The Difference Commitment to Innovation "We may learn to deprive large masses of their gravity, and give them absolute levity, for the sake of easy transport." -Ben Franklin, 1780 Well , we’re not about to levitate a thousand people. We’ll leave that to the Einstein’s of the world. We are, however, all about levitating boats – yours - a thousand time s… No , we didn’t invent the very first boat lift, we had nothing to do with inventing hydraulics, we didn’t discover 12 volt electricity or the brushless motor. …And no, we’re not the ones claiming to have invented the question mark either… We will however, take credit for being the first successful pioneers to combine an aluminum boat lift with hydraulic power and a safe 12 volt motor source along with great style and performance . History in the Making It started with a desire - a passion – we know, it’s only a boat lift - we’ll try to keep it real… …but when you see up close what we did, you’ll understand if we sound a little ‘out there’. We love it, absolutely, positively love it. Crazy? Maybe. But ask yourself, if you’re going to build your dream house, buy an exotic car, enjoy a gourmet meal, or shoot scratch golf, wouldn’t you want those ‘passionate’ people on your staff - inventing, designing, building, testing, and encouraging… until… it’s perfect? It’s the mid 80’s, Ronald Reagan (the actor?) was president, the Dow was at 1,200 (it would triple by 1995, five years later it would break 10,000). A home on a lake was built, and a boat was purchased… A background in engineering and experience with hydr aulic equipment would lead a local inventor to ask himself if there wasn’t a better mousetrap available. 4 months later, a crude version of today’s HL series was born… It was a 2,000# capacity, single cylinder, 12 volt, aluminum cantilever lift. We used a single acting snowplow cylinder, a hydraulic pump from the Grainger catalog and tested it with my father’s pontoon boat with 600# of brothers… Crude? No doubt. Successful – very much so. The following year we added a second cylinder and made it double acting, so now it lifted and retracted under power.
The Best Hydraulic Boat Lifts. The Most Competitive Prices Quite simply, if you’re looking for the most dependable hydraulic boat lift available at the most competitive price, you need Summit Marine. Our boat hoists for sale aren’t like everyone else’s. Rather, we offer the kind of high quality products you won’t find in any other store. Sold with a 10 year parts warranty, a lifetime frame warranty and an easy buyback policy, we want to be your headquarters for hydraulic boat lifts that last and last. Check out our convenient, attractive decks too! Combining an aluminum boat lift with the power of a hydraulic engine and a safe 12 volt motor, we knew we were onto something special when we created our first hydraulic boat hoist in the mid eighties for our own watercraft. In time and with many refinements along the way, we turned our exciting new product into a company in 1989 with the introduction of the Genesis Sea Lift and Summit Marine.