Marine News from the Great Lakes

New Freestanding Boat LIft Loaded with Innovation

Published: Monday, September 11, 2017

People have been asking Golden Boat Lifts to make this lift for years, and that request is now available.

The new hydraulic Tornado Boat Lift is everything a boat owner without piles or a seawall could ask for. Freestanding, it works in a wide range of bottom conditions. It's also removable, ideal for those living where water freezes. With standard capacities up to 18,000 lbs. and larger upon request, it's completely adjustable for deep-V and stepped hulls, deck boats, pontoons, and PWC. But what sets the Tornado apart from every other hydraulic lift is innovation resulting from years of engineering and the company's uncompromising manufacturing quality.

The Tornado Boat Lift is effortless to use, even without the available, adjustable heavy-duty guide poles. Owners simply drive onto the lift and raise the vessel — it's that simple. The included long-range wireless remote with two transmitters makes it even easier.

Groundbreaking engineering on the Tornado is so advanced, it resulted in two separate patents pending on components. The first is Golden's exclusive new Multi Bunk system. This unique design provides optimal, cushioned support, no matter the vessel's hull configuration, and protects paint and gelcoat. Rubber-capped flat top bunks are available for pontoons.

The second pioneering element is the new Air Bellows. This sleeve-like enclosure protects the lift's underwater hydraulic elements, including its standard 2.5" or optional 3" cylinders.

Power for the lift comes from the 12V DC pump housed in a lockable fiberglass box. A solar panel recharges the battery, so access to power is not needed.

A global leader in coastal boat lifts, Golden manufactures the Tornado in the USA to its well-known, high standards of quality. All non-adjustable elements are welded for maximum strength, including the wear sleeves. Unlike many competing brands, it has no galvanized steel; it's made from heavy-duty 6061 T6 marine-grade aluminum for use in fresh or saltwater. Even the pivot pins are overbuilt; they're hardened stainless steel with Nylatron sleeves. These lifts are made for years of solid, trouble-free use.

Contact Golden Boat Lifts, 17611 East St, North Fort Myers, FL 33917; 888-909-5438 or 239-337-4141; [email protected];

tags: Lifts & Hoists

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