Friday, July 31, 2015

Don't Let Your Boat Sink!

When you think of a boat sinking, you probably think about a boat out in the middle of a lake or an ocean that, through a series of unfortunate events, ended up taking on water. An image of the Titanic may come to mind, and in that case an unseen iceberg was the culprit. Unfortunately, it doesn't take some big catastrophe to sink a boat; in fact, a boat could sink while sitting in its dock slip.

Faulty Boat Lifts

Just last weekend a boat lift on the Lake of the Ozarks broke, causing the boat sitting on it to sink. When the tow boat arrived, the boat was almost completely submerged in the Lake. Reportedly, one of the arms on the lift broke. Once it broke, the boat just slid right off the back of the lift and into the water. The dock was located on the main channel, which meant it was subject to some especially rough waters. Surprisingly, these incidents are quite common, with 4-5 other boats also suffering the consequences of this same situation so far this year. 

How's Your Lift? 

In light of the incident, all dock owners are encouraged to have their boat lift checked out to make sure it is solid and functioning properly. The waters here at the Lake of the Ozarks can be rough, and will take their toll on your boat lift. Summerset Boat Lifts is here to help! No matter what type of lift, dock or boat you have, we can take a look and let you know if we see anything that could pose a threat to your investment. Boats are expensive and we want to help you keep your investment protected! 

Summerset Boat Lifts, with 2 locations and 4 crews on the water, is ready to handle all your boat lift needs. Whether your looking for boat lift service at the Lake of the Ozarks or are in need of a brand new lift, we've got you covered. We pride ourselves in service, and it’s what sets us apart from everyone else. Give us a call today at 573-348-5073! 
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Is Your Boat Lift Covered Under Your Insurance Policy?

What's the first thing you do when you buy a new home, car or boat? You insure it! So why would your boat lift be any different. You need to make sure your total investment in your boating lifestyle - which includes the boat, dock, lift and accessories - is protected. Your current insurance policies may not include your new boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Boat Insurance 

Every boat owner should check their policy to see what exactly is covered. Standard boat coverage usually applies to watercraft with motors, fishing boats, pontoons, leisure craft and yachts. It may cover collision damage, property damage liability, bodily injury liability, or comprehensive for your boat. However, it doesn't typically include PWCs or small watercraft and boat lifts are also not usually included.

Boat Lift Coverage

Most boat and boat dock protection policies do not include other equipment like boat lifts and hoists, unless you purchase a premium package or specifically add coverage for it. Therefore, it is important that you add it to your existing policy or purchase a separate policy to cover it. In case of dock failure or extreme circumstances, you want to make sure your investment in a Lake of the Ozarks boat lift is protected. Boat lifts are a valuable piece of equipment and can cost a lot to replace if not properly insured. Be sure to check your homeowners policy as well to see if it would include a boat lift before investing in additional coverage.

Make sure to purchase a policy that meets your needs. You don't want more coverage than the lift is worth, but you also want to make sure that you're covered for most scenarios and situations that could happen to your boat lift. Try to get your boat lift insurance at the same place as your boat and homeowners insurance because often times you can take advantage of bundling discounts. Be sure to keep Summerset Boat Lifts in mind if you do need to file a claim and have your boat lift repaired or replaced.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Aquapalooza 2015: This Weekend at Dog Days!

Join the crowd at the single largest one day boating event at Lake of the Ozarks. This year's event will feature 4 great bands: State Line Drive, Disco Dick and the Mirrorballs, Double Vision: A Tribute to Foreigner and Members Only: A Premier 80's Tribute Band! All boaters are invited to join in an afternoon filled with boating, family, friends, games, prizes and a FREE live concert!

2015 Event Info

Dog Days Bar & Grill
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
On the 19 Mile Marker
1232 Jeffries Road, Osage Beach, MO
Hwy 54 to Jeffries Rd, 1st Exit West of Grand Glaize Bridge. 
(Just down the road from Summerset Boat Lifts!)

YamaPalooza 2015

Enter to win a 2015 Yamaha VX From Surdyke Yamaha! 
One lucky winner will recieve a brand new waverunner during Aquapalooza 2015! 
The winner will be announced from the stage on July 18th at Dog Days Bar & Grill. 

This is one Lake event that you don't want to miss! If you have any issues with  your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift while you're out on the water this weekend, be sure to give Summerset Boat Lifts a call! Plus, if you win that waverunner, you're going to need a PWC lift at the Lake of the Ozarks!
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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Boat Lifts for Big Boats at Lake of the Ozarks

At Summerset Boat Lifts, we've got you covered from PWC slips all the way up to 38,000 pound lifts! No matter what brand of boat or dock you have, we have a solution for you. Check out our new, big boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks below and visit our website or give us a call at 573-348-5073 for more details!

P-200: 20,000 lb Capacity

The 20,000 lb lift is an 8-arm mechanism ideally suited for many 37-41 ft day cruisers. The four structures on the top of the lift are duplicated below the tanks to create a rigid box that will dissipate the weight of the boat over many points on the lift and dock.

P-240: 24,000 lb Capacity 

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 in stability for your boat! Don't float your boat...put it on a new lift from Summerset Boat Lifts today!

P-380: 38,000 lb Capacity

Our 38,000 lb lifts are built custom just for you! Your exquisite taste demands the best in boat lifts. We are well-know for Lifting Your Dreams... From Canoes to Cruisers!

Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift dealer prides itself in service and that's what sets us apart from everyone else. Summerset Boat Lifts' record of service after the sale is unparalleled in the boat lift industry. We don't just sell  you a boat lift, we sell you service! Contact us today at 573-348-5073 for more information about a new boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Celebrate 4th of July on the Water!

What better place to celebrate the 4th of July than at beautiful Lake of the Ozarks? Each year thousands of visitors come here to celebrate Independence Day with food, fireworks and fun! There are plenty of fun things to participate in this holiday weekend. Here are somethings you can do by water while you're at the Lake this weekend!


Fireworks will be happening all over the Lake are this weekend, but here are the major ones that you will be able to view from the water:
  • Captain Ron's on the 34.5 MM - July 3 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM 
  • Old Kinderhook on the 12 MM of the Big Niangua - July 3 at Dusk 
  • Windermere Conference Center on the 7 MM of the Big Niangua - July 3 at 9 PM 
  • The Lodge of Four Seasons on the 13 MM - July 4 at Dusk 
  • Tan-Tar-A Resort on the 26 MM - July 4 at 8:30 PM 
  • Bear Bottom Resort on the 38 MM - July 4 & 5 at 9:45 PM

Live Music 

While most waterfront restaurants and bars will have live music this holiday weekend, here are a few featured acts:
  • The i-Berry's - July 3 at Captain Ron's at 8:30 PM
  • Fun House - July 3 at Dog Days from 6 to 10 PM 
  • Damon Smith - July 3 at Dog Days from 10 PM to 1 AM
  • Legends Undercover and Dr. Zhivegas - July 3 & 4 at Camden on the Lake at 9 PM 
  • Madd Hoss Jackson - July 3 & 4 at Shady Gators from 9 PM to 1 AM
  • Boomchux - July 4 at Dog Days from 1 to 5 PM
  • Pearl - July 4 at Dog Days from 5 to 9 PM 
  • Damon Smith - July 4 at Dog Days from 10 PM to 1 AM
  • Nass T. Habit - July 4 at Backwater Jack's from 12:30 to 4:30 PM 
  • The Surrge - July 4 at Backwater Jack's from 6 to 10 PM
  • Madd Hoss Jackson - July 5 at Shady Gators from 5:30 to 9:30 PM 

The Lake of the Ozarks gets busy during holiday weekends and the waters can get kind of rough. If you experience any issues with your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift due to the extra activity this weekend, give Summerset Boat Lifts a call at 573-348-5073. Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend! 
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