The original freestanding hydraulic boat lift

SunLift is the first underwater premium boat lift designed and manufactured by Sunstream (ideal for non-tidal locations)

Launch or lift your boat within 30 seconds

Never antifoul again

Remote-controlled operations

Solar or AC power options

Easier to park your boat

Save on boat maintenance

Better boat resale value

SunLift is developed by Sunstream™, the largest and most trusted portable boat lift and hoist manufacturer.

SunLift is available for all types of boats

Advanced technology and minimalist design

The Sunstream SunLift™ combines powerful hydraulic technology, durable components and sophisticated engineering to deliver a fast and reliable lifting and launching experience for your boat or personal watercraft. Now you can use your boat as easily as you use your car, and get out on the water more often, with more fun. Remote control with optional motor-stop and guide-on systems make operating and docking easy even for an inexperienced skipper. Designed with the user in mind, the SunLift™ pioneered the hydraulic freestanding boat lift revolution, and is still known for its reliability, durable construction and safe design. With over sixteen years of service in salt and freshwater environments, the SunLift™ is refined and proven. Sunstream’s wide range of accessories optimises the lift for your specific needs.

Build your own SunLift

Many accessories are available, SunLift is easy to customise to suits all boat owners needs

  • SwiftShield™ – automatic boat cover system
  • Canopies – protection from sun and debris
  • Guide-ons – easier and safer docking
  • Bow Stop – easier and safer docking
  • Load Guides – lateral guidance
  • Motorstop – positioning fore and aft
  • Catwalk – access to boat
  • Shallow Water Rollers – use in shallow water
  • Powerpack Shelf – mounting of powerpack
  • Lights – underwater, canopy or powerpack lighting
  • Seasonal Wheel Kit
  • TriLift Bunk Kit – enables select models to be modified to accommodate pontoon boats

Setting the standard for over 25 years

With over twenty five years of service in salt and freshwater environments, the SunLift™ is refined and proven. Sunstream’s wide range of accessories optimises the lift for your specific needs.

While the original Sunlift is still available and ideal for most boat owners, Sunstream recently launched an all new freestanding lift. Discover the Sunlift SLX if you need your lift to handle higher water fluctuation, lift a heavier boat or if you are looking for the absolute best freestanding boat lift solution available on the market.

Discover the new Sunlift SLX

SunLift Legacy Specifications


Max water fluctuation*

122 cm48.03 inchs

Max boat length


Min slip width***

Greater than boat width
Greater than boat width

Swing mooring


Min water depth**

30 cm1.8 inches

Max boat weight

2722 kg6001 lbs

Max wave height

60 cm23.6 inches

Fix jetty compatible


Remote controler


Power options

Solar or AC powerSolar or AC power


Stainless StealStainless Steal

Floating jetty compatible


*Max water fluctuation during boating season (Model dependent. See specs).  **Min water depth needed under keel of boat (approx.)
***Min slip width (Slips are not required)

SunLift roof system

The roof system available for SunLift is perfect to protect your boat against sun, debris and rain.

Remote-controlled operation

Operate your FloatLift with the push of a button. Your docking operation will not take more than a minute.

SunLift FAQ

Is my boat really out of the water?


SunLift keeps the hull of your boat above the water level.

Is SunLift suitable for tidal areas?


SunLift can’t be installed in a tidal area.

Can I flush my motors in the SunLift?


You can flush your motors when the SunLift is in raised position. But keep in mind that the SunLift is not designed to walk on it.

Why shouldn't I antifoul my boat?

Since antifouling paints contain toxic chemicals. The process isn’t environmentally friendly and it’s actually not the best solution against marine and barnacle growth. Not to mention, the paint needs to be removed and reapplied at least once a year and will reduce boat performance.

Dry docking solutions offered by DOCKPRO reduce maintenance costs, retain original boat performance and also increase resale value.

Learn more about antifouling

Can I walk on the SunLift?


The SunLift is not designed to walk on.

How long has Sunstream been around?

Sunstream invented the first hydraulic boat lift in 1996 and then became the global industry leader.

What maintenance is required?

To maintain the constructor warranty it is mandatory to service your SunLift every 12 months.

Can my SunLift be insured?


Most major insurance companies list the SunLift as an accessory of the boat.

SunLift is available for all types of boats