and dock work together in rough water conditions
to prevent undue stress on either structure. Lift operation requires access
to a 115V AC receptacle. Optionally, a small portable generator may be
used to power the lift pump. BoatPort Lifts have been installed on stationary
docks. However in such installations, water levels must not rise or fall
more than a total of 16 inches.
Detailed assembly/installation instructions are included with every lift.
The lift can be assembled on land, moved to a landing on a boat trailer,
placed in the water and towed to the dock for mounting.
Your BoatPort Lift includes an electric pump that raises and lowers the
lift by changing the buoyancy of the flotation tanks. A simple turn of
a lever is all it takes. The pump is housed in a water resistant poly
enclosure with a key locking lid. The pump is also equipped with a GFI
receptacle for added convenience. The amount of time needed to fully raise
the lift depends on the weight of the boat. In general, it takes approximately
one minute per 1,000 pounds of boat weight.
galvanized steel frames. 3/16" thick, 2" x 5" structural
steel tubing is used for all standard boat and pontoon models. PWC Lifts
are constructed from 1/8" thick, 2" x 3" rectangular
are welded, not bolted, for greater strength and durability.
UV-protected polyethylene flotation tanks. 3/8" to 1/2" tapered
wall thickness with structural ribs for added strength.
float tanks keep all metal parts and hardware completely out of the
water in the lift's raised position.
marine carpeted bunk systems.
resistant materials used throughout -- suitable for both freshwater
and saltwater applications.
Locking Arm Bumper
Non-scratch polyethylene bumper provides full-height protection
for your boat. Specifically designed for use with the BoatPort locking
An alternative to the standard pump enclosure. May provide easier
access for some installations and frees up dock space.
Provides attachment points for a walkway along the sides of your
lift. Available with waterproof, low weight planking that provides
sure footing and easy access to your boat. Walkways mount directly
to the lift and are submerged when the lift is in its down position.