Do you know your lifts? Hurricane Boat Lifts manufactures a wide range of high-quality American-made boat lifts for vessels of (almost) all sizes. Whether you’re starting your search to find the perfect boat lift or are just interested in becoming a more knowledgeable boat owner, let’s get to know the basic types of boat lifts.

Types of boat lifts covered in this post include elevator boat lifts, platform boat lifts, cradle boat lifts, PWC small craft boat lifts, beamless boat lifts, yacht lifts, boat house lifts, commercial and commercial marina lifts. Need help finding the perfect boat lift? Contact us here or find your local HBL Dealer here!

Elevator boat lifts are premium lifts that are often the best choice in narrow canals and in locations where outboard pilings are restricted. Hurricane Elevator Lift Systems are elegant, strong, and built to last. They include deep groove winders with adjustable cable keepers. Capacities range from 3,000 lbs to 40,000 lbs.

A platform boat lift, also called a deck boat lift, maintains a modern and clean boathouse or dock style by bringing the boat from the water to the same level as the dock and surrounding area. Hurricane Boat Lifts Platform Boat Lifts are custom-built to a client’s specifications. The entire deck drops into the water with ease, and auto-levels and locks into the dock. Capacities range from 7,000 lbs to 16,000 lbs and come with 10-year structural warranties.

A cradle boat lift, which is one of the most common and preferred types of boat lifts, support your boat securely from the bottom to prevent damage and maintain the resale value of your vessel. Hurricane Boat Lifts Cradle Lift Systems are our most popular lift and come with aluminum grooved winders, aluminum pulleys, and stainless steel pile mount brackets. Cradle lifts come in many sizes, including capacities from 4,500 lbs to 32,000 lbs.

Small craft boat lifts protect personal watercrafts (PWC) by keeping them raised above the water. Hurricane Boat Lifts offers the best single pole PWC lifts available with top grade marine aluminum and Nylatron rollers to provide smooth operation. Capacities include 1,500 lbs and 2,500 lbs.

A beamless boat lift, simply put, has no beams, and allows for easy boarding. Beamless boat lifts also prevent a lift’s beam from obstructing the view of the water. Hurricane Boat Lifts Beamless Boat Lifts are four-motor lifts that operate quietly, smoothly, and fast. Capacities range from 10,000 lbs to 30,000 lbs.

Have a vessel a little bigger than a typical boat? Yacht lifts are large boat lifts that can safely accommodate yachts. Hurricane Boat Lifts Yacht Lifts offer a sleek design and come in capacities from 40,000 lbs to 80,000 lbs.

Boat house lifts, which come in several styles and sizes, are small lifts that fit snugly inside your boat house. Boat house lifts are custom lifts built inside a boat house, and can be constructed in a new or existing boathouse. Capacities range from 3,000 lbs to 10,000 lbs and come with 15-year structural warranties.

Commercial boat lifts are a favorite among marinas and Home Owners Associations (HOA), and safely support the vessel of the occupying residents. Marina lifts are often used to add revenue streams for the business owners and provide protection for the vessels of their clients. Hurricane Boat Lifts offers commercial marina boat lifts in nearly all sizes, with capacities ranging from 4,500 lbs to 100,000 lbs.

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