Thursday, October 21, 2021

Your Boat Deserves a Galva-Hoist!

Our boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks prides itself on providing the best! We are honored to provide our customers with the Galva-Hoist product line at the Lake of the Ozarks. Whether you're looking for a new boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks or want to purchase a used one, Summerset Boat Lifts is here for all of your boat lift needs. Check out the difference you can expect when you work with our 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 of the Ozarks. The Galva-Hoist is extremely capable of withstanding the roughest waters that are commonly found along the main channel here at the lake. No matter what brand of boat or dock you have, the Galva-Hoist provides great value and performance.

About Glava-Hoist:

Galva-Hoist Does Things Differently! Boating Made Better. Our lifts are designed to be a floating, dry-storage product.  Galva-Hoist Boat Lifts protects your boat from the elements and are designed to be a top competitor in the industry. We want to help our clientele enjoy their boating experience. The passionate boater wants a clean, well-performing watercraft. What better way to ensure your boat stays clean than to moor it on a Galva-Hoist?!

Reasons to Invest in a Galva-Hoist:

  • Help keep the boat clean and free of marine growth.
  • Help keep the boat stable within your slip.
  • Help keep the boat hold top value.
  • Help keep the boat conveniently ready for your use. 

From personal watercraft lifts all the way to custom 46,000lb lifts, we lift them all!

Summerset Boat Lifts is your premier Galva-Hoist dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks and we couldn't be more proud to offer the best in the industry to our clients. If you're ready to experience the difference for your boat or PWC, contact our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company at 573-348-5073 today!

Summerset Boat Lifts

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Friday, October 15, 2021

The Best in Customer Service!

Customer service is a top priority for our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company. We take great pride in offering the best to our amazing customers. Our team goes above and beyond to make sure our customers' expectations are surpassed. Read on to learn more about our customer service philosophy and check out a few recent testimonials! 

We pride ourselves in service, and it’s what sets us apart from everyone else. As a dealer for Galva-Hoist, Summerset Boat Lifts employs personnel for all aspects of the boat lift business — sales, shipping, assembly, installation and service are all provided by our own employees. We control our schedule to meet the needs of our customers. We want our customers to relax knowing their boat lift needs are being handled by professionals. Our 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 service. Don’t worry that you’ve never operated a lift before! Our team will be on the dock with you as necessary for an orientation the first time you bring the boat to your dock. We train you how to operate the lift, but more importantly, teach you how to use it comfortably.

Customer Testimonials:

"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 Sullentrup 

"I recently purchased a new boat I need my leg lift adjusted and re-done. Brian and his crew got right on it and did an awesome job. I highly recommend them for any boat lift needs and thanks again guys you did great!" - Mike Smith

"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 Ray

"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 Robinson

"Absolutely phenomenal, I could not recommend any higher. Best service I have ever received from anyone, in any industry." - Rolling Hills RPC

Now that you've learned about the importance we put on customer service AND the amazing testimonials our customers have left for Summerset Boat Lifts, you can feel confident in choosing us for all of your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs. 

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Friday, October 8, 2021

October Boating Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

At Summerset Boat Lifts we build the highest quality boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks because we know how much you love the boating lifestyle.  We understand you want safe and easy access to your boat all year and you want to know your boat is protected.  Because when you have time to spend boating at the Lake of the Ozarks, you want to be on the water, not thinking about your boat lift.  So let us take care of the boat lift maintenance for you, and you read on to learn all the fun things you can be doing on the water in October instead.  

36th Annual Fall Harbor Hop

Oct 9, 2021

Multiple Waterfront Locations

Lake Wide

Lake Ozark, 65049

Phone: 800-FUN LAKE


Hours of Operation:  9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Anyone can enter for a fun day on Lake of the Ozarks! Visit over 40 of our participating locations on the water to collect your poker hand. Enter the Harbor hop by stopping at any of the check points. To obtain a hand, sign up and pay an optional $20 donation. Any player can enter more than once. The 1st card is drawn at the checkpoint where the hand is purchased; 6 additional cards are obtained by hopping to six more checkpoints drawing one card, per hand, at each location. The hand is complete when the 7th card is drawn. To qualify the hand must be turned in by 7pm at your last checkpoint. Winners will be notified by certified mail.
A few Harbor Hop checkpoints open as early as 9:00 am, but most open at 11:00 am. Check the website listed above for a complete list of participating locations and scheduled times.

photo credit: Fun Lake MO

5th Annual Fall Crappie Tournament

Oct 16, 2021

Traffic Jam Pub & Grub

27632 HWY Y

Rocky Mount, MO 65072

Phone: 5733928501


Hours of Operation:  7:30 am - ?

It’s that time of year again!! Teams will consist of 2. Fishing is allowed from boat or shore. We encourage families to participate! All Missouri Conservation rules will apply.

You may start fishing at 7:30am anywhere on the Lake of the Ozarks (NO FISHING BELOW THE DAM).


Each 2 man/woman team can weigh in a limit of 20 crappie. Any iced, mangled, dead, and/or fish determined to be previously caught will result in disqualification. You must be in the weigh-in line by 2:30pm at the Traffic Jam. WE WILL NOT WEIGH UNTIL 2:30. Late turn-ins are subject to a 1lb penalty for every 5 minutes late. Both entered teammates must be present at weigh-in.


Entry fee is $45 per team (includes 2 t-shirts).  Payback is 80% of total entry fees for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  $10.00 BIG CRAPPIE (Optional per 2-person team)  Deadline for entry is Friday, October 15, 2021 @ 11:59pm!!  EACH TEAM WILL BE ASKED TO CLEAN THEIR OWN CATCH – CLEANING STATIONS PROVIDED. WE WILL FRY FISH, PREPARE SIDES, AND SERVE DINNER. FISHERMEN EAT FIRST! PLEASE BRING YOUR FILET KNIVES!

Alhonna Fall Classic Open Bass Buddy Tournament

Oct 30, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021

Alhonna Resort

677 Outer Drive

Lake Ozark, 65049

Phone: 573-365-2634


Hours of Operation:  7 am

Alhonna Resort's Annual Fall Classic Open Buddy Bass Tournament is a 2-day bass tournament with 100% payback of all entry fees. The tournament hours are 7AM to 4PM on Saturday and 7AM to 2PM on Sunday. The tournament entry fee includes a complimentary breakfast at 6AM each morning for tournament participants at Bobber's Restaurant located at Alhonna Resort. Tournament prizes will be awarded directly following the weigh-in on Sunday. Guest accommodations are available at Alhonna Resort. All rooms include a complimentary boat slip.

photo credit: Fun Lake MO

Have a Fun and Safe October on the Water!

We hope you are able to get out and enjoy one or all of these great lake events.  Keep enjoying the boating life at Lake of the Ozarks and for all your boat lift and PWC lift needs, keep Summerset Boat Lifts in mind. If you have not had your fall maintenance check, give us a call to have that done before you winterize your boat.  From routine maintenance to the installation of a brand new lift, we are here to help you lift your dreams … from canoes to cruisers!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Friday, September 3, 2021

Dock Must-Haves For the Big Holiday Weekend!

Can you believe Labor Day is almost here? Our team here at Summerset Boat Lifts can't either! This summer has absolutely FLOWN by! As you start thinking about the last big holiday weekend, it's time to make sure your dock is equipped with the best dock accessories. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks is proud to supply high-quality products from WetSteps. Check out a few must-haves to complete your dock just before Labor Day Weekend!

WetStep Ladders & High Dive

Your dock will be the talk of the cove with these high-quality ladders and high dive! We are proud to be a WetSteps dealer providing the best dock accessories for the Lake of the Ozarks. The patented design features extra side steps with ergonomic hand rails that make it a breeze to get out of the water. The aluminum construction makes it light enough to pull up and store out of the water. 

Remote Control Lifts

Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company is proud to work with Firstmate Controls to provide a remote control option for lifts. Easily raise and lower your lift from the comfort of your boat as you're pulling away or pulling back in to your dock. No need to let someone off the boat to sit and wait for the lift to raise or lower. It makes boating a safer and more enjoyable experience for your whole crew!

EZ Board Step

Are you tired of stretching and leaning over the water to enter your boat? This can be both uncomfortable and dangerous. EZ Board from WetSteps makes boarding the boat a much safer experience. The planks extend from the side of the dock next to the boat to bridge the gap while loading your boat. After you're on board, they easily slide back & fold up out of the way. It's a much safer experience for boaters of all ages!

Dock Boxes

Keep your dock items neat, organized, and safe with a dock locker or dock box. Life jackets, floaties, bumpers, ropes, and more -- a dock box or locker is the perfect place to keep your dock must-haves safe! Don't break your back trying to lug all of your dock necessities to and from your dock every time you want to enjoy them. Easily store them on your dock so they are ready to go any time you're ready to use them! 

Now's the time to get your items ordered before the big weekend. Contact our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company today to learn more about the products. We're happy to recommend the perfect items for your unique boating and dock needs. We can't wait to be a part of making your dock the place to be this holiday weekend!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Saturday, August 14, 2021

All About Galva-Hoist Boat Lifts

Not all boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks are made equal. Our lifts are manufactured with the conditions found at the Lake of the Ozarks in mind. From PWC lifts all the way up to custom 46,000 lb cruiser lifts, Galva-Hoist is second to none! Learn more about the Galva-Hoist brand, the only boat lift that Summerset Boat Lifts uses for our customers! 

All About Galva-Hoist:

Summerset Boat Lifts is proud to offer Galva-Hoist products to our customers. This line is engineered at the Lake of the Ozarks, for the Lake of the Ozarks. It's extremely capable of withstanding the roughest waters. Galva-Hoist provides great value while showcasing great performance. No matter what brand of boat or dock you have, Galva-Hoist is the best boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Perks of a Galva-Hoist:

  • Help keep your boat clean and free of marine growth.
  • Help keep your boat stable within your boat slip. 
  • Help keep your boat value at its highest. 
  • Help keep your boat conveniently ready to use. 

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

Galva-Hoist Boat Lift Options:

Shallow Boat Lifts

Shallow water is nothing new and neither are shallow water boat lifts. There is nothing exclusive or unique about them either. Galva-Hoist Shallow Water Boat Lifts simply save water depth by utilizing smaller diameter pipe in multiples to create the same great boating experience. Shallow water? Don’t get stuck, buy a Galva-Hoist Shallow Water Boat Lift and go boating!

Front-Mount Boat Lifts

The perfect solution to a double-wide boat slip? A Galva-Hoist front-mount boat lift of course. Available in capacities as large as 10,000 pounds, the Galva-Hoist frame is simply the strongest in the market. You’ll not find a nicer lift for the footprint.

3" Mega Rough-Water Mechanism

The heavy-duty Galva-Hoist gets an upgrade to MEGA when the mechanism rotates up to 3” square tubing to control the roll. The entire movement of the boat lift gets a face lift with bigger bushings, bigger arms, bigger clamps, and bigger bolts. If you are in extreme rough water, this MEGA boat lift will be just right for you!

Catamaran Capable Boat Lift

Galva-Hoist has the perfect setup when it comes to Catamarans. Tunnel lifting? Zero issue. Need to lift on the spray rails? From pleasure boats to Poker Runs and full-blown canopy racing – Your new Galva-Hoist will protect the investment of your high performance catamaran …Guaranteed.

Your Boat Deserves a Galva-Hoist!

From canoes to PWCs to cruisers, Summerset Boat Lifts has you covered with our exclusive Galva-Hoist line of boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks. We've been lifting your dreams since 1982 and we'll continue to do so for many years to come! We love providing the best boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks to our clients! Our service doesn't stop there -- our maintenance and customer service will blow you away! Experience the best when you buy from Summerset Boat Lifts!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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3 Tips to Prep Your Lift for the Off Season

The end of the boating season is right around the corner. As sad as that is, it's still important to protect your investment and prepare it for the winter months to come. Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company knows how vital it is to have the proper boat lift checks and maintenance performed on your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks. Don't miss these important tips from Summerset Boat Lifts to ensure your lift is prepared for the off-season!

1. Look at Boat Lift

Physically look over your boat lift. If you see any physical issues or notice it isn't functioning like it used to, it's important to call in a professional to look it over. A minor problem now could lead to a major problem or lift failure throughout the winter months. Ensure your lift looks and runs like it should before you put your boat up for the season. 

2. Purchase a Dock De-Icer

A de-icer pushes warmer water from below the surface up to the surface. This helps keep water moving at the top of the water near your dock and boat lift with the goal of preventing ice formation. If warmer water is moving, it is much more difficult for ice to form at the top of the water. Last winter, the Lake of the Ozarks area experienced widespread ice damage to docks and lifts as ice formed completely around docks and lifts, preventing their natural movements from taking place. This caused many docks and lifts to be bent, broken, or damaged in other ways. Consider a de-icer from Summerset Boat Lifts to help prevent ice damage to your dock and lift. 

3. Schedule Lift Maintenance Check

It's a good idea to have your boat lift maintenance performed twice a year. Once in the fall and once in the spring. This fall check up makes sure your lift is prepared and in sound condition to safely store your boat all winter long. The spring check up is to ensure your lift is ready for the movements it's about to see as the boating season kicks off again. 

Bonus Tips:

Secure Boat for Off-Season

While many believe your boat is secure up on a lift, it's recommended to add a few additional security measures, especially in the long off-season. Ensure your boat is tied down to the dock. In the event of lift failure, you'll want your boat to stay in place and attached to your dock until you can get your lift repaired. Also, ensure your boat cover is placed properly and securely before you store your boat for the winter. A snug and secure cover will help keep animals that can cause a great deal of damage out of your boat. 

Schedule Boat Winterization

Don't forget to winterize your boat this fall! The winterization process involves draining all required fluids to help prevent your motor from freezing and cracking during the winter months. A cracked motor can cost thousands of dollars to repair -- it's best to schedule your boat winterization before it slips your mind! 

Even if you're planning to take advantage of boating a few more weeks, it's important to schedule your end-of-season maintenance checks before long. Help protect your boat and boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks when you have regular maintenance and end-of-season maintenance performed on each. To schedule your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift maintenance, contact our team at Summerset today! We look forward to looking over your lift and making sure it's ready to keep your boat hoisted safely in the air for the cold winter months ahead. 

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Tips for Boating with Kids

Boating is a fun activity for the entire family to enjoy! From cruising down the lake to dining on the water to tubing in a cove, there are tons of ways to keep your entire family entertained on the water. Whether you have kids of your own or you're bringing friends out that have young ones, our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows it's important to prepare with some tips for a successful day on the boat when kids are involved. Check out some quick boating with kids tips, provided by Summerset Boat Lifts:

Bring Plenty of Sunscreen

Children's skin is much more sensitive than adults. It's important that you have a high SPF sunscreen readily available for kiddos to use on your boat. And don't forget to apply sunscreen often. Once every few hours is recommended to help avoid a painful burn for the kids who are boating with you. 

Ensure Life Jackets Fit Correctly

It's the law to have a lifejacket on board for every passenger on your boat. It's even more so important to know the laws regarding children and life jackets. Every child under the age of 13 is required to wear a lifejacket on a moving boat. Ensure your children passengers are abiding by the laws as the driver of the boat may be held responsible if they are not. It's not only important for every child to have a life jacket on, it's vital that it fits properly. Life jackets should be secured snugly to best protect the child and keep them afloat if needed. 

Plan to Stay Hydrated

Having plenty of water on the boat helps create a safe and successful day of boating. Kid's bodies aren't made to be out in the heat and they often work themselves past the point of exhaustion due to having so much fun on the water. Ensure the children on board are drinking plenty of water to stay well hydrated! 

Pack Filling Snacks

Just like staying hydrated, it's important that the kiddos on your boat are staying fueled with snacks. Things like beef jerky, peanut butter crackers, and other protein-packed food items are great options to have on board. Kids get very distracted playing in the water and having fun on the boat that oftentimes they don't realize how hungry they actually are! Keep filling snacks readily available to keep the kids feeling good and energized for all the boating excitement. 

Bring Entertainment

Boating itself is entertaining for a while but many kids have a short attention span. Have fun activities for them to do while boating. This can involve ways to participate in watersports like skiing, tubing, or wakeboarding. Other great ideas are planning to cove out. Bring water toys and floaties to make your coving-out experience entertaining for everyone! You can also plan to break up the day by stopping at a waterfront restaurant for a meal to stay entertained. 

What are you waiting for? Now's the perfect time to plan your family outing on the water. If your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks isn't reliable as it used to be, it's important to get it looked over. A minor issue can turn into a costly situation in a hurry if your lift isn't functioning like it should. Contact our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift maintenance department today to schedule your maintenance check! You'll have peace of mind knowing your equipment is protecting your boat or PWC like it should!

Summerset Boat Lifts

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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