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CraftLander MH-V45108SS - 4,500 lb Capacity Vertical Boat Lift

Manufacturer: CraftLander

Typically Ships: 1 - 3 Weeks

Load Capacity: 4,500

Item Type: Lift - Freestanding

Series: Standard Hull

Inside Opening: 108" Inside Width

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CRAFTLANDER MH-V45108 - 4500 lb Capacity 108" Internal Width Vertical Boat Lift

The reliable and well designed vertical lifts by CraftLander offer many of the same features found in more expensive brand lines. The heavy-duty bolt-together aluminum construction provides superior environmental endurance and eliminates the need for aluminum welds while adding to the strength and stability of the lift. The unit is available in either a 108" inside width and a 120" inside width version. 

  • MH-V45108 is the 108" option and is well suited for most single hull watercraft with a loaded weight between 3000lbs - 4400lbs. With a 108" inside opening, it is suggested that this lift is used with boats that have a beam measurement less than 96". The 108 inside width lifts are also 117" outside post to outside post and fit into a 10' wide slip. 

  • MH-V45120 is the 120" option and is also well suited for single hull watercraft with a loaded weight between 3000lbs - 4400lbs. The 120" width works well with wider watercraft up to 102" in width which covers most deck boats, pontoons and tritoons.

The MH-V4500 can be custom configured for a wide variety of watercraft hull styles. Whether you need a lift for your fishing boat, ski boat, pontoon or tritoon, CraftLander offers hull support kits for all styles. Select from the above drop down options to custom configure this lift to your specific needs.


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  • 4,500lb Max Lifting Capacity
  • 108" Max Beam (inside width - upright to upright)
  • Stainless Steel & Brass Fasteners 
  • Heavy Duty I-Beam Aluminum Lifting Platform
  • Positive Drive Winch Assembly
  • 64" Lift Height (actual cradle travel)
  • Stainless Steel Lift Cables
  • Drop V Side Frame for Easy Boat Entry
  • 54" Telescoping Legs standard

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This lift has been designed to be used in low and fluctuating water levels. The 64" lift height gives you a lot of cradle travel to work with and keeps you from having to move the lift to shallow or deeper water. The large tapered pads or feet on this unit allow it to be moved across many different surfaces and lake bottoms without snagging or digging in. This is very helpful for seasonal installation and removal.

CraftLander lifts are easier to crank than most lifts on the market today due to their patented "Positive Drive Winch" that is chain driven with roller bearings. In contrast to many other lift brands that install generic third-party winches, CraftLander is one of the very few manufacturers that custom designs their vertical lift winch assemblies for their lifts. The 4,500 lb models have a 16:1 winch (32 turns or the wheel to 1 complete revolution of the drum) and raises about 1 inch every 2 turns of the wheel.



This CraftLander Hoist can be equipped for virtually any watercraft style and a spectrum of lakefront conditions. With a wide variety of equipment accessories, the unit can be configured to suit your needs. While choosing your hoist configuration, please review the following options that this unit can be configured with. These options are selected above and allow you to configure the new hoist to your needs.

This section provides a description to the various options that you can have this hoist equipped with. These options are selected above the "Add to Cart" button, which allows you to build the configuration that you want.



EXTENSION LEG OPTIONS: Freestanding Lifts such as this model utilize four, independently adjustable legs which are inserted into the corner columns of the hoist. When installed they allow you to adjust the height of the lift at each of the corners so that you can achieve a level plane across the hoist. Attached to each leg is a large base pad that will rest on the lake bottom.

STANDARD LEG - the standard leg option includes 54" legs (overall length) that provide 38" of usable height. The leg uses a large foot pad for stability and hitch pins for height adjustment. This telescoping design allows for proper installation in a variety of water depths up to 7 feet deep.

DEEP WATER LEGS - the longer adjustable 72" leg extensions provide 53" of usable height. These are used for deeper water and are a much heavier duty extrusion. The leg uses a large foot pad for stability and hitch pins for height adjustment. This telescoping design allows for proper installation in a variety of water depths up to 8.5 feet deep.



BOAT SUPPORT OPTIONS: This hoist can be equipped with a variety of support hardware options. The following options are designed for particular watercraft hull designs. Boat Support options include complete hardware kits that are mounted to the moving cradle of the lift and are contact and support your boat.

STANDARD 10' VINYL / ALUMINUM HULL BUNK KIT - This configuration is well suited for single hull designs including flat bottom, round bottom, and shallow-V hull designs. The Vinyl/Aluminum Bunk includes two individual aluminum extrusion bunk rails covered with a non-abrasive vinyl. These bunks are maintenance free and do not trap lake sediment like older style carpeted lumber bunks. The brackets allow the bunks to be adjusted across the cradle customizing it to fit your boat.

SKI 10' VINYL / ALUMINUM HULL BUNK KIT - This configuration is well suited for single hull designs and is similar to the Standard bunk option above, however, the Ski version offers additional height clearance over the cradle beam so that the tracking skegs (fins located on the underside of ski and some wakeboard boats) clear the cradle on entering the lift. This bunk configuration is well suited for Deep-V and Ski / Wake style watercraft. The Vinyl/Aluminum Bunk includes two individual aluminum extrusion bunk rails covered with a non-abrasive vinyl. These Bunks are maintenance free and do not trap lake sediment like older style carpeted lumber bunks.

PONTOON RACK – This configuration is used with Pontoons and in some cases with Tritoon boat designs. When set-up correctly, this is the easiest way to park a pontoon on a vertical lift. The pontoon rack includes four vertical cradle mounted aluminum assemblies. The assemblies are in pairs and 2" x 10" x 14' non-treated lumber is used to span between each pair of assemblies. This creates the support that lifts from beneath the deck of your pontoon or tritoon. The lumber is not included and must be supplied by the customer. Pontoon rack systems such as this have been widely used for a number of years due to the basic design and user-friendliness.

VINYL / ALUMINUM PONTOON SADDLE BUNK KIT- Available in 10' and 12' in length, these bunks are well suited for pontoon and tritoons.  The kit includes two sets of aluminum extrusion bunk rails covered with a non-abrasive vinyl and 2 sets of saddle brackets that allow a pair of bunks to be span between the lift I-beams and fit the round pontoon perfectly. We add an additional set for tritoons as long as all three toons are the same size. The Vinyl/Aluminum Bunks are maintenance free and do not trap lake sediment like older style carpeted lumber bunks. When installed, each set of bunks are located to the exterior of the cradle and are designed to support the underside of toons.

TRITOON VINYL/ALUMINUM TRIPLE BUNK KIT - This configuration is well suited for Tritoons. This kit includes two 12' bunk sets for the outside toons and one 10' bunk set for the center toon. The Vinyl/Aluminum bunks are maintenance free and do not trap lake sediment like older style carpeted lumber bunks. When installed this system allows for the support of three toons.




Loading guides are optional accessories that can be added to your lift at any time. They are highly recommended for those in rough and windy areas or for inexperienced drivers. They are designed to assist with leaving and parking your boat, by providing a "guide" aid to keep you centrally located within the hoist frame.

FOAM POST CENTERING GUIDE - One of the most traditional centering guides, these are mounted at the four corners of the lifting platform this centering device provides four soft uprights posts that assist with keeping your watercraft centered on the hoist. Foam Post Guides are available in a set of two or four guides and are safe for virtually any watercraft style.

FULL LENGTH CARPETED SIDE GUIDES - Carpeted loading/centering guides consists of four heavy duty aluminum upright brackets that attach to the I-Beam of the hoist, of which support a carpeted lumber rails with steel reinforcement backer plates that span the full length of the hoist on both interior sides. The carpeted rails act as a centering guide for positioning on the hoist safely. This guide option is not recommended for watercraft with side hull decals. This guide if it comes in contact with decal stickers will cause damage to the decal.




Motor Stops are another optional style of parking aid that is designed to help with parking a watercraft. Motor Stops help prevent "overshooting" the parking location. The Motor stop are not suitable for Wake and Ski Style watercraft with drive shaft prop and rudders.

MOTOR STOP - Mounted to the stern end rack beam and assists with stopping your watercraft and prevents your boat from overrunning the lift.


This product requires LTL freight delivery or local pickup from our location. Product assembly is required. It is recommended that this unit is assembled by experienced contractors or those experienced in boat hoist assembly and installation. Improper assembly and maintenance may void factory warranties. It is important to review and examine all assembly/use instruction guides prior to operation. 



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Manufacturer: CraftLander
SKU: MH-V45108-SS
Shipping Information
Typically Ships: 1 - 3 Weeks
Shipping Method: LTL Freight, Pickup
Base Group
Product MPN: MH-V45108
Load Capacity: 4,500
Item Type: Lift - Freestanding
Part Type: Vertical Lift
Series: Standard Hull
Assembly Required: Yes
Frame Specs
Inside Opening: 108" Inside Width
Lift Cradle Travel: 64
Adjustable Leg Size: 54" Leg Standard
Cradle Style: I-Beam
Frame Material: Aluminum
Mount Style: Freestanding
Fasteners: Stainless/Brass Combo
Foot Pad Size: 12 x 16
Winch Specs
Wheel Size: 42
Winch: 16:1 Patented Winch
Motor Type: Optional
Lift Operation: Turn Wheel
Cable Specs
Cable Diameter: 5/16
Cable Material: Stainless Steel
Application Suggestions
MaxDepthDeepWater: 8.5 FT w/ 72" Deep Water Leg Option
Anchoring Type: Freestanding
MinWaterDepth: Boat Draft plus 7"
Watercraft Weight (Wet): 3,400 - 3,900, 3,900 - 4,400
Beam: 96" Max Beam Recommended
Lift Design
Operation: Manual
Watercraft Style: Single Hull
Lift Design: Freestanding, Manual, Vertical
Return Policy
Restocking Fee: Yes
Manufacturer Details
Warranty: 2 Year Mechanical and 15 Year Structure
Manufacturer Support Phone:: 989-275-8054
Pulley Specs
Pulley Material: Nylontron
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