Jet Ski Lifts
Just as a boat lift helps preserve the performance and value of a boat, lifts for a personal watercraft (PWC) help preserve performance and value for your jet ski. A jet ski tends to be taken out for short but more frequent runs; the ease of use a jet ski lift provides can become very important. Our customers often tell us they use their jet skis more frequently when they are easy to launch and to load.
There are three popular types of jet ski lifts:
A jet ski lift option is similar to the hydraulic lift for boats but is smaller in size and capacity yet keeps the low-profile design and ease of use with a remote control. This is a very handy option for a single person launching and loading a jet ski. Hydraulic lifts usually launch and load in a matter of seconds and can be operated with a solar powered 12-volt system.
A second option uses a traditional boathouse *EXcelift hoist with a jet ski cradle in place of a boat cradle to lift one or two jet skis at once. In many instances a second boat slip can be retrofitted for a jet ski cradle which can accommodate two jet skis. A cat walk can be built into the cradle between the jet skis to help launch/load and to serve as a maintenance platform. A common bunk design for a jet ski cradle is to have the bunks for one jet ski several inches higher than the bunks for the second jet ski. This helps when launching or loading a single jet ski, as it keeps both jet skis from floating off the bunks at the same time.
The third option is the jet ski elevator lift which uses an electric motor, gear drive and cable to lift a jet ski up and down. Most jet ski elevator lifts use a stationary mast that is driven into the mud bottom and braced to the bulkhead which allows the cradle to travel up and down the stationary mast. Since the mast is mostly below the bulkhead, this is referred to as a low-profile elevator jet ski lift.
Each of these approaches has its advantages and limitations, Excell Boat Lifts & Docks can help you decide which option is right for you. Give us a call today at (281) 481-5555 to discuss which option is right for you.