Friday, August 7, 2020

Top 3 Reasons to Store Your Boat on a Lift

Your boat is a large investment and it's important to protect your property to help keep it as safe as possible. Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company knows how vital it is to keep your boat properly secured up safely of a lift. We pride ourselves on providing the best boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks to help you best protect your boat. If you have a boat but don't have a lift yet, here's 3 reasons why you should invest in one TODAY!


1) To Protect Your Boat from Rough Waters. 

Especially during the summer boating season, the Lake of the Ozarks can experience some rough water conditions. Extra boat traffic, as well as summer storms, can cause rough waves that could cause your boat to hit your dock if its not up on a lift. Your boat lift will keep your boat in place as the waves splash up around it. This ensures your boat doesn't ram into your dock causing damage to your boat, the dock or both. It also prevents the rough waters from dislodging your boat and having it drift away.

2) To Reduce Your Boat Maintenance Costs. 

When you store your boat on a lift, it'll be easier to keep it maintained. If your boat sits in water for long periods of time, algae and other organisms in the water can build up on the bottom. Not only does this cause the need for extra cleaning, but it can cause maintenance issues, such as the need to repaint the bottom of your boat. By storing your boat on a lift, you can decrease maintenance and reduce the likelihood of it getting damaged from floating debris, which in turn reduces your repair costs.

3) To Prevent the Likelihood of Your Boat Sinking. 

You'd be surprised at the number of boats that sink at the Lake of the Ozarks each year. Most boats that sink, do so at their dock. Whether it's a dead battery or a failed bilge pump, it doesn't take much for a boat to start taking on water and sinking. A boating accident is not required for a boat to sink. A Galva-Hoist boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks can give you the peace of mind that your boat is safe and secure at your dock.


If you've got your eye on a new-to-you boat, Summerset Boat Lifts can help build a lift that fits your boat and your slip perfectly - no matter the size. From canoes to cruisers, we lift them all! Give our boat lift company near Osage Beach, MO a call today to learn about the options we have available for best protect your investment!


Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Tips for Choosing the Right Boat Type for Your Style

You've decided to buy a boat and start enjoying all the fun the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer. Summerset Boat Lifts knows a boat is a big investment and it's important to find the right kind of boat to fit your unique style. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to point out some of the perks of popular boat types on the market that way you can better narrow down your options. Once you decide which style of boat is for you, you'll want the best boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks to help protect your vessel!

Pontoon

A pontoon or tritoon is perfect for a leisurely cruise down the lake. Some pontoons will get up and go, but for the most part, it's created to hang out with friends and family while putting around. The layout of the boat is the most open concept of them all, creating a great space for entertaining.

Wake Boat 

If your crew is all about the action, a wake boat is perfect. The tower on this kind of boat is designed to easily pull someone up out of the water, whether on a wakeboard, skiis, or wakeskate. There are a ton of awesome features on this type of boat and if watersports are your thing, this is the way to go!

Cruiser

A cruiser is a large boat that's perfect for entertaining your crew. These boats typically keep the speed at bay while you cruise up and down the lake. Shuttle your group to a dinner out on the water or drive around all day, taking in the breathtaking views. No matter how you choose to spend your time, a cruiser is a fun ride with tons of entertainment options!

Fishing Boat

If you're dreaming of days out on the lake and reeling in the big one, a fishing boat is right up your alley. This kind of boat features everything a fisher could want to make a day of fishing a breeze. From live wells to trolling motors to tackle storage, there are a ton of fantastic options on fishing boats these days.

Now that you know more about the various boat types on the market, you're ready to choose the one that works with your boating vision. If you're dreaming about casting a line all day or pulling the kids around on the wakeboard, there is a specific boat for your wishes. Just like the various boat options, Summerset Boat Lifts is here to help you find the right lift to best protect your investment. Give us a call today and we'll get your lift made and installed in no time!


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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Hear From Our Customers!

There are a ton of perks of using a boat lift, especially at the Lake of the Ozarks. From protecting your investment to making your boat more stable for boarding, a boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks is the way to go! Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we pride ourselves on offering the best boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you don't believe us, take a look at what some of our customers have said about their amazing experience with us!


"We love our lift and lift remote from Summerset Boat Lifts! We highly recommend the products and can attest that the service is outstanding from start to finish! Get yourself the best boat lift with the best service at The Lake!" - Jill R., Facebook Review

"One of the best service companies of my life.  When we had a service need, they were to the dock almost before we could walk down!!   When we were ready to sell our lift they contracted to pick it up, sell it and forward a projected favorable amount to us.  In short order, we received a check in the mail for the upper-end amount quoted.  How refreshing!!" - Daniel S., Google Review

"Was looking for some brackets for a jet ski lift on a Saturday. Stopped by and they helped me out after nobody would. Great bunch of guys and very knowledgeable. Would recommend them!" - Kyle S., Facebook Review

"Got a call from my boat service center that when they picked up my boat for winter servicing the lift wouldn't go back up. I call Summerset and they came out promptly and fixed my lift. I had asked them what it would cost and they were able to give me an estimate with an assumption of the probable cause. The invoice came back exactly as estimated (no surprises). They emailed me the bill and I didn't have to make it down to the lake to supervise a solution. Love the easy button. Thanks, Summerset!" - Mark F., Google Review


"Brian and his entire Summerset team have been a pleasure to work with, including the purchase of my new boat lift, and also their continued superior service and assistance whenever I've had any questions. I met with many boat lift dealers to learn about their respective products, and Brian and the Summerset offering was the highest quality and professional service I found. I also wanted my lift customized with a walkway to be able to get up close to clean my boat and make it easier to board, and Brian worked with me to build and install a special lift that met my needs. I've had many other boat owners stop my slip to comment on how smart it was to have a custom lift and walkway built for my boat. I highly recommend Brian's team and the Summerset lifts and will definitely utilize their services and products again for any additional needs." - Jonathon E., Facebook Review

"I called Brian yesterday and told him about the problem I was having with my used lift. I was out today and when I came back my lift was up. With everything that is going on in our world today this company steps up and gets it done.Thanks again Brian and Angie you really make me feel like we are family a true Testament to a wonderful business." - William M., Facebook Review

"Had a couple minor issues the last couple months with my lift and I texted Phil both times and he responded immediately as usual and sent his team out and did the necessary repairs and called me both times to follow up. One of the best service organizations at Lake of the Ozarks." - Ken R., Google Review

Now that you've seen what some of our happy customers have to say about Summerset Boat Lifts, you're ready to choose the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks for your boat lift needs. Whether you're looking to buy a new lift or need your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift repaired, our experienced and friendly team are here for you! Give us a call today at 573-348-5073 to discuss your boat lift needs.


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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Friday, July 10, 2020

Proud Sponsor of the 2020 Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop

Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks is excited to sponsor this amazing two-day event! The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop & Duck Drop Golf Tournament are two of the most fun events at the Lake of the Ozarks. Summerset Boat Lifts has provided some further information on each of the events below. Check them out & make plans to attend one or both days of fun!


The Quackiest Golf Tournament at the Lake!

FRIDAY - July 31st, 2020
The Golf Club at Deer Chase
4-Person Scramble
Noon Registration & Lunch
1:30 PM Shotgun Start with Lunch and Check-in starting at 12:00 PM
$125 per PLAYER
Awards Ceremony at the Ridge Grill after play!

Entry includes

  • 18 Hole Scramble (Quack Holes Included!)
  • 10 Duck Drop Tickets per player ($50 value PER PLAYER!) That's 40 chances PER TEAM to win $5000!
  • A Delicious LUNCH AT THE COURSE
  • A day full of fun and thank you's for your support of Lake Area Big Brothers Big Sisters and Ozark Coast Kiwanis
  • 23 winning Duck Drop tickets came from these complimentary golfer tickets in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017!


Golf Tournament Prizes

  • Long Putt Contest for Cash
  • Hole in One Contest for $25,000 CASH
  • Hole Contests on Course for Prizes
  • Multiple Flights (and Ladies Flight) Win Prizes
  • Other on course contests and special events
  • Duck Drop Festivities!
Photo Credit: www.GreatBagnellDamDuckDrop.com

The Main Duck Drop Event!

The Fun Zone
Bring kids of all ages down to the Lake Ozark Campground & RV Park below the Bagnell Dam for a family fun zone complete with games, bounce houses, martial arts and dance demonstrations, food, and lots of fun prizes! The Fun Zone opens at 10:00am and Duck Drop tickets can be purchased until 11:00am sharp!

Official Duck Drop
Walk down the viewing area just past the Lake Ozark Campground & RV Park office. Ducks will be dropped at 12:00pm from a helicopter, as well as pontoon boats along the river. After the ducks fly, the first 1 duck to race across the finish line will get the grand $5,000 prize! A total of 11 ducks will receive prizes!

Now that you know all about the Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop, you're ready to make plans to attend. Summerset Boat Lifts is excited to be a sponsor again this year and we look forward to seeing you all out at the events!


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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Can't Miss Fireworks at the Lake of the Ozarks

The 4th of July is almost here and now's the time to start making your plans for the long holiday weekend! Fireworks are one of the most popular ways to celebrate the 4th and our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks has you covered with a complete list of firework displays around the Lake of the Ozarks. Check out the upcoming displays so you can decide when & where you're going to catch some awesome fireworks this 4th of July!


Lake of the Ozarks Firework Displays for 4th of July Weekend:

Captain Ron's Bar & Grill
Date: Friday, July 3rd
Time: 9:30 pm - Dusk
Location: 82 Aloha Lane in Sunrise Beach
View by water at the 34.5 MM
Parking is limited; Arrive early.
Call for details: 573-374-5852

Boogie on the Barge
Date: Friday, July 3rd
Time: 9:45 pm - Dusk
Location: View by water at the 42.6 MM

Bear Bottom Resort
Date: Saturday, July 4th
Time: 9:45 pm
Location: 123 Bear Bottom Drive in Sunrise Beach
View by Water at the 38MM, Osage Arm
Parking is limited; Arrive early.
Call for details: 573-374-6905

The Lodge of Four Seasons
Date: Saturday, July 4th
Time: Fireworks display begins at Dusk
Location: 315 Four Seasons Drive in Lake Ozark
View by water at the 13 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-365-3000

Margaritaville Lake Resort
Date: Saturday, July 4th
Time: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm, Fireworks at Dusk
Location: 494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach
Viewing by land on the Margaritaville property reserved for resort guests only.
View by water at the 26 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-348-3131

For more information about events at the Lake of the Ozarks, visit www.FunLake.com


Now that you know when & where these amazing firework displays are taking place, you're ready to make your plans! While you're out on the water this holiday weekend, you may notice some issues with your lift. Don't forget to call our crew for the best boat lift maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks! The team at Summerset Boat Lifts wishes you and yours a happy and safe 4th of July Weekend!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Tips for a Safer Boarding Experience

Boating season is in full swing and you're likely climbing on and off your boat on a regular basis. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows that it can present a few dangers to you and your crew. Our latest blog is all about making your boarding experience a little safer! Summerset Boat Lifts has included some tips to make your experience safer for all.


Kiddos don't always slow down or realize the gap between a boat and the dock is water (and dangerous water with lift arms and lift tubs, at that). Some elderly boaters have a hard time swinging their leg up over the edge of a boat or aren't confident as they step down onto a dock from a boat. Help ease those worries and help make your dock a safer place to get on and off your boat with the safety tips below!

Encourage the use of handles.

When others are getting on or getting off your boat, try to ensure to use of handles. If you don't have handles readily available, consider adding handles to your boat or dock support near the location you typically board.

Consider a boat with easy access. 

If you are really worried about others around your dock, think about the ease of getting on and off your boat when purchasing your next vessel. Some boats have a swim platform that makes getting on & off the boat easier since it is closer to the same height as the dock. You may also consider a boat that has a gate that swings open or closed for a walkway instead of having to step down onto a seat.


Get a helping hand. 

Try to support your guests as they get on and off your boat. A helping hand for stability can really help your friends and family feel more comfortable as they step up or down from the boat or dock.

Ask for assistance with heavy or awkward objects. 

Loading a heavy object on a boat can be quite a task. Ask for assistance with any large or heavy object, like a full cooler. This can help reduce your chance of missing a step or losing your balance while trying to load the boat for a day of fun on the water.

Install a boat lift walkway. 

A lift walkway can make it much easier to board and disbark from your boat! It's especially helpful if your lift is wider than your boat. It makes it a breeze to get on and off your boat AND is really handy for cleaning the exterior or putting a cover on your boat.


Install a PWC platform.

We have a composite PWC platform lift available that completely covers the open spaces around your PWC. Get one installed today to make your experience a safer (and less worrisome) one!

Now that you've likely gotten a chance to look over our safety tips, you may be ready to have a walkway or platform installed with your lift. Contact the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks today!

Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Boating Gift Ideas for the Lake Loving Dads

Father's Day is a little over a week away and now's the time to start planning your purchases to treat dear ole dad! If your dad loves spending time out on the water, a boat-related gift is a perfect item! Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows how much dad will love those boating gifts! Whether it's something simple or an extravagant item, there's a ton of options when it comes to boating gear!


Boating Gear

Buoys, towels, and hats are all popular gift items this time of year. A personalized buoy can give your boat a touch of your personality or even help you show off your favorite sports team. The boat lover will use these boating gear gifts on a regular basis this summer!

Floaties

You and your crew usually use floaties around your dock and boat all summer long. No matter if you're coving out or swimming by your dock, a float can help make it more enjoyable (and easier).

Towable

Tubes, skiis, and wakeboards are all popular towable gifts. If the person on your list loves spending time out on the water, you can't go wrong with a new towable!

Dock Locker

If someone on your list loves hanging out on the dock, they are probably in need of a dock locker. This is a great place to store boating and swimming items and help protect them from getting misplaced and keeps your gear organized.


Dry Bag

Any boat lover will likely use a dry bag or case. It's a watertight case that helps keep your belongings dry. This is a huge protector for phones - which are a common item to be dropped in the water and ruined!

Remote Control Boat Lift

Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift remotes makes controlling your lift from a distance a breeze. Contact us today about installing one and stop jumping off and on the boat to let your lift down as you leave and return to your dock.

Day on the Water

While a tangible gift is always a great gift idea, most Dads just want to spend time with their families. And what better way than doing what they love? Plan a fun day on the boat with dad this Father's Day! Another fun gift idea is to go eat at Dad's favorite restaurant on the water! It's a memorable day everyone will enjoy!

Happy Father's Day!

Start thinking of what your dad needs for a stress-free and enjoyable day out on the water. You'll be thought of every time your father pulls out his new boating gear for a day of boating fun! That's the kind of gift that keeps on giving (and makes you feel like a gift-giving rockstar)! Summerset Boat Lifts wishes all of you kids good luck in finding the perfect item (we hope our list of ideas helps) and want to take a moment to wish all of the dads out there a Happy Father's Day!

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