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A picture is worth a 1,879 words!   (It's gone up due to inflation.)

(We now have THREE pages of photos, with the newer ones, up first.
This is PAGE ONE.)




#131
THE ONLY WAY THERE COULD BE LESS IMPACT ON THIS SCENE FROM A BOAT LIFT, WOULD BE TO HAVE THE BOAT SOMEHOW, FLOATING IN MID AIR.
WE HAVEN'T MASTERED THAT YET, BUT WE'RE WORKING ON IT.
THE ACCESS TO THIS BOAT IS STILL AMAZING, ...AND EASILY USEABLE.
~THE HONEST COMMENTS from JOHN
ARE HERE~


#130
DOING THE JOB IT WAS MADE FOR, THE VIKING BOAT LIFT IS SERVING ITS MASTERS WELL, BOTH VISUALLY AND FUNCTIONALLY. THE
TESTIMONAL SAYS IT ALL.


#129
LOOKING AT THIS PHOTO, YOU CAN ALMOST HEAR THE SOLITUDE AND QUIET OF THE SCENE. IT ADDS TO THE FEELING THAT YOUR BOAT IS SAFE AND OUT OF HARMS WAY.
PEACE OF MIND IS SOMETHING MOST OF US WOULD GLADLY PAY FOR.
~OUR OWN CLEAN AND SIMPLE DOCK IS ALSO SHOWN.~


#128
THIS VIKING BOAT LIFT HAS ALREADY BEEN PROFILED ON THIS PAGE, (RED NUMBERS: 120 & 121) BUT RECENTLY, DUE TO THE DAMMING OF THE LOCAL RIVER SYSTEM, THE WATER LEVEL ROSE ABOVE THE DOCK WE INSTALLED. WHEN THE WATER NORMALIZED, OUR DOCK WAS INTACT AND UNINJURED (PHOTO & MORE INFO, SOON).
THE BOAT WAS NEVER A WORRY TO ITS OWNER.

ALL I CAN SAY IS... '22 FEET OF VBL ELEGANCE'.
THIS IS THE WAY TO SOLVE A 10 FOOT WATER LEVEL CHANGE ON KOOTENAY LAKE:
STAND IT ON THE BOTTOM AND ANCHOR IT TO THE ROCK.

#127
LIKE MANY, THIS LIFT OWNER PUTS HIS DOCK FLOATS ON THE LIFT, AND HOISTS THEM OUT OF HARMS WAY FOR THE WINTER SEASON.

BEAUTIFUL BOAT.
ULTRA BEAUTIFUL BACKDROP.
AND AN SIMPLE SOLUTION FOR SECURING THE CRAFT OUT OF WAVE ACTIVITY, WITHOUT DETRACTING.
HERE ARE THE COMMENTS FROM THE OWNER

#126

LIKE THE STRONG SPINE AND ARMS OF A MECHANICAL MAN, OUR BOAT LIFT HOLDS ITS RESPONSIBILITY WITH SECURITY AND CARE.
HERE IS WHAT THE OWNER HAD TO SAY AFTER MORE THAN A YEAR OF USE.

#125

THE ONLY MAJOR FORMATION OF THE VIKING BOAT LIFT THAT IS VISUALLY EVIDENT IS THE SMALL MONOLITH OF THE TOWER. HERE IT EXISTS AMONG THE OTHER VERTICLES IN THE SURROUNDINGS
...AND ALMOST BLENDS IN.

#124

HERE ARE TWO "OUTER SIDE" SHOTS OF A BOAT ON OUR VIKING BOAT LIFT. IT SHOULD ALLOW YOU TO IMAGINE JUST HOW SIMPLE AND INTUITIVE IT WOULD BE TO MOUNT THE LIFT WITH YOUR BOAT. YOU CAN SEE THE GUIDES AND HOW THE BOAT WOULD SELF-CENTRE.
#123

WHETHER WE CAN LIFT PONTOON BOATS ...HAS ALREADY BEEN ANSWERED BEFORE BUT HERE IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF JUST HOW SIMPLE WE CAN MAKE IT. JUST LOOK AT THE PHOTOS AND IMAGINE THE EASE OF USE THAT WE BRING TO THE TABLE (or TO THE WATER).
WE HOPE THE WORD 'ELEGANCE' COMES TO MIND.

#122

THIS LOVELY, QUIET WATERWAY ISN'T ALWAYS THIS WAY. SOMETIMES IT RAISES ITS LEVEL BY THREE FEET WHICH COULD CAUSE PROBLEMS FOR SOME COTTAGERS.
OUR VIKING BOAT LIFT'S COLUMN IS ESPECIALLY LONG TO KEEP THE BOAT OUT OF HARM'S WAY.
IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM SITUATION, WE WILL DO OUR UTMOST TO SOLVE IT.
#120

OUR INNER AND OUTER GUIDES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THIS LIFT (SAME AS ABOVE PHOTO) AS WELL AS A PLATFORM FOR ACCESS TO THE SIDE OPPOSITE THE DOCK.
OH, DID YOU NOTICE THE DOCK? IT IS OURS AS WELL. SIMPLE. CLEAN. WELL DESIGNED.
#121

PART OF RIVERSIDE LIFE IS THE ENJOYMENT
OF WATCHING THE ACTIVITY ON THE RIVER (arrow).
THE LEAST OBSTRUCTION, THE BETTER.
THAT IS WHY THEY CHOSE OUR LIFT.
(NOTE: The white poles aren't part of the boat lift.)

WATCHING THE DAY END...DOESN'T THE BOAT LOOK LIKE IT'S PART OF THE FAMILY?
#119

THE DOCK WAS OBVIOUSLY BUILT SO IT COULD HANDLE THE CHANGING WATER LEVELS AND SEASONS.
SO WAS OUR VIKING BOAT LIFT.
IT'S BUILT FOR THE JOB.
#118

THIS....IS THE WAY A GOOD BOAT FROM A GOOD COTTAGE
SHOULD BE PRESENTED
IN THIS GOOD YEAR OF 2010.
UNLESS YOU ARE INTO VINTAGE BOAT LIFTS, WHY NOT GET THE ONE THAT SAYS

"21st. CENTURY"


#117


Welcome to Martinique
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(IS IT JUST ME OR DOES THE BOAT AND THE HOUSE LOOK LIKE THEY ARE UP ON LIFTS?)
SERIOUSLY, THE ICE IS RECEDING IN PREPARATION FOR ANOTHER SEASON OF BOATING AND THE VIKING BOAT LIFT HASN'T MOVED AT ALL.
#105
ISN'T THAT ONE OF THE MAJOR CONCERNS WHEN BUYING A LIFT?
(NOTE: This is the first and only customer who picked up and installed their lift by themself.)

ANOTHER CHALLENGE WAS ANSWERED WITH SUCCESS. THIS "CLIFF-HANGER" VIKING BOAT LIFT VERSION HAS NEITHER BASE NOR LEGS. IT IS ATTACHED TO BELOW-WATER ROCK AND SINCE 2006, HASN'T MOVED. WOULD OTHER BOAT LIFT COMPANIES BE ABLE TO ALTER THEIR LIFT TO ACCOMMODATE THIS UNIQUE REQUEST?
#104

WORKING IN TANDEM, IT IS JUST LIKE OPERATING ONE LIFT. WHEN THE PROPER LEVEL IS SET FOR EACH LIFT, THEY WON'T HAVE TO BE ALTERED, AS THE HORIZONTAL ASPECT OF THE WATER DOESN'T CHANGE.
ASK YOURSELF: "COULD THE OPERATION AND DESIGN OF THIS  VIKING BOAT LIFT 
BE ANY SIMPLER?"

#103

SUFFICE IT TO SAY...THE PHOTO IS REAL.
WE'RE NOT TRYING TO INFER ANYTHING BY THIS,
BUT IN THE WORDS OF THE GREAT JAMES BROWN
"WHAT IT IS,..IS...WHAT IT IS!"

#102
P.S.-DOESN'T THE SIMPLICITY OF OUR WOODEN DOCK LOOK HEAVENLY?
P.P.S.-AND IT DOESN'T COST A POT OF GOLD EITHER.

...AND THE SUN GOES DOWN ON ANOTHER FINE INSTALLATION OF THE VIKING BOAT LIFT.
IN THE MAIN PHOTO, OUR LIFT LOOKS INCONSPICUOUS: MORE LIKE A RAISED ELECTRICAL OUTLET BOX THAN A BOAT LIFT. OUR WOODEN-SURFACED DOCK STILL BECKONS
WITH THE WARMTH OF THE LATE DAY SUN.

#101

THE REQUEST CAME IN FOR AN EXTRA, EXTRA LONG, 22 FOOT LIFT.
DID BO REJECT THE CHALLENGE BECAUSE IT WOULD INVOLVE SOMETHING BEYOND THE ESTABLISHED LIFT MODELS?
#100
NO.
HE SAT DOWN AND CREATED THE LIFT TO HOIST THE 3500 LB. SKIBOAT FROM ITS WINTER/SPRING WATER LEVEL.
RESULT: BOAT ACCESS INCREASED.
AT VIKING BOAT LIFT,
WE GIVE OUR BEST
TO SATISFY YOU.

NOTICE: THERE ARE "TWO" OF THEM.


HERE IT IS SPRINGTIME AGAIN
AND FRIENDS WERE INVITED OVER TO DRINK GOOD WINE
AND WATCH THE SUN SET ON THEIR NEW VIKING BOAT LIFT.
MAYBE THAT IS A STRETCH, SINCE OUR LIFT IS BARELY VISIBLE AMID THIS LOVELY SCENE, BUT...

#98

WHATEVER VIEWING ANGLE YOU CHOOSE....
OUR VIKING BOAT LIFT LOOKS SOLID, MINIMAL AND MODERN.
~BE PROUD OF YOUR CHOICE.~

#99

CLIMATE CHANGE ONLY INCREASES THE SERIOUSNESS OF ASKING THE QUESTION:
"HOW WILL YOUR BOAT LIFT ENDURE THE WINTER IF LEFT IN THE WATER"?
NO-ONE CAN BE 100% SURE, BUT WE DO OFFER FAIR PROOF OF RECENT, 2008/2009 RESULTS.
#97

#96
THE DONZI'S SHAPE AND FORM IS CLEAN, SIMPLE AND CLASSIC.
SO TOO IS THE VIKING BOAT LIFT.
DOES THIS BOAT NOT LOOK LIKE IT IS READY AND EAGER TO LEAVE?

#95
THIS CUSTOMER WANTED TWO VIKING BOAT LIFTS:   ONE FOR HIS BOAT AND ONE AS A MULTI-PURPOSE PLATFORM.
THE INSET SHOWS BOTH LIFTS, POSITIONED BACK-TO-BACK,...BUT DON'T LET THAT TAKE ALL THE ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE DOCK THAT WAS ALSO BUILT BY VIKING BOAT LIFT. JUST LIKE THE LIFT IT IS CLEAN, SIMPLE AND 'STEEL-STRONG'.
IN THE MAIN PICTURE THE DOCK MAY BE DIFFICULT TO SEE, BUT THAT IS PART OF ITS BEAUTY. IT DOESN'T OBSTRUCT YOUR SURROUNDINGS.

#93
THIS IS A 'DECK LEVEL' VIEW OF A SNUG, LITTLE INSTALLATION WHERE THE BOAT IS CAPTURED WITHIN THE DOCK.
JUST IMAGINE THE EASE OF USE.
#92
I'D BET MONEY THAT MOST VISITORS TO THIS DOCK WOULDN'T EVEN NOTICE
THE VIKING BOAT LIFT UNTIL THEY HAD BEEN THERE A WHILE.
(THE HOME HAD WONDERFUL ETCHED GLASS 'HERON' DOORS.)

#94
AS YOU CAN SEE, THIS DOCK FLOATS WITH THE WATER LEVEL. THE HEIGHT OF THE CAPTURED PYLONS HINTS AT THE TIDE CHANGES. THE VIKING BOAT LIFT IS UP FOR THE TASK
...AND IT DOES IT WHILE STANDING COMPLETELY FREE OF THE DOCK.

#91
THE VIKING BOAT LIFT AND OUR OWN DOCK SYSTEM,
HAND IN HAND,
IN SALT WATER.

#83
THERE'S NO OBSCURING THIS FINE VIEW.
WITH A SIMPLICITY OF DESIGN, SIMILAR TO NATURE, THE VIKING BOAT LIFT OFFERS QUIET USEFULNESS TO YOUR CONCEALED COTTAGE.

#84
THIS LOVELY YELLOW HULL WILL STAY YELLOW A LOT LONGER NOT HAVING TO SIT IN THE WATER, GATHERING ALGAE, IN ITS OFF-TIME. WHEN POWER-WASHING TIME DOES COME UP, JUST THINK OF THE ACCESSIBILITY THE VIKING BOAT LIFT ALLOWS YOU.

#87
YOU BOUGHT A BEAUTIFUL BOAT, SO WHY ALLOW ANY OTHER LIFT TO DETRACT FROM IT?

#82
THE MODEST EXPOSED PORTION OF OUR LIFT IS SMALL ENOUGH TO ACCOMODATE ANY OTHER ACCESSORY FABRICATIONS, WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM.
NOTICE: THE VIKING BOAT LIFT DOESN'T CUT INTO THE DOCK AT ALL.

#81
DON"T YOU JUST LOVE NATURE?
HERE WE HAVE A MOTHER DUCK AND HER TWO BABIES, ALL NESTLED SAFELY BY THE SHORE, ON THEIR VIKING BOAT LIFTS.
HOW ARE THE LITTLE ONES TAKEN CARE OF?.....SEE THE FOLLOWING PICTURE.
#80
SUPPORTED ON THEIR OWN CRADLE, THEY CAN BE LAUNCHED SEPARATELY, WITHOUT ANY CONCERN FOR BALANCING THE LIFT. (OUR LIFT WASN'T DESIGNED BY SOME 'QUACK' !)

#78
NOT ONLY IS THE VIKING BOAT LIFT GREAT AT HOISTING BOATS OUT OF THE WATER,
IT ALSO PROVIDES A COMFORABLE LOUNGING AREA FOR THOSE WHO WERE LATE GETTING DOWN TO THE DOCK FOR THE BOAT TRIP.

(WE ARE NOW THINKING OF MAKING FASHIONABLE LIFT CUSHIONS AND AN UMBRELLA WHICH WOULD ATTACH TO THE CRADLE, FOR SUNBATHING.)
OK.........MAYBE NOT!

#77
ADDING FUNCTION AND UTILITY, WITHOUT THE ADDITION OF HARNESSES, SLINGS, OVERHEADS OR UGLY FRAMEWORK,
OUR ELECTRIC BOAT LIFT IS READY AND WAITING FOR YOUR PUSH-BUTTON COMMAND.

HOW MUCH FUN IS THAT?

#76

#79
DEAR VIKING BOAT LIFT,
SINCE YOU'VE INSTALLED ONE OF YOUR LIFTS, MY OWNERS ARE OUT IN THEIR BOAT A LOT MORE AND, ME BEING PRONE TO SEA SICKNESS, I HAVE TO STAY HOME WITH THE EMPTY CHAIRS.

THANKS A LOT!


P.S.- I HOPE THEY BRING ME BACK ANOTHER FISH.

#88
THE VIKING BOAT LIFT GIVES YOU THE FREEDOM TO EASILY ADD IT TO CUSTOM DOCKS WITHOUT HAVING TO CUT INTO ANY OF IT.

#85
THE CUSTOMER WANTED HIS BOAT LIFTED HIGHER THAN NORMAL.
THE CUSTOMER RECEIVED A LIFT WHICH LIFTED HIS BOAT HIGHER THAN NORMAL.
BEING OUR CUSTOMER, YOU ARE TREATED BETTER THAN NORMAL.

#75
TAKING UP THE SAME AMOUNT OF VISUAL AND PHYSICAL SPACE AS THE SWIM LADDER, THE VIKING BOAT LIFT REMAINS UNOBTRUSIVE, FUNCTIONAL AND AS EASY TO USE.....
AS A SWIM LADDER.

#72
LOOKING LIKE AN OLD-STYLE PAINTING, WITH A BOAT AND A DOCK ADDED IN LATER,
THE VIKING BOAT LIFT LEAVES THE SCENE....QUIET.
#74
ANOTHER, NOT-SO-QUIET VIEW OF THE SAME BOAT
SHOWS OUR LIFT DOING WHAT IT DOES BEST...PROTECTING YOUR VALUABLE ASSET.

#71
~~A QUINTESSENTIAL PICTURE OF COTTAGE LIFE.~~
WHAT DO YOU SEE FIRST? ...THE BOAT, THE SCENERY OR THE LIFT?
THE VIKING BOAT LIFT IS UNDERSTATED PURPOSE AND UTILITY.
(the strong, silent type)

#64
READY TO GO AT THE PRESS OF A BUTTON....BUT....BEING THIS EASY TO LEAVE,
MIGHT CAUSE YOU TO FORGET THE ICE FOR THE BEER.

#70
JUST LOOK AT THIS PHOTO.......SOMEBODY LOOOOOVES THEIR VIKING BOAT LIFT.
(PEOPLE SHOULD GIVE AS MUCH ATTENTION TO 'PEOPLE' PHOTOGRAPHS.)

#86
THE ELEGANCE OF WELL-THOUGHT-OUT DESIGN.
WHY NOT OWN THE VERY BEST?

#68
THE VIKING BOAT LIFT NOT ONLY HANDLES SAILBOATS TOO,
...IT HANDLES THEM WITH GREAT CARE.
(NOTE: SOME OTHER LIFTS WON'T ALLOW THE MAST TO STAY UP WHILE HOISTED.)

#67
THE GREEN ARROW POINTS OUT THE ONLY STRUCTURE ADDED TO AN ALREADY BUSY VIEW, BY THE ADDITION OF OUR VIKING BOAT LIFT.
THE ADDITIONAL TIME ACTUALLY SPENT SAILING,
IS A HAPPY CONSEQUENCE.

#69
THE "HOVER-BOAT" HASN'T BEEN INVENTED YET
BUT WITH A VIKING BOAT LIFT
YOU CAN MAKE IT SEEM SO.

#61
WITH THE BOAT ON THE VIKING BOAT LIFT, NONE OF THE VIEW IS OBSCURED BY THE LIFT STRUCTURE.
#63
WITH THE BOAT OFF OF THE VIKING BOAT LIFT, THE VISUAL FOOTPRINT OF THE LIFT IS MINIMAL. COMPARE THAT WITH OTHER LIFTS.

SOMETIMES EVEN A 'LIFT'...NEEDS A LIFT
#53
SOME INSTALLATIONS OF OUR VIKING BOAT LIFT OFFER MORE OF A CHALLENGE, DUE TO TERRAIN OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES. THAT IS WHY WE ALWAYS ASK THAT A FEW EXTRA HANDS BE AVAILABLE TO HELP LESSEN THE STRUGGLE ON THAT DAY. ON THIS PARTICULAR TRIP WE UNLOADED THE BOATLIFT SECTIONS ONTO A FRONT-END LOADER (1) TO BE TRANSPORTED DOWN AN EMBANKMENT. THEN THE PIECES WERE CARRIED BY HAND, DOWN A STEEP MUD RAMP (2), THEN MAN-HANDLED DOWN SOME STONE STAIRS TO THE WATERLEVEL (3). EVEN A 4-WHEEL-DRIVE ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE WOULD HAVE HAD A DIFFICULT TRIP ON THIS RAINY DAY.
#54
AFTER THE LIFT ARRIVED IN SECTIONS ONTO THE DOCK, THE INSTALLATION WENT SMOOTHLY AND THE END RESULT IS BEFORE YOU. NOTICE THE LIGHTER COLOURED WATER AROUND THE LIFT...IT REFLECTS THE EFFORT OF MAKING SURE THE VIKING BOAT LIFT STANDS ON SOLID GROUND.
PLEASE HAVE A FEW EXTRA PEOPLE ON HAND TO HELP.
IT MAKES IT A BETTER EXPERIENCE FOR ALL.


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