PWC: Weight Capacity

Upon finally buying a jet ski, you can barely stand the thrill of getting it into the water for its first trip. Be that as it may, you should initially prepare it with a proper PWC lift. When selecting a PWC lift you’ll need to do more than just search the owner’s manual to determine your jet ski’s true weight.

The primary thing you should consider is how big your jet ski really is. When your PWC lift isn’t able to handle your jet ski’s weight, it may fall and could end up damaging your jet ski. To find the correct PWC lift for your jetski, consider the following:
 Its dry weight
 Attached gear weight such as seat covers, storage bin items, etc.
 The fuel weight in the tank (approx. 6.3 lbs per gallon)
 The weight of non-factory add-ons. (engine upgrades or other attachments).

Knowing the correct weight of your jet ski is very important so as to not overload your PWC lift. Our experienced technicians at Breeze Boat Lifts are here to help you pick the perfect lift for your PWC. For more help contact Breeze Boat Lifts today.

Do you really need a Boat Lift?

Have you been asking yourself this question? Perhaps going back and forth thinking about what you should do. Here are some points to keep in mind. Boat lifts are key in keeping your boat safe from being damaged. They mechanically lower your boat into the water and lift it out of the water when it is not in use.

Leaving your boat submerged in the water is one of the main causes of damage that your boat can face. You can come across destructive slime, barnacles, zebra mussels and other marine growth. Harsh weather conditions in which water levels shift can also cause scrapes and scratches to your boat. In the long run all this can lead to costly repairs or even the loss of your boat. A boat lift will safely elevate your boat above the water and protect it from becoming damaged. Having a boat lift can also reduce maintenance expenses and give you a stress-free experience every time you hit the water.

It is very important to select the correct boat lift for your boat. The correct boat lift will depend on the size and weight of your boat and on the dock setup. This will narrow down your options and will help choose the lift that best covers your needs. The lift that you purchase must have a lifting capacity that exceeds the weight of your boat with fuel, cargo, and passengers.

Still have some doubts? Give the team at Breeze Boat Lifts a call today to get an estimate on your boat lift.

Boating Safety Equipment

Before you take your boat out for a fun day on the water, it is very important to check that you have all the necessary safety gear. So, here are some of the basics to keep you and your passengers safe.

Life Jackets
It is required that each person on board have a life jacket available. Anyone who rides a personal watercraft must wear a life jacket at all times. Children under 12 must wear them while the boat is moving. And in case of any emergency it must be the first thing all passengers put on.

Throwable flotation device
Apart from life jackets it is required to have at least one throwable flotation device on board. In case of an emergency you must have it at hand and ready to throw into the water immediately.

Visual Signaling Devices
The visual distress signal that your boat requires will depend on its size. The most common signaling devices are flares, strobe light and orange/white smoke.

Sound Signaling Devices
These devices come in handy when the day is foggy, they can be used during the day and at night. Horns and whistles are the most common devices used on all boats.

Fire Extinguisher
The size of your vessel will determine the amount of fire extinguishers required on board. It is important to know how they work in case you need to act quickly in an emergency.

Here at Breeze Boat Lifts we care about your safety. For more information on boating safety check out If you have any questions on the boat lift side of your boating adventures, call us at 850-244-4567, our team is happy to help.

Boat Lift Maintenance Tips

Boat Lifts are here to help you keep your boats in top shape. However, boat lifts themselves also require maintenance to keep them working correctly. Regular maintenance will guarantee not only a longer lifespan but will also help you avoid costly repairs. Here are some tips from our team of professionals.

Lift cables
It is important to rinse the lift cables with fresh water every time you use your lift. It will rid them of any salt and prevent corrosion. Don’t leave your lift submerged in salt water for too long, this can cause rusting and reduce the life span of the lift cables.

Avoid exceeding the weight limitation of the boat lift. This can cause unnecessary strain on the cables which can break the strands.

Examine your lifts motor regularly for signs of rust. Make sure that belts are not loose or damaged. If this is the case they must be replaced immediately. To keep your lifts motor in the best working condition you should grease all your grease points every 8 to 12 months.

Lift beams
The lift beams must also be rinsed with fresh water to get rid of salt water or any potential barnacle growth. When the beams are not rinsed, they corrode and begin to weaken at a much faster pace. A good tip is to keep the lift beams out of the water when they aren’t in use to reduce exposure to the salt water and potential barnacle growth.

So, always keep in mind these few tips for maintaining your boat lift in good form. If you are in need of professional help contact us at Breeze Boat Lifts. Our team is happy to help you!

PWC Lift: Manual Vs. Electric

When it comes to choosing your PWC lift there are many factors that should consider. One very important factor to consider is if you prefer a manual or electric PWC lift.


Manual PWC lifts are designed with a Clutch-Brake Winch that you have to operate by hand and allow you to safely lower the PWC by simply turning the winch handle. The Clutch Brake system allows you to control the descent of the lift and if you release the winch handle at any time, the lift simply stops, there is no gear lever to flip like on a boat trailer winch. This PWC lift does require some muscle power and is designed for those docks and situations where there is no electricity and where it would be very expensive to get power to the dock..


The electric lift is way more popular than the manual PWC lift. Electric lifts use 110V power to work. 110V power is a very typical power configuration on both private and commercial docks. Breeze electric PWC Lifts all come standard with a 110V plug-in Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) for your protection. NEVER remove the GFCI without consulting with a certified electrician!

So, whether you choose manual or electric Breeze Boat Lifts offers the best options in PWC lifts. Contact us today, our team of professionals are here to assist you in picking the best boat lift to suit your needs. Call us at 850-244-4567.

Outdoor Adventure Expo at Destin Commons- POSTPONED

**The Expo at the Destin Commons has been delayed until future notice.**

Join Breeze Boat Lifts at the Outdoor Adventure Expo this upcoming April 4 (10-6pm)-April 5th (11-5pm) at the Destin Commons. The expo is a great way to see everything you need to enjoy your time outdoors. There will be products ranging from ATV’s and motorcycles to jet-skis, kayaks and more. Whether you like to have adventures by sea or land, this expo is a must-do.

Breeze Boat Lifts will be at the Outdoor Adventure Expo in Destin Commons!

During this two-day event, you will also be able to spend some time talking to our boat lift experts. Our team of professionals will be on hand to answer any and all questions. This is the perfect time to get ready for the spring and summer seasons with our boat lifts and sunbrella covers. Our boat lifts are a great way to keep your water-crafts in top working condition. For more information on the Outdoor Adventure Expo or any of our products give us a call today at 850-244-4567.

Why choose an elevator lift?

Elevator lifts are very useful in situations where sinking pilings for a 4 post top mount lift is not possible or appropriate. This can include canals or narrow waterways. These lifts are constructed of galvanized steel and our design utilizes one or two motors, and we can use 2 or 3 arms to support your boat.

The Lifting arms travel on static ride pipes, similar to our PWC Lifts. The standard is a 2 motor lift with 2 arms. This provides maximum lifting power, while still maintaining easy access to your watercraft. We use galvanized gearplates, machined aluminum winders and our maintenance free bearing blocks on these models.
Options for this lift include:

-Gem Remote controls
-Pontoon Bunkboards

Whether looking for an elevator lift or one of our traditional boat lifts, Breeze Boat Lifts is here to assist you. Give us a call today at 850-244-4567.

Invest in a Sunbrella® Boat Cover

Keeping your boat in top working condition is an investment and boat lifts are a great way to protect them. However, along with boat lifts, Sunbrella® boat lift covers can help keep your boats in top condition. Sunbrella covers have been trusted by boaters to protect against constant sun exposure, salt and environmental elements. They are also easy to clean, extending their use over time.

Sunbrella® boat covers are available in a wide variety of colors as to suit your individual taste. The Sunbrella fabric is made from 100% solution dyed acrylic fabric and is covered by a limited warranty from the manufacturer. Sunbrella boat covers are durable and made to the highest level of design and performance. Our latest innovation, using 100% Gore-Tex thread, with a “life of the fabric” warranty, will add years to the life of your Sunbrella boat lift cover.

We offer a wide variety of sizes in every color. Contact Breeze Boat Lifts for more information about Sunbrella® products.

Be Prepared this upcoming Hurricane Season

Hurricane season officially begins on June 1st. With the summer weather in full swing, it is easy to put off and overlook preparations for possible hurricane. No-one really wants to sit down and think about the possibility of a hurricane hitting where we live. However, if you want to protect your investments, you have to take the initiative to make sure you have all the information you need in case a hurricane pays you a visit. Here are three main things to get you started on getting your boat and other things hurricane prepared:

– Make a list and check it twice. When a hurricane is on its way, your boat is not the only thing that you will need to get prepared. Your family, your home, your car, and many other things might need tending to. Reduce the stress by creating a list ahead of time of what you will need.

– Consider a Dry Stack Storage. If there is a dry stack storage in your area, it is almost a guaranteed solution if a hurricane does happen. Of course, it is recommended that you do a thorough research on the building to know how strong and what kind of elements it can withstand.

– Call your insurance company. Make sure to give your insurance company a call! It is important to double check what you are covered for.

This hurricane season don’t get caught off guard, call Breeze Boat Lifts today!

When a hurricane comes along, we hope that our suggestions will help you do your best with your hurricane preparedness. As part of your plan give Breeze Boat Lifts a call and see how we can help make your hurricane preparedness plan easier.


Benefits of having a Boat Lift

Here on the Emerald Coast, boating is a way of life. Unlike most of the country, we are able to be out on the water all year long. As great as this is, it also means your boat is putting in more work. Here are some benefits of having a boat lift:

  • Cleaning: the bottom of your boat needs regular cleaning. A lift make it easier to clean your boat and also keep it clean longer while not in use.
  • Ready to Launch: keeping your boat on a lift also keeps it ready to launch at any time. Nothing ruins a sunny day like getting to the dock and having to clean before heading out.
  • Costs: lifting your boat reduces the amount on everyday wear and tear that can be caused by always being on the water. This is less for you to have to fix in the long run.
  • Total Loss: the majority of sinking boats do so while docked. Something as simple as a dead battery can sink your boat. Keeping your boat above the water line can help prevent your boat from going down.

Cut down on Maintenance with a boat lift from Breeze Boat Lifts.

Investing in a boat lift is a portion of your boating expense. However, when you look at the benefits of having a boat lift, greatly reducing maintenance and adding enjoyment to your boating experience, it pays for itself. Give the team at Breeze Boat Lifts a call today to get an estimate on your boat lift today!