Our boat lifts are engineered to operate in salt environments with minimal maintenance.  They are constructed of 6061-T6 marine grade aluminum. This material is very desirable for salt environments because it requires no maintenance and maintains an attractive appearance throughout its life.  

The parallel beam lift design shown here is the most stable type of cradle lift made.  The load is on top  of  the piling which prevents side loading.   As you can see, the lift is barely noticed when the boat is raised.

A closer look will show you some of the reasons the boat lift requires very little maintenance.   

Operating and maintenance instructions are provided with each lift and also located under support documents in case yours is misplaced.

 

Adjustable piling mounts

Stainless steel fasteners

Weatherproof switches

Machined cable winders

Lifetime bearings

Front and back covers

All cradle lift end plates are thru bolted with stainless steel nylocks and designed to use the strength of entire beam rather than just the top flange. 

Our Aluminum Bunkboards are covered with UV protected vinyl and are adjustable to perfectly fit the contour of your boat.

Gear Plates 

AMS Flat Plate Drives have withstood the test of time and have been used on lifts for decades.  It features galvanized steel or aluminum backing plates, bronze worm gear, and a large 12" cast-iron bull gear.  When properly installed and used within their rated torque limits, our flat plates have been known to last decades with only simple maintenance. 

The E-Gear was developed and introduced by Aqua Marine Supply in the early 2000's.  It was the first of its kind for the boat lift industry.  The E-Gear takes the maintenance out of the equation with a double reduction gear set that is fully enclosed in a cast-aluminum housing.   When properly applied and inspected, the E-Gear will get the job done with virtually no maintenance required.

Cradle Lift Gallery

Piling Diagram

Universal Boat Lifts LLC       6160 N. Bluffs Ct.    Charles City, VA     23030  email: boatlift30@gmail.com     804-337-6642

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