Hi Lift Vertical Lifts

An ideal lift for deep water or changing levels: Straight up, straight down

The Hewitt Hi-Lift is an economical, direct vertical rise lift that is ideally suited for deeper water applications or sites where water levels can fluctuate regularly. These lifts are based on simple, proven technology but are distinguished by Hewitt’s rock-solid construction and unique frame design. Hewitt Hi-Lifts incorporate side bars that provide greater stability than “V”-style side designs. Side bars are also set lower for easier boat access. While some competitive lifts have adjustable sidebars, these designs limit maximum lift height. Ten Hi-Lift models provide lifting capacities ranging from 1,100 lbs. to 10,000 lbs.

Hi Lift Vertical Lift Features


The Model HL1100 and HL1600 are equipped with Dutton Lainson winches, 4:1 and 6:1 gear ratios respectively. Models HL2600 to HL5600 are equipped with Hewitt high efficiency winches – 15:1 and 20:1 ratios. All manual winches include a 40″ aluminum winch wheel with spinner knob. Larger models from the HL6600 to HL10000 come standard with a heavy-duty electric winch. An optional 25:1 manual winch with wheel is also available for the HL6600. Click here to view our available electric winches.

Bunk Systems

The HL1100 and HL1600 for lighter craft include four non-scratch cradles and two keel protectors. Models from the HL2600 to the HL6600 are equipped with full-length carpeted bunks and two keel protectors. Carpeted aluminum V-bunks are standard on the HL8000 and 10,000.

Design and construction details emphasize durability and trouble-free operation. The corrosion resistant components include a structural aluminum frame, pre-strung stainless steel cables and full-width acetal Delrin plastic pulleys with hardened cast bronze bushings. End-mounted pulleys mean there are no exposed cables midway to interfere with access.

Cable Adjusment Bolts

Extra long cable adjustment bolts enable the operator to easily optimize cable tension.

Leveling Legs

Four leveling legs with stainless steel quick-release pins allow easy height adjustment. 30″ legs are standard on 1100 lb – 6600 lb lifts; 48″ on the 8000 lb – 10,000 lb series. Longer legs are available.