Thank you for taking the time to read this information. With so many boat lifts on the market today, it is prudent to research the product, the company, and the philosophy of the company's owner. John Meehan has over 30 years experience in marine construction, and more than half of those lifting boats. He installed the very first 4 poster lift on the west coast of Florida. He has owned and operated the same company since its inception ; only a very few of today's companies can make this claim. John's design and engineering intent was to produce products that were easy to install, safe, esthetic, and soundly engineered. ABL lifts were the first to conceal the drive pipe, use all stainless steel hardware, and implement our signature feature a "No Weld" design. Unique to ABL Boat Lifts is our vertical lifts that are upgradeable. The 4, 500# tops can be upgraded to accommodate up to 13, 000 pound. Throughout the years John's modifications and design improvements have been used by nearly every other lift company. ABL boat lifts have been sold all over the US, Canada, South America, England, Sweden, Newfoundland, Norway, and Saudi Arabia. We value our customers, our company is about you! We take the time to assist you in choosing the best lift for your boat, location, and budget. We maintain uniformity in our designs. Our products are not continuously changing making your lift parts hard to replace or not available. We have saved many customers money by using our many years experience. A Marina owner in Maryland did not lose his ABL lift motors in a storm thanks to John's advice. ABL's manufacturing facility uses multiple CNC Numerical Computer Controlled Machines in producing our lifts. By using only the best materials, skilled machinist, and certified welders with decades of experience, along with very knowledgeable marine contractors, we can guarantee you the "ABSOLUTE BEST BOAT LIFT FOR YOUR INVESTMENT".