Basta began as a small and local dock company in the 1980’s, selling boat lifts, building docks, and repairing bulkheads. Experience with all kinds of waterfront setups lead to the realization that we could do it better. Basta embarked on a new way to secure and protect boats.
Innovations emerged quickly, and in 1989 Basta Boatlifts entered the Seattle Boat Show with the first-ever solar powered remote-control accessory. The first Basta boat lift followed in 1990 – a cable PWC lift, very similar to our 1.4k lift today.
Shortly thereafter Basta Boatlifts invented the industry changing “Over-Center™” gravity locking design making the cantilever style boat lift safer than ever. While other boat lift manufacturers designed boat lifts that fought gravity, Basta used gravity to keep a boat in place. The Over-Center™ gravity locking design was patented in 1993 and now is the standard throughout the boat lift industry.
The company’s passion for continuous improvement continues and today, Basta Boatlifts holds many utility and design patents, with more pending, to bring you the best for your boat.