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8 Pontoon Must Have Items

8 Pontoon Must Have Items

Pontoons today are extremely versatile. You can cruise, fish, ski and so much more. When you head out on the water you probably have a list of things you must take with for an enjoyable cruise. With your residential funicular, you can take everything you need without...

5 Reasons to Enjoy Nature with Your Outdoor Lift

5 Reasons to Enjoy Nature with Your Outdoor Lift

There is a lot to do every day – work, kids, laundry and much more.  But we should all make time to enjoy the outdoors. Your outdoor lift can help you enjoy the outdoors by simplifying your commute from your home to your dock. Although there are many more, here are...

Hillside Elevators and the Marine Innovations History

Hillside Elevators and the Marine Innovations History

The hillside elevator industry is not very large, and it often has small, diverse companies that pass through without making much of an impact.  Marine Innovations has been an exception in many ways.  First, Marine Innovations exclusively builds hillside elevators,...

Packing for a Beach Day with Your Beach Tram

Packing for a Beach Day with Your Beach Tram

I don’t know about you, but I love a day at the beach. I might start thinking about my beach day two or three days in advance. Today packing might be a cooler and some snacks, but when my kids were smaller, there was more stuff and more planning. If your beach is down...

Parking Access with a Residential Tram

Parking Access with a Residential Tram

In the Midwest, we are either blessed, or cursed, with ample flat, developable land. It is a blessing in letting us build homes with easy access for automobiles and pedestrians. Slight grades and a few steps are probably your only obstacles. The curse would be our...

10 Reasons to Leave Your Phones in the Cabin

10 Reasons to Leave Your Phones in the Cabin

We all seem tied to our devices these days.  Imagine your family riding the lake funicular from your cabin to the dock and all the phones are sitting on the cabin counter. What would you do with yourselves on the water.  Here are 10 great reasons to leave the phones...

10 Hillside Lift Cost Considerations

10 Hillside Lift Cost Considerations

Your home is your paradise. You can sit on your deck and enjoy the grandeur of nature. Elevated high above your lake, you can see for miles.  However, this exceptional view comes with a long flight of stairs to the dock. A hillside lift, also known as a hillside tram,...

10 Best Aspects of an Inclined Elevator

10 Best Aspects of an Inclined Elevator

You’ve seen one at your neighbor’s, the marina or on YouTube - an inclined elevator!  They look fun, interesting, maybe easy. Maybe you’ve considered one as you carry the cooler down to the pontoon. You think they might be nice, but…. Maybe you should think again. ...

Future Proof My Home with a Hillside Tram

Future Proof My Home with a Hillside Tram

They say, “home is where the heart is.” Most people think about growing old in their home.  If your home is on a hill, adding a hillside tram can help insure you can stay in your home for the long term. Your hillside home gives you spectacular views. They might be of...

Hillavator Buying Checklist

Hillavator Buying Checklist

Your home is on a hill.  Your dock (or maybe your garage) is a down a treacherous hill. There are steps, but they are wearing you out.  You think a hillavator is the best solution to tame your hill.  They are known by many other names, inclined elevator, hill tram,...

Aging In Place at Your Lake – Tips to stay at home

Aging In Place at Your Lake – Tips to stay at home

Your lake home is a special place.  It’s where you relax, recharge and socialize.  It might hold special memories of your kids and grandchildren growing up. Maybe your lake home is your permanent home.  Either way, you probably want to enjoy your lake home as long as...

Showcase System: Villas on Travis Lakeside Tram

Showcase System: Villas on Travis Lakeside Tram

Project Location: Austin, Texas System Length: 370 Feet Incline Angle: 44 Degrees System: 5 H.P. Traction Drive Dealer: Austin Dock and Tram Special Features: The Villas on Travis is a gated condominium community on Lake Travis. Located in Austin, Texas,...

18 Advantages of a Hill Tram

18 Advantages of a Hill Tram

Everyone has different needs and wants. Each home is different. Your reasons for wanting a specific tool is unique to only you. If you're looking at a hill tram for your home, you might have one immediate need in mind. But there are a multitude of reasons that you...

Environmental Benefits of a Hill Elevator

Environmental Benefits of a Hill Elevator

Everyone dreams of building their ideal home or remodeling their house into the perfect home.  As these dreams come into focus, there are lots of changes inside and out.  Any changes must be looked at carefully.  Exterior changes can alter your local environment. If...

Showcase System: NorthShore Marina Lake Tram Systems

Showcase System: NorthShore Marina Lake Tram Systems

Project Location: Jonestown, Texas System Length: 130 Feet Incline Angles: 43 Degrees & 30 Degrees System: 7.5 H.P. Traction Drive and 10 H.P. Traction Drive Dealer: Austin Dock and Tram Special Features: NorthShore Marina at the Hollows incorporates...