Multiple cylinders means multiple sets of parts to service, and more things that can go wrong. A common misconception is that with a dual-cylinder design if one fails the other is a backup, but that is not the case!
Full Contact Bushings
Basta is the only company using bushings at every pivot point. These bushings reduce wear and help maintain the lift’s integrity. You will notice your lift wears well over the years, especially compared to the competition.
Our strong H-Frame design makes our lifts solid. With the piston pushing the H-Frame across the full length of the lift (instead of just from one end), you get the smoothest over-center lift in the industry.
Hydraulic Over-Center™ versus Cables
Cable lifts are known for their sway – they do not hold your boat firmly in place! A hydraulic over-center lift holds your boat stable and strong. Cables that are not regularly maintained AND replaced can break. When this happens, a boat on a cable lift falls and could cause serious damage to life or property. If the cylinder, pump, or motor were to fail on an over-center hydraulic lift while the boat is resting, the boat would not move. We created and patented the over-center gravity design in the 1990’s, and there is a reason it remains the gold standard today.
Chrome Plated Stainless Steel Cylinders
Basta is the only boat lift company to offer chrome plated stainless steel cylinders as a standard feature across its line of lifts. Made of stainless steel, they resist corrosion better than any other material, and will last years longer than the competition.
Basta offers the thickest rubber bunks in the industry on our aluminum line, made to support every inch of your running surface with care. A fantastic option for an extremely solid finish.