about basta boatlifts
DEDICATED TO LIFE
ON THE WATER
Basta Boatlifts designs and manufactures premium boat lifts.
As we design and manufacture each one of our lifts in our own factory, we make sure every product leaves meeting our standard: that we have made the best.
SINCE THE BEGINNING
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.
METICULOUSLY HAND-CRAFTED IN-HOUSE
Basta boat lift design and production all happens in-house at our headquarters in SeaTac, WA. Every day the team at Basta Boatlifts obsess over the minutiae to ensure a high-quality boat lift and experience. Attention to detail, greater fit and finish and an unrelenting quest for continual innovations sets Basta apart from its competitors, year after year.
Strength, quality, efficiency, and style are the cornerstones of Basta design. A lift that is dependable and durable should also be sleek and smooth, and you will find that the designers at Basta make sure all boxes are checked, every time.
CONTINUING THE LEGACY AND BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE
Basta Boatlifts are sold throughout North America, Europe, and are emerging in new markets every day. The sustained success of Basta stems from our tenured and dedicated staff, who bring decades of industry design, production, and boating experience. Our craftsmanship and loyalty are unrivaled, which only becomes more apparent with every lift produced and new idea created.
As a privately-held family business, we have the freedom to continue innovating purely to benefit our customers – not shareholders.