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  • Portable boat lift


    A portable boat lift is a tool designed specifically to allow one person to transport, set up, and safely separate boats from trailers. Portable boat lifts are intended to be used on land, rather than near, in, or on the water. A portable boat lift is not a boat yard crane, fork lift with elongated forks, or machine, none of which can be easily transported from location to location. A portable boat lift is not a boat lift which is commonly found attached to a dock. Although some devices allow one person to separate a boat from a trailer or lift a boat up and out of the water, they are not by definition portable. The term "boat lift" originally referred to large devices used instead of canal locks to transport canal boats horizontally as well as vertically, such as the 1875 Anderton Boat Lift. In modern usage the term "boat lift," as opposed to "portable boat lift," usually refers to devices permanently installed at a dock to simply lift a boat above the water, a type of ship lift. It is not specifically designed for separating a boat from a trailer. Portable boat lifts may differ in design, cost, weight, and function but they are by definition portable.

  • Strépy-Thieu boat lift


    Strépy-Thieu boat lift The Strépy-Thieu boat lift () lies on a branch of the Canal du Centre in the municipality of Le Rœulx, Hainaut, Belgium. With a height difference of between the upstream and downstream reaches, it was the tallest boat lift in the world upon its completion, and remained so until the Three Gorges Dam ship lift in China was completed in January 2016.

  • Boat lift


    Strépy-Thieu boat lift (Belgium, Wallonia) The Falkirk Wheel (Scotland) Peterborough Lift Lock (Canada) A boat lift, ship lift, or lift lock is a machine for transporting boats between water at two different elevations, and is an alternative to the canal lock and the canal inclined plane. It may be either vertically moving, like the ship lifts in Germany, Belgium, the lift at "Les Fontinettes" in France or the Anderton boat lift in England, or rotational, like the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland.

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