Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Christmas Lights at the Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is known for the fun events and watersports during the majority of the year but there's year-round excitement for locals and visitors to enjoy, as well. With the Christmas season upon us, the holiday lights are in full swing! As the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're excited to share some of the upcoming Christmas light displays that you won't want to miss around our area! Check out the details:


Christmas on the Lake

Nov 22, 2019 - Dec 28, 2019
Celebration Cruises
Christmas on the Lake Cruises, formally known as Deck The Docks. Celebration Cruises is honored to continue with this Lake of the Ozarks tradition! Beginning Friday, November 22nd and will run until Saturday, December 28th. Proceeds from our Christmas on the Lake, will benefit several area lake charities.Cruises depart from Bagnell Dam and run Wed, Fri & Sat.  Reservations for the cruises are required so book your cruise today to enjoy the spectacular light displays from the water!

Photo Credit: Fun Lake

Enchanted Village of Lights

Nov. 22, 2019 - Jan 2, 2020
Laurie Fairgrounds
269 Fairgrounds Road, Laurie, MO
573-374-8776
Open Nightly 5 pm to 9 pm (10 pm weekends)

St. Patrick's Festival of Lights

Nov 28, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020
Shrine of St. Patrick/ Mother's Shrine
176 Marian Drive, Laurie, MO
573-374-7855
Open Nightly 5 pm to 10 pm

Versailles Unity Circle of Lights

Nov 29, 2019 - Jan 2, 2020
Versailles City Park
Jct Hwy 5 and 52, Versailles, MO
573-378-4634
Open nightly from dusk until midnight

Osage Beach Holiday Lights

Nov 30 - Dec 31, 2019
Osage Beach City Park & Osage Beack Pkwy
950 Hatchery Rd, Osage Beach, MO
573-302-2000
Open nightly

Now that you know all about the holiday light displays in the area, you're ready to make plans with your friends and family to catch these spectacular displays. Get into the holiday spirit as you cruise around (whether on water or land) and take in the breathtaking light displays. Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we're honored to be able to feature some of these local light displays so you and your crew can get out get into the festive spirit!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Friday, November 22, 2019

Christmas on the Lake Holiday Cruise

This time of year, many boats are already winterized and it can be tough to get out on the water to enjoy the breathtaking views the Lake of the Ozarks offers this time of year. Get into the holiday spirit with the Celebration Cruise Christmas on the Lake. This holiday light tour takes a unique twist being an on-water cruise. The Celebration Cruise line at the Lake of the Ozarks has teamed up with some local organizations to create this exciting and festive event that supports local charities. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks is excited to share the details of this unique holiday lights cruise.


Wednesday Evenings: Christmas on the Lake

Christmas on the Lake, formally known as Deck The Docks, will be departing from Bagnell Dam.

Celebration Cruises is honored to be continuing with this Lake of the Ozarks tradition. The holiday-inspired evening will include a 2.5 hour cruise aboard a magically decorated yacht, complete with appetizers and entertainment. You may purchase drinks from our full service bar. This unique and festive cruise is sure to impress! You won't want to miss this exciting night of Christmas cheer!

Make your reservations early, as these cruises do sell out.

Proceeds from our Christmas on the Lake cruises go to benefit several local charities.

$25.00 per adult
$20.00 children ages 3-10 years
Board 5:30 PM, Depart 6:00 PM
VIP Reserved seating $30.00 for a table of four.
All other seating is on a first come first served basis.


Friday and Saturday Evenings: Christmas on the Lake

Christmas on the Lake, formally known as Deck The Docks, will be departing from Bagnell Dam.
Celebration Cruises is excited to be a part of this Lake of the Ozarks holiday tradition. You and your crew can expect a breathtaking 2.5 hour cruise, complete with appetizers and entertainment. You may purchase drinks from our full service bar. It's a night unlike any other and you won't want to miss it!

Make your reservations early, as these cruises do sell out.

Proceeds from our Christmas on the Lake cruises will go to benefit several local charities!
$35.00 per guest
Board 5:30 PM, Depart 6:00 PM

If you think Christmas lights are beautiful on land, wait until you see the lights majestically shine off the water! It's a sight to see and this cruise is a wonderful holiday tradition at the Lake of the Ozarks. Another fun tradition at the Lake is boating. If you love boating each summer, it's time to think about protecting your dock and lift this winter. Don't forget to have your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks checked over before the freezing temps of winter sets in. Contact Summerset Boat Lifts today to schedule a lift inspection today!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Top 3 Reasons to Invest in a De-Icer

The cold weather hit the Lake of the Ozarks hard this week. As the freezing temps and ice wrecked havoc on land, there's still a little more time to prepare before the water starts to freeze. Ice in the water can damage your dock, lift, and boat in a number of ways. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows it's best to prevent ice from forming with an in-water de-icer. If you're debating whether to invest in a de-icer or not, check out some of the reason why Summerset Boat Lifts thinks you should buy one today!


1) Erase Worry About Your Dock and Lift This Winter

If you have a de-icer you don't have to worry about the water freezing by your dock. The de-icer will keep the water moving, therefore, preventing the ice from becoming solid. This can also help prevent you from having to go down to your dock in the freezing temperatures and checking on your dock all the time. When it's that cold outside you should be able to stay in the warmth of your home.

2) Keep Your Investments in Good Condition

You spend a lot of money on your water toys - protect what you've worked so hard for with a de-icer. This can help protect your dock, boat, and lift by lowering the chance of ice to form and causing damage to your property.

3) Help Prevent Damage to Your Property

Ice can cause dock, lift, and/or boat damage in a number of ways. If your dock has ice all around it, it is unable to move like it naturally does. This can actually cause your dock lines to snap due to excessive tension. Your dock floats can also be damaged from ice forming against or hitting the tubs. Ice can cause your boat lift to malfunction and in some cases leave your boat to fall into the water.


How Our De-Icer Works:

Kasco De-Icers are known throughout the world for their quality, durability, and effectiveness. The Kasco D-Series De-Icer became a staple of the industry by tackling some fiercely challenging applications. The de-icer works by moving large volumes of warm, bottom water to the surface. This eliminates and prevents ice formation around boats, docks, pilings, bulk heads or any other property you need to be protected from damaging ice formation. The water flow eliminates damaging ice expansion and ice jacking, as well as provides excellent aeration for winter months. The unique design of this product provides superior flow and excellent energy efficiency to solve your de-icing needs in a cost effective manner. By using a Kasco De-Icer, you are ensuring your property is protected from the harsh winter conditions.

Now that you know why you should invest in an in-water de-icer at the Lake of the Ozarks and how our Kasco De-Icers are the clear choice, you're ready to order yours today! Contact our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company today to get yours ordered and to schedule your install. While we're on your dock, it's a great time to also schedule a routine maintenance check of your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call today!

Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Safety Tips for Being Around Water in the Winter

Many people think about being out on the water when the suns out and the temps are high. There are some instances when you may find yourself near or on the water during the winter months, as well. While boating safety applies to year-round boating activities, there are a few extra precautions you should be aware of if you plan to be around the lake this winter. Whether you're checking on your boat, out for a cruise, or casting a line, there are a some safety tips that should be top of mind. As the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we truly care about our customers and want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience near the water. We know how many awesome family memories can be made on the water and we strive to keep safety top of mind, if you choose to be near the water during the winter months.


Always wear a life jacket. 

While this is not required by law for adults, it's a good idea to wear a life jacket when you are on or near water, especially in the winter months. Falling into the water when temperatures are freezing can quickly send your body into shock, making it difficult or impossible to breathe.

Share your plans.

It's encouraged to let someone on land know your plans for the day. Whether you're going down to the dock for an hour or out on the water for a day, ensure your plans are known. Also, let the person you share your plans with know your whereabouts and the estimated time of return, in case someone needs to send help.

Be aware of other boaters.

While there are less and less boaters out on the lake during the late fall and winter months, it's still important to be aware of what's going on around you. You may have let your guard down this time of year when there's not as many boaters but you should always be thinking about others on the water near you.

Dress in layers. 

Layers make it easy to remove some clothing, if needed. This can also help keep some body heat in, if it is cooler than you planned for. Dress warmer than the air temperatures calls for, if you're spending time near the water. Many times the winter breeze and cool air off the water can make it feel even cooler than the air temp.


Now that you have some water safety tips under your belt, you're ready to enjoy being around the water year round! If you're concerned about your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks this winter, have our team at Summerset Boat Lifts check it out! We offer boat lift maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks as well as new boat lift installs to ensure your lift is working like it should. Give us a call today to schedule your lift maintenance!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Friday, November 1, 2019

Popular Boat Storage Options

Traditionally, a boat would be removed from the water and stored on land during the off-season. While that is still an option, many boat owners prefer to store their boats on the water during the winter months. Not every boat in our area has a trailer and it can be tricky to find one the right size and shape for the specific boat you're wanting to store. And finding space to store your boat on land can also be difficult in our area. As the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know it's important to be informed about all of your boat storage options as winter quickly approaches.


Trailer Your Boat

Storing a boat on a trailer is a common storage method if you have a trailer for your boat. It does require some time and ramp access to trailer your boat and store it. There is also some added cost of land storage or storage unit fees.

Store at Marina

Many marinas around the area will offer storage options for the winter months. The professionals can remove the boat from the water with a trailer or crane and safely store your vessel on land. Again, this storage method will cost a fee for removal and storage from the marina.

Leave on Boat Lift

Leaving your boat on a lift all winter is a convenient storage solution that is relatively popular in our area. If that's your plan for your vessel this winter, it's important to have your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks inspected to ensure it's ready for the long and cold winter that's just ahead! You want to make sure your lift is ready for the tough job of protecting your boat all winter long. It's a good time to have our team at Summerset Boat Lifts inspect your lift and make sure all the moving parts and joints are looking good.


Schedule Your Boat Lift Maintenance Today!

Our boat lift company offers boat lift maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks, as well! Contact us today to schedule your lift maintenance to ensure your vessel is protected up out of the water all winter long!
Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

3 Things All Boat Owners Should Focus On When Preparing for Winter

The boating season is nearing an end and it's time to start thinking about preparing your vessels for the cold winter. Winterizing your boat should be a top priority in the coming weeks. While there may still be a few nice days for a boat ride, you should be thinking about scheduling your fall boat lift maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks and your boat winterization. This week's blog is all about the three things you should focus on as winter comes our way.


Winterize Boat

It's important to winterize your boat and PWC before it gets too cold. During the winterization process, the fluids will be drained from your vessel. This can help prevent the liquid from freezing, expanding, and cracking an important component of your boat. This time of year is also a great opportunity to make any mechanical or cosmetic repairs. From buffing your paint to repairing a chip to breaking down the engine - winter is the best time to have these types of repairs completed. Your boat isn't being used anyway!

Prep Your Dock

Your dock goes through a lot as the temperatures drop. The floatation devices can be damaged by the lower lake levels of winter if your dock sits on dry land. The sharp rocks and tree branches in the lake can puncture these flotation devices, as well. If the water around your dock freezes, it can damage these tubs, as well. Your dock being frozen in one place can be rough on the structure, especially on the catwalk and connection lines. If you have water lines ran to your dock, consider winterizing it, as well. Another way to prepare your dock for winter is to ensure all the bracing and structure is sound and ready for the potential weight of ice and snow.

Check Your Lift

Your lift works hard during the off season. Not only does it hold your boat out of the water, but it also protects it from the harsh winter weather. Up on a lift is a safe place for your boat - as long as your lift is in good working order. That's where we come into play! This time of year is a great opportunity to ensure your lift fittings and bracing are all in place and tight. This is an important step as you get your lift ready for winter - especially if your boat is being stored up on a lift. The last thing you want is to find your boat in the water when checking on your dock this winter!


Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of service and highest quality products for our customers. As the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know how important it is to have your lift serviced and maintenance performed before the long, cold winter arrives. Give us a call today to schedule your fall check up on your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift!
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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Friday, October 18, 2019

New Lift For Your Bargain Boat

Fall is one of the best times to find a deal on a boat for sale. If you're looking to buy a new boat, you likely want to get a new boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks put in to help store and protect it this winter. As the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we pride ourselves on building high quality boat lifts. From canoes to cruisers, we lift them all and that's what this week's blog is all about -- the different boat lift size options we have available!


New Boat Lifts from Summerset Boat Lifts

P-65
The 6,500 lb lift is an ideal capacity for almost every tritoon on Lake of the Ozarks. The mechanism and structure of the lift are well suited for the rough waters that our lake has to offer. From a 24 foot deck boat to a 27 foot tritoon with a 300hp outboard, give serious consideration to our 6,500lb boat lift!
Capacity: 6,500 lbs.


P-120

The 12,000 lb lift is a Heavy-Duty 6-arm mechanism designed for the rough waters at Lake of the Ozarks. You can choose to back-in over the deepest dropping lift on the market, knowing you have peace of mind that you have prop-turning clearances.
Capacity: 12,000 lbs.

P-200
The 20,000 lb lift is an 8-arm mechanism ideally suited for many 37 to 41 foot day cruisers. One of the only brands on the market to fit in a 12’ slip, they work just as nicely in wider slips too.
Capacity: 20,000 lbs

SINGLE PLACE
The flagship of our PWC line, the poly tank front-mount unit is quite capable of withstanding any water conditions. The design of the frame gives a smooth modern look and superior strength. The flotation tanks are some of the largest in the industry and this means you WILL have dry feet when you want to maintain or cover your craft, GUARANTEED.
Capacity: 1,200 lbs.


DOUBLE PLACE
The Double-Place Personal Water Craft lift is an extension of our popular single place design. For considerable price saving over purchasing two single’s, the double is available in several configurations. The width of the frame can be fit to most popular slip widths including 10, 11, 12 & 14’. The frame is also ideal for the discriminating boater that wants to fully deck the unit.
Capacity: 2,200 lbs.

What are you waiting for? If you have your eye on a new boat, take advantage of end-of-year pricing and make her yours today! With a new boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks being built, you can rest assured your new boat will be well protected all winter long and ready for you to hit the water come spring. Contact Summerset Boat Lifts today to schedule your new boat lift build!


Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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