Even though DryDock is a relatively new product, the owners and designers of DryDock have been in the marine business for a long time. One thing was painfully and evidently missing in the market: A simple, drive-on style lift that can accommodate boats in excess of 10,000 pounds.
A mariner for 50+ years, and a overhead crane and lift engineer for 35+ years, the designer of DryDock was looking for a solution to lift his 20’ inboard runabout when he designed and built the first DryDock for his own personal use.
There are other large-capacity floating lifts on the market. But all of these are built with metal frames which will degrade and fall apart over time. Some have moving metal parts, which equate to a death sentence in a saltwater environment. We wanted to design a boat lift that had no moving parts, virtually no exposed metal parts, maintained a low-profile, and was easy to operate.
Using the laws of physics (which never change), mathematical formulae (which never change), and a touch of intuition and genius, DryDock was born.
We have created a lift that met our criteria: an easy-to-use, remarkably durable, low profile lift. Through extrapolation, we are able to build these lifts with massive lifting capacities in excess of 75,000 pounds, and can build them smaller to handle little boats with special requirements such as inboard ski boats, jet drives, and flat bottoms. DryDock lifts are predictable in operation, stable in use, and strong in fabrication.
Our lifts are made using UV-stabilized 100% high density polyethylene (HDPE). The port and starboard side of the lift are secured in place using size-on-size solid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pins. And the entire system is welded together using a proprietary plastic welding technique with HDPE wire bead, making the weld joints continuous in material density resulting in welds as strong as a steel weld. Quite simply, DryDock is the strongest, most substantial floating lift available on the market today.
As an added benefit, our lifts do not affix to your dock or seawall permanently like a cable-lift does, so they are easy to relocate. DryDock stays with your boat, not with your dock.
The question is not so much “Why DryDock?” as it is “Why NOT DryDock?”
Drive your boat in. Raise it up. Store it dry.