Sam Basta

Driven by design.

Sam Basta envisioned a better way to secure boats. While other boat lift manufacturers designed boat lifts that fought gravity, he used gravity to keep a boat in place. Sam Basta is the inventor of the OverCenter™ gravity locking design patented in 1992 and now used throughout the boat lift industry.

Each and every day the team at Basta Boatlifts perfect and invent. The beauty of their designs is what you don’t see. Under the water lies 30 years of design and engineering. Each weld, nut, bolt, extrusion and connector are constantly analyzed and refined to provide a robust, secure and reliable boat lift. Patented designs allow for the use of fewer cylinders and connectors compared to competitors. Fewer parts mean greater reliability for boat owners.

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