Claremore Collective raft for the Great Tulsa Raft Race sponsored by HydroHoist

HydroHoist was pleased to sponsor the Claremore Collective raft for the Great Tulsa Raft Race this year. 
“HydroHoist donates the pontoon, which is a huge help,” said Meggie Froman-Knight. “It’s been a learning opportunity for us, learning the process of how these are made. And this is a manufacturer that we have in our own backyard.”

To learn more visit http://www.claremoreprogress.com/news/the-jolly-rogers-to-join-great-raft-race/article_00719208-9183-11e7-8fc1-17aa479b6487.html 

Employee Spotlight – Jeff Rogers

Service Manager, HH Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

Jeff has been with HydroHoist since August, 2006. His role as the Service Manager is managing and scheduling new lift builds and installs and service of all HydroHoist product lines. His favorite thing about working at Hydro- Hoist is that each day is a new adventure with its own set of challenges and rewards and this keeps things fresh and challenging.  “I can honestly say that I have never had a boring day working for HydroHoist.”

 

 

“HydroHoist has been a fantastic company to work for. They have not only afforded me the opportunity to grow as an employee within the company, but also have had a great influence on the person I have become personally. The employees of HydroHoist are a great group of individuals to work with and are always there to help me out,” Jeff said. Jeff has been married to his high school sweetheart, Barbara, for thirty eight years. They have two children, Kristen and Logan. They are the proud grandparents of three grandchildren, Brayden, Sophie, Ellie and one on the way. “Needless to say, we don’t have a lot of spare time or sanity left by the end of the week. But, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Life is too short to sweat the small stuff,” said Jeff. “This is a small office and Jeff has been invaluable to its success. Every year we are growing sales directly related to the quality of our work on every job. It’s his high standards that keep our customers happy and referring their friends,” said HHMO Regional Manager JoAnne Clark

HP Extreme: the Most Awarded PWC Lift

Newly Awarded PWC Lift

HydroHoist Marine Group continues to receive accolades for its newest product – the HP Extreme, a superior PWC Lift system. The PWC Lift won the award for 2017 Top Product of the Year Award by Boating Industry.

“The HP Extreme is the easiest to load and launch of any PWC docking platform on the market, with features unmatched by any in the boatlift industry,” said HydroHoist President and CEO Mick Webber.

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Most Awarded PWC Lift

In addition to the Boating Industry award, the HP Extreme also received the Innovation Award from Marine Recreation Association, California. Furthermore, with this award, the HPE is the first in the PWC Lift category to receive such an honor.

“It gives us great pleasure to accept these awards. I am pleased that the company is recognized throughout our industry. We are proud to continue receiving testimonials and praise from our customers across the country,” Webber said. He continues, “These awards recognize the engineering talent and the imaginative thinking that a product of this caliber requires.”

The HP Extreme revolutionized the PWC lift industry with fresh, patented features. These include full roller-support of the PWC and ultra-tough polyethylene construction with Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Foam. Additionally, the PWC lift is easily adjustable thanks to rollers and stainless steel axles the are compatible with all types of watercraft and water conditions.

Additionally, the HP Extreme utilizes an exclusive “air pillow” bow stop, flat anti-skid walking surfaces, and the easiest load and launch in the industry. This combination of revolutionary features provides an unparalleled experience from launch to drive-on. The ease with which boat enthusiasts  enjoy their PWCs provides more time for fun on the water and less time for the traditional hassle associated with PWC lifts, because of the attention to detail.

Finally, more information on the HydroPort Extreme – as well as HydroHoist’s other PWC lift and products – is available on www.boatlift.com.

 

Heavy Duty HydroHoist Designed for Rough Water

HydroHoist, America’s #1 boat lift, released its newest lift, specifically designed for rough water applications.

The UltraLift Heavy Duty is the latest addition to HydroHoist’s UltraLift Series with a rugged, new design featuring cast components at all pivots and stress points; toughest dock bracket; engineered polyethylene tanks for increased strength; fastest cycle time of any lift on the market; and the best resale value – which means it’s the most durable lift made.

A boat is one of the largest investments consumers make outside of their home and HydroHoist manufactures products to make them last for generations.

“The new UltraLift Heavy Duty addresses the need for a lift that can withstand rough water – it is built for durability, with the same exacting standards of every HydroHoist boat lift,” said President and CEO Mick Webber.

HydroHoist is the market originator – their patented products lead the industry in all aspects of boat lifts, personal water craft (PWC) ports, and boat and dock protection packages.

The UltraLift 2’s seamless polyethylene tanks are rugged with superior and innovative engineering and are suited specifically for the marine environment.  HydroHoist’s innovative design is formed and molded for better efficiency and safety.

The rugged, cast steel components feature the patented UltraGrip tank connection which enables the UltraLift 2 to be installed with all of the steel parts above the waterline with standard installation.  This design protects boats from the elements, marine growth, rough water damage, and electrolysis for convenient and carefree storage that keeps boats looking new for years.

“We are proud to offer the best products on the market, and couple that with the best service and expertise in the industry today,” said Webber.

HHTX SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCED FOR MARINE ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS

HydroHoist® Marine Group Inc. announces Garrett Taurus, as the 2016 college scholarship recipient for the Marina Association of Texas. 

Garrett is the son of Edward and Velvet Taurus of Cedar Park, TX. He has been an employee at Lakeway Marina on Lake Travis in Austin, TX for several years and is attending St. Edwards University in Austin majoring in Biology.
“HydroHoist Marine Group takes great pride in offering scholarships for organizations like MAT. We view this as having long-term benefit to the people that support us and our industry,” said Mick Webber, HydroHoist President and CEO.
For over 20 years, HydroHoist has provided scholarships in the amount of $1,000 ($500 per semester) for employees and children of marina and business members in good standing with Marina Association of Texas. Leadership, grade point average, community involvement and extracurricular activity involvement are all factors in the award decision.
Please join us in congratulating Garrett on his achievements and wish him well in his college and future endeavors.

Dealer Spotlight – Thomas Docks

Thomas Docks was founded in 1993 and incorporated in 1994.  Scott Thomas grew up in the little town of Cicero, Indiana and its 2000-acre reservoir.  He had the opportunity to buy out an existing small dock construction company in 1994.  He serviced about 150 customers annually.  Over the years, business continued to grow and they now service about 2,500 customers.  Scott started out with one employee in 1994, and now has 23 employees. Scott graduated from Hamilton Heights High School in 1991. He worked in construction for a couple of years while he attended Ivy Tech.  During his first year of sales with Thomas Docks, he grossed around $130,000.00.  In 2017, the annual company sales are about $3.5 million. It wasn’t until 2014 that Thomas Docks became a part of HydroHoist Marine Group.  “Our sales have increased 50% since becoming a HydroHoist dealer.  We enjoy working with a company that looks out for its dealers and respects what they do and has their best interests in mind,” Thomas said. Scott enjoys flying airplanes, boating, fishing… but basically work is all he knows.

 

 

 

HydroHoist’s PWC Port Received Industry Recognition

HydroHoist is proud to announce that the Marine Recreation Association (MRA) recently awarded the HydroPort Extreme (HPE) the Most Innovative Product of the Year for 2016. Importantly, this is a first in the PWC Port category.

This award honors advancements in the recreational marina and boatyard industry. Specifically, it recognizes organizations and individuals who have contributed technology and services that change the industry for the better. Accordingly, the HPE demonstrates significant advancement and improvement over all current technology. Thus, the HydroHoist team has celebrated this achievement and will carry this momentum forward into the future.HydroPort Extreme - As seen launching seadoo from PWC Port

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HydroHoist is honored to receive this award following the intense design work and promotion of the HPE. Truly, the PWC Port stands out among personal watercraft (PWC) docking platforms. The HPE is fully roller-supported, has the easiest load and launch in the industry, and boasts a flat, anti-skid walking surface. Importantly, HydroHoist molds the port from ultra tough Polyethylene plastic and fills it with Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) marine foam. 

“Customers immediately notice a difference between the HPE and every PWC port on the market. The reviews are totally positive and we greatly appreciate all the feedback,” said CEO Mick Webber.

About the MRA

 

Finally, the Marine Recreation Association is a non-profit association that represents marina owners, operators and industry professionals throughout the Western U.S., Mexico, Hawaii and Australia. The Association’s mission is to provide a united voice in representing the interests of the boating and marina industries. Additionally, the service helps educate and inform in all areas of recreational boating.

 

 

HYDROHOIST NAMES SOUTHEAST U.S. MANAGER

HydroHoist is proud to announce the addition of a Southeast Regional Manager, Mike Flounlacker, based in Pensacola, Florida.

“We see strong potential in southeastern Florida and Mike’s expertise and work experience will play an important role in bringing our products to market,” said HydroHoist CEO Mick Webber.

A loyal Floridian, Flounlacker attended both Florida State University and the University of West Florida before making his career as a government contractor for marine construction and engineering. His contracting revolved around business development, which he sees as an important aspect in achieving HydroHoist’s success in the region. Mike’s time as a business development executive was spent building rapport with key personnel, leading business expansion, and setting goals and projections. He sees opportunity in this area because his customers are looking for more options and best-value purchases.

His capacity at HydroHoist will be utilized exploring areas for growth within the Florida market and expanding the existing customer base in the Southeast United States coastal areas. Mike sees tremendous opportunities for HydroHoist’s line of products.

“Mike’s knowledge of the demands of the marine industry will allow him to react to what the market wants and provide feedback,” Webber said.

“The addition of Mike, along with the introduction of our newest saltwater boat lift creates a synergy that will elevate our presence in the nation’s number one boating state.”

Flounlacker’s main goal for 2017 is to grow the HMG brand in the southeast coastal market. On being asked about his first impressions he said, “It is great to be part of such a stable company with a talented team that focuses on a customer-first philosophy.”

He has been married to his wife, Stephanie, for 17 years, and has two sons, Christopher and Paul, who are 16 and 12 respectively. In his spare time, Mike likes hunting, fishing, weightlifting, and coaching his son’s junior high football team.

HydroHoist is the oldest and largest hydropneumatic boatlift manufacturer in the world.  HydroHoist serves a worldwide marketplace in all aspects of pleasure craft, service boats, Personal Water Craft (PWCs) and other floating vessels. HydroHoist owns five patents relating to boat-lift technology and electric power pedestals, and has International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certifications for its manufacturing processes. Learn more at boatlift.com

HydroHoist Welcomes Advisory Board

image1HydroHoist is pleased to announce the members of our newly-formed Advisory Board. A world class group that will bring enormous value to HydroHoist. Pat Cavanagh, President of Cavanagh, LLC; Paxson St. Clair, President of Cobalt Boats; and Chip McElroy, President and CEO of McElroy Manufacturing. We are honored to be working with these individuals as they bring unique perspectives and many years of business experience. As a bonus, each is an avid boater and user of our product. We are honored that they are giving their time and talents to HydroHoist.

HydroHoist Advisory Board members (l to r):  Pat Cavanagh, President, Cavanagh, LLC;  Chip McElroy, President & CEO, McElroy Manufacturing; Mick Webber, President & CEO, HydroHoist Marine Group; Paxson St. Clair, President, Cobalt Boats

 

 

 

HydroHoist of Oklahoma

HydroHoist of Oklahoma has seen the 30’-40’ boat sales continue to rise as do boat lift sales in the 14k-22k range –  continuing strong late into the season. The emergence of the Volvo forward facing drive has sparked sales in surf/wakeboard boats.

Sailboat lifts are gaining attention in the Grand Lake market with three installed this quarter – a 4400, 8800 and 10,000lb

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HyPower production is up 31% in units over last year.

What are the main things we have had to change to accommodate the 31% growth? The HyPower assembly team has added two additional assembly people to help manage the growth in sales.  There was a learning curve at first as everyone became educated on production but by the middle of June we were moving full steam ahead.

Is there a main reason for the growth?  With an upturn in the marine industry we saw many of our regular marinas renovate and expand.  In addition, many projects we had been working with developers and owners on during the recession moved forward in 2016 leading to tremendous growth over 2015.

“It says a lot about our manufacturing team’s abilities that HyPower can ramp up within a few weeks to ship double the number of units per week to meet our customers’ needs.  It also takes a higher level of dedication working the overtime including nights and weekends to meet our goals,” said HyPower Director of Sales Eric Farley.