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Moving A Boat Lift Or Dock: It’s Possible And More Convenient Than You Think

If your boat dock isn’t floating or modular, chances are it’s not portable. A traditional fixed dock typically needs to be fully dismantled in order to be altered or relocated. But one of the key advantages of a JetDock floating dock or boat lift is its portability. Our floating docks and boat lifts can be easily moved, stored and transported quickly and seamlessly. And no special tools are required to assemble or take down the lift!

This article will guide you through the simple process of moving a boat lift on both land and water. You’ll quickly learn why people across the country are making the switch to JetDock.

How To Move A Boat Lift In The Water

Sometimes, you just want to move your boat lift or floating dock down the river. With JetDock, moving a boat lift in the water couldn’t be easier. The JetDock system was designed to float, so it can be moved around in one piece or in multiple sections if you’d prefer.

All you have to do is detach the mooring and pull or tow the system with a boat to its new location. If your new location isn’t too far, you can even attach a rope or cord to the boat lift system and walk it along the shore or marina to its new location. Just be sure the water is deep enough so the bottom of the dock won’t get scratched up. And that’s it! Moving a boat lift in the water is that easy thanks to JetDock!

How To Move A Boat Lift In The Water

Moving a boat lift on land requires a tad more work and a bit of disassembly, but it’s also quite simple. All you have to do is disassemble the lift in reverse order of the floating dock assembly instructions until the system is in small enough pieces for transportation. The great thing about our floating dock is that it’s made of lightweight, polymer plastic cubes, which makes the process of moving it onto land infinitely easier than with a traditional dock. This process tends to go smoother if you have an extra set (or two) of hands to help.

When the boat lift or dock is in small enough pieces to carry (following a bit of disassembly), you can simply remove them and transport them one piece at a time if you’re moving them from water to land. On a smooth beach, you can usually drag the pieces with an ATV or SUV. If you’d prefer not to drag your dock across the sand, you can use PVC pipes as rollers under the dock.

After it’s properly stored on or attached to a truck, the dock can then be transported or towed down backroads or across highways. JetDock boat lifts and floating docks are able to withstand 2 to 200 mph. If you’re going to be traveling a long distance or over rough terrain, you should consider using temporary trailer lights.

Once you get to the new location for your floating dock or lift, simply reassemble it in the opposite order of how you disassembled it. Then, follow our handy dock mooring guide to complete your floating dock assembly process.

And that’s all there is to it! At JetDock, our goal was to create a product that would provide you with the ease, flexibility and portability you deserve when it comes to a floating dock or boat lift.

Get The Portability You Need With A JetDock Floating Dock

When you purchase a floating dock or boat lift from JetDock, you’re making a smart choice. Our floating lifts are safer, easier to install and relocate, and will last longer than more traditional docks. Ready to make the switch? Get a quote today! Have a question or need more information about moving a boat lift? Reach out to our customer service team—we’re happy to help!


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