Cradle Center Kit (For Wood Mounting)

Starting at: $2,144.52

Boathouse Center-Pipe Cradle Kit (Center Mount for Wood Joists) is one of the best values available for the boat owner with an existing boathouse.  Boat House Lift Kit designed for cable winder pipe to be in the center of your boathouse, mount to wood joists, and use a cradle to lift the boat.



3,500 – 8,500 lb Boathouse Center-Pipe Boat Lift Cradle Kit (for Wood Mounting)

Utilizing your existing Boathouse structure is the most cost-effective way to lift your boat. It can be a cost saving measure not having to purchase supporting components or a frame, like you do with a freestanding boat lift. With this boat lift cradle kit, your boathouse is the supporting structure! Don’t bother looking for used boathouse lifts! Not only do used boathouse lifts not have a warranty, but there may also be missing parts that you cannot find, and the cost is usually nearly the same.

This boathouse lift kit is designed to lift a boat from the joists of a boathouse. The kit is set up, so your drive pipe is down the center of your boathouse. It features a simple but strong design that distributes the load evenly and will support up to 8,500 lbs, depending on the kit you select. They are configured for a straight pull and include all galvanized hangers, cable, and brackets. This kit comes standard with a 9-foot long cradle I-beam, but 8-foot and 10-foot options are available.

These lifts operate at approximately 2 feet per minute using a flat plate hoist. They come with a standard reversible drum switch but can easily be wired for a remote control anytime.

The boat lift cradle is easy to install, and all hardware can be adjusted to meet your boat’s needs. This kit includes everything to build the recommended lift except the galvanized pipe for cable wrapping and the wooden bunks for the boat to sit on. Bunk carpet can be bought separately.

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We are proud to offer the finest products available at the best prices possible. Our customer service, experience, and product knowledge really make us at Boat Lift Warehouse the clear choice for the DIY individual. Your do-it-yourself project will go smoother and with much less stress knowing you have the staff and resources of to back you up!


  • Hot-dipped 9 ft wide galvanized cradle with adjustable 16 in. bunk brackets
  • Hoist, motor, switch, GFCI, and plug
  • 2 x Dual pipe supports
  • 4 x  block pulleys with hangers
  • 80 ft galvanized 7×19 aircraft-grade cable
  • 8 x galvanized cable clamps
  • 4 x galvanized cable thimbles
  • Hardware kit for installation on double-joists
  • Requires 2 in. galvanized schedule 40 pipe and wooden bunk boards (not included)



20 amp service is needed for the motor

2 in. galvanized schedule 40 pipe for winding the cable and wooden bunk boards (not included)


5 year gear warranty

1 year motor warranty