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About the ShoreStation Revolution Series Canopy

ShoreStation boat lifts come with plenty of great features for boating enthusiasts. The Revolution Series Canopy is just the latest addition to their lineup of boat lift covers. It offers an even better way to protect your watercraft.

Benefits of Boat Lift Covers

Most of us are familiar with the benefits of having a boat lift. They help keep your boat clean and protected while you’re away. The bottom of your boat stays cleaner longer, and you’ll prevent troublesome issues like hull blisters with dry storage.

But what about boat lift covers? These aren’t just for decoration. Like the lift itself, boat lift covers work to give your watercraft an extra line of defense against the elements. It also helps your boat lift mechanics. Installing a good cover stops grime from building up in your drive components. That way, you can limit your maintenance needs and enjoy more time on the water.

Revolution Series Canopy Features

The newest collection of boat lift covers from ShoreStation have a unique roll-up design. As the name suggests, the Revolution Series Canopy has a traditional canopy style when fully set up. But its big selling point is the “roll and store” feature. This makes it easy to stash the cover away during the off-season. You don’t have to remove the canopy—it just rolls up for storage on the frame.

There’s a gear wrench to work the rolling cover and storage, while the canopy can be raised and lowered just with the push of a button. This gives you a safe and convenient to enter your boat. The system also includes a deep 20” rigid frame for total protection.

You get a wide selection of customizable options with this line of boat lift covers, too. The vinyl-coated polyester fabric comes with a handful of different color choices. Each one has a waterproof textured matte finish. This helps make the cover super durable. These boat lift covers have the look of fabric, but the long-lasting strength of vinyl.

Ready for a Waterfront Upgrade?

We like working with ShoreStation products because they’ve been in the business since 1959. Their impressive track record and quality construction help make them a big hitter in the waterfront industry. And because they make all types of boat lifts, you can find the one that best meets your budget and needs. Choose from a selection of manual drive boat lifts, or go big with a hydraulic boat lift. Then we’ll help you install it!

Our team at Deaton’s Waterfront Services is skilled in all things waterfront. Looking to get the first boat lift for your site? Already tried out different models? We’ll help you get set up with something great. Send us a message or call (317) 747-4933 to start your consultation. We’d be happy to help you out.

How to Choose the Right Boat Lift

There’s no one boat lift that’s hands-down “the best” because every boat and waterfront is different. Boat lifts are all about protecting your watercraft, so in a lot of ways, any lift can be a great investment. As long as it safely removes or stores your boat out of water, you’re getting a good deal. You just have to know which size and features are right for you.

Types of Boat Lifts

For simplicity’s sake, we’re talking about four different types of boat lifts for this article: stationary, floating, hydraulic, and cable. Each of these styles come in various sizes, but the general model is the same. The different boat lift styles all come with their own benefits, too. Finding the right one just depends on your personal criteria.

Stationary Boat Lift

Boat lifts that are stationary typically do best with low water fluctuation. Sites that have under eight feet of water often go with stationary boat lifts because these smaller models are relatively easy to install, especially for your PWC.

Floating Boat Lift

Going with a floating boat lift is often good for shorelines with a rapid drop-off, as well as docks that have over eight feet of water. Floating boat lifts work best for areas with lots of water fluctuation—which makes them super versatile.

Cable Boat Lift

Manual boat lifts, also known as cable boat lifts, are ideal for watercrafts of varying sizes. These lifts can safely handle boats all the way up to 5,000 lb. or more. (We’re big fans of the cable boat lift Wheel Lock Mechanism from ShoreStation.)

Hydraulic Boat Lift

Hydraulic boat lifts are great for their low maintenance and convenient boat entry. If you have a boat house or a large watercraft, a hydraulic lift is probably the way to go. These powerhouses can lift and lower your boat in about a minute, just with the touch of a button.

For long-term investment, it often helps to look at lifts that can be easily customized to fit any hull type. Boat lifts that come with multiple options and interchangeable features will usually deliver the best results for your money. They should work with the site and boat you have now, and still give you flexibility if you decide on getting any new watercrafts.

Finding the Right Boat Lift

The best boat lift for your watercraft must be suitable for your water depth and your boat’s weight and width. Knowing those measurements will automatically rule out a couple of boat lift options you might be considering. But if you still have trouble deciding, be sure to talk with a local waterfront services company. They’ll help give you an idea of which direction to go in—both for your needs now, and down the line.

Discussing your options with a boat lift professional can help you know what your best boat lift options might be for your area, watercraft, and lifestyle. You don’t want to make any mistakes calculating your dry weight or dock compatibility. A waterfront services company can help you find the right fit and even get you a great deal on used boat lifts.

Boat Lifts from Deaton’s Waterfront Services

Deaton’s Waterfront Services is an authorized dealer for the best boat lifts on the market today, including ShoreStation, Sunstream, and Poly Lift. We’re also proud of our used boat lift inventory. Whether you want a new lift or a used boat lift, we’d be happy to help you out.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Deaton’s Waterfront Services if you have any questions about installing a boat lift or would like to request a quote. Our experienced team of waterfront experts is here to make the process simple and streamlined so you can protect your boat for the long-term and enjoy your time on the water.