Captain’s Choice offers hydraulic boat, pontoon, and tritoon lifts. Our lifts are strong, secure, convenient, and easy to operate. Enjoy your time on the water, no cranking required.

Michigan Made

Low Price Guarantee

Premium Quality


Warranty Protected


Choose Captain’s Choice for your next hydraulic lift and experience unparalleled quality and convenience. All new lift purchases come equipped with thermoplastic hydraulic hoses and stainless steel hardware, ensuring durability and longevity.

Our hydraulic boat lifts, pontoon lifts, and tritoon lifts, manufactured in Michigan by Schneider Fabrication, are designed to be strong, secure, and easy to operate.

Enjoy more time on the water without the hassle of cranking – Captain’s Choice lifts provide a seamless and efficient solution for elevating your boating experience.


Captain’s Choice Hydraulic Boat Lifts offer a cutting-edge solution for boat owners, providing strength, security, and convenience.  The hydraulic mechanism ensures easy operation, eliminating the need for manual cranking. Elevate your boating experience with Captain’s Choice Hydraulic Boat Lifts, designed for reliability and efficiency.


For pontoon owners, Captain’s Choice Pontoon Lifts deliver a robust and secure lifting solution. Crafted with the same commitment to quality as their boat lifts, these lifts offer strength and durability. The inclusion of thermoplastic hydraulic hoses and stainless steel hardware ensures longevity, making Captain’s Choice Pontoon Lifts a dependable choice for keeping your pontoon secure and easily accessible.


Experience the ultimate in tritoon lift technology with Captain’s Choice Tritoon Lifts. Engineered for strength and convenience, these lifts provide a secure platform for your tritoon. With Captain’s Choice Tritoon Lifts, enjoy the ease of operation and the peace of mind that comes with a well-crafted and secure lifting system.


1500# – 65″Captains Choice DC Direct Drive Personal Watercraft Lift


14′ Long (65″ Lift Beam) Captains Choice Canopy Frame, Fabric, and 4 – 12″ Canopy Leveling Legs


30″ Vertical PVC Side Guides w/ Front Guide Stop


4′ Carpeted Side Step


Total sale price w/ options as shown.



We offer Canopies for our Captains Choice Hydraulic Boat Lifts. We recommend that you purchase a canopy that is at least 2 feet longer than the total length of your boat or pontoon. Canopies come in 2 foot increments from 20′ long in the 120″, 132″, or 144″ lift beam configurations. Canopies longer than 28′ include the Long Canopy Kit. Custom sizes available.


Choose Captain’s Choice for lifts that go beyond your waterfront dreams. Request a quote today and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Explore Captain’s Choice transparent pricing to discover affordable options for high-quality lifts tailored to your needs. Take the next step and view our pricing to make informed decisions for your waterfront project.

MORE THAN 20,000 Satisfied Customers and Counting

Scott T.

“I bought a 8500lb lift with canopy. Couldn’t be happier. I had a problem getting the lift to work for the second season and called while I was still on the dock, and got through right away to Eric. He said I probably didn’t have the hydraulic hoses tight enough and sure enough he was right. Greatly appreciate all their help!”

Jon D.

“We had a solar powered lift installed in 2018. Not one issue since. Very well built and the installers were great.
Highly recommended!”

Ben C.

Excellent service, Trent was my salesman who promised a delivery date. I fully expected with current labor shortages a delay. My new hydraulic lift was in the water on time, highly recommend this company for Docks or Hoists.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are your prices so competitive?

1. We operate with very low overhead.

2. We manufacture and sell in high volumes

3. We are selling manufacturer direct eliminating dealer markup.

Because your prices are so competitive, does that affect the quality?

1. NO, because we want repeat business, our products sell themselves to the neighbors of current customers. We absolutely refuse to cut corners on quality which allows us to have a great warranty and stand behind our products. 

2. NO, since we manufacture year round we don’t have to operate on large margins which allows us to manufacture excellent products and still sell them for great prices.

What makes your product better than the competition?

NO hidden costs after the sale!! We always sell everything COMPLETE, which means you are getting everything necessary for a complete and finished installation. Example: End plates for all exposed dock ends. Hydraulic lifts include the battery, solar panel, key fob, etc.

Do you offer delivery?

Yes, but the cost and lead time is based on when you place your order and your location.

How do your docks connect?

Very simple, no nuts or bolts. We have a standard and deluxe quick connect system that is very strong and yet very easy to connect the sections together. Then just simply insert a clevis pin to keep them from coming apart.

How do your dock posts adjust?

Very Simple. Just loosen two set screws on the post brackets, slide your posts through the pipe bracket sleeve until your dock is at the desired height. Then tighten the set screws back up and you are done.

What makes your hydraulic lift better than a cable lift?

1. Fewer moving parts.
2. No cables that break.
3. No pulleys that wear out.
4. Not bulky and hard to maneuver during installation and removal.
5. The hydraulics do all the lifting during installation and removal when using a flotation device.
6. Our Hydraulic oil is an environmentally friendly lubricant (absolutely not vegetable oil) and it consistently lubricates the entire hydraulic system.
7. Our hydraulic cylinders and hoses are manufactured to withstand the harshest of environments for many years of trouble free operation. Think of it like the hydraulic cylinders on the out drive or outboard motor of your boat or pontoon. How long are they lasting or have you ever replaced them in the last 20 or even 30 years?

Information to know or have before ordering a dock or lift.

1. Water depth at the beginning and at the end of your dock or lift.
2. Type of lake lake bottom and if it is firm or soft. (sand, gravel, clay, rock, morrow, muck)
3. Series of dock interested in. (Lite, Elite, or HD)
4. Type of dock interested in. (stationary, rolling, or floating)
5. Type and color of decking interested in.
6. Weight and specs of boat or pontoon requiring a lift.
7. If you will need delivery.
8. Date of when you would like your new dock and/or lift to be ready or delivered.
9. Sketch of desired dock configuration. (Our website has a helpful design tool for this if needed)