1964 Original invention by the founder of HydroHoist.
1969 First-ever patent for a water displacement-by-air boat lift was awarded to the HydroHoist Company
1972 First level-lifting boat lift introduced to the market.
1977 First national network of boat lift dealers offering coast to coast sales and service to boating public. ( Now includes six factory-owned regional distribution warehouses.)
1980 First free-floating lift for stationary docks with introduction of the Side-Tie B-Model of HydroHoist.
1980 First Boat lift to offer a multi-valve control center.
1985 First free-floating lift for commercial operations with capacities up to 120,000 pounds.
1992 First L-arm design for greater stability and performance.
1996 First Boatlift company to offer a ground fault circuit interrupter (user safeguard device) on all its lift controls.
1998 First HydroPort PWC platform.
1999 First seamless, one-piece, rotationally molded boat lift tank for flawless air retention, strength and resistance to impact damage. With the introduction of the UltraLift line of HydroHoist Boat Lifts.
1999 First to offer "all steel out of the water" with the UltraLift and UltraLift2 boat lift line.
2001 First PWC docking platform to offer both wheels & rollers for user-friendly docking and launching with the introduction of the HydroPort2 PWC Platform.
2004 First boatlift company to employ a full-time State Certified Professional Engineer to enhance the design, performance, and quality of our products.
2006 First control center with automated rapid launch feature and all corrosion free components.
2007 First proprietary remote control with programmable boarding positions.
2007 First rotationally molded tanks for shallow water applications.
2008 First in industry to heat-fuse rotationally molded HDPE parts together.
2009 HydroHoist purchases world's largest bi-axial rotational molding machine.
2010 Introduced B2TM Series with a simple approach for increased speed, stability, and reliability.
2011 Release Hp2TMXL to better handle larger and heavier personal watercrafts.