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What Is The Structure Made Out Of?

The tanks are made of a marine grade, UV resistant polyethylene plastic.  The structure is made of all marine grade is stainless steel and aluminum. When the lift is in the raised position, there are no metallic components in the water thereby eliminating the chance of electrolysis.

How Long Has This Concept Been Marketed?

The HarborHoist has been successfully marketed for greater than 10 years

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

Yes.  Simply changing the hull pads/bunks, the lift can be converted to accommodate a pontoon boat

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

Yes.  The lift can be towed by boat to another slip or simply loaded on a trailer from a boat ramp.  However, before attempting to do this on your own, it is recommended you contact your dealer

What Are Power Source Options?

Standard 110 Volt

Optional Power Source:  2000 Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter Connected To Your Boat Batteries

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

The Frame system is easily adaptable for a variety of bunk systems including inboard, pontoon, tritoon, and wake boats

The Modular design allows additional tanks to be added to increase capacity as the boat owner’s needs grow.

Can I Access My Boat?

The HarborHoist offers unparalleled easy accessibility to your boat. The lift has an integrated non-skid continuous walkway 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.

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?

If you have a standard 4400, 6600, or 8800 lb capacity lift, you will only 24 inches plus the draft of your boat with the engine raised.  A larger lift with an auxiliary tank will require more water, depending on the depth of the auxiliary tank.  Please ask your dealer.

Why Buy A Boat Lift?


Your boat is securely dry-docked, its hull and out-drive are safely protected from wind, wake damage, algae, and marine growth, all which compromise your boats performance, value, and appearance.


Leave your boat for an hour or a year with confidence that it will remain securely dry – docked.  Number one in dependability since 1964, each HydroHoist is engineered to exacting standards and the highest quality levels to ensure performance and reliability.  Finally, you will rest easy knowing that your investment will remain exactly as you left it, and it will be ready to launch whenever you need.


With the turn of four valves (or push of a button with the upcoming electronic model), you can launch or dry-dock your boat in as little as three minutes.  No more trailering, boat ramps, or hull cleaning.  It’s just that easy.  You’ll love how much time you spend on the water, enjoying your boat, instead of worrying about maintenance and storage.

What is so good about HydroHoist Boat Lifts?

For Over 50 Years, HydroHoist Marine Group has been  the oldest and largest hydro-pneumatic boat lift manufacturer in the world.

To correctly care for the boat, to provide a convenience for the boater, and to complement rather than complicate the dock structure was the aim of HydroHoist’s inventor – a marina owner and boater himself – and it’s still our aim today.

Our engineering staff designs our lifts for safe, sure, confident operation; for correct and safe support of its craft; and for minimum effect to the boat dock or mooring environment. Over the years, we have continued to upgrade and enhance our products to better satisfy today’s boater. Our lifts offer impact resistant polyethylene tanks, all metal parts above the water, and easy, simple, level lifting operation.

Another HydroHoist “best” is the resale value of our lifts. HydroHoist owners know that should they want to sell their lift for any reason – upgrading boats, or relocating residence, etc. – they have an eager market of boaters that are waiting for a HydroHoist to come on the market.

In any market, there are the brands that are universally recognized as the very best obtainable in its industry. HydroHoist is one of those brands. Why, our name has even been used as a generic description of all boat lifts – even when its mispronounced as Hydra Hoist, Hydra Lift or Hydro Lift, boaters everywhere know that you’re talking about the best in the industry!

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