Frequently Asked Questions


What Is The Overall Width Of The HarborHoist?

A good rule of thumb is the width is 2 feet wider than the beam of the boat.

How Much Water Is Needed?

2 feet, plus the draft of the boat. Approximately 3 feet.

How Long Has This Concept Been Marketed?

The HarborHoist has been successfully marketed for over 10 years.

Are There Complicated Electronics That Could Cause Problems?

No. We purposely designed the HarborHoist to be simple. In fact, there are no moving parts at all! Nothing that requires maintenance.

What Is The Structure Made Out Of?

The structure is a marine grade aluminum. All hardware is stainless steel. The tanks are made of UV resistant polyethylene plastic. While the boat is lifted and at rest there are no metallic components in the water.

What Are Power Source Options?

The standard power source is a simple 110 volt. The lift can also be easily operated with an inverter on boat battery. Also available is a solar unit that mounts to the dock.

What Happens If I Buy A Bigger Boat In The Future?

As your boating needs change, capacity and bunking can adapt to your boat! No need to buy an entire new lift. The HarborHoist can accomodate any boat up to 16,000 lbs.

Can I Access My Boat?

The HarborHoist offers unparalled easy accessibility to your boat. Each tank has a 1’x4′ non-skid step pad, making entering and exiting your boat safe for boaters of all ages.

How Much Dock Space Is Required?

None! The lift and controls are combined in a single unit.

Will The Lift Be An Eyesore?

No. In most cases, you won’t see the lift.


Why Buy A Boat Lift?

by Ron Martin, Sales Manager

Protect Your Investment – A HydroHoist® Boat Lift prevents boat from hitting the dock
during heavy wake or inclement weather, controls water osmosis in hull of the boat and
protects boat and outdrive from electrolysis.
Low Maintenance – Keeps hull clean, prevents marine growth from accumulating on
outdrive, hull can easily be sprayed off and wiped down when the boat is on a HydroHoist®
Boat Lift and keeps the boat looking new for years to come.
Ready To Go – A HydroHoist® Boat Lift gives you immediate access to the water and far
superior to trailering or dry stack storage.
Why Buy the HydroHoist® UltraLift2?
There are a lot of boat lift companies out there, there always have been. Some have
tried to copy our products; others have tried to claim our benefits. But none have ever
come remotely close to winning the loyalty, the confidence and the trust as HydroHoist®
Boat Lifts. HydroHoist® products have the strongest and most established name in the
boat lift industry and with proper installation require little or no maintenance. Critical to
the success of our product is the reputation HydroHoist® has earned in the past 45 years.
That reputation is built on quality products, backed by the strongest warranty in the
business, with a commitment to continuing technical advancement.
There are three primary components to a floating boatlift, the tanks, the frame,
and the control. The UltraLift2 tanks are engineered and manufactured by HydroHoist®
specifically for a HydroHoist® Boat Lift. They are a seamless one piece polyethylene design
that allows all steel components to be out of the water when the hoist is in the raised
position. Our patented snap-on attaching brackets eliminate any through holes in the tanks
and allow for positive locking on top to prevent the tanks from twisting or spinning
assuring a level operation at all times. The UltraLift2 frames are hot dipped galvanized,
and all of the pivot/stress points feature cast parts. These cast parts guarantee exact,
uniform fit and are High-Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) steel making them stronger than
carbon steel parts. The frame is assembled using positive through bolts and no set screws.
The UltraLift2 Control assembly uses the Electrolux motor which has the highest cubic foot
(CFM) per minute rate. The control is engineered to maximize air flow reducing the
operation time in half, is 50% quieter than the competition and requires a smaller foot print
on the dock giving you better and safer walking access.
Whether you compare the individual components, or the assembled hoist,
you simply can’t buy an equal product at any price.

What is so good about HydroHoist Boat Lifts?

Its a company that is over 50 years old with its own engineering staff. This company created the first boat lift.

What’s the big differance in a HydroHoist boat lift?

There are so many up-graded components that HydroHoist uses for example: The style of the tanks, designed to give added strength to the plastic. The increased hose diameter, this allows HydroHoist to be the fastest moving boat lift. It cuts the wait time almost in half. The new Arm components have more than doubled the strength of the arm. The competitors are still using old off the shelf parts. HydroHoist has proven, by testing the strength of their components. The others simply do not know any better. These are just a few reasons why HydroHoist is the leader.

Can my HydroHoist be converted to pick up a pontoon boat?

If you have a HydroHoist Boat Lift YES it can be converted to pick up a pontoon boat. By simply changing the pads on your boat lift it easily lift your pontoon boat

Can a boat lift be moved from one boat dock to another?

Sure you can move a boat lift from one dock to another. Keep in mind the slip size, if your new slip is larger you may need to add some parts. I would not attempt to do this on you own. you would be suprised how many people try this and sink their boat lift. Call a professional it is well worth it

Still have questions? Contact us directly to get all your answers!