In most applications, Air-Dock boat lifts can be installed without getting into the water. This is especially nice in the northern climates where boat lifts often need to be installed and removed each winter.
No permanent connections to the dock are required. The Air-Dock is held in place with lines tied to the dock (or to pilings) at the four corners. If there is no dock or piling on one or more of the corners, the lines can be tied to anchors, auger poles, or to PVC frame kits. Air-Dock boat lifts are so portable you can take them with you if you move your boat to another location.