ShoreMaster Aluminum Boat Lifts

A boat lift/hoist can help protect the investment you’ve made in your boat. Boats can be damaged by the elements and side effects of water level fluctuations, so keeping your boat out of the water when it’s not in use means easier maintenance and a longer life for your craft. ShoreMaster pioneered the aluminum boat lift, mastered the welded construction, and continuously improves on the premium components to ensure that boat owners get a stable, reliably performing product—no matter where they are or what the season is. These are the aluminum boat hoists that we have to offer.

Vertical Boat Lift

Our aluminum boat lifts have been providing quality performance for decades. Our vertical hoists are an easy choice for most watercraft owners and the most trusted lift in the industry. They feature dime-welded construction for durability, an eight-piece design for easy assembly and installation, the exclusive Whisper Winch for quiet operation, and a double v-side design for easy access to your boat.

Hydraulic Boat Lift

Hydraulic aluminum boat lifts are an option for boat owners who want convenience and speed. Push-button operation from the standard remote control operation means easy control. Our design is purely hydraulic, which means no cables or pulleys and a quiet, smooth operation. With minimal maintenance, hassle-free operation, and the superior performance and durability you expect from a ShoreMaster boat hoist and dock.

Pontoon Lift

Pontoon and triton owners are looking for something a little different than a traditional aluminum boat lift, and ShoreMaster can cover their needs as well. Our pontoon lifts have the dime-welded aluminum construction that makes all of our lifts durable and reliable, but are engineered, built, and tested for the pontoons of today. Along with a motorized option, Whisper Winch, and double v-side design, our pontoon lifts have wider and longer frames for a more stable platform for lifting, entering, and exiting your boat.

PWC Lift

ShoreMaster can help personal watercraft owners maintain their boats as well. The same reliability, stability, and performance in all of our other aluminum boat lifts is available for smaller watercraft as well. Access your watercraft easily with a double v-side design, and add a boat lift motor for push-button operation.

Lift Accessories

The right accessories can not only make your boat lift and dock look great, but give it functionality as well. ShoreMaster offers the widest variety of accessories for your dock and boat lift, allowing you the opportunity to truly customize your waterfront experience. Among these accessories are the vinyl and aluminum bunks that are designed to help you safely store your watercraft on your boat lift. They’re crafted from durable aluminum and non-marring vinyl, they rinse clean, and offer superior protection for your watercraft. For more protection for your watercraft, consider a canopy frame and cover to tuck your boat away from the elements.

Boat Lifts, Docks, and More from ShoreMaster

When you’re looking for an aluminum boat lift, ShoreMaster is the place to look. We’re experts in boating life and docks and know how important a quality dock is to your waterfront. We can help you create a customized dock with accessories and a boat lift that you can trust will retain its quality throughout its entire life. For more information about what we offer, contact us.

Spring Dock Installation Tips

Spring is a great time to get your dock installed if you’re boating in the north. ShoreMaster started in Minnesota, so they understand the impact of all four seasons on your waterfront life. Whether you’re a seasonal installation pro or just getting started, we have some dock installation tips to help the process go smoothly so you can spend more time having fun on the water when the weather warms up.

Choose Easy Assembly

Tearing down your dock system in the fall and putting it up in the spring can be a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be if you choose a dock system that’s easy to assemble by hand. ShoreMaster sectional and wheel-in docks have lightweight and durable welded aluminum frames that make installation quick and easy — as few as two people can walk sections of the dock out into the water and connect them (and the more the merrier, but please don’t try to assemble anything by yourself!). ShoreMaster docks also have removable decking and Infinity frame connections that let you snap pieces together in any configuration, so your dock plans can be flexible year after year.

Keep an Eye on the Water Level

Melting snow, rain, and other springtime weather conditions can impact how deep your water is, so another ShoreMaster dock installation tip is to find a dock system with an adjustable height to accommodate changes in depth. The tallest waves shouldn’t hit your dock frame while it’s in the water, so keep that in mind when you’re measuring. ShoreMaster docks have 18-inch leg pockets that allow you to easily adjust the height of your dock in fluctuating water.

Think About Storage

You don’t need to take up your entire backyard, shed, garage, or shoreline with dock parts in the offseason. ShoreMaster docks are as easy to remove as they are to install, whether you have a wheel-in or standing dock, which makes your annual tear-down easier. Once the decking and dock legs are removed, the dock section frames easily stack on one another until the next time you need to get them out.

Don’t Skip Quality or Stability

Among the best dock installation tips is to install a dock that you’re proud to own and that will outlast and outperform other docks. ShoreMaster docks are high quality and expertly engineered to give you hassle-free, convenient, and low-maintenance ownership for the life of your dock system. Our docks also feature five-sided dock legs, larger pass-through foot pads, ultimate configurability, and other exclusive features that help you get the most out of your system. There’s a reason we’re an industry leader in performance and stability for sectional dock systems, and while the seasons might change, our commitment to superior products won’t.

A ShoreMaster Product for All Seasons

Wherever you do your boating, ShoreMaster has the products, accessories, and expertise that can help you make your boat dock dreams a reality. Make your boat dock the truly customized outdoor space it should be, and enjoy ShoreMaster’s easy installation and quality products sure to last from season to season. Get in touch with us for your dock options and dock installation tips, or to find a ShoreMaster dealer near you!

Fixed Docks Versus Floating Docks: Which is Better?

Fixed docks, floating docks, or no dock? What exactly are your boat dock options, and how do you decide which type of dock is best for your needs?

Well, right away, we can eliminate no dock! If you’re reading this article, then you are likely a boat owner who needs a boat dock. Not only do docks store your boat and keep it safe, but they also provide a great way to enjoy the water — from fishing off the dock to watching the sunset from your lakeside bench.    

ShoreMaster TS9 Wheel-In Dock

Fixed docks are the conventional dock structure used across waterfronts. Their solid dock structure helps keep your boat in place. If you purchase a property that already has a fixed dock, it’s likely that you have maintenance dock plans to keep up with and the dock will remain a focal point of your waterfront property. However, if you don’t have a property with a dock already in place, many fixed docks allow for easy installation, disassembly, and movement. At ShoreMaster, our aluminum fixed dock (Infinity TS9 and RS4 model) systems make this possible with welded aluminum frames and QuickConnect section attachments.

Our sectional standing docks will destroy the notion that fixed docks are cumbersome, immovable objects. ShoreMaster fixed docks even allow for easy height adjustments: with our 18” leg pockets, you can move the height of your dock up or down based on fluctuating water levels. It’s important to note that when installing a fixed dock, you need to be aware of local ordinances. You may have to file for a permit in order to place your dock in the below sediment, which can be a time-consuming process.  

Depending on your dock plans and needs, a floating dock may be more beneficial. Floating docks can be placed in both shallow and deep water, as well as on shore fronts that have fluctuating water levels based on tides. Floating docks give owners the freedom to design their dock in many different configurations — allowing your inner dock artist to come out! They’re user-friendly and can be adjusted and added to quickly and easily. If you have floating dock plans in mind, you’ll be happy to hear that permitting is a simpler process because they don’t impact the sediment.   

PolyDock Floating System

At ShoreMaster, our floating dock systems (FTS9 and PolyDock) are the leading docks of their kind based on industry standards. We stand by our floating docks and ensure that they are able to withstand varying elements based on the Hunt Absorption Test. In periods of stormy weather, for example, floating docks require less maintenance compared to fixed docks. In fact, fixed docks may be damaged and need replacement parts or may even become submerged due to changing water levels, which leads to electrical malfunctions. Most of those costing repair scenarios can be avoided with floating docks. Our floating dock systems can easily be moved prior to storms or the winter season, providing you with peace of mind and less boat dock stress.

Whether you have fixed or floating dock plans, we have dock systems that will work for you. Please contact us for a quote, or to locate a ShoreMaster dealer near you.