Free-Floating boat lift designed for salt, brackish or freshwater
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.
Inboards, outboards, inboard-outboards, traditional “V” hull, pontoon, tritoon, catamaran, stepped hull, etc. Our engineers work with your boat’s manufacturer to create a support structure integrated into your Guardian Boat Lifts’ TM Free-floating Level-lift tailored to your boat hull’s needs. Dealers and staff study the conditions at the intended final location to ensure fit.
Can usually be reconfigured after initial purchase to fit larger or smaller boat as needs change. Will effortlessly moor alongside a double slip, L or U-shaped slip, floating dock, fixed dock, i.e. most any dock configuration.
No Metal Below the Waterline
When fully raised, all metal components are out of the water, minimizing corrosion and facilitating upgrades and resale of the lift. Your boat is securely dry-docked, hull and drives are safely above the water.
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.
Pneumatic system designed with the optimum tubing, fitting and valve openings to the time it takes to lower the boat into the water.
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.
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
|Model||Capacity||Overall Lift Length|
|Four Tank, 20 in (6000-420)||6,000||14 foot1|
|Four Tank, 27 in (8000-427)||8,000|
|Six Tank, 20 in (9000-620)||9,000||18 foot|
|Six Tank, 27 in (1200-627)||12,000|
|Eight Tank, 27 in (1600-827)||16,000||24 foot|
|Eight Tank, 27 in single Aux Tank (2000-827)||20,000|
|Eight Tank, 27 in single Aux Tank (2000-827)||20,000||116 foot available when required by
location of center of gravity
Required Slip Width - V Hull Boats and Most Pontoon Boats
- Boat maximum beam PLUS
- 3 in clearance between the boat lift and dock or piers, both sides PLUS
- 3 in clearance between walkway and the sides of the boat, both sides PLUS
- 17 in for the width of the walkways, both sides
Required Water Depth
- Boat maximum draft along keel PLUS
- 1 in clearance between keel and cross tubes PLUS
- 20 in tank add 24½ inches OR 27 in tank add 31½ inches
Basic Information on Slip Requirements
low dead rise, etc., contact Guardian Boat Lifts for requirements.