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Free-Floating boat lift designed for salt, brackish or freshwater

The Guardian Boat Lifts' TM boat lift is a hydro-pneumatic structure using advanced accelerometers to ensure a level lift. This Free-floating Level-lift can be tied to a boat dock or a standard mooring structure.
Marine-grade, UV-resistant low-density polyethylene tanks supporting a marine-grade, aluminum frame with stainless steel hardware and King Starboard® walkways
Our engineers and technicians have a complementary skill set that incorporates areas of expertise in manufacturing, engineering, quality and craftsmanship. We pride ourselves in capturing the “voice of the customers”, understanding one’s expectations, preferences and aversions.
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When asked to propose a lift for your boat, Guardian Boat Lifts LLC standard practice is to contact the manufacturer and get the best available information as to their requirements for supporting your cherished investment, e.g. weight, maximum horse power, location of strakes, any specific bunk requirements, center of gravity, etc.   With this information, Guardian Boat Lifts LLC work to determine the best Free-floating Level-lift, correct bunk size and position and any necessary auxiliary tank requirements.   Guardian Boat Lifts specifically tries to avoid long sections of your keel line to transom keel line intersect, where a large percentage of the weight is, hanging unsupported at the rear of the lift.

Provided with the Future in Mind

Upgrading boats ever few years happens.   With that in mind, 360 Boat Lifts and Guardian Boat Lifts can provide recommendations and possibly options on the best Free-floating Level-lift configuration to support larger, smaller or just different boats with upgrades in mind.

Example:   the Guardian Boat Lifts Six Tank Free-floating Level-lift with 20 in tanks starts supporting a 9,000 pound boat of approximately 26 feet length, but can be upgraded to 14,000 pound boat of approximately 32 feet in length.

Automatic, Pneumatic, 120 Vac controller

Pedestal mounted controller is integral to the lift. Push of a button, puts your boat in the water for use or raises it out of the water for storage.


Raises and lowers the boat lift at no more than two degrees (2o) off level in automatic.

Remote Option

Greatly eases docking for a single person. Reduces stress on lift and dock when strong currents are present. Reduces corrosion while gone on long cruises. Water proof, fob allows for raising and lowering the lift at 100 feet or more.

Yes we do stepped hulls

As boat owners want improved performance and better gas mileage, stepped hulls are becoming more common.   However, stepped hulls present a unique support problem.   Straight bunks only support the hull at the stern end of the bunk and aft edge of each step.

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Guardian Boat Lifts works with the manufacturer of your stepped hull boat to obtain the dimensions of the step(s) or actually measures the hull and designs a bunk that supports each individual section while providing a gradual transition to avoid catching the aft edge of each step.

Guardian Boat Lifts also provides features to aid in putting your boat on the Free-floating Level-lift

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No finger docks on either side of your boat.  No problem, Guardian Boat Lifts provides a front walkway system that integrates into the Free-floating Level-lift to facilitate boarding.


Four Tank: 6,000 – 8,000 lbs


Six Tank: 9,000 – 12,000 lbs


Eight Tank: 12,000 – 25,000 lbs

Standard Free-Floating, Level Lift Configurations

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1 Location of center of buoyancy forward of the aft edge of the provided bunks.   This should correspond to the location of the center of gravity of the boat as measured from the transom keel intersect.   For most center console boats this is approximately the distance from the transom hull intersect to the just short of the aft side of the center console.   For outboards, the center of buoyancy can also be initially estimated as one third the length of the boat from the engines to the bow.