The history of Boat Lifts begins with the construction of the first experimental lift near Niagara Falls, New York, in 1946. This project was so successful, it spawned a new industry that was named Reimann Lifts. After a two-year process, the first boat lift was finished and used on the lake. Reimann and his partner Georger quickly became an established boat lift supplier and manufacturer, and they began creating designs for boats on all of New York’s lakes.
Made Of Aircraft-grade Aluminum
Among the many types of boat lifts, the most common type is a pile mounted cable-drawn boat lift. Designed to be inexpensive and installed on existing structures, this type of boat lift requires little space and requires innovative structural techniques. The cables and brackets used on these lifts are generally made of stainless steel. These materials are strong and require little maintenance. When it comes to installation, a professional will help you choose the right one for your watercraft.
Several types of Boat Lifts are available. The bottom-standing type is typically installed adjacent to the dock and supported by legs that rest on the bottom. This type is ideal for water depths of two to nine feet, although installing this type of lift level may be a challenge if your water body is soft. Bottom-standing lifts can either be manually operated or run by an electric motor. In the latter case, the lift will require power from the dock. The most expensive models, however, rely on hydraulics to raise and lower the watercraft.