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Jet ski lift systems are more popular than ever with riders looking at PWC storage options.

If you recently bought a new jet ski you need a way to store it that protects it from the water and other  weather elements. Luckily, you have many different options for storage a PWC but the easiest ways are still using  jet ski lifts and drive-on floating jet ski dock systems.

These options offer the best solution when it comes to launching or storing a jet ski!

The main thing is being able to keep your jet ski out of the water when not in use. Prolonged exposure to water can do a lot of damage to the watercraft, enhancing the need for repairs. The PWC lift does just this, protecting your craft from damage.

Interestingly, some models rotate in a 360 degree, meaning that you can maneuver and store your jet ski directly over your dock. This design makes cleaning, fueling and maintenance easier and offers more protection for your jet ski. High waves and water splashes won’t damage your craft at all.

A jet ski lift has two different models, connected and free-standing. It can be connected to a dock like a boat lift or on its own. Keep in mind the curb weight of your watercraft to avoid a jet ski lift accident!

Did you know that you can find jet ski lifts with varying size and weight capacities, and some will even hold 2 jet skis (called dual jet ski lifts as well)? For added protection from the sun, there is a possibility to add a jet ski lift canopy to keep the paint and seat from cracking and fading.

The lifts also have a locking mechanism which makes them safer and worry-free.

Lifting and launching is performed with either a hydraulic lift or hand-cranked wheel. You can easily lower your jet ski anytime you want to go for a ride. Upon returning just place your jets ski on the bunks and lift it using the winch. Easy and hassle-free launching!

Unfortunately, this kind of revolutionary technology for jet ski lifts does not come cheap. If you would like to add jet ski storage equipment it’s wise to add this cost into your budget in ahead of time. Additionally, they do require more maintenance than floating jet ski docks.

Remember that jet ski storage costs are one of the 9 main running costs of a jet ski. These costs are to be expected when owning any type of vehicle or vessel, no matter if it runs on land or on the water.

Now we’ll take a look the best manual and electric jet ski lift solutions on the market!

Shoremaster Jet Ski Lift Solutions

ShoreMaster is the king of aluminum boat and jet ski lifts.

They have perfected the design to offer superior reliability, stability and performance from season to season.

ShoreMaster Lifts have welded construction and the highest-quality components that make them one of the most trusted boat and jet ski lifts in the industry today. They are easy to install and just as easy to operate.

Their signature double v-side design provides access to your jet ski anytime, and the optional Whisper Winch operates really smooth and quiet. The whole operation literally takes minutes from lift to launch!

Mr. Lifter Jet Ski Lift

Mr. Lifter Jet Ski Lift rotates 360 degrees offering convenient and safe storage of your personal watercraft.

The advantages of storing your watercraft over the top of your dock are preventing chipping and flaking of the hull from exposure to water, being able to store it out of the way, and the ability to launch and dock with ease.

Cleaning is a breeze and you can cover it or leave it uncovered if you choose.

The Mr. Lifter comes ready-to-assemble with everything you need for a professional and flawless installation. The UHMW (ultra high molecular weight) polyethylene bearings provide effortless operation and are whisper quiet. The wood jet ski lift bunks are pressure treated and can be adjusted to fit a variety of watercraft sizes.

You can choose a manual clutch/brake winch or one with an electric winch. Electric jet ski lifts are always the best choice if you’re looking for a more effortless launching solution.

Get more for your money with this adjustable, rotating jet ski lift. It’s the strongest lift on the market and comes at an affordable price, sometimes less than competitors. The Mr. Lifter™ has been in the industry for 20+ years.

The galvanized metal frame of the jet ski lift can hold more weight than other comparable aluminum models. The latest upgraded model has been recently designed for the newest jet skis!

ShoreStation Jet Ski Lift

ShoreStation Jet Ski lift is built strong for dependable use. The ShoreStation Power Winch is considered to be one of the best PWC lifts on the market.

The Power Winch is operated by keyless remote similar to a keyfob and makes getting on and off the water fast and easy. Fits a variety of jet ski models, and lets you spend more time enjoying your ride on the water.

The Hydraulic jet ski lift supports weights of up to 1,500 lbs. It is one of the safest and dependable lifts on the market. ShoreStation PWC Lifts make launching and docking a breeze!

Golden Boat PWC Lifts

Golden Boat Lifts is committed to supplying Boat and PWC Lifts that are safe and dependable.

The founder of Golden Boat Lifts, Bill Golden, is a long time boating veteran whose motto is “When It’s Done Right, It’s Golden!”  That pretty much describes the company’s work ethic.

Bill wanted to carry on that tradition of quality craftsmanship and a safe, dependable product that he could be proud of. Golden Boat Lifts uses modern methods, technology, and highly-skilled technicians to create their masterpiece of technology. Their Lifts are welded because they believe that a welded aluminum body and frame is far superior to a bolted one.

This is the same technology used in manufacturing some of the best quality vehicles in production. They have over 30 years of experience and knowledge of boats and PWC lifts to produce one of the finest lift in the world.

360 Boat Lifts

Safe Haven boat lifts offer 3 different options that make jet ski launching easy and stress-free.

Their jet ski lift designs are safe and simple to use with minimal effort. Safe Haven strives to make things as convenient for you as possible so you can spend more time enjoying the ride. They maintain high quality standards, and manufacture personal watercraft lifts that are low maintenance and Eco-friendly.

These jet ski lifts help protect the hull of your watercraft from the damage due to algae growth from sitting too long in the water. Being above the water also keeps metal from corroding due to saltwater exposure.

Why Do You Need a Jet Ski Lift? During off-season times the water can get choppy and damage can occur from flying debris or being bumped up against the dock. During high-tide or unstable water levels, a jet ski lift also protects the craft from hitting the dock in a storm. Holes, cracks, and leaks can be expensive to repair!

The Jet Ski engine and pump is often one part that is overlooked when thinking of storage and protection options. These lifts minimize the deterioration that can occur, increasing the lifespan of the craft by 75-80%.

The company also offer drive-on floating jet ski lift docks as well!

Boat Lift US

Boat Lift U.S. Inc. boat and jet ski lifts are crafted with the highest-quality stainless steel and 6061-T6 aluminum for maximum strength and long-lasting durability. Boat Lift U.S. is also know for their revolutionary no-weld boat lift that eliminates weak points left from welding.

These unique cradle-style boat lifts have become the standard of quality. They come in flat-plate and Gearbox™ styles with a 4-, 6-, and 8-piling design. The enclosed motors, no-weld aluminum construction, all aluminum bearings, and machine-grooved cable winder are all marks of their high-quality construction and technology. The cables wind easily and without tangling or twisting.  All moving parts are smooth and make no noise at all.

Need one delivered to your location? They can put a Boat Lift U.S. lift in your boat house that is compatible with watercrafts of different sizes. They offer uncompromised quality with a full range of products. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Ask about the Up-N-Over® jet ski lifts.  This lift enables smaller crafts to be lifted up and out of the water and rotated over the dock for convenience and easier maintenance. These lifts are made of heavy-duty stainless steel and aluminum construction, and can be used for standard or custom designs.

Imm Quality Jet Ski Lifts

Imm Boat Lifts and Quality Boat Lifts were two of the country’s premier boat and PWC lift brands. The two companies merged in 2008 to create the world’s one of the largest and leading boat and PWC lifts manufacturer.

This company manufactures their products at a state-of-the-art facility in Fort Myers, Florida. Imm Quality is a family-owned and operated company run by 3 generations of craftsman. They have skilled technicians and engineers who create their boat lifts and are responsible for the reputation of excellence the company maintains.

These boat lifts offer convenience, safety, and protection for your PWC for years of trouble-free maintenance.

This company makes products that are long-lasting, dependable, easy to use and visually appealing. They use only the very best materials and latest proven techniques in the industry.

3 Models of IMM Quality PWC lifts to choose from:

  • The PWC 1,500 swivel lift rotates over your dock for storage and is perfect for one jet ski.
  • The larger PWC 3,000 lift can manage jet skis, small jet boats, and small skiffs with no problem.
  • The 4,500 Dual PWC lift is an elevator lift with dual jet ski lift bunks to hold a pair of PWCs. This lift features an 8 foot long access plank for walking between crafts.

Both PWC 3,000 and 4,500 models are available in both incline and vertical models. They also have full I-beam tracks which are recommended in areas where high levels of electrolysis are likely to occur.

Deco Boat PWC Lifts

DECO Boat Lifts is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-performance boat and jet ski lift systems.

They offer a large inventory of products crafted from the highest quality, durable materials. There are three standard boat lifts available– the entry-level Maxi, signature DECO and top-of-the-line Concept CRS.

These options make it possible to offer products to suit the budget of any boater and rider. These options feature lifts in beamless, traditional four- eight piling beam, elevator, and box-beam configurations.

You’re sure to find something that fits your needs as well as your wallet.

The company began manufacturing boat lifts in 1959, and developed a few proprietary technologies that allow these boat lifts to outperform their competitors. One innovation is the gearbox system, in which they utilize a unique blend of lubricants for the gears and components to keep them moving smoothly.

This solution is self-locking for the ultimate in PWC lift safety and will keep your jet ski hoist whisper quiet for night docking and early morning launches. The patented Cable Retention System (CRS), which comes on all Concept lifts and creates a perfect wrap every time and extends the life of the cables.

Ultimate Boat Lifts

Ultimate Boat Lifts is a boat and jet ski lift manufacturer located in Littleton, NC.

They offer an extensive boat lifts and offer full-service installation. For convenience, most of their lifts can be purchased on-line. Due to the weight limitations in shipping, each order is calculated separately.

Ultimate Boat Lifts can also build lifts for special accomodations if pre-manufactured ones are not available. Both galvanized and aluminum boat lifts are available and in stock!

Lunmar Boat nad PWC Lifts

Lunmar Inc. founded in 1993 by Mark Lundy as a marine service company, servicing all types of vessels. As their business began to grow and expand, they branched out into designing and manufacturing custom boat lifts.

There was such an unexpected demand for their boat and jet ski lifts, that it forced Lunmar to split into two parts. In 1995, they became Lunmar Yacht Service and Lunmar Boat Lifts.

Lunmar Boat Lifts has been in its current manufacturing plant since 1999, and has been producing high-quality; affordable boat and jet ski lifts and they have an incredible service department with the best technicians.

The company ships their boat and PWC lifts to every corner of the world!


If you have a unique situation, there are several good manual or electric jet ski lift solutions to fit your needs and budget. If you are interested, you can find many used jet ski lifts for sale at Craigslist or even Ebay. (Or even jet ski lift parts if needed)

No matter how great they all sound, each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. You should thoroughly research any product you are considering buying. Get all the information you can before you make your final decision.

Besides single or dual jet ski lifts, there are many other ways to store your PWC, e.g. on a floating “drive on” dock, or even on your boat.

It’s also a good idea to plan where you will service and store your watercraft before purchasing your new jet ski.

If you have never been jet skiing before but are thinking about trying it, you can get some riding experience from jet ski rental services!

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