Who Should I Buy a Boat Lift From? Top 3 Expert Brand Recommendations

Who Should You Buy a Boat Lift From - Top Brand Recommendations

There are dozens, if not hundreds of boat-lift products and manufacturers on the market. With so many options, it can be hard to know which is the best option for you.

At R.J.’s, we prioritize hard work, quality and excellence in everything we do. We have nearly 40 years of experience in the industry and value the relationships we’ve built with our customers, vendors and manufacturers over the years.

Whether you’re local to Central Florida or based elsewhere, we want to share our top three recommendations for national boat-lift manufacturers from our experiences and the relationships we’ve built with these businesses.

Click one of the logos below to learn more about a specific brand, otherwise, keep reading!

1. ShoreStation

ShoreStation has been a major boat-lift manufacturer since 1959. Based in Ida Grove, Iowa, they have more than 65 years of experience in the industry, and our team has worked with them for almost 40 years. ShoreStation’s dedication to excellence and high-quality materials, work and products sets them apart as one of the top boat-lift manufacturers in the nation and earns them the R.J.’s seal of approval.

The R.J.'s Boat Lifts crew based in Clermont, Florida

The R.J.’s Crew with the 2023 ShoreStation Platinum Dealer award.

They manufacture a variety of products, including solar-powered and manual free-standing boat lifts and a variety of accessories. ShoreStation also offers the Revolution and Legacy Canopy, and other essentials for your free-standing lift. These work in tandem with the ShoreScreen Power Curtain, which provides sun-protection and helps keep your boat clean and mildew free, whether you have a free-standing lift or a boathouse lift.

ShoreStation also owns the popular Shoreland’r brand, which manufactures high-quality boat and jet-ski trailers, ensuring your boat will be taken care of whether it’s on land or on the water.

2. EZ Dock

Founded in 1991, EZ Dock has now become an internationally-recognized brand. They specialize in manufacturing floating modular dock systems that are sturdy, slip-resistant and easy to maintain. We have worked with them since 1999, and their commitment to quality, long-lasting products has made them our preferred floating dock manufacturer.

EZ Dock Floating Dock System and EZ Port Max 2i Jet Ski Port

An EZ Dock floating-dock system and two EZ Ports installed by the R.J.’s Crew.

The modular EZ Dock system is incredibly versatile. It raises and lowers with the water level, and can even be relocated in the event of severe dry or wet seasons. It can be easily configured to match your lifestyle with a variety of add-ons and sizes to fit your needs. Each install is tailored to your waterfront and lift set-up, making it the perfect addition to your lakefront.

EZ Dock also manufactures one of the most well-known floating PWC lifts: the EZ Port Max 2i. This floating jet ski port is a great solution to store your jet ski safely while giving you easy access to load and unload your watercraft.

3. Boat Hoist USA

Based in Longview, Texas, Boat Hoist USA (BH-USA) has been around for nearly 45 years. They specialize in boat lift motors, hoists and everything else you might need to lift your boat safely and securely. Our team at R.J.’s have worked with them for more than 15 years as our preferred motor manufacturer.

Bass Boat on an Aluminum Cradle in a Boathouse Lift

A boathouse lift and cradle with a BH-USA motor.

BH-USA produces high-quality motors for boathouse lifts (sometimes called boat hoists). They also manufacture a dock-mounted PWC lift called the Lil’ Lifter that gives you easy access to your jet ski while keeping it safely stored above the water.

We hope our recommendations have been helpful in helping you find the perfect lift for you! If you have questions on any of the manufacturers or products mentioned or would like additional recommendations, call our office at 352-394-5666 or email our head of office at pam@rjsboatlifts.com. Our team is happy to help!