Where to Buy a Boat Lift Near You


With so much shoreline in North Carolina, it would be hard to find a place where you couldn’t buy boat lifts near you. From dealers with elaborate showrooms to boat shows to random sellers on the internet, there’s no shortage of people who want to sell you boat lifts and dock systems in the Lake James area.

We recommend shopping locally because it’s good for the economy, and local boat lift dealers will know the water in your area better than someone outside of it. If you’re using an authorized dealer for a company like HydroHoist, that’s even better—that way, you’re getting the expertise of someone who knows your water best, along with the extensive knowledge of the products they’re selling. A local dealer will also be able to offer warranties and compatible boat lift parts as part of a complete waterfront system, which you won’t necessarily get from a stranger trying to sell you their system.

You can find many reputable dealers through research and internet searches, or you can use our contact form to get in touch with a HydroHoist dealer in your area.

A pontoon boat on a floating boat lift hoist

Who Sells Boat Lifts In Lake Norman?


HydroHoist of the Carolinas is a great place to buy boat lifts in the Lake Norman area. HydroHoist of the Carolinas has been an authorized dealer of HydroHoist boat lifts and HydroPort PWC lifts for over 35 years. We are happy to assist with lift installations, service, and more. Our coverage area is vast; we cover North and South Carolina and southern Virginia. We cover many lakes in the area, including but not limited to Lake Norman, Lake James, Lake Hickory, Lake Rhodhiss, Lake Wylie, Mountain Island, Lake Outlook, Lake Badin, and High Rock.

How much are boat lifts in the Lake Norman area?

Every boat owner is unique—and so is their boat, dock, lift, and waterfront. That’s why it’s so difficult to determine prices for boat lifts in a “one size fits all” way. Your average polyethylene PWC dock is a simple system attached to the side of a boat dock or directly to the shore that your jet ski can push off and drive onto—it is also relatively inexpensive. On the other side of the spectrum, an aluminum pontoon boat lift with an electric motor and other features will need to be bigger, require substantially more lifting power, and must be made of materials that can withstand the size of the boat and the elements as well. Adding or removing features and other investments like manufacturer warranties can also affect the price tag, as can the area where you are.

It’s safe to expect to spend thousands, maybe even tens of thousands, of dollars on your boat lift system in the Lake Norman area. However, getting a more specific figure will require more specific information from you as well as the expertise of an authorized dealer. HydroHoist of the Carolinas can offer quotes based on your shoreline, boat, and lifestyle needs and priorities that will fit you better than any item or package deal picked off a chart.

Lake Norman Area HydroHoist Dealers

HydroHoist has waterfront experts and boat lift dealers all over North America, and Lake Norman, North Carolina, is no exception. We’re proud to serve all of our customers’ needs in our coverage area, no matter what types of boat lifts they use or where they’re located. We have boat lifts for watercraft of just about any size and shape for waters across North America, and the accessories and add-ons that make boating easier and more fun for everyone. For more information on our products, services, and dealers in your area, get in touch with us so we can connect you to a local HydroHoist dealer. 


What types of boat lifts are suitable for Lake Norman?

Luckily, many different types of boat lifts are suitable for Lake Norman. Freshwater lakes are easier to find durable materials for, and the variety of shoreline conditions means that you can find a boat lift sure to be a perfect fit. Vertical, hydraulic, and floating boat lifts for nearly any make and model of watercraft, as well as drive-on ports for smaller personal watercraft, are available to Lake Norman boaters. Ask your local dealer about which boat lift is best for your needs.

How do I know which boat lift capacity is right for my boat?

Start with the spec sheet for your boat, which lists the boat’s dry weight—how much the watercraft weighs without anything on it—and the other measurements your local dealer will need when you’re shopping. Once you have the dry weight, think about the weight of everything you’ll be adding, from fuel to water sports equipment to passengers. Also, think about where that weight will be located (i.e., if your motor is toward the back of the boat). Add about a 20% margin of error to your total estimated weight, and you’ll have your minimum required boat lift capacity.

Do you offer boat lift installation services at Lake Norman?

HydroHoist can help you with your boat lift installation. Product installation instructions are available for download through our website, and our customer support team can answer questions over the phone, but your local HydroHoist dealer can also provide boat lift installation services. Talk to your dealer for more information.

Can I get maintenance services for my boat lift in Lake Norman, NC?

Your local boat lift dealer is the best place to get maintenance services for your boat lift. While HydroHoist boat lifts have a long lifetime with proper care, sometimes accidents happen, and you may need help. Talk to your local dealer if your Lake Norman, NC boat lift needs maintenance or repairs.