Friday, January 22, 2016

Finding a Lift for Your Boat

Depending on what type of boat you have, you'll need to find a Lake of the Ozarks boat lift to match. The great news is that no matter what brand of boat or dock you have, Summerset Boat Lift's Galva-Hoist provides great value and performance! Let's take a look at what type of lift you'll need for your boat:

Personal Watercraft

Not only do your larger boats need to be lifted out of the water, but so do your personal watercraft! Obviously you're not going to want to put a jet ski on a regular size boat lift, which is why we offer smaller lifts to fit your personal watercraft perfectly. Whether you have just one jet ski that you take turns on or a pair of them to ride around together, we have the perfect option. Choose from a single sidemount, single place front mount or double place front mount.

Pontoons / Tritoons

Pontoons and tritoons are some of the most popular boat options on the Lake of the Ozarks. They offer enough room to get the entire group out on the water, and even offer the ability to pull a tube or skis. Our 6,500 lb lift is an ideal capacity for almost every pontoon or tritoon on the Lake.

Deck Boats

Deck boats are the perfect option for those that are all about tubing and skiing! The hull design of these boats get you on plane quickly with a smooth ride. While deck boats are typically a little smaller than a pontoon or tritoon, the 6,500 lb lift is a good option for deck boats as well. The structure of this lift is well suited for the rough waters that our lake has to offer.

Fishing Boats

Whether you're an amateur fisherman or you participate in tournaments every weekend, the Lake of the Ozarks is a great place for fishing. Summerset Boat Lifts can hook you up with perfect lift for your fishing boat. Depending on the size of your fishing boat, you could need anywhere from a 4.000 lb lift to our 6,500 lb lifts mentioned above.


Now if you think bigger is better and own a nice cruiser, we've got lifts for those as well! Our 17,000 lb lift is capable of lifting many of the 34 and 35 foot day cruisers. However, we can create custom lifts 20,000 lbs and larger if needed! No matter what you're looking for, the best boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks has you covered.

At Summerset Boat Lifts, we offer a wide variety of new and pre-owned boat lifts. From personal watercraft lifts all the way up to custom 46,000 lb lifts, we've got something to fit everyone's needs. In addition to the best boat lifts around, we offer exceptional service for all your boat lifts needs! Give us a call at 573-348-5073 with any questions.

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Protect Your Boat, Dock and Lift with a De-Icer

Whether you have a floating or stationary dock with pilings, gas piers, access ramps, boat ramps slips or boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks, de-icers can help you prevent ice damage and save you time, money and headaches. De-icing products are the cost effective, energy efficient solution to your ice damage problems. Let's take a look at what they do and how they work!

What Do De-Icers Do? 

De-icers are your best defense against costly damage to property due to ice formation and expansion. By providing superior thrust and water movement, de-icers push warm, bottom water up to the surface to prevent or eliminate ice formation. This creates an ice-free zone of protection around your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift, boat dock and boat. Providing an ice-free zone, de-icers prevent damage from ice jacking and expansion. They can also help protect fish and other aquatic species by allowing for areas of oxygen to enter into the water during winter.

How to De-Icers Work?

  • Push warm bottom water to the surface. 
  • Prevent ice formation and melt existing ice. 
  • Rope, float or dock mounting options. 
  • Low amp draw. 
  • Optional thermostat and timer. 

You never know what to expect during the winter season at the Lake. Protect your boat, dock and boat lift by installing a de-icer from Summerset Boat Lifts today! For more information on our de-icers or other boat related accessories, give us a call at 573-348-5073. The best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to make sure your equipment makes it through the winter so you're ready to get back out on the water when spring rolls around!
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

3 Tips for Making the Most of Your Boat Show Experience

For anyone that is serious about buying a boat, attending a boat show is a great place to start! Join Summerset Boat Lifts at the Overland Park Boat Show this weekend. See the latest in 2016 cruisers, runabouts, performance boats, tritoons, ski boats, personal watercraft, docks, lifts, and all boating accessories at KC's largest boat show. Use these tips to make the most of your boat show experience:

Photo Credit: Overland Park Boat Show Website
1. Don't Buy On Impulse. 

Looking at all those shiny, new boats at a boat show can be exciting! The urge to buy the first one you see and love can be strong. Make sure that you don't make an "impulse buy" though. Be sure to do some research and make sure that you're getting the right boat for what you want to do with it. You'll want to make sure there's enough room for your family friends, or that it can pull a tube or skis if you want to do that. With such a large investment, you want to ensure you're making the right decision.

2. Know How Much You Can Afford. 

Purchasing a boat is a big investment. It's important to know how much you'll be able to afford before jumping into a boat show. You don't want to find the "perfect boat" just to realize it's out of your price range. has a simple boat loan calculator that you can use to determine your loan amount based on how much you want to pay each month. Knowing how much you can afford before even stepping foot in the boat show will help you avoid getting your hopes up for a boat that you can't afford. There are a lot of different types of boats in all different price ranges, so you're sure to find the perfect option to fit your needs.

Photo Credit: Overland Park Boat Show Website
3. Shop Around. 

Just because you like a boat and it fits within your price range, doesn't mean you should buy it. Be sure to shop around, check out all of your options. You may find something you like even better if you'll just spend sometime looking around and researching your various options. The best part about a boat show is having tons of boats in one place, allowing you to easily comparison shop. You can not only compare price, but also styles and features. Be sure to take notes, so you can sit down and weigh the pros and cons before making your final decision on which boat you want to purchase.

Once you've decided on a boat, you're going to need to take a look at docks, boat lifts and other accessories to accompany your new boat! The best boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks will be at the show, ready to answer all your boat lift questions. We can help you determine what boat lift and dock you'll need based on the boat you've chosen to purchase. We want to help make your new boat purchase experience the best it can be! We hope to see you at our booth at the Overland Park Boat Show, January 7-10!
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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