Friday, June 25, 2021

Tips for Boating with Your Furry Friend

Summer is upon us which means it's boating season! It also means the temps are warm, which can make it 'ruff' on your furry friends who love to boat. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to share some tips to make boating more enjoyable for your pets. Check it out:

Have a pet life jacket at the ready. 

If your pet were to fall overboard, they may be disoriented. Just like humans, it's important that your pet wear a life jacket while on the boat. Many pet life jackets have a handle on the top to make it easy to assist your dog back out of the water if they do get it. 

Provide your own water for your pet. 

Bring plenty of fresh water for your pet to drink and stay well hydrated, especially if it's warm out. Discourage your dog from drinking the lake water as it may be filled with contaminants and other harmful properties for your pet. 

Keep temperature top of mind for your pet. 

Remember your dog is wearing a fur coat at all times. If you are warm in your swimsuit, they are even warmer in their fur. Be conscious of your pet and how they are feeling in the heat. You want your pet to enjoy themselves on the boat and not cause them to become ill due to heat. If the temps are relatively warm, it's encouraged to leave your dogs at home. 

Have a plan for a shaded spot on board. 

Laying down in the shade can help your dog cool off. Make sure there is enough shade on your vessel for your dog to keep out of the direct sun. This can also help prevent your dog from getting sunburnt if they are in a shaded spot. 

Make a cozy spot for your dog to be on the boat. 

Bring your dog's favorite blanket or dog bed to make sure they have a soft and cozy spot to curl up during the boat ride. This can help them feel more secure if they have an item with a familiar scent on it, as well. 

Don't let your furry family members be left at home when you can make boating more comfortable for them during the warmer months of the year. If it's too hot or you'll be away from home for too long, it is advised to leave your pets but if you're out for a shorter cruise or out on a cooler summer day, your pet would love to ride along! The best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to make boating season fun for your entire family, furry friends included! If your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks is in need of some work, trust the experienced crew at Summerset Boat Lifts! Give us a call today!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Perks of Adding a Lift Walkway

Boat lifts are an important part of keeping your boat safe. While it's an effective way to lift your boat out of the water, there are some impressive boat lift variations we have available to make your boating experience even better. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks is able to work with your unique dock, boat, and lift situation to design a lift that is best for your unique needs. One of the popular options our customers choose is to offset a boat lift and install a boat lift walkway at the Lake of the Ozarks. Check out some of the benefits of adding a walkway to your boat lift below: 

Increase Safety on Dock

Your dock is a hot spot for family and friends each summer. We want to ensure it's as safe as possible and that can be accomplished by installing a walkway around your boat. This means there is less space for a person to fall in the water in the dock well between the edge of the dock and the boat. This is a dangerous place to fall with all the lift arms and other metal beneath the water surface. Preventing a fall specifically next to a boat lift can help keep your crew safe. 

Make it Easy to Board Your Boat

It can be difficult for some individuals to board a boat. Children and elderly boaters tend to have trouble getting on and off the boat. A boat lift walkway at the Lake of the Ozarks is a great way to offer peace of mind and an extra place to step to get the individuals closer to the boat. Instead of stretching your legs over the gap between the dock and the boat, a walkway offers a place to take a step closer and get right next to the boat to board. It can also help eliminate the fear factor of falling in next to the boat while boarding. 

Conveniently Clean Boat

It can be tricky to clean your boat while it's stored on your lift. While some spots on the boat are easy to clean, it can be difficult to reach other places on the boat. Easily clean your entire boat exterior with a lift walkway. You can get up right next to the boat to wipe it down after a day on the water or to give it a good cleaning before winterizing this fall. 

Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company takes great pride in providing the best end product for our customers. When you work with Summerset Boat Lifts, you get our years of experience and exceptional customer service at your disposal! We look forward to creating the best boat lift for your boat and boating lifestyle. Contact us today by calling 573-348-5073 and we can go over the Lake of the Ozarks boat lift options we have available for you! 

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Friday, June 18, 2021

Lift Options to Protect Your New Boat

You finally snagged that new boat you've had your eye on! Congratulations! Now's the time to ensure it's protected like it should be with a new boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we pride ourselves on designing and building high quality lifts that will lift your dreams for years to come. Check out some of the common lift options we have available:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.

We have a ton of Lake of the Ozarks boat lift options available and we couldn't be more excited to hear about your new boat in order to find the right fit for your investment. Contact our experienced team at the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks and we'll be sure to hook you up with the right lift for your new boat!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Be a Part of Boating History at the Lake of the Ozarks!

The Lake of the Ozark's attempt at the Guinness World Record for the Largest Boat Parade is this weekend! That's right, June 12th at 9:00am (be lined up by 8:30am) is when the boat parade is taking place at the 19-26 MM. There's still time to register your boat and participate in this attempt to break a world record right here at the Lake of the Ozarks! Check out all the details provided by our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks:

Photo Credit: Fun Lake

Quick Parade Details:

Cost: $50 Per Boat – 2021 Lake Race Special!

Includes One shirt, One boat & One boat flag.

Boat Parade registration fees are going to support the largest firework display ever produced in Missouri on Tuesday, August 10th in celebration of Missouri’s Bicentennial.

Where: 19MM-26MM

All boats will be organized by size of the boat.  You will be asked to wait in your staged area until told to join the parade.

When: Saturday, June 12th Parade begins at 9am.  Must be in your holding location by 8:30am.

Register HERE for the parade! 

All About the Event:

The Lake of the Ozarks is excited to attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest Boat Parade.  The record is currently held in Malaysia with 1180 boats.  Our goal is to not only bring this record to Missouri but to Lake of the Ozarks. We NEED your help to accomplish breaking this record!  All boats must register to be able to participate.  With your registration of $50 you will get one boat in the parade, a flag to put on your boat the day of the event, and one shirt.  There will be an option to purchase additional shirts when you register.  We want everyone in the parade to wear their shirts during the parade and to fly the flag on their boat.  It will help the adjudicator spot the boats in the parade as they go by. After the parade an adjudicator will do their final scoring and a press conference will be held to present the final number of boats and if the record was broke here at Lake of the Ozarks. The press conference is by invitation only but the entire conference will be streamed live for everyone to watch.

Photo Credit: Fun Lake

Don't miss out on the excitement as the Lake of the Ozarks boaters come together in hopes to break this record! It's going to be a beautiful day and there's no better way to spend your weekend than out on the water trying to bring a world record to the our area! Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks encourages all boaters to register for this parade and make sure we break the record!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Friday, June 4, 2021

Proud Lake Race Sponsor!

It's a big boating weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks -- it's Lake Race weekend! Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks is thrilled to sponsor this awesome annual boating event. Gear up for a weekend of fun, fast boats, and great times! Summerset Boat Lifts has provided some information about the event and a schedule of events so you know when and where to catch the action!

All About Lake Race:

Lake Race offshore Powerboat Race at Lake of the Ozarks is entering its 7th year of racing excitement. Sanctioned by Offshore Powerboat Association and APBA, Lake Race attracts the fastest and most powerful boats in the world to compete on the waters of the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. The course begins at Neon Taco - Bagnell Dam, 0-4mm by the water and ends with an awards ceremony at Camden on the Lake, H. Toads at 7pm. Can't wait to see you all there! Family fun with speed, power and excitement is what we're about, and we can't wait for you to join us June 3-5, 2021, for a weekend of spectacular powerboat racing! See you soon!

Lake Race Schedule:

Friday, June 4th

Lake Race Street Party

Bagnell Dam Strip - Neon Taco to Tucker Shuckers

4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come check out these awesome powerboats up close and personal. Even get the chance to meet the racers and their crew members. It's a fun way to spend a Friday evening at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Saturday, June 5th

Lake Race

Neon Taco on Bagnell Dam to 4mm on water

10:30am start time

Don't miss these powerboats as they speed around the circle course from the 0mm to 4mm of the Lake of the Ozarks. The course can be viewed from the Bagnell Dam Strip or by water. There are also some other great viewing spots along the course by land. You'll be impressed by the speed and skills these racers show as they fight to cross the finish line first! 

Photo Credit: Fun Lake

What are you waiting for? Now's the time to make plans to attend this awesome racing event at the Lake of the Ozarks. As the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're proud sponsor of Lake Race 2021! Don't forget to check out our spot on the dock by the Neon Taco for racers to use!

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