RECENT INSTALLS – BOAT LIFTS
Coming Soon To Float Lifts of the Carolinas
Gen 1.5 HarborHoist
The Gen 1.5 HarborHoist is a new and improved model of the HarborHoist Gen 1.0.
Added Features of the New HarborHoist model include:
- Electronic Push Button Control Box for easier operation
- Continuous Walkway – Provides Added Strength To the Lift and Easier Access To Your Boat
- Larger Hoses – Provides Added Speed To Raising and Lowering the Lift
For More Info on the Gen 1.5 HarborHoist, visit boatlift.com
Compare The HarborHoist With Other Lifts
- Unforeseen Costs: The HarborHoist can simply be tied to an existing dock in the same manner one would tie off their boat. Often times, as in a Marina, approval by the marina and a simple letter of refinement is all that is needed in regard to permits. With other lifts, there are additional costs often not given or considered when obtaining a quote. These include a major construction permit, possible dredging, pile-driving, gangways or access walkways, sea-wall reinforcing, electrical wiring (often requires 220 volts), environmental mitigation and approval by neighbors and HOA.
- Water Conditions/Environments: The HarborHoist only needs two feet of water plus the draft of your boat to operate. The lift also works well in deep water, changing tides, muddy water, rocky, or uneven sea floors. The HarborHoist will remain unharmed if sitting on the bottom in times of extreme low tide
- Changing Needs: The HarborHoist is modular in that we can increase the lifting capacity by simply adding tanks as well as easily adjust the width of the lift and/or bunks in or out to fit changing needs. Others may require the purchase of a new lift.
- Portable: The HarborHoist can be loaded on a boat trailer or towed by boat should you move or change slips. Others may be fixed to pilings or docks or are too cumbersome to move.
- Warranty: While all lifts come with warranty, the HarborHoist has an impressive 10 year warranty on the tanks, a 3 year structural warranty (all marine grade aluminum and stainless steel, and a 2 year warranty on the blower motor. There are no expensive mechanical parts, cables or hydraulic lines to replace. The blower motor can be purchased for less than $200 after warranty has expired. Many lifts have multiple mechanical parts that carry only a 1 or 2 season guarantee.
- Simple Operation: Your boat is easily launched and docked with or without assistance. Many lifts require another person to assist or may require manually winching the boat onto the lift.
- Access to Boat: Many boat lift types do a great job of “lifting” the boat out of the water however, boarding and access can be difficult. The HarborHoist allows for easy boarding, loading, launching, dry-docking, unloading, cleaning, fueling and maintaining.
- Repairs: Anything mechanical will eventually break or need repair. Replacement parts for “traditional cable lifts” are often difficult to find. With the HarborHoist, there are no hydraulic lines, torsion bars, cables, pulleys or expensive motors to replace. In fact, there are no moving parts whatsoever. All metal is above the waterline, and the only mechanical component is a simple blower motor that is easily replaced at a minimum cost, upon expiration of the warranty.
- Maintenance: While many lifts require scheduled maintenance or annual replacement of cables, pulleys, hydraulic lines or winches, the HarborHoist may simply need to be power washed every 2-3 years when located in areas of heavy marine growth. No other maintenance is generally required.
- Permits: Permanent fixtures require a lengthy and costly construction permitting process. The HarborHoist requires a less involved, or in some areas, a non-existent permitting process. Always check with local authorities prior to purchasing a boat lift.
Floating Boat Lift – 4400# HarborHoist
Check out this beautiful, brand new 2018 Sea Hunt Escape 211 on a 4400# HarborHoist Floating Boat Lift in Charleston, SC. This lift was installed using the optional side tie ring mooring kit by HydroHoist.
Also, don’t forget to check out our new associate’s website: www.360boatlifts.com
2017 Boat Lift Installs
Check out the video slide show of our boat lift installs for 2017. We are very thankful for all of our customer’s support and referrals and are very much looking forward to another great year in 2018. We are very excited to be offering the newer model of the Gen 1.5 HarborHoist with the upgraded continuous walkway, larger hoses for faster raising and lowering of the lift, and last but certainly least, the all new state of the art push button electronic controls. Check back for more info on the upgraded lift
Pricing Quotes for Boat Docks
When calling around to different companies to obtain pricing on a boat dock or lift, be sure to consider unknown costs when your receive a quote. Sometimes, what once looked like the least expensive alternative, may end up being the most expensive while not always being a better product.
Portable Doesn’t Always Mean Pricing Is More Affordable
A common misconception we encounter is when someone sees that we advertise our lifts as being “portable”, they are somehow more affordable/ less expensive. Often times, with many different products, portable does refer to a scaled down, less expensive version of a product, but that isn’t always the case. With the HarborHoist, portability is actually considered an added benefit. Customers who don’t own their own slip or are in situation of wanting or needing to move, have the option of taking their lift with them. Its as easy as loading it up on a trailer or simply towing it to the new location with their boat. Many types of boat lifts and docks become fixtures to land or are too cumbersome to move
Pricing For “Traditional” Cable Lifts
We are often told by customers they can purchase a “regular” cable lift for less than the price we have quoted to them for the HarborHoist. While that may be true in some situations, such as already having pilings, one still needs to consider electrical wiring (often times 220 volt power is needed), sea wall reinforcement, purchase of a major permit through the department of environmental quality, dredging, and gangways or walkways to access the lift. When we give a quote on the HarborHoist, the amount quoted is what you will have to pay without any unknown or unforeseen costs.
Cables, Pulleys, and a Motor
When comparing our lifts with any of our competitors’ lifts, you will see that there is really no comparison at all. The materials and process that we employ are far superior in every regard. With the HarborHoist, our customers are receiving much more than a few cables, pulleys and a motor. The Harborhoist is constructed of materials that are extremely heavy duty, well built, and meant to last for possibly a lifetime. Our lift provides your boat with a very safe, stable and protective foundation.
While it would be nice, ideal even, to offer our lifts at costs lower than our competition, it would be unfair to match the prices of inferior units. Oftentimes the cheapest options cost more in the long-run with maintenance, repairs, and replacements. This is true in all sectors, from cars to houses to boats. It is important to purchase a product that will be as dependable as the people who make it. HydroHoist along with Float Lifts of the Carolinas, firmly stands by its commitment to the customer.
We believe the HarborHoist to be one of the most environmentally friendly boat lifts on the market today. All the components are non-corrosive and non-polluting, harmful bottom paint is no longer required with a boat lift, extra chemical filled pilings that disturb the bottom floor are not required, and the lift allows for plenty of water flow and ultraviolet rays. Installation of the HarborHoist Floating Boat Lift simply requires moving your boat out of its slip, moving the boat lift in, tying it to your dock, and subsequently placing your boat on the boat lift where it is safely docked and dry. Despite this environmentally sound solution to reducing the amount of pollutants in the water as well as keeping your boat dry, in nearly all bodies of water, a permit is still required. Regulations, permitting procedures and laws vary among cities, counties, states, and different bodies of water. While many rivers and lakes do not require permits, nearly every area along the coast does. Float Lifts of the Carolinas requires every customer to examine their local requirements before installing their new lift. If you are in NC, please contact the CAMA division of NC Department of Environmental Quality. In all other locations, please contact your local county permit office on how to proceed.