The original Hewitt cantilever boat and pontoon lift continues to be one of our most popular lifts. These rugged general purpose electric or manual boat 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 have fewer moving parts for superior reliability and place less stress on pulleys and cables. In the cantilever 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. Our cantilever lift design is ideal for boats and pontoons, but can be fitted for smaller watercraft like a paddle boat lift.
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.
Our standard manual cantilever boat lift and includes self-adjusting cradles, keel protectors, a manual winch, and rubber end caps. Deluxe rubber cradles and keel protectors are available as options. Capacities range from 1200 lb to 4800 lb. The hand crank boat lift is easy to use due to the mechanical advantage in the design.
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.