Hi-Tide Boat Lifts: When You Want Top of The Line

For all your marine construction needs in Clearwater, look no further than Priority Marine. With over 40 years’ marine business experience in this area, we professionally take your project from concept to completion. At Priority, we’re particularly proud of our customized Hi-Tide boat lifts. Florida-based Hi Tide is a longstanding industry leader in lifting technology. Depending on your dockage, along with the dimensions and weight of your boat, Hi-Tide boat lifts can be designed to fit your needs.

Hi-Tide Boat Lifts, Small to Super-Size

Made of durable, lightweight aluminum, Hi-Tide boat lifts are non-corrosive and easy to maintain. Priority installs a wide variety of designs, with weight limits that are off the charts – up to 180,000 pounds. Therefore, these lifts can safely handle the smallest personal watercraft or the weightiest mega-yacht! The topless, open-access design offers easy access to your boat. The aluminum elevator model is perfect for narrow waterways or limited dock access. No dock at all? It’s a side-mounted design that even works on pilings or seawalls. We have a specific design for your boathouse, too.

One of the many innovations of Hi-Tide boat lifts is the sealed aluminum Gear Box, for the ultimate protection against the harsh marine environment. It’s quiet, efficient – and fast! The corrosive properties of salt water, humdity and constant, harsh Clearwater sun can be seriously damaging. Housed inside Hi-Tide’s patented Gear Box, the lift’s drives and controls don’t risk corrosion or damage. Rather than adapt existing systems, Hi-Tide is the only boat lift manufacturer that designs and builds its marine grade motor controls.

Why Are Boat Lifts Important in Clearwater?

While the mechanics of boat lifts are complicated, the reasons for having one installed are simple. By raising your vessel completely out of the water when you’re through adventuring, you eliminate barnacles and algae. Marine growths attach themselves to the hull, and the results can be devastating if not treated. And treatment is not only laborious, but it’s also time-consuming. You’d rather be cruising the Clearwater bays and estuaries.

Of course, every boat owner knows that periodic maintenance is going to be part of the package. However, since Hi-Tide boat lifts bring your watercraft’s underside to eye level, access to the hull – for cleaning, scraping or painting – is a breeze. Dry storage not only prolongs the life of your boat, it also increases its resale value considerably. In Clearwater and the Bay Area, we love the water; boaters can get the most out of the experience with Hi-Tide.

Call Priority Marine today at (727) 447-1373. Contact us and we’ll inspect your mooring and vessel, recommend the ideal lift and get going on your custom project!

4 Popular Styles of Boat Docks

Throughout modern time, the evolution of boat docks has led to tremendous strides in regards to aesthetics and functionality. Modern engineering feats have displayed the possibilities of imagination when it comes to residential and commercial piers, and here are some of Tampa’s most popular maritime moorings.

Traditional Wooden Boat Docks

Traditional wooden boat docks have been the go-to choice in marine construction as far back as can be historically recorded. Wood was easy to work with and was readily abundant at the time. Most docks in Tampa are of this traditional design. Typically, a piling or post would be vertically driven into the substrate as the primary foundation for most dock construction. 

Floating Docks and Piers

Advances in technology and versatility have led to some truly amazing contraptions. Floating boat docks are primarily the selection of waterfront owners where the tide plays a daily role, this allows the platform surface to maintain the same height off of the water. These are equipped with select types of flotation systems along with various anchor systems to keep the platform from moving about.

Versatile Boat Docks With Lifts

These types of platforms which include lifts would prove ideal for the marine enthusiast who likes to personally maintain their watercraft. Keeping it above the water when not in use is a wise decision that protects the hull from accumulating barnacles or algae. But why stop at a simple lift? Imagine a boat house where you could store your equipment and your vessel out of the elements, complete with a pressure washer and marine tools for easy cleaning and maintenance.

Contemporary/Modern Style

The infusion of modern design has enveloped nearly every facet of architecture and engineering, and this is also evident with boat docks of the contemporary style. Incorporating all of the luxurious amenities one could imagine, producing boat houses built with pure comfort, glamour, and aesthetics in mind. A simple platform with a horn-cleat is a thing of the past in comparison to the modern style with their prominent geometric architecture, lavish bathhouses with saunas, leisure rooms, sun decks and pool tables.

Priority Marine in Tampa can help bring your seafaring dreams to life. Call us at (727) 447-1373 for an initial consultation.