Cantilever Lift

Simple, reliable design for boats and pontoons

The original Hewitt lift continues to be one of our most popular models. These rugged general purpose lifts have a natural mechanical advantage that actually makes operation easier as the boat is raised higher. Cantilever lifts also have a long history of trouble-free performance. They require fewer moving parts for superior reliability and place less stress on pulleys and cables. In the lift’s fully raised position, cables carry no weight; the load is entirely supported by the frame. Corrosion resistant aluminum construction also assures low maintenance – no rust, no painting.

Standard Model
Standard cantilever lifts include self-adjusting cradles and keel protectors, manual winch and rubber end caps. Deluxe rubber cradles and keel protectors are available as options. Capacities range from 1200 lb to 4800 lb. Standard cradles are found on lifts ranging from 1200 lb to 1800 lb. Lifts 2400 lb and larger come standard with full-length bunks. PWC models shown here.

Wide ‘N’ Long Model
These cantilever lifts are solidly built and heavily reinforced for today’s extra wide, extra long craft. They are also an ideal lift for larger pontoon boats with interior frame dimensions up to 120”. Photo above shown with standard full-length bunks.

Pontoon Rack Kits
Kits can be installed in place of the standard boat cradles. Options include wood and adjustable aluminum rack kits that lift under the pontoon’s deck and serve as positioning guides.

Pontoon Beds
Cantilever lifts can also be configured with an aluminum pontoon bed (shown above) or full-length “V” style vinyl or carpeted wood beds that evenly distribute the pontoon’s weight and provide full-length protection.

Features

Quality and durability you can see

Through bolt construction detail

Heavy-Duty All-Aluminum Construction
Hewitt takes no shortcuts. Some lift makers use nothing more than a bolt for critical pivot joints. Hewitt lifts are designed with double-reinforced pivots that are made with structural aluminum tubing and welded, through-hole construction – superior strength for superior reliability.

Gusset detail

Extra Reinforcing
It is not unusual for poorly built lifts to sway or even break when subjected to frequent use. Hewitt lifts are built for the real world. Crossbars are reinforced on the top and bottom with extra large gussets that are welded on both sides for greater lateral stability and overall strength.

Pulley box detail

Pulley Boxes
While lesser brands may simply bolt pulleys to the frame, Hewitt lifts have specially designed enclosures. Pulley assemblies are mounted in reinforced plate aluminum boxes that are welded directly to the frame. Cantilever lifts also use fewer pulleys and all parts are easily accessible for reduced maintenance.

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Specifications

ModelCapacity Inside Width Outside Width LengthWeight Leveling Legs Lift Bed Height-Up Lift Bed Height-Down Lift Travel Canopy Width Size
Cantilever Standard Lift PWC LOA09 900 lbs* 67" 74" 72" 128 lbs 2-18" 40" 12" 31" 71"
Cantilever Standard Lift PWC LOA11-PW 1150 lbs* 67" 74" 72" 135 lbs 2-18" 40" 12" 31" 71"
Cantilever Standard Lift -Regular LOA12-096 1200 lbs* 96" 100" 102" 173 lbs OPT'L 41-1/2" 4" 37-1/2" 100"
Cantilever Standard Lift -PWC LOA12-PW 1200 lbs* 96" 100" 102" 294 lbs OPT'L 41-1/2" 4" 37-1/2" 100"
Cantilever Standard Lift -PWC LOA15-PW 1500 lbs 106" 110" 102" 299 lbs OPT'L 41-1/2" 4" 37-1/2" 110"
Cantilever Standard Lift -PWC Double Winch LOA23-DW 2300 lbs 67" (x2) 147" 72" 270 lbs 4-18" 40" 12" 31" 138"
Cantilever Standard Lift -PWC LOA18-PW 1800 lbs* 106" 110" 102" 362 lbs OPT'L 41-1/2" 4" 37-1/2" 110"
Cantilever Standard Lift -Regular LOA118-96 1800 lbs 96" 100" 102" 226 lbs 4-36" 41-1/2" 4" 37-1/2" 100"
Cantilever Standard Lift -Wide LOA18-106 1800 lbs 106" 110" 102" 264 lbs 4-36" 43" 6" 37" 110"
Cantilever Standard Lift -Regular LOA24-106-FULLBUNKS 2400 lbs 106" 110" 102" 289 lbs 4-36" 43" 6" 37" 110"
Cantilever Standard Lift -Wide LOA24-115x102-FULLBUNKS 2400 lbs 115" 120" 102" 293 lbs 4-36" 43" 6" 37" 120"
Cantilever Wide 'n' Long Body Lift LOA24-115x151-FULLBUNKS 2400 lbs 115" 120" 151" 327 lbs 4-36" 43" 6" 37" 120"
Cantilever Standard Lift -Regular LOA30-104-FULLBUNKS 3000 lbs 104" 110" 109" 348 lbs 4-36" 43" 6" 37" 110"
Cantilever Standard Lift -Wide LOA30-113x109-FULLBUNKS 3000 lbs 113" 120" 109" 369 lbs 4-36" 43" 6" 37" 120"
Cantilever Wide 'n' Long Body Lift LOA30-113x151-FULLBUNKS 3000 lbs 113" 120" 151" 386 lbs 4-36" 43" 6" 37" 120"
Cantilever Standard Lift -Regular LOA36-104-FULLBUNKS 3600 lbs 104" 110" 109" 376 lbs 4-36" 43" 6" 37" 110"
Cantilever Standard Lift -Wide LOA36-113x109-FULLBUNKS 3600 lbs 113" 120" 109" 396 lbs 4-36" 43" 6" 37" 120"
Cantilever Standard Lift -Extra Wide LOA36-120x109-FULLBUNKS 3600 lbs 120" 126 109" 450 lbs 4-36" 43" 6" 37" 120"
Cantilever Wide 'n' Long Body Lift LOA36-113x151-FULLBUNKS 3600 lbs 113" 120" 151" 414 lbs 4-36" 43" 6" 37" 120"
Cantilever Standard Lift LOA42-114-FULLBUNKS 4200 lbs 114" 120" 127" 470 lbs 4-36" 43" 6" 37" 120"
Cantilever Standard Lift LOA48-114-FULLBUNKS 4800 lbs 114" 120" 127" 610 lbs 4-36" 43" 6" 37" 120"

*Leveling legs optional.
Heights are measured to the top cross arm, and longer legs are available.