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Product Highlights

  • Unique 4-point lift system provides ultimate stability
  • Self-locking safety cleat grips instantly if released
  • Easy one-person operation with single control rope
  • Designed to work with ceilings up to 10ft tall
  • Let's you take advantage of unused overhead space
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Premium Kayak Hoist | Overhead Kayak Lift Kit

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Product Highlights

  • Unique 4-point lift system provides ultimate stability
  • Self-locking safety cleat grips instantly if released
  • Easy one-person operation with single control rope
  • Designed to work with ceilings up to 10ft tall
  • Let's you take advantage of unused overhead space
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Product Description

Take advantage of your unused overhead storage space with this Premium Kayak Hoist kit. Designed with an industry best 4-point lifting system, this kayak lift kit will allow you to effortlessly store kayaks and canoes up high and out of the way. This hoist kit is not your average ceiling hoist, this kit is in a league of its own with precision pulleys, stainless steel hardware, locking cam, and high strength rope. Storing your boat overhead has never been easier or safer. 

The Premium Kayak Hoist is designed to work on ceilings up to 10ft tall. The hoist is easily operated by one person, but has a self-locking safety cleat that grips instantly in the event of accidental release. The 4-point system provides a safer and more stable lift compared to the standard 2-point system. Additionally, the soft strapping that runs underneath your hull provides a long term way to store your boat that won't cause hull abrasions or distortions. 

We offer this boat lift kit in a variety of load capacities - choose a capacity that exceeds the weight of your boat. 

About Suspenz:
Suspenz is one of the leaders in kayak home storage. Known for their bright yellow powder coat finish and unique suspension strap system, Suspenz makes a great product at an affordable price. Suspenz's main feature is their Cradling Strap System (CSS). This is a suspension strap system found on most of their racks that ensures there will never be any pressure points applied to your kayak or board. Additionally, Suspenz is known for highly customizable, expandable, and universal storage systems. All Suspenz products have a one year warranty from the manufacturer. 

  • Works on ceilings up to 10ft tall
  • 4-point pulley hoist system
  • Load capacities from 60lbs to 200lbs, with minimum weight requirements as follows:
  • ***60 lbs maximum requires a minimum load of 15 lbs;
  • ***90 lbs maximum requires a minimum load of 25 lbs;
  • **145 lbs maximum requires a minimum load of 45 lbs;
  • **200 lbs maximum requires a minimum load of 75 lbs.
  • 4 pulleys
  • 4 eye lagging screws
  • Heavy duty rope
  • Safety locking cleat
  • Support straps
  • Additional hardware
Q:
Could this hoist be used for longboard surfboards and SUPs?
 
A:
Yes, you can make these work with a longboard or a SUP. If you have a board bag, we recommend using it with the hoist because it will help prevent the straps from slipping.
 
Q:
Can you use this kit to hang two kayaks together?
 
A:
Our premium kayak hoist is best-suited for hoisting one boat. Securing more than one kayak to this hoist isn't built into the system, or suggested as a possibility by the manufacturer, so it could be tricky and potentially dangerous. It does come in options for heavier load capacities, but your kayak itself needs to sit in the straps safely, and very level, while its being raised or lowered. So it is best-suited for just hoisting and storing one boat or other object, though for those purposes it works great!
 
Q:
I'm guessing with the four-point design, the canoe/kayak could be hoisted closely to the ceiling for storage? My issues is I need it to be above my garage door when opened. I have 2 feet of space between the garage door and the ceiling. My canoe is 18" high. Would this be possible?
 
A:
Our hoist can bring your canoe very close to the ceiling, and making sure there is clearance for a garage door is an important first step in setting up this system. If you don't have exposed rafters, the installation requires the use of 2" mounting boards, so you will need to add 2" to your boat's depth of 18". With 24" of clearance, you should be able to get the boat up to the ceiling and have about 4" of clearance above the garage door, but that may be a very close call.
 
Q:
What is the spacing between side by side pulleys? I have a narrow space to contend with. 80# canoe.
 
A:
The distance between the mounting boards used for this ceiling hoist system should be about 40% of the length of your canoe or kayak, which can be figured out with this formula: Boat Length x .40 = mounting distance. This is required to balance and hold the boat properly. The mounting boards you need to use are 2" x 6" x 6' - so they will span 6 feet across about three ceiling rafters. On this listing, we also have a copy of the mounting instructions that can be viewed, should it provide additional information to help you know if this will work for your space.
 
Q:
Can this work with a 12ft. Aluminum Jon boat?
 
A:
Our premium ceiling lift could possibly work for your boat. You would need to pick the version of the lift (in options) that exceeds the weight of your boat - if that boat is in the 100 lb range, you would want the 145 lb lift option. The width of that type of boat (based on one model that length) of say 32" at its widest, should be fine for the system. The length of your boat at 12' will affect the space you can mount this in, as you will need a space long enough to do some. Additionally, if that is a very deep boat, that will affect how close you can get it to the ceiling of that space. Other than those considerations, it should work. You can check out some mounting/set-up instructions we have on our listing, under helpful items, in case that gives you some more ideas on whether this lift system will work for your boat & space.
 
Q:
Do you have a system that will work with a 12' 6" ceiling
 
A:
This Premium Ceiling Lift System only works for ceilings up to 10 feet tall; our other ceiling list system, seen here, will work for a ceiling up to 12 feet tall. We don't have an option built to work for a taller ceiling height. You can possibly set up either system to work for a taller ceiling; you just won't be able to lower the boat to the floor in either case; it is possible to work around that somewhat if you can set up stands or risers to a location where the boat can be lowered. If it is always being lowered onto a vehicle top that could also possibly work. It is preferred to set up with a ceiling that isn't taller than that maximum height, of course. On both listings we have installation instructions available for viewing so you can get an idea of what is involved with setting either system up as it is, and whether it might work for you with a taller ceiling
 
Q:
I have rafters in my garage that are not even but slanted. can this system accommodate that? I have 2 things I would like to store above the cars in garage and looking for a pulley type system.
 
A:
I cannot recommend this ceiling hoist for use on slanted rafters. While it can be mounted to exposed rafters, the slant will be a problem to get it set up properly to lift your boards/kayaks and hold them securely. I don't have a good alternative to suggest that could work in that space, because of the slant, unfortunately.
 
Q:
Can this kayak overhead storage system be safely attached to an existing concrete slab ceiling in a carpark, without pulling out of the slab?
 
A:
No, I would not recommend trying to set this hoist system up into a concrete slab/ceiling. It is meant to be mounted directly into exposed rafters, or to mounting boards that are secured to the unseen rafters. Concrete installation would require other hardware suited for that use, and there are enough possible issues with that mounting I cannot recommend it.
 
Q:
Once it is lifted into place, how do you lock it into place - do you need an anchor on the wall?
 
A:
Once this hoist system has been installed on your ceiling, and you have used it to hoist a kayak, you lock the rope in place in the cleat it runs through, with the excess rope pointing down, and then you can coil the remaining loose rope ends, and hang the coil on the wall, so that it is out of the way (such as on a nail or hook).  The installation and usage manual can be found on our listing,  and details the steps involved in setting this system up, as well as how to use the hoist, in case that helps for reference, to know if it is the right system for your space, gear & needs. 
 
Q:
My kayak is 11.5 inches deep. The top of my garage door is 23”. Will I be able use this above my garage door? 
 
A:
For this kayak hoist, your kayak can be lifted fairly close to the ceiling; that being said, for some installations one needs to use a couple of 2 x 6 boards to mount the system, but even with those additional couple of inches, you *should* be able to clear your garage doorway.  It might be a bit of a tight fit, but for a 23" area, if you even add a few inches to the depth of your boat, rounding it up even to 15", you should have some inches to spare.
 
Great but not perfect
Posted: August 23, 2018
Written by: Donald M.
Rating:5

The instructions for installing the Hoist were very good. It does take some time to install however due to retying the knots several times to get the kayak level. The critical piece in the system is the clamping device which seems lacking in the fact that it does not stay unlocked without holding an angled pressure against the rope as the kayak is lowered which can be awkward. Also, occasionally it takes a couple Jiggles of the rope to make sure it is clamped securely. The system does make it much easier to raise the kayak then it would without the block and tackle system.

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Kayak Hoist
Posted: August 14, 2018
Written by: Garry
Rating:5

Great product. I only had 22 inches above my garage door to work with and this hoist is the only product I have found that allows for a flush mount installation. Allows me to hoist my 12' Kayak above my garage door and can lower directly on to my SUV for loading. Not an easy installation and two people definitely helps. Well worth the money and effort.

Kayak Hoist
Posted: August 2, 2018
Written by: Jim H.
Rating:5

It comes with a good installation manual, but still difficult to install as there are a lot of options, but their help-line personnel are good to work with. The hoist works great. I have a 60 pound fishing kayak and it goes up and down with little effort and once you release the rope the cleat holds it in place. I designed it to go onto the bed of my pick up, ran the hoist rope to side. To be on the save side, I added a nylon rope along each strap, just in case something would happen.

Overhead storage
Posted: August 1, 2018
Written by: Donald S.
Rating:4

Item shipped quickly and was delivered as expected. Product was easy to assemble.

Only complaint I have is there is a lot of pressure applied to the lead pulley when you are raising the kayak. I have a Native Titan so it is heavier than most but expected the raising of the kayak to be easier.

Supports the kayak well and have had no issues.

Great Hoist
Posted: February 22, 2018
Written by: Carl W.
Rating:5

Somewhat difficult to hang and get the strap adjustments correct.

I would suggest a "safety belt" something like truckers use to fasten their load. I placed two belts about a foot under the hoist, connected by eye bolts and to the wood ceiling braces. Should the system fail, this will catch the kayak.

Premium Kayak Hoist/Overhead Kayak Lift Kit
Posted: October 11, 2017
Written by: John E.
Rating:5

This is an excellent piece of equipment for getting your kayak(s) out of the way. We have 2 Current Design Pranas and they are 17 feet long. It took some planning to figure out where I was going to bolt the mounting boards to the ceiling and moving our ski racks. Because of our garage configuration and the door height, I could not hang the kayak above or below the door, so it had to go parallel to the garage back wall (sideways). Read the instructions. Then read them again. They can be a bit confusing. Take your time and you will be successful. I have the first one mounted that the second one will probably go in this weekend. So far they are well worth the money. I am curious to see how the lines hold up over the years.

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Easy to install Works very well
Posted: October 11, 2017
Written by: Thomas M.
Rating:5

Easy to install Works very well

Canoe/Kayak Hoist
Posted: June 14, 2017
Written by: Stefan A.
Rating:4

The hoist works well. Stores my canoe up off the floor of my garage and allows me to get it on and off the car by myself. It took me all afternoon to install but I expected it would take some time. One suggestion I have is to possibly increase the length of the pine boards (bought separately). The instructions say the boards should be 6 feet long and be fixed to the ceiling with 4 lag bolts. The studs on the ceiling of my garage are spaced 2 feet apart, which means to hit 4 studs I would need to have two lag bolts at the very ends of a 6 foot board. To give a little wiggle room I should have gotten a board 6.5 feet long or somewhere thereabout. Also, it's a bit of a hassle to hold the board against the ceiling while doing the measuring, and screwing in the bolts. I suggest having a friend help with installation.

Kayak hoist
Posted: April 19, 2017
Written by: Leslie N.
Rating:5

The hoist works better than expected. It takes a bit of planning to install but I followed the installation instructions to the T and the kayak fits very close to the ceiling of the garage. I adjusted rope lengths many times so my advice is not to cut them shorter ever or at least not till you are satisfied with the final config. All the parts are very high quality. I have zero complaints with this system.

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Premium Kayak Hoist | Overhead Kayak Lift Kit
Kayak Lift
Posted: December 28, 2016
Written by: Lance w L.
Rating:5

Worked as expected.

I could get it closer to the ceiling than other types lifts.

It wasn't a quick install.

I'm pleased with the purchase.

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Premium Kayak Hoist | Overhead Kayak Lift Kit
Worth the Money
Posted: October 21, 2016
Written by: Daniel S.
Rating:5

Immediately after I purchased this, I thought: why did I just spend $180 on some ropes and pulleys? But once I got everything installed and the canoe slung, I was so happy with it! The quality of every item in the kit is obviously top of the line. The rigging worked perfectly, I could raise my 200lb fiberglass canoe with one arm!

Kayak hoist
Posted: September 18, 2016
Written by: Mark V.
Rating:5

Excellent product, I bought this same hoist 2 years ago for my first kayak, and needed a 2nd one for my fishing kayak as well. Installation directions are a little hard to follow, but the hoist is excellent. It will allow you to raise your boat right up to the ceiling.

My kayak lift kit
Posted: December 30, 2015
Written by: Charles B.
Rating:5

It was easy to install, was not complicated to place. Directions were easy to understand. Lifting my kayak with this kit was very easy even with one hand! Great product!

Works Great!
Posted: September 16, 2015
Written by: Jon S.
Rating:5

Install was a bit confusing, but works great!

Can't rate it...
Posted: October 15, 2014
Written by: Judy M.
Rating:4

I am moving so have not taken the lift kit out of it's box yet. Will install in my next garage...

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