Thursday, July 27, 2017

5 Reasons You Need a Boat Lift at the Lake of the Ozarks

Boat lifts are designed to both protect your boat and make your life easier. If you're not convinced you need a boat lift yet, check out these 5 reasons to invest in a lift from your premier boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks.

1. To Protect Your Boat From the Rough Summer Waters.

The Lake of the Ozarks has seen some pretty rough waters during the summer months when the boat traffic is high. A boat lift protects your boat from these rough waters by keeping it in place and away from the edges of your dock. Without a lift, your boat could be bouncing around in the slip, ramming into the dock and could even come loose and drift away.

2. To Reduce the Amount of Boat Maintenance Needed.

When your boat sits in water for long periods of time, algae can begin to build up on the bottom. Not only does this cause the need to clean your boat more often, but it can present other maintenance issues such as bottom painting. By storing your boat up out of the water, you can decrease the amount of maintenance your boat needs and also keep it from being damaged by floating debris, leading to repair costs.

3. To Prevent the Likelihood of Your Boat Sinking.

One major issue that we see occasionally on the Lake of the Ozarks is boats sinking. Most boats that sink, do so at their dock. From a dead battery to a failed bilge pump, it doesn't take something major like a boating accident to make a boat sink. A Lake of the Ozarks boat lift can give you peace of mind that your boat is protected

4. To Provide Easy Storage Throughout the Winter.

You can store you boat on your lift all year round. During the winter months, you don't have to find some dry storage place to keep your boat protected from the winter weather. The cost of renting a storage space can also be quite the expense.

5. To Make Launching Your Boat Easier.

When you store your boat on a lift rather than dry land, you decrease the amount of time needed to launch your boat. There's no more driving to the nearest launch site, getting your boat off the trailer and into the water and then finding a place to go park the trailer. You simply walk out to your dock, lower the lift and your boat is all ready to go!

Get your new boat lift at Summerset Boat Lifts today! No matter the size of your boat, our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company has a lift to fit your needs. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 for more information.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Choosing Your Boat Type Based on Activity Style

Depending on what activities you enjoy on the water, there are different boat types that would work better for you. Today’s blog from Summerset Boat Lifts discusses a few of the most popular water activities at the Lake of the Ozarks, and what boats work best for each.


The Lake of the Ozarks is a great family vacation destination. People of all ages can have a great time just cruising around the lake. There’s something special about being on a boat during a summer at the Lake. Stop off at one of the many local waterfront bars to grab a bite to eat and a cold drink! If your favorite lake activity is simply cruising on the water, enjoying the wind in your face and the sun overhead, a pontoon, tritoon or deck boat are the best options for you. These are great options that will hold the entire family!


While some pontoons and tritoons can be used for tubing and waterskiing, a deck boat or a ski boat may be a better option. If you're wanting to go really fast, a speed boat is what you want! These all have the power to pull anything from your inflatables to someone waterskiing or wakeboarding. Personal watercraft also offer plenty of enjoyment, whether you’re alone or with others. Some personal watercraft even have enough power to pull inflatables too! If you’re into big boats and racing, there are 2 big annual summer events that you can either participate in or watch from the comfort of your own boat.


If something a little less adrenaline rushing is more your style, the Lake of the Ozarks is a great place for fishing. In our waters, you will find crappie, bass, bluegill, spoonbill, catfish, walleye, and more! The fishing conditions are great almost year round. There are fishing boats designed specifically for this activity. From aluminum fishing boats to bass boats, you'll be able to find one to fit your needs.

Once you’ve determined the type of boat you want, you’ll need to find a boat lift to match it. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks offers the best is boat lifts. Our Galva-Hoist lifts are designed for the waters here and are extremely capable of withstanding the rough waters at the Lake of the Ozarks during the busy summer season. They're available in all sizes from personal water craft lifts up to custom 46,000+ lb lifts. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 to discuss your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Lake's Largest Family Boating Event

If your family is into boating, THIS is the event for you! Aquapalooza 2017 is here, and it's gonna be bigger and better than before. Summerset Boat Lifts has all the details on this year's event right here for you. So get your boats ready and prepare for an awesome day out on the water!
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Aquapalooza 2017 

Known as the Lake of the Ozarks' largest family boating event of the year, Aquapalooza 2017 is one event you don't want to miss! On Saturday, July 15, hundreds of boats will the line the waters in front of Dog Days Bar & Grill for a day filled with live music. Get there early if you want a good spot! This year's lineup includes Scott Duncan, The Mixtapes, Chris Weaver Band and The Elton John Experience, and the music starts at Noon. Keep reading to learn more about each of these amazing artists and bands:

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Scott Duncan 
Scott Duncan is a true crowd-pleaser, offering up a little bit of everything. Enjoy music from the Beatles, US, Johnny Cash, Boy George, Neil Diamond, Outkast, Jimmy Buffet, Men at Work, John Denver and more! He is one of the most accomplished and skilled musicians you will ever have the pleasure of listening to.

The Mixtapes
If 90s music is your kind of jam, then The Mixtapes is your band! These 5 incredibly talented performers play everything from the Cranberries and Nirvana to No Doubt, Weezer and Smashing Pumpkins. During their set, you can relive the days when the radio was fun and going to concerts pumped you up!

Chris Weaver Band
With a mixture of southern rock, soul and country blues, the Chris Weaver Band has been inspiring crowds all around the world for many years now. The band has released 2 albums, the latest one featuring soulful music with a gritty passion for songs that define the American fabric of determination, love, family life, faith in a higher power and the helpfulness of the American Dream.

The Elton John Experience
Who doesn't love the musical stylings of Elton John? This tribute band features that incredible music, recreating not only the songs you know and love, but bringing to life the performance with outrageous costumes, exciting stage show and incredible special effects. When you hear these songs, you're sure to want to join in and sing along!

If you've never been to Aquapalooza before, this video will give you an idea of what to expect!

Summerset Boat Lifts hopes you have a fun and safe weekend out on the water, and enjoy Aquapalooza 2017! If you or someone you know is in need of Lake of the Ozarks boat lift service this weekend, have them give us a call at 573-348-5073. We'll get them taken care of! 
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Friday, July 7, 2017

How to Avoid a Boating Accident

One of the most popular summer activities at the Lake of the Ozarks is boating. Each year, hundreds of people flock to the lake area to hit the water and enjoy some vacation time on the lake. Today's blog focuses on the importance of boating safety and how to avoid an accident. Take a look at some of last year's boating accident statistics and pay special attention to our tips for avoiding a boating accident. Summerset Boat Lifts wants you to have fun on the water, while also staying safe!

Boating Accident Statistics

Take a look at these statistics below and you'll understand the importance of boater education and boater safety precautions. Don't become a statistic - stay safe out on the water this summer!
  • According to the Coast Guard, there were 4,463 boating accidents in 2016. Those accidents involved 701 deaths and 2,903 injuries. 
  • Where the cause of death was known, 80% of boating accident fatalities were a result of drowning. Of those drownings, 83% were not wearing life jackets. 
  • Alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents. 
  • 77% of boating deaths occurred where the operator did not receive boating safety instruction. 
  • Operator inattention, operator inexperience, improper lookout, excessive speed and machinery failure rank as the top five primary contributing factors in boating accidents. 

Tips for Avoiding a Boating Accident

By following these few simple tips below, you'll be less likely to be involved in a boating accident:

  1. Don't drink and drive a boat. 
  2. Take a boater safety course. 
  3. Wear a life jacket. 
  4. Store safety equipment on board. 
  5. Know the rules of navigation on the waterways. 
  6. Avoid excessive speeds. 
  7. Don't overload your boat. 
  8. Check the weather before you set out. 
  9. Stow paddles or oar and anchor in case your motor stops working. 
  10. Make sure your boat is properly maintained. 
  11. Know what to do in the event of an emergency. 

Happy Boating from Summerset Boat Lifts! If you're in need of a new boat lift or boat lift repair at the Lake of the Ozarks, you know who to call. From sales and installation to repairs and service, we are your premier boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call at 573-348-5073.

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