New EZ BoatPort drive-on, drive-off lift designed to handle boats up to 5,000 pounds
EZ Dock, the Monett,
Mo.-based manufacturer of durable, polyethylene floating dock systems and
lifts, introduces EZ BoatPort, a new drive-on, drive-off lift for vessels up
to 5,000 pounds.
“With EZ BoatPort, we took the proven designs
of the drive-on PWC and boat lifts we pioneered, and we carried them to the
next level. We can now lift boats up to 5,000 pounds or about 25 feet in length,”
says Curtis Downs, EZ Dock’s general manager, in a company press release. “In addition, our removable
and changeable bunks can accommodate boats with a deadrise angle from zero to
21 degrees, making EZ BoatPort ideal for many skiffs, runabouts, fishing boats
and jet boats.”
The EZ BoatPort is designed to eliminate the
issues caused by wet storage, the company says. Virtually maintenance-free and self-floating,
it can move with changing water levels and can even be used in as little as two
feet of water, EZ Dock says. And whether you have an EZ Dock, a traditional
floating dock, or a fixed dock, the company notes, EZ BoatPort’s modular design
allows for numerous configurations and the addition of many features to fit a
variety of situations and uses.
Owners of larger craft can add side
extensions for more walk-around room and lifting capacity as well as additional
rollers to help the boat slide on and off easier. A patent-pending float tank with
air-assist pump options is available to enhance floatation.
The air-assist pumps are available with
manual controls for AC-powered or DC-powered solar charged units. A remote
controlled AC-powered unit is also available. All pump units provide
hassle-free operation with an approximate lift time of 30 to 60 seconds.
“Coming in from a day on the water, all you
have to do is idle up, ease into the power, and roll onto the lift. Then just engage
the air-assist, turn off the motor and tie up. Ample room on three sides lets
you unload the boat, wash it down and put the cover on,” Downs says. “Backing
off the lift is easy too. Simply disengage the air-assist and the boat will dip
back into the water. The weight of the motor pulls it off easily.”