Hewitt’s expertise in building lifting systems for all types of watercraft includes stock and fully custom solutions for float planes. Cantilever and hydraulic lifts, along with the Roll-A-Rail system can be configured to meet almost any need. Float Plane Lifts are available in sizes up to 170” wide x 240” long with weight capacities up to 18,100 lbs. Numerous accessories, guide options and remote control facilitate easy alignment, docking and operation. A well-designed system can reduce flight preparation time, aid maintenance and inspection, and protect your plane from the damaging forces of wind and waves.
A cantilever lift provides a strong, reliable foundation for an economical float plane lift. The model shown above is equipped with 2” x 6” wood bunks, guide tubes and a 20:1 Hewitt high-efficiency manual winch with hand wheel (powered winches with remote control optional). Hydraulic cantilever lifts are also available.
Hydraulic lifts offer the speed and convenience of a fully powered system with wireless remote control. 220V AC and battery operated DC models available. 12V and 24V DC systems can be configured with a solar panel charging option for use in remote locations. Photo above shows carpeted wood bunks for full length support and locking chest that houses the hydraulic pump and controls.
If you need a safe, reliable way to bring your plane completely on shore for maintenance and/or storage, a Roll-A-Rail system can handle the job. Trolleys and guide systems can be custom-built specifically for your plane. Electric drive system with remote control operation.