Lift 60: A Lift That Makes Boating Possible

Model: 4-Person (750-pound capacity)
Track: 70' at 30°
Year: 2014

The lift fits beautifully into the side yard landscaping and allows for easy access from either the house or the yard.

The lift fits beautifully into the side yard landscaping and allows for easy access from either the house or the yard.

A close-up of the upper station.

A close-up of the upper station.

The lower deck acts as the lift station, a sun deck, and a path to the dock.

The lower deck acts as the lift station, a sun deck, and a path to the dock.

It even looks unobtrusive and great from the water.

It even looks unobtrusive and great from the water.

This recently purchased lakeside property had no waterfront access so the owners couldn't enjoy boating from their home. While the slope to the water is only about 30 degrees, the surface was smooth, precarious rock.

After we'd completed the lift first the owners had the deck and dock built. Before we set the track we worked with the owner and their dock builder to determine the best stopping height for the lift; the water level fluctuates seasonally and winter ice can pile up thanks to a prevailing on-shore wind.

Even though there was an ideal place to run the lift directly from the deck, the owners chose to have the car stop level with a plateau below the deck so the lift could be accessed from both the yard and the house.