Only Golden’s Exclusive SEA-DRIVE® has passed the test of time!

We have now been using the SEA-DRIVE® for 10 years. Over 20,000 units installed and doing their job. During this time we have never had one (not any) failure or back drive. There is no other boat lift manufacturer in the world to our knowledge that could make that claim. For years we did the same thing all of our competitors still do today. They use off the shelf gear boxes that are simply not designed to withstand the shock loads and harsh environments boat lifts are subjected to. If you are considering purchasing a new boat lift you need to contact Golden and let us explain the benefits of the Sea Drive System.

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Golden Boat Lifts® has the finest drive unit ever introduced for a boat lift system. The “SEA-Drive” is an Aluminum Die-Cast Enclosure, Holding Dual Worm Gear Reducers. This structure assures that the gear box will never back drive. We do not use electric brakes, as even the finest electric brakes fail in a rugged waterfront environment. Our system connects the Sea-Drive directly to the boat lift drive shaft with an over sized 5/8″ strengthened drive pin. This is needed due to the large output torque the Sea-Drive produces.


Golden Boat Lifts® exclusive Sea-Drive, has a 10 year warranty on the housing and gears for consumers that have regular maintenance preformed on their boat lift.


The high-speed gear set is a 5:1 for high efficiency. It features a production gear set from an industrial product line designed to SEA-Drive® specifications. The gear is made from a heat-treated alloy and meshes with a bronze worm gear.

The low-speed gear set is a high-ratio (96:1) created to have an extremely low helix angle to prevent any possibility of back drifting. The large center distance of the low-speed gear set results in less tooth loads for a given output torque.


The SEA-Drive® reducer is filled with a tested high-quality lubricant. This high-viscosity grease is capable of handling the high shear stress inherent in heavily loaded boat lift gears. This grease also eliminates the possibility for any leakage.


The SEA-Drive® is shaft-mounted with dual flanges to accommodate different drive positions. The drive is attached to the lift shaft with a 5/8″ grade “5” cross bolt. This is the biggest drive bolt in the industry. The sea-Drive produces over 8000 inch pounds of torque and would snapper the smaller bolts used by other boat lift companies.


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