Tips For Installing Boat Lifts

A boat lift is a special type of elevator used to move boats and other watercraft up and down the river or canal waterways. They are available both in stationary and mobile configurations. The advantages of using a boat lift over other methods of transportation include the ability to move large vessels quickly and easily, avoiding potential damage to the vessel or its cargo, and the ability to transport boats and their contents in a secure, controlled environment. 

There are a few things you will need before boat lift installation services: a permit from your local municipality, an elevation certificate from a registered engineer, a site survey from an accredited surveying firm, and either insurance or bonding for the lift installation. 

Once you have all of the necessary documents, you will need to determine if you want a stationary or mobile lift. Stationary lifts are more expensive but tend to be more reliable; they can also be placed in more strategic locations. Mobile lifts are cheaper but may not be as reliable; they're more susceptible to weather conditions and may require more maintenance. 

Once you have chosen your lift type and location, you will need to design the lift system. This includes calculating the dimensions of the lift shaft, designing the hoistway, and installing the control system. You will also need to inspect the site for access and safety concerns, which can be as simple as having clearance under a door or as complex as having to provide proper access via ladders or stairs before the lift system is installed.