Wednesday, September 21, 2016

10th Annual Fall Big Bass Bash at the Lake of the Ozarks

The Fall Big Bass Bash is celebrating 10 years of a great fishing tournament at the Lake of the Ozarks! This year's event will take place October 1-2, and the person who catches the biggest bass of the event will walk away with a $100,000 grand prize! There will also be 30 places paid at each time slot, with $2000 going to first place. Summerset Boat Lifts has all the details you need about this year's fishing event!


10th Anniversary Tournament - Over $250,000 Payout 


The 4 biggest bass of the weekend will win:
  • 1st Place - $100,000
  • 2nd Place - $20,000 
  • 3rd Place - $10,000 
  • 4th Place - $5,000 

Over $105,000 is guaranteed in bi-hourly payouts with a total of 240 places paid! During each of 4 times slots, there will be 30 places paid. First place during each time slot will receive $2000.


Event Details


Tournament hours will be from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm each day. The award ceremony will be at 4:00 pm on Sunday at Public Beach #2 (Grand Glaize State Park). The entry fee for the tournament is $175 for 2 days or $125 for 1 day. The kids division is $10 per day. There will be 5 weigh in stations this year:
  • Red Oak Resort 
  • Alhonna Resort 
  • Point Randall Resort 
  • Red Fox 
  • Public Beach #2

Event Registration 


You can register for this year's tournament online at www.BigBassBash.com from now until September 29 at midnight. You can also register in person from September 1-30 at Osage Beach Bait & Tackle, Fitz Fishing Tackle or Bryants Osage Outdoors. Registration will also be open on September 30th from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Public Beach #2, as well as Saturday and Sunday of the event, starting at 6:00 am at each weigh in location.

For more information about the event, visit: www.BigBassBash.com.

While you're down for the Fall Big Bass Bash, be sure to keep Summerset Boat Lifts in mind for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs. Schedule your fall maintenance check, and know that you're boat lift is working properly after a long season. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 today - at Summerset Boat Lifts, we're lifting your dreams from canoes to cruisers!

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Join us at the Lake of the Ozarks September Boat Show!

The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association presents, the September Boat Show September 23-25. The event will be held at Captain Ron's Bar & Grill at the 34 1/2 mile marker. Join Summerset Boat Lifts and other members of the association at this fall boating event. Take advantage of end of the season clearance pricing!

Boat Show Hours 


Fri, Sept. 23: 1 PM - 7 PM
Sat, Sept. 24: 10 AM - 7 PM
Sun, Sept. 25: 10 AM - 4 PM

New Boat, New Lift 


If you're in the market for a new boat, there's no better time than now to get it! This time of year, you'll be able to get a great deal through end of the season clearance pricing. Boat dealers are looking to get rid of this year's inventory to make room for next year's. When you get a new boat, you're probably going to need a new lift. If you already have a current boat, there's a possibility that you can just have your lift adjusted to meet the needs of your new boat. If you don't have a new lift or you increased the size of your boat by a lot, you may need to invest in a Lake of the Ozarks boat lift. Summerset Boat Lifts is here for all your boat lift needs, from personal watercraft lifts up to custom 46,000 lb lifts! Plus, you can get a great deal on lifts this time of year as well!


The Galva Hoist from Summerset Boat Lifts 


When it comes to boat lifts, we're your premier boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks. We are proud to offer the Galva-Hoist product line of floating boat lifts. The Galva-Hoist is engineered here at the Lake, specifically for those rough waters we experience throughout the season. If you're looking for the best in boat lifts, look no further than Summerset Boat Lifts! We hope to see you in just a little over a week at the 2016 September Boat Show!

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Friday, September 9, 2016

How a Lift Makes Boat Maintenance Easier

Boats are a big investment, and keeping them maintained involves quite a bit of work. You want to do everything you can to keep your boat both looking and operating great! Boat lifts are a crucial piece in extending the life of your boat. In today's blog, we'll discuss how a Lake of the Ozarks boat lift can help make maintaining your boat a little easier.

Maintaining Your Boat 


Whether you're trying to clean your boat or fix an issue with it, having a boat lift can come in handy. Boat lifts make it easier for boat owners to provide routine maintenance and check for damage, while also providing the benefits of dry docking without having to take the watercraft out of the water. By lifting your boat out of the water, you're able to easily reach all sides of the boat, including the bottom, without any issues. Not only will a lift make maintenance easier, but it will also reduce the amount of maintenance needed. When you use one of our Galva-Hoist floating boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks, you won't have to worry about hull blisters, algae and other wear, and therefore, you won't have to scrub hull as much.

Boat Lifts from Summerset


Summerset Boat Lifts is your premier boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks! Our boat lifts come in a variety of different sizes to fit your needs. We have everything from personal watercraft lifts, up to custom 46,000 lb lifts, both new and used. We’re proud to offer the Galva-Hoist product line of floating boat lifts, that are engineered specifically for the rough waters at the Lake of the Ozarks. No matter what brand of boat or dock you have, the Galva-Hoist provides great value and performance.

For all your boat lifts needs, contact Summerset Boat Lifts at 573-348-5073. In addition to our boat lift products, we provide exceptional service. We want our customers to relax knowing their boat lift needs are being handled by professionals. Summerset’s record of service after the sale is unparallel in the boat lift industry. We don’t just sell you a lift, we sell you our boat lift service at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Spend Labor Day Weekend on the Water!

Labor Day Weekend has arrived, and there's no better way to celebrate than out on the water at the Lake of the Ozarks! From fireworks displays to live music and more, the Lake area is the perfect place to spend the long holiday weekend. Summerset Boat Lifts has all the details on what you can do at the Lake this weekend:

Firework Displays on the Water

Fireworks are a fun tradition for all the summer holidays, including Labor Day! At the Lake of the Ozarks, there's no shortage of awesome fireworks displays. Here's a list of where you can view them from the water this weekend:
  • Saturday, September 3 - Bear Bottom Resort @ the 38 MM - 9:45 PM
  • Saturday, September 3 - Fireworks @ the 5 MM - 8:30 PM 
  • Sunday, September 4 - Tan-Tar-A Resort @ the 26 MM - 8:30-9:30 PM 
  • Sunday, September 4 - The Lodge of Four Seasons @ the 13 MM - 8:30-9:30 PM

Live Music on the Water 


The Lake of the Ozarks is known for its great live music all throughout the season and this weekend is no different! Take a look at who's gonna be rocking the stages at our favorite waterfront places for the Labor Day holiday:
  • H. Toad's Bar & Grill -
    • Trixie Delight and Rivertown Live - 9 pm to 1 am each night, Friday-Sunday 
  • Shady Gators - 
    • Reckless Kelly - Doors open at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm Thursday 
    • Madd Hoss Jackson - 9pm to 1 am, Friday-Sunday 
  • Backwater Jack's - 
    • Phat Mike & the Bartenders - Friday 
    • The London Strangers - 12:30 to 4:30 pm, Saturday 
    • The Surge - 6 to 10 pm, Saturday 
    • Phat Mike Unplugged - 1 to 4 pm, Sunday 
    • Phat Mike & the Bartenders - 6 to 10 pm, Sunday 
    • James Clay - Monday
  • Dog Days Bar & Grill - 
    • Noe Palma - 6 to 10 pm, Friday 
    • Funhouse - 10 pm to 1 am, Friday 
    • Dustin Clark - 1 to 5 pm, Saturday 
    • Adrian Bartholomew - 6 to 10 pm, Saturday 
    • Machine Gun Symphony - 10 pm to 1 am , Saturday 
    • Dustin Clark - 1 to 5 pm, Sunday 
    • Adrian Bartholomew - 5 to 9 pm, Sunday 
    • Pearl - 10 pm to 1 am, Sunday
  • Shorty Pants Lounge - 
    • Dustin Clark - Friday 
    • Adrian Bartholomew - Saturday 
    • Steven D. Hunt - Sunday 

Summerset Boat Lifts hopes you have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend! Enjoy some time on the water with family and friends to end the season. If you have issues with your lift this weekend, give us a call at 573-348-5073 for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift service needs!

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573-348-5073
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Friday, August 26, 2016

Offshore Powerboat Racing

The largest unsanctioned powerboat races in the U.S. are happening this weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks. Powerboats have traveled from across the country to the best recreational lake in the U.S for this annual boating event. In today's blog, Summerset Boat Lifts takes a look into the history of offshore powerboat racing, and we even threw in a few fun facts about powerboats for you to enjoy.


The History of Offshore Powerboat Racing 


Offshore powerboat racing was first recognized as a sport in 1904. A race took place across the English Channel. Soon after, the American Powerboat Association formed in the United States. The first U.S. powerboat race was held on the Hudson in 1904. Over the next few years, the sport increased in popularity, with 10 different races being held during the 1917 season. In the 1980s, the sport entered the catamaran and then the "superboat" era. The 1000 cubic inch total engine displacement restrictions were lifted for boats over 45 feet, and soon, 3- & 4-engine boats sporting F16 fighter canopties replace the venerable 35- to 40-foot deep vee hulls that had been the sports top category for 20 years. Modern races are short, track style events with much improved viewing for spectators and the different categories of boats have multiplied far beyond the basic 4 classes of the past.

Powerboat Fun Facts


1. Many powerboats are driven by a high-speed jet of water as opposed to a propeller screw.

2. The design of a catamaran powerboat is based on geometry and not weight. Since they have two hulls, they are very stable. That's why they are so difficult to tip and the likelihood of having an accident is much less.

3. Power catamarans come equipped with at least 2 engines. They bring together the best features of powerboats and multi-hulled ships.

4. In the 1920s, racing boats adopted "planing hulls" for skimming across the water at high speeds, rather than traditional deep v-shaped "displacement" hulls.

5. Post World War I, metals and fiberglass became more popular materials for building boat hulls, as opposed to wood.

6. The fastest powerboats can speed over 200 miles per hour.

7. As of 2007, all powerboats are required to have a protective crash box installed for safety.

8. F1 powerboats are actually tunnel hull catamarans that usually have a weight of around 860 lbs, 260 lbs of which is from the engine.

9. During the Prohibition, fast boats were used as "rum runners" transferring illegal liquor from larger vessels waiting outside U.S. territorial waters to the mainland. 

Come check out all the catamarans and other powerboats at Super Cat Fest at Camden on the Lake! Our race dock outfitted with a Lake of the Ozarks Galva-Hoist boat lift, work platform and the class act WindShip helo parking up top will be there all weekend long. If you like big, beautiful, fast boats, Super Cat Fest at Camden on the Lake is the place to be this weekend! The best boat lift dealer at Lake of the Ozarks hopes to see you there!

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Join Summerset Boat Lifts at Super Cat Fest!

The month of August is always an exciting time at the Lake of the Ozarks, especially for boating enthusiasts. With summer winding down, people are looking for every last opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy the warm weather. For those you that like fast and loud boats, we've got the perfect event for you: Super Cat Fest at Camden on the Lake!

What is Super Cat Fest? 


Super Cat Fest is a gathering of the fastest, most exotic offshore speedboats in the world! This annual event attracts the jet setters of the sport from all over the world. The fastest pleasure boats, some that have exceeded 200 mph, meet at Camden on the Lake each August. The event is in conjunction with the annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. It's open to the public - so come on out, walk the docks and talk to the owners of these awesome machines!


Summerset Boat Lifts at Super Cat Fest


Summerset Boat Lifts is excited to be a part of this great annual event again this year! Our race dock will be at Camden on the Lake all week. We'll have the helicopter pad on top and a boat lift available for anyone needing prop changes, etc. Boats start showing up Tuesday night, so make your plans to come visit Camden on the Lake sometime next week!


Summerset Boat Lifts is your premier boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks. We are proud to offer the Galva-Hoist product line of floating boat lifts. Galva-Hoist is engineered at the Lake for the Lake...Lake of the Ozarks that is! The Galve-Hoist is extremely capable of withstanding the roughest waters here at the Lake. No matter what brand of boat or dock  you have, the Galva-Hoist provides great value and performance. For all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs, give us a call at 573-348-5073.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Does Your Insurance Cover Your Boat Lift?

Insurance is required for a lot of things. You need insurance for your car, insurance for your house, and, for many of us at the Lake of the Ozarks, insurance for your boat. Insurance can be a tricky thing; certain items and circumstances are covered, while others are not. The same goes for boat insurance. While your watercraft is covered, other items, such as your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift, may not be.

Boat Insurance Policies


Under your standard boat insurance policy, other equipment like lifts and hoists are not covered. Typically, you have to buy a premium policy or add extra coverage to include your lift. It's important to know the language of your policy and what's included under your coverage. Take a look at your boat insurance policy; you may even want to talk with an insurance professional. With all the flooding we've seen over the past couple years here at the Lake, you never know what the weather might bring. It's important that you know you're covered for anything that might happen to your boat and your lift.

Additional Insurance


Now that you know you have your boat and lift covered, what about your dock? Many people believe that their homeowners insurance covers the dock, and while your homeowners insurance can sometimes extend to a boat dock, your insurance agent needs to be aware of that dock and its value. When it comes to insuring your dock, its important that you have both physical damage coverage, as well as liability. For the physical damage aspect, you'll need to make sure you understand which situations are covered in your policy, for example, damage from wind, fire or snow collapse.

Owning a boat is a big investment, so protect that investment by looking over your insurance coverage today! Summerset Boat Lifts wants to make sure you're able to enjoy your boat and lift without worrying about risk. Remember, for all your boat lift needs, give the best boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks a call. From new and used lifts to boat lift service and repair, Summerset Boat Lifts has you covered!

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