Performance. It’s in our roots.

Leading the way with innovations.


Since our first mobile boat hoist and establishment in 1954, we have continued to deliver the innovative solutions your business needs to get the job done.

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The concept for the world’s first mobile boat hoist was designed in Sturgeon Bay, WI.


We hold ourselves to a higher standard

With over half a century of innovations and manufacturing world-class mobile boat hoists, we understand it takes hard work to build a reputation on performance. From day one, our team will ensure your machine will lift what you need to lift, haul what you need to haul and withstand the harsh conditions in your environment.

From in-house engineers to our expert CustomerCare team, we work with you to build the machines that keep your business in motion for years to come. But our dedication doesn’t end at the delivery of your machine.

  • Expert operation and service training in the field before your boat hoist is put into service
  • Highly trained field service technicians ready for immediate dispatch
  • Genuine Marine Travelift replacement parts are made specifically to match the original specifications of your machine
  • Extensive in-house inventory of parts reduces lead times with expedited global shipping available
  • Online parts ordering with same-day order processing
  • Easily accessible worldwide, multi-lingual CustomerCare team, and a global Marine Travelift dealer network