Honc Docks and Lifts is proud to have been installing DOLPHIN BOATLIFTS for over 20 years. Dolphin Boatlifts are built locally in Ft. Myers, and are the most experienced lift manufacturer in our area. They have a fantastic service team, and on the rare occasion that a lift has an unforeseen maintenance issue, they are here to take care of it.
Dolphin Boatlifts manufactures the strongest galvanized steel and aluminum lifts on the market today. Galvanized and aluminum lifts are available up to 30,000 capacities. Galvanized steel lifts are available up to 50,000 lb. capacity.
Standard Lift Capacities
7,000 10,000 12,000
13,500 16,000 20,000
Dolphin offers several options when rigging your lift:
Remote Controls are a wonderful device which can allow a boater to control the on/off operation of their boatlifts wirelessly. The Remote Control is an electric control that is wired into the lift operation system by a licensed electrician. It can be utilized by a wide variety of boatlifts such as the Standard two and four motor lifts, single motor jetski lifts, and side mount elevator lift. At Honc Docks, we usually recommend that a remote control with the Auto Stop feature be installed. This is a device that is preset by the electrician to control the upper and lower heights the lift cradle will stop at. Normally, the lift cradle is set to stop around 3 inches from the canal bottom on the lower limit and level with the dock framing at the upper limit. This allows the boater to simply drive the boat onto the boat lift, press the “up” button on the remote control and the lift will automatically turn on and raise the boat to the deck level and turn itself off. When the boater desires to leave their dock for a day of boating, the “down” button is pressed and the lift will turn on descend down until the boatlift cradle is within inches of the bottom of the canal and automatically turn itself off. Another advantage of this Auto Stop feature is that it greatly reduces the chance that the cradle will run all the way down and hit the bottom of the canal, which causes the Stainless boatlift cables to tangle. If a weather event requires the lift owner to raise the boatlift higher than normal, a very simple “override” switch allows the lift to raise higher than the standard upper settings. Likewise, if a very low tide requires the cradle to descend further down into the canal, the override switch makes it possible.
For more information from Dolphin Boatlifts, visit their website. We will work with you to select the proper capacity and style of lift to fit your individual boating needs.