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Need a boat lift installation for your home or commercial waterfront property?

If you've experienced launching a watercraft in and out of the water while wrestling with a trailer, or finding adequate parking at a public boat ramp, then you know just how crucial a boat lift can be! The ease and security of a Radtke boat lift is essential for those who are looking for a more seamless way to enjoy spending more time out on the water. Contact us or call now to get started!

Our Boat Lifts

  • Steel Construction: Our boat lifts are manufactured with a steel superstructure.

  • Walk-Around-Cradle: The walk-around-cradle provides convenient access to all areas of the watercraft for cleaning, covering, maintenance, and on/off boarding. This provides maximum stability, superior durability and reliability, and peak performance to protect your watercraft.

  • Boat Lift Conversions: Our marine contractors will design your boat lift for any type of watercraft and can easily convert your existing boat lift to accommodate different boat types after purchase.

Benefits of a Boat Lift Installation:

Here are some reasons why you should consider a boat lift installation:

  • Requires less maintenance

  • Allows for much faster access to the water

  • Prevents marine growth from accumulating on outdrives

  • Keeps your boat from accidentally crashing into dock

  • Adds security to help your boat to not drift off or hit the dock

  • Protects against corrosion, indents, and scratches

  • Keeps your boat looking new for years!

Removable Seasonal Boat Lift

Different Boat Lift Types for Sale

Radtke provides the following boat lifts:

Canoes & Kayak Lifts

Reduce time, energy, and stress with a Radtke kayak or canoe lift! It can be a bit tricky to safely launch canoes and kayaks without tipping. That's why a kayak or canoe lift is worth your investment to protect your watercraft, keep it in nice condition, and ease the process of boarding and launching!

Cruisers & Jet Ski Lifts

At Radtke, we can custom design your lift as either a single or double jet ski lifts. Our jet ski lift capacities can range from small to large jet skis. Our lifts are designed to be portable, which makes for easy transportation. Our cruiser lifts and jet ski lifts are both customizable and versatile and can either be installed as a permanent or seasonal installation.

Pontoon Boat Lifts

If you're looking to buy a pontoon boat, Radtke can help you store your pontoon boat safely so that your watercraft is entirely out of the water.


With our pontoon lift control, you can be out of the water in just minutes. This helps to save you time and energy and help you enjoy your time fishing and boating. Radtke pontoon boat lifts are customizable, expandable, and interchangeable, making them extremely versatile for your convenience.


Sailboat lifts help you easily and securely get out onto the water much faster. At Radtke Contractors, all of our sailboat lifts are manufactured with great attention to detail and with a steel superstructure.


Each sailboat lift is designed for superior stability, durability, and reliability. Furthermore, our sailboat lifts are completely customizable for any type of boat. Their versatility makes it easy to convert them to accommodate various types of boats.

Speed Boats

After an enjoyable day on the water, treat yourself to the ease of a speed boat lift. Here at Radtke, our custom-designed speed boat lifts are manufactured with a steel superstructure for maximum strength and durability.


Our speed boat lifts are manufactured for superior durability, reliability, and longevity so that you can enjoy your boat for many years to come.

Boat Lift FAQs

Seasonal Boat Lift

Is a boat lift worth it?

The cost of a boat lift can be a good investment if you 1.) tend to leave your boat in the water for long periods of time, 2.) live in an area that tends to have harsh weather conditions, 3.) are interested in helping to reduce wear and tear and limit marine growth, or 4.) want to benefit from the convenience of loading, unloading, covering, and servicing your boat with less headache. A boat lift installation can get pricey, however, it's well worth the investment if you need it.

How does a boat lift work?

Boat lifts help keep your watercraft above the water line, protecting it from the damaging effects of constant water exposure such as algae and corrosion. This helps maintain the boat's appearance, performance, and longevity. For manual boat lift installations, when you rotate the winch, it pulls on the cables attached to a set of pulleys. These pulleys amplify the force you exert on the winch, allowing you to lift the boat out of the water. For electric boat lifts, an electric motor is used to turn the winch. This requires less physical effort from you and can lift heavier boats more easily. Lastly, for hydraulic lifts, an electrically powered pump pushes hydraulic fluid into cylinders, causing pistons to rise. These pistons are connected to the lift platform, raising it out of the water. When the pump is reversed, the fluid is drained from the cylinders, and the platform is lowered.

How much does a boat lift cost?

There are a number of factors that will impact your boat lift cost. These include: size, material, type of lift, and the weight capacity it can handle. On the lower end, a simple manual lift for a small boat can be anywhere between $1,000-$3,000. For larger boats and hydraulic lifts or lifts with canopy frames, the cost can range from $5,000-$15,000+. This doesn't include installation costs which can also vary. You should speak with a marine contractor at Radtke to get a detailed estimate for your boat lift installation.

How deep of water do you need for a boat lift?

Water depth required for your boat lift will depend on 1.) the size of your boat, 2.) and the type of lift you've chosen. Most boat lifts will require a water depth of at least 3 feet, however, a floating lift can work in variable depths. This is as long as the water is deep enough for the boat to float. Each lift has its own specific requirements, so it's essential to consult with Radtke and/or the boat lift manufacturer's recommendations to check for requirements for your particular model and boat size.

Why Choose Our Boat Lift Installers?

Built of the highest-quality wood, our boat lifts and accessories are designed for any type of watercraft and come in many different styles and sizes to fit your needs. Our highest-quality wood is treated southern yellow pine, secured to a high grade, welded, steel superstructure. This translates into the foundational trait, otherwise known as reliability, which is key to any boat lift investment.

Contact Us​

Need a boat lift installation? Please reach out to our team to discuss your options for a quality Radtke boat lift. Our boat lift installers will be happy to discuss your kayak, jet ski, pontoon, or sailboat lift installation! To get started, give our boat lift installers a call at 920-582-4114 today!

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