Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Reasons to Buy at a Boat Show

Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks is gearing up for the St. Charles Boat Show. This is one of our most popular and well-attended shows. We're excited as we near the date and Summerset Boat Lifts wants to point out some of the reasons why you should buy at a boat show. You may be surprised that it's one of the most popular times to buy boats, lifts, and boating accessories. Check out some of the benefits of buying at a boat show below:


Reasons to Buy at an Upcoming Boat Show:

Take Advantage of Boat Show Deals
Many vendors will have specials for the boat show. This is your chance to maximize and take advantage of the savings on the boating product you've been wishing for. Just in time for boating season, you'll be able to use the new item you purchase at the show in just a few short weeks!

See and Feel the Product
There's something special about seeing a product in person. You get the see and feel the item you're about the purchase and get a good idea of how it's going to benefit you and your boating needs. The off-water shows also give you the chance to see a lift from a different perspective -- out of the water and on dry land! You can really see what you're going to purchase at a boat show.

Easily Visit with Multiple Companies
Time is money and the easier it is to visit with multiple vendors, the better. You can easily compare products and prices at a boat show. Instead of making phone call after phone call or stopping by showroom after showroom, you can take just a few steps and visit with another business about your boating needs.


Details on the St. Charles Boat Show:

The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association wants to welcome you to the St Charles Boat Show for 2020! This is the premier show for boating enthusiasts all over the Midwest and certainly in the St Louis market. Here you can find all the information you need on this great show. We will see you at The St. Charles Convention Center on March 5th - 8th!

Now that you know why it's best to purchase during a boat show, you'll want to make plans to attend one of the upcoming shows! As the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're thrilled to help you find the right lift for that new boat or PWC you find at the show. Stop by our booth and see the Summerset Boat Lifts difference!
Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
Email:info@summersetboatlifts.com
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Thursday, February 20, 2020

All About Galva-Hoist Boat Lifts

Summerset Boat Lifts is the exclusive Galva-Hoist dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks and we're excited to share some of the awesome details about this brand of lift. If you're looking for a tough boat lift to withstand some of the roughest waters, Galva-Hoist is the answer! Check out the details about this boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks!


We’re 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. The Galva-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.

From personal watercraft lifts all the way to custom 46,000lb lifts, check out the Galva-Hoist and its exclusive dealer on Lake of the Ozarks… Summerset Boat Lifts!

Galva-Hoist Does Things Differently!

Galva-Hoist Boat Lifts are designed to be a floating, dry-storage product. These lifts protect your boat from the elements. Galva-Hoist Boat Lifts are designed to be a top competitor in the industry and are proven to be the best boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks!


Your boat DESERVES a Galva-Hoist!

As Galva-Hoist, we want to help our clientele enjoy their boating experience. The passionate boater wants a clean, well-performing water craft. What better way to ensure your boat stays clean than to moor it on a Galva-Hoist!

Give your boat the best in boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks! Now's the time to gear up for the 2020 season and we're eager for boating season to be here. If you don't have the right lift for your boat or you're looking to snag a new boat this spring, protect it with a custom lift from Summerset Boat Lifts! Give us a call today to discuss your boat lift needs.

Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
Email:info@summersetboatlifts.com
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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Winter Boating Tips

Boating in the winter months may seem like a far fetched idea, but some of the best fishing at the Lake of the Ozarks takes place during the winter months! And sometimes a nice day comes around and may have you itching to get out on the water. Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company knows how important it is to have a reliable lift to get your boat in and out of the water with ease. We also understand it can be tricky, especially in the winter months with shallow cove conditions. Summerset Boat Lifts can help by building a custom lift to meet your unique boating needs. As it's a popular time for fishing, we want to point out some boating safety tips you should keep top of mind this time of year.

Photo Credit: Fun Lake

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 to even breathe. It can also be very difficult to move your arms and legs to swim to safety.

Check the weather.

Winter weather can change within a few hours. It's best to keep an eye on the weather before and during your outing. This can help you better identify a time to safely return to shore. If the weather looks like it's going to take a turn for the worse, make your way to safety. It's better to be safe than sorry when it comes to winter storms on the water.

Share your plans.

Always 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. it's also a good idea to ensure your contact persona knows your route for the day. If for some reason you don't make it back to shore at the designated time, it can be beneficial to know a location in which someone can start to search. It can also cut down on the time it takes for someone to find you if you are in need of help.


Be aware of other boaters.

While there are fewer and fewer boaters out on the lake during the 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 are not as many boaters but you should always be thinking about others on the water near you. The lake levels tend to change frequently in the winter months. Be aware of any shallow spots on your route and avoid them. If you are coming into what may be a shallow area, reduce speed immediately.

Dress in layers.

Layers make it easy to remove some clothing if needed. This can also help keep some of your 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've gotten a refresher on winter water safety tips, you're ready to take to the lake. As the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know how important it is to get out on the water and do what you love. That's why were here to help ensure you can protect your fishing boat and have easy access to the water with a boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks! Contact us to learn more about our lifts and how we can help you find the exact lift for your boating needs.

Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Friday, January 31, 2020

New Lifts Brought to You by Summerset Boat Lifts

Have a new boat coming this spring? Now's the time to start preparing your dock for your new investment. Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company is here to help you find the right lift to best protect your boat. Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we pride ourselves on building the best boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks! Check out some of our boat lift options:


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-65 Lift

P-80

Our 8,000 lb boat lifts have become very popular as the size of modern tritoons with different engine configurations have demanded a bit more capacity. 26 to 28’ bow riders remain a popular boating choice on Lake of the Ozarks as well.
Capacity: 8,000 lbs.

P-100

The 10,000 lb boat lift utilizes the same structure and mechanism as the 8,000, making this lift a very good price point. More bang for your buck, and the opportunity to grow into a bigger boat utilizing the same lift later on.
Capacity: 10,000 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-120 Lift

P-140

The 14,000 lb lift is built on the foundation of the 12,000… by simply increasing the length of tank capacity rises to handle 32 to 34’ boats and can also be the correct choice to handle the extra weight of mechanism, structure and walkways in a wide-well situation.
Capacity: 14,000 lbs.

P-170

The 17,000 lb lift caps off the trio of 6-arm mechanisms available. Capable of lifting many of the 34 and 35 foot day cruisers, the 17,000lb lift is again “best in class”. In the “go fast” line of boats, the 17,000lb lift handles many 42’s with triples.
Capacity: 17,000 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

P-200 Lift

P-240

The 24,000 lb lift is available in 8-arm and 10-arm mechanisms. A four-tank system, this lift offers a superb weight to width ratio of stability for your boat! Don’t float your boat! Put it on a new lift from Summerset Boat Lifts today!
Capacity: 24,000 lbs.

P-380

Built custom just for you! Your exquisite taste demands the best in boat lifts, visit us at Summerset Boat Lifts!! We are well-known for Lifting Your Dreams… From Canoes to Cruisers!
Capacity: 38,000 lbs.

Now's the perfect time to ensure your dock and lift are ready for your new boat in 2020. Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company can help you find the right lift to suite your boat. Even if you're not getting a new boat this year, we can help best protect your vessel for years to come! Contact Summerset Boat Lifts today to learn more about our lifts.
Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
Email:info@summersetboatlifts.com
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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Prevent Ice Damage with a De-Icer

We're in the thick of the freezing temps and winter weather but it's not too late to protect your water investments this winter! If you're worried about ice forming around your dock, keep the water moving with a dock de-icer at the Lake of the Ozarks! Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to help you protect the investments you care so much about. From your dock to your lift to your boat, it's important to keep the water moving around your dock. It's especially important if it's a colder than normal winter or you're in a shallow cove. Learn some of the reasons you should install a de-icer around your dock 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.


Now that you know a few of the most common benefits of a de-icer at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're ready to get yours installed. Contact our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company and we'll get your de-icer ready to be installed and start protecting your dock this winter. Give us a call today at 573-348-5073.
Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Tips for Attending a Boat Show

Boat shows are fun events the entire family can enjoy. The winter boat shows get us all excited about the upcoming boating season and is just what we all need to get us through the cold months of winter! Many boat shows are well attended by both boating enthusiasts and those planning to purchase a boat. Summerset Boat Lifts is here to help point out a few tips to keep in mind as you make your way to the upcoming boat shows.


Boat Show Tips

If you are in the market for a new boat, there are some things to keep in mind as you're making your way through the exhibits at this year's boat shows. Here are a few of our top tips:

Think About Financing - If you're serious about buying a boat, it's important that you have an idea of how you will pay for it. While some people may have the cash to buy a boat, most will need to get financing secured. You might want to consider getting a pre-approval before you attend any boat shows. By doing so, you'll better be able to set a budget for how much you can afford - and you won't be tempted to fall in love with a boat out of your price range.

Do Your Homework - Before stepping foot into the boat show, do some research. You want to have some idea of what you're looking for or you can get easily overwhelmed. Make a list of questions that you want to ask the dealers. Be sure to have a budget in mind before you start your search as well.

Talk with the Dealers - Rather than just checking out the exhibits yourself, be sure to talk with the dealers. Ask the list of questions you prepared ahead of time. Not only are you looking for the best values in boating, but you also want to make sure you're working with a reputable and knowledgeable dealer. Customer service is very important when it comes to such a big investment as a boat.

Check Out the Show Guide - Many boat shows will have a list of all their exhibitors and vendors available prior to the show. Take a look at those and make a list of who's booths you want to be sure to stop by. With so much going on at these events, you can easily get distracted and miss something you wanted to check out.

Upcoming Boat Shows:

Overland Park Boat Show 
January 23rd - January 26th
Overland Park Convention Center

St. Charles Boat Show
March 5th - March 9th
St. Charles Convention Center

In-Water Boat Show
April 17th - April 19th
Dog Days Bar & Grill

Stop By Our Booth!

Whether you're buying a new boat at the show or just checking out the latest and greatest in the boating industry, we'd love to see you at the Summerset Boat Lifts booth! We've got the hook up for boating accessories. From new boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks to dock and boat accessories, we'd love to help you find the right solutions for your boating needs!

Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
Email:info@summersetboatlifts.com
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Friday, January 3, 2020

Catch Us at the Upcoming 2020 Lake of the Ozarks Boat Shows

It's boat show season and that means it's time to start thinking about protecting that new boat! Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company knows how important it is to protect your investment and that's why we're going to attend many of the upcoming boat shows in the region. We want to help you best protect that new boat you purchase and help answer any questions you may have about our Lake of the Ozarks boat lifts or any of our other dock and boating accessories.


2020 Boat Show Lineup:

Overland Park Boat Show 
January 23rd - January 26th
Overland Park Convention Center

St. Charles Boat Show
March 5th - March 9th
St. Charles Convention Center

In-Water Boat Show
April 17th - April 19th
Dog Days Bar & Grill


Perks of Attending a Boat Show:

Make Personal Connections
At a boat show, you get the opportunity to meet the employees and often times owners of many Lake of the Ozarks boating businesses. From boat dealers to boat lifts to boating accessories, you get the chance to meet a ton of people who are all passionate about the boating world and the Lake of the Ozarks!

Look at and Feel Products in Person
There's something special about seeing a product in person. You get the see and feel the item you're about the purchase and get a good idea of how it's going to benefit you and your boating needs. The off-water shows also give you the chance to see a lift from a different perspective -- out of the water and on dry land! You can really see what you're going to purchase at a boat show.

See the Latest and Greatest in the Boating Industry
The newest boats, lifts, and boating items are all at these boat shows! It's fun to look around and catch a glimpse of the best boating products in the region. You never know, you may just find that awesome new product you can't imagine your boating life without! Be the talk of the cove with that sweet new boat, boat lift, and boating gadget!

Fun Experience for Entire Family
Get the family out of the house and out doing what you love -- boating. While it can be kind of tricky this time of year, that's where the boat shows help kick those winter blues! Bring the entire family for a fun weekend of boats and memories!

We're excited to be attending these upcoming boat shows in Missouri and can't wait to show off the best boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks! We look forward to helping you find the right lift for your unique boating needs. From an off-set lift walkway to make it easy to board your boat (and fit your slip) to a bigger lift to better protect that new vessel, Summerset Boat Lifts is here for all of your lift needs!
Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
Email:info@summersetboatlifts.com
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