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Which is the Best Boat Lift? Hydrohoist v. Boat Floater

Boat floater classic model boat lift

The Boat Floater Classic Model may be the best boat lift for rough water areas.

So how does Hydrohoist compare to Boat Floater of Oklahoma?  When it comes to boat lifts in in Oklahoma, one must think of not only the quality of lift, but the water that the lift is being placed on. Oklahoma lakes are known for being beautiful and fun weekend getaways but that fun comes with rough water.  There are really only two lifts manufacturers worth considering,  Boat Floater and Hydrohoist.  Why choose one over the other? That’s the question this article attempts to answer.

Hydrohoist has been manufacturing boat lifts since 1964.  And since then, they have had design updates that have improved the look and function of their typical boat lifts.  Boat Floater has been manufacturing boat lifts since 1974 and one model in particular, the Classic Model has changed very little since then.  The reason it hasn’t changed much is that it works.  It works great in fact, the Classic Model boat lift should be of particular interest as a unique option for Oklahoma boaters.  Boat Floater of Oklahoma has built a reputation as Oklahoma’s boat lift specialist and is the exclusive distributer for this design.  A good number of the lifts we install in Oklahoma are pontoon boat lifts and tritoon boat lifts.  More and more boaters are choosing a pontoon boat.  They are stable boats, fun to operate and comfortable for families or groups of friends to move about on.  So if you are one of the many boaters that are choosing a pontoon boat lifts or tritoon, chances are you will need a pontoon boat lift.

Classic Model is Best Boat Lift for Some

The Classic Model is unique.  It is the only boat lift on the market that is designed to air-lock in the up position.  This feature eliminates the hinge arms that move independently of the dock structure.  Therefore, the lift moves with the dock, adding rigidity to the slip, bracing and eliminating the pull and squeak that is characteristic of other lifts.  This feature is particularly important, and may make it the best boat lift, if your boat is on a rough lake or in a rough area.  Think Grand Lake.

Boat Floater boat lifts all come with a lifetime warranty on the polyethylene tanks and a five year warranty on the galvanized steel upper structures.  Many Boat Floater boat lifts are still in operation after 10 years.  Should a tank spring a leak in year eleven, I sure would rather have the lifetime warranty available.  In fact, Boat Floater of Oklahoma owner and boat lift specialist, Wes Hamilton states “I have seen Boat Floaters that have been in the water for 25 or 30 years and they are still working!  Original parts and all!”

Should I buy a Hydrohoist or Boat Floater?

When trying to decide between a Boat Floater or Hydrohoist, the Classic Model lift has some distinguishing features that may make it the best choice for your docking conditions.  If you need help during the decision making process, Wes invites you to give him a call at 918-256-3330 and let him earn your business.