Marine News from the Great Lakes

Kropf Industrial Inc. Marine Hydraulic Equipment

Published: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Although it’s rarely at the forefront of boater’s minds, hydraulic boat handling equipment, such as trailers and lifts, is a key factor in ensuring a safe and enjoyable boating season. Whether it’s launching the boat in the spring, pulling it out for service, or storing boats in the fall, a marina’s yard equipment is crucial in providing boaters with efficient and reliable service.

One of the industry’s leading manufacturers of boat handling equipment is Kropf Industrial Inc. Located on the shores of Georgian Bay, Kropf designs and builds reliable and innovative boat handling equipment which has been used around the world for over 25 years.

Sold as Conolift equipment, Kropf’s hydraulic trailers feature a unique expanding open frame design, which allows the trailer to be adjusted to the beam of the boat to be hauled, increasing safety and ensuring maximum use of the available storage space. Available in sizes from 3–100 tons, these hydraulic trailers can be configured to meet a wide range of applications without compromising safety or efficiency.

Kropf also manufactures a full line of mobile boat hoists with capacities up to 100 tons. These robust machines carry advanced features and options such as full radio remote control, digital load gauges with readouts on the remote control unit, sling positioners, night and cold-weather packages, and more. Kropf’s machines are constructed using reliable, top of the line components from reputable suppliers, to ensure consistent operation and minimal downtime.

As part of an ongoing trend towards larger boats which require larger equipment, Kropf recently designed and delivered a 100-ton capacity self-propelled hydraulic trailer to M.E. Yacht Restoration in Holland, MI. This unit is designed to launch and retrieve boats on a ramp, and will be crucial in supporting M.E. Yacht’s expanded service and storage operations at their new facility. The trailer includes full radio remote control operation, and the ability to hydraulically raise the engine pod for deep-water retrievals. As one of the largest ramp-capable self-propelled trailers in North America, this machine has positioned M.E. Yacht Restoration for significant growth in the coming years.

For more information about Kropf Industrial Inc, visit

To find out more about M.E. Yacht Restoration’s gigantic trailer and their available services, visit

tags: Lifts & Hoists

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