Many boat owners live on lakes and bays where water freezes and boat lifts are removed seasonally. Others simply don’t want the expense or distracting view of piles of a permanent seawall. For them, there’s the Tornado Boat Lift from industry leader Golden Boat Lifts. It’s a freestanding hydraulic lift made in the USA from the company renowned for manufacturing the most durable and reliable lifts on the market.

Using the Tornado Boat Lift couldn’t be easier. The boat is simply driven onto the lift and raised with the long-range wireless remote with two transmitters. Power comes from a 12V DC pump powered by a solar panel. Access to electricity isn’t needed, so it can be used almost anywhere.

The Tornado Boat Lift has standard capacities up to 18,000 lbs. and adjusts to accommodate almost hull shape, including pontoons and PWC. It features several innovations that Golden engineers developed specifically to overcome problems common with lesser freestanding boat lifts. Examples are its exclusive new Multi Bunk system that provides maximum cushioned support and the revolutionary Air Bellows that protect the underwater hydraulic elements.

Unlike some freestanding lifts that are made from bendable, rust-prone steel, the Tornado is built using only premium, marine grade materials—like all Golden Boat Lifts. It’s made from heavy duty 6061 T6 aluminum and stainless steel, so it’ll perform in fresh or saltwater. It’s overbuilt to ensure years of seasonal hauling and deploying. And because it’s removable, when the owner moves, the lift can travel to a new location.

Contact Golden Boat Lifts, 17611 East St, North Fort Myers, FL 33917. 888-909-5438 or 239-337-4141. [email protected];

Editor’s note: With the introduction of the freestanding Tornado Boat Lift, Golden Boat Lifts is exhibiting at a series of new boat shows, including: the Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show (Jan. 10–14); Toronto Boat Show (Jan. 12–21); Vancouver International Boat Show (Jan. 18–22); and Seattle Boat Show (Jan. 26–Feb. 3).


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