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Standard Cantilever Lift
The original Hewitt Lift design - simple, economical and proven performance.

Hydraulic Cantilever Lift
The simplicity of the standard Cantilever Lift with the
convenience of hydraulic operation and remote control.

Hi-Lift Vertical Lift
A straight up/down lift suited to deeper water or frequently changing water levels.

Hydraulic Lift Series
Heavy-duty Hydraulic Lifts for any type of watercraft. State-of-the art design with wireless remote control.

PWC Lift
Low-cost Cantilever Lifts specifically designed for personal watercraft and small boats.

Narrow Pontoon Lift
Lifts designed especially for pontoon boats. Supports the entire length of the boat without stressing the pontoons.

BoatPort Floating Lift
The deep water lift solution that works with all types of boats, large and small. Works in combination with floating docks.

EZ-Port Max
You can now easily and safely store two or more Waverunners, Seadoos, or Jet Skis in 5' of water compared to the previous 10' requirement

EZ-Port 3 & 4
EZ Port is a one-piece unit with adjustable rollers making docking and launching a breeze. Rollers are easily adjusted to fit any type of Sea-Doo, Waverunner, or JetSki.

A powered rail system to launch and recover boats. Bring your boat on shore or all the way to your cabin.

Low-weight portable rail system for small boats and PWCs.

The crowning touch for any lift. Great protection and great looks.

Winch Motors
Converts manual winches into easy-to-operate powered systems.

Lift Accessories
Descriptions of options and accessories for added functionality, protection and convenience.



BoatPort Floating Boat Lift

Floating lifts are the deep water solution

BoatPort 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.

Installation Requirements
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.

Locking Arm Stabilizer
Front Mounting Bracket
(patent pending)

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.

Lift Operation
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.

Electric pumnp box detail


  • Hot-dipped 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 tubing.
  • Frames are welded, not bolted, for greater strength and durability.
  • Heavy-duty, UV-protected polyethylene flotation tanks. 3/8" to 1/2" tapered wall thickness with structural ribs for added strength.
  • Top-mounted float tanks keep all metal parts and hardware completely out of the water in the lift's raised position.
  • Adjustable, marine carpeted bunk systems.
  • Corrosion resistant materials used throughout -- suitable for both freshwater and saltwater applications.


36" Locking Arm Bumper
Non-scratch polyethylene bumper provides full-height protection for your boat. Specifically designed for use with the BoatPort locking arm.

Post-Mount Pump Motor
An alternative to the standard pump enclosure. May provide easier access for some installations and frees up dock space.

Walkway Brackets
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.


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