Martin Flory Group

Members of the exclusive Tampa Yacht & Country Club (TYCC) understand the importance of protecting their valuable assets. Storing a boat out of the water keeps it clean and fast, and increases its resale value. The club recently invested in the future of its marina by installing boat lifts from the pioneer in the field, Golden Boat Lifts.

Marina design specialist Turrell, Hall & Associates (THA) developed the plan for the club’s marina renovation. Built in the 1960s, it had become dated. It needed to be modernized and brought in line with current needs and usage, but remain sensitive to the unique, yet fragile marine environment of Hillsborough Bay. THA recommended Golden Boat Lifts to the TYCC marina committee. Phase one saw 17 new 4-Post Boat Lifts with 16,000 lb. capacities installed. Phase two, beginning this summer, will add four more 4-Post lifts and an additional 17 slips. The 4-Post Boat Lift is Golden Boat Lifts’ most popular model. Rugged and long-lasting, it’s fully welded out of 6061 T6 marine-grade aluminum. 300 series stainless steel is used for the hardware and cables. Each has a durable Sea-Drive® double reduction worm gear drive. The lift is backed by a 15-year warranty, the Sea-Drive® with 10.

Founded in 1904, the Tampa Yacht & Country Club is the area’s premier private club. Defining excellence in the boating lifestyle, it hosts cruises, fishing tournaments and youth sailing. Aside from watersports, members enjoy tennis, swimming, equestrian sports and four dining venues. TYCC’s marina currently boasts 77 slips, with 30A and 50A shore power. The harbor can accommodate vessels up to 60′ and has a 10′ approach. It features a gas and diesel fuel dock, transient slips for visiting yacht club members and an attendant on duty 24 hours a day. Its website is www.tampayacht.com. Turrell, Hall & Associates is a marine and environmental consulting, design and engineering firm located in Naples, Florida. For over 20 years, it has worked on marina, waterfront, and marine and land-based biology projects throughout Florida and the Caribbean. Its website is www.turrell-associates.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.