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Ocean City, Maryland, is the white marlin capital of the world and a mecca for inshore and offshore anglers alike. Sunset Marina, the area’s premier full service marina resort, recently upgraded its Ocean City Fishing Center (OCFC) facility, incorporating lifts from industry leader Golden Boat Lifts. Phase one saw 10 units installed; an additional 18 will be added this winter.

OCFC hosts numerous large, offshore boats, many with quad 350s and oversized fuel tanks. They needed lifts that were not only strong and durable, but adaptable to a wide range of hull shapes. Desiring a more thoughtful, efficient layout, they turned to Ocean City Boat Lifts & Marine Construction. With six years working with Golden Boat Lifts, Ocean City Boat Lifts knew Golden’s 4-Post lifts with 24,000 lb. capacities would fit OCFC’s needs perfectly. The contractor is known for its innovative creative marina renovations. For this application, other manufacturers’ lifts would have required six taller posts and top rails because of the weight requirement. But Ocean City Boat Lifts came up with an elegant solution that is not only an efficient use of space, but maximizes the aesthetic quality of the setting for the nearby condominiums. “This design is a real game-changer for marinas,” said Randy Warden, Ocean City Boat Lifts co-owner. “We were able to cut the length and number of pilings needed by over 50%.” The contractor also installed a unique elevated catwalk system that makes it easy to board the boats. Warden and Golden Boat Lifts are in the process of patenting this innovative idea.

Golden Boat Lifts’ 4-Post lift is the company’s biggest seller. Low-profile, it’ll accommodate from 4,500 to 28,000 lbs. Warrantied for 15 years, it’s manufactured in the USA of rugged, fully welded 6061 T6 marine-grade aluminum. The company uses only the highest quality stainless steel hardware and cables for a long, low-maintenance service life.

The durable Sea-Drive® provides muscle to the lift. The double reduction worm gear drive is the premier motor in the industry and boasts 8,000 lbs. of torque-twice that of the competition. It’s backed by a 10-year warranty. Ocean City Fishing Center is the epicenter of east coast angling action. Featuring more than 160 slips, it boasts the largest charter fleet in the area. It has a 35 ton travel lift and offers winter storage. Its website is www.ocfishing.com. Bishopville, Maryland-based Ocean City Boat Lifts & Marine Construction has been in the industry since 1995. The company specializes in pier and dock construction, and the installation of boat and PWC lifts. It’s currently developing an automatic folding dog ramp that attaches to piers. The company’s website is www.oceancityboatlifts.com.

Contact Golden Boat Lifts, 17611 East St, North Fort Myers, FL 33917. 888-909-5438 or 239-337-4141. sales@goldenboatlifts.com; www.goldenboatlifts.com.