The original Hewitt cantilever boat and pontoon lift continues to be one of our most popular models. These rugged general purpose lifts have a natural mechanical advantage that actually makes operation easier as the boat is raised higher. Cantilever lifts also have a long history of trouble-free performance. They require fewer moving parts for superior reliability and place less stress on pulleys and cables. In the lift’s fully raised position, cables carry no weight; the load is entirely supported by the frame. Corrosion resistant aluminum construction also assures low maintenance – no rust, no painting. The cantilever lift design is ideal for boats and pontoons.
We have three operation styles avilable: electric with AC power, electric with DC battery power, and manual. A manual boat lift is the most cost effective and simple operation. It has an easy to use hand crank for the winch. An electric boat lift will do all the work for you by raising and lowering the boat with a winch. It is important to know your weight capacity for boat lift selection.
Standard cantilever boat lifts include self-adjusting cradles and keel protectors, manual winch and rubber end caps. Deluxe rubber cradles and keel protectors are available as options. Capacities range from 1200 lb to 4800 lb. Standard cradles are found on lifts ranging from 1200 lb to 1800 lb. Lifts 2400 lb and larger come standard with full-length bunks.
This cantilever pontoon lift model is solidly built and heavily reinforced for today’s extra wide, extra long craft. They are also an ideal lift for larger pontoon boats with interior frame dimensions up to 120”. Photo above shown with standard full-length bunks.
Kits can be installed in place of the standard boat cradles. Options include wood and adjustable aluminum rack kits that lift under the pontoon’s deck and serve as positioning guides.
Cantilever lifts can also be configured with an aluminum pontoon bed (shown above) or full-length “V” style vinyl or carpeted wood beds that evenly distribute the pontoon’s weight and provide full-length protection.
View one of our instructional videos to learn how to find out. Learn about your lift style, lift model number and what 1501, 2001, or 2501 numbers mean on the winch box.