Golden Boat Lifts

The Most Advanced Boat Lifts In The World


When It's Done Right ... It's Golden!

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Golden Mfg., Inc.
17611 East Street
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
Voice: 239.337.4141
Fax: 239.337.4482
Toll Free 888.909.5438 (LIFT)



Boat Lift Drives from Golden Manufacturing

Rendering of Sea-Drive

Only the Exclusive GOLDEN SEA-DRIVE® has passed the test of time!

We have now been using the GOLDEN SEA-DRIVE® for seven years. Over 14,000 units installed and doing their job. During this time we have never had one (not any) failure or back drive. There is no other boat lift manufacturer in the world to our knowledge that could make that claim. For years we did the same thing all of our competitors still do today. They use off the shelf gear boxes that are simply not designed to withstand the shock loads and harsh environments boat lifts are subjected to. If you are considering purchasing a new boat lift you need to contact Golden and let us explain the benefits of the Golden Sea-Drive® System.

Golden Sea-Drive®

Golden Boat Lifts® has the finest drive unit ever introduced for a boat lift system. The "Golden Sea-Drive®" is an Aluminum Die-Cast Enclosure, Housing Dual Worm Gear Reducers. This configuration assures that the gear box will never back drive. We do not use electric brakes, as even the best electric brakes fail in a harsh waterfront environment. Our system connects the Golden Sea-Drive® directly to the boat lift drive shaft with an over sized 5/8" hardened drive pin. This is needed due to the high output torque the Golden Sea-Drive® produces.


Golden Boat Lifts® exclusive Golden Sea-Drive®, has a 10 year warranty on the housing and gears for customers that have regular maintenance preformed on their boat lift.


The high-speed gear set is a 5:1 for high efficiency. It utilizes a production gear set from an industrial product line designed to Golden Sea-Drive® specifications. The gear is made from a heat-treated alloy and meshes with a bronze worm gear.

The low-speed gear set is a high-ratio (96:1) designed to have an extremely low helix angle to prevent any possibility of back drifting. The large center distance of the low-speed gear set results in lower tooth loads for a given output torque.


The Golden Sea-Drive® reducer is filled with a proven high-quality lubricant. This high-viscosity grease is capable of handling the high shear stress inherent in heavily loaded boat lift gears. This grease also eliminates the potential for any leakage.


The Golden Sea-Drive® is shaft-mounted with dual flanges to accommodate different drive positions. The drive is connected to the lift shaft with a 5/8" grade "5" cross bolt. This is the largest drive bolt in the industry. The Golden Sea-Drive® produces over 8000 inch pounds of torque and would break the smaller bolts used by other boat lift companies.

Flat Plate Drives

Flat Plate Lift Capacities are...

4,500#, 7,000#, 10,000# and 12,000#

Flat plate drives...

can be installed on all Golden Boat Lifts® up to 12,000#.

We recommend the Golden Sea-Drive® on all Boat Lifts over 12,000# due the torque requirements on larger lifts.

Flat Plate Warranty...

Aqua Marine's Flat Plate, has a 5 year warranty on the plate and gears for customers that have regular maintenance preformed on their boat lift.