Benefits of Owning a Boat Lift:
Peace of Mind
You will never have to worry about your boat becoming untied to the dock or breaking moorage again because a boat lift protects your watercraft even when you’re not there! Most importantly, you won’t have to worry about your boat sinking at the dock. A boat that is splashed around in water gets a lot of wear and tear; even one little break can cause serious damage if you’re not there in time to fix it. For example, a failed bilge pump is a common problem that could lead to sinking. Most boats that sink do so at the dock, but you won’t have to worry about that if your watercraft is not in the water to begin with!
Prevents Damage to the Hull
Storing a boat in water is one of the main causes of damage below the water line and can contribute to many other problems that your boat encounters. Harsh weather conditions in which the water levels shift or where debris is present can cause a lot of stress on your boat that shortens its life, not to mention wet storage causes hull blisters and other damages to props and shafts. You can actually see the difference in the condition of traditional wet-stored watercraft versus those stored with a dock lift. Whether it’s from wind, storm waves, debris, or winter ice, the wear and tear that builds up could mean costly repairs or losing your boat altogether. A boat lift can greatly diminish damages and effectively prolong the life of your boat. Learn more about why boat lifts are better than wet storage.
Prevents Corrosion & Algae
Algae is a very big concern if you wet store your boat. It will start to collect on the exterior of the boat, resulting in layers of moist scum and residue that takes time and effort to remove. Corrosion can also occur and lead to leaks if you’re not careful. Keeping your boat above the waterline creates an environment in which algae will not grow and corrosion can be avoided, meaning you will not have to waste time scrubbing algae off or getting a new paint job.
Saves You Money Now and in the Future
Damages caused by wear and tear or corrosion can get expensive. Therefore, a boat lift can save you money over the years by not having to do as many repairs and routine maintenance adjustments.
Additionally, having a clean bottom means that you can:
- Improve performance
- Increase range
- Save fuel
- Reduce gas mileage
- Eliminate the recurring cost of painting the underside
- Have a boat that looks as good as the day you bought it
And if you want to sell it in the future, the resale value increases by roughly 10%-20% if you have kept it dry out of the water via a boat lift.
Ensures Quicker, Easier, Safer Boarding
Not only can a boat lift help keep your boat clean, but it also allows it to be ready-to-launch in a matter of seconds. There are no complicated lines to untie, no need to check for leaks or other damages, and no need to scrub away icky algae. Whether you have a front mount or side mount, the changing water levels can make it tricky to get on and off; however, boat lifts provide more stability for boarding, making the whole process safer. Finally, with the easy turn of a handle or flip of a switch, you can be ready to go in no time, which means more time out on the open water enjoying the day with friends and family!
Contact Our Boat Hoist Experts
As a boat owner, you know that it is an investment in which you will have to continually feed money into maintaining. However, having a boat lift can greatly cut down on those expenses while also giving you a stress-free experience every time you hit the water.
If you’re not convinced that a boat lift is the right choice to protect your investment, then contact us, our knowledgeable team will be happy to provide you with more information. We at Econo Lift are proud to deliver exceptionally engineered and thoroughly tested boat lifts. We offer a variety of options and our boat hoists are among the most advanced in the marketplace. You can count on us to find the right solution for you!