Lift 15: An Island Lift That Makes a Steep Incline Easy

Model: 4-Person
Track: 52' at 57°
Year: 2008

This spectacular lift runs at a steep 57-degree angle. At the top station, the car floor is about 15 feet off the ground. It aligns with an interlocked access gate through the main deck railing. At the lower end, it floats about eight inches off the main dock. In between, the lift car glides underneath the boathouse deck.

The interlocked gate only unlocks when the car is in the station. The car can’t move unless the gate is closed. 

This lift has been improved since installation. In 2009, we replaced the original lift control system with our new programmable logic controller (PLC) system. We also added an intermediate station to access the bathhouse sun deck.

Here's what the delighted owners said:

“During the past 10 years we have made many changes to our cottage (an ongoing labour of love) and one of the best things we have done is install the lift. It makes life on the island so much easier. We are pleased with all aspects of our lift and commend you on an entirely excellent job. The only mistake we made was not putting the lift in years ago.”