Discover the relaxing way to enjoy your lake!

The only inclined elevator that gives you true freedom

  • Spacious carriages
  • Easy to use and maintain
  • Attractive and tasteful design
  • Unmatched reliability
  • Strong, durable construction
  • Options to suit your needs
  • A life-long lift system

We make your life easier by building a life-long inclined elevator for your comfort and convenience.

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About Us

Marine Innovations is the inclined elevator leader. We’re proud to be family-owned and operated and based in the United States, with the experience and resources that 30 years as a leader in the industry provides. We will tackle any project you can throw at us, transporting your family, guests, or customers safely from point A to point B. Our trams are built to withstand continual use in the most extreme temperatures, from sub-zero Alaskan winters to tropical Costa Rican summers.

Referred to as hillside elevators, hillside trams, lake trams, hill trams or funiculars, our state-of-the-art inclined elevator systems open up all sorts of new and exciting possibilities for your hillside/waterfront property, whether commercial or residential. They can be installed almost anywhere, are easy to operate and deliver a safe, smooth ride every time. We have yet to meet a hill we cannot conquer!

We have over three decades of experience installing and maintaining the best inclined elevators in the industry. We use them to transport our own families almost daily, so you can bet we build them with safety in mind. We engineer and manufacture our own products, meaning they must meet our superior standards or they will not be installed.

Residential Systems

While stairs offer a solution, they do not make hauling belongings or escorting children or physically challenged friends and relatives very efficient. Our inclined elevators are fully code compliant and designed with industrial components that deliver the strongest structure on the market today to safely, efficiently transport your precious cargo. We want you to feel safe and secure with your lakeside tram system, so our full-time staff is available to offer phone support, annual inspections and maintenance service when you need it. We’re just a phone call away.

Our inclined elevators are engineered with our proprietary pin pile design, creating a small footprint which makes minimal impact on your hillside. This opens up endless architectural and landscaping options in new-home construction or can be adapted to your existing architecture, adding tremendous value to your property.

Commercial Systems

A Marine Innovations inclined elevator delivers strength. Starting with a solid foundation of our proprietary pin piles or footings and ending with our industry-leading warranty, nothing else even compares. Look at the construction and features. Talk with our past customers. A Marine Innovations lift is really the only choice.

All of our commercial hillside elevators are engineered and built by us in our own facility, in order to meet our exacting standards. These custom design capabilities make our trams completely adaptable to hundreds of applications. They can be built to accommodate water fluctuation, weather conditions, aesthetic requirements, wheelchair accessibility, or whatever else your project dictates. Plus, our engineered pin pile installation process creates unsurpassed strength with minimal environmental impact, allowing for soil anchoring and vegetation growth, so your property retains its natural feel.

Bruce Gillies - Lake Almanor, CA

We wanted an easy way to access our dock. The painless purchase and installation of our Marine Innovations lift made it reality. Mike made the planning process easy. The installation crew was professional and efficient. The workmanship is excellent. Now our lake is only a short, smooth ride away.

Carol & Phil Ferris - Lake Almanor, CA

We love the convenience of our Marine Innovations tram. We enjoy the simplicity and ease of riding to the dock, no more carrying stuff up and down the hill. Our grandkids love it too. Mike and Lori were a joy to work with throughout the entire process.

M.D.W. - Knoxville, TN

Our dock was unusable, 200’ down a bank at a 30 degree angle. The Marine Innovations tram is a lifesaver. Easy and functional, it makes travel to the water, and the best part, back up to our house, a breeze. Nick was professional, delivering everything he promised on time. I give them my highest recommendation.

Deb & Craig - Lake Travis, TX

When we bought our lot, the cliff prevented us from accessing the water. The Marine Innovations tram is the key to enjoying our land and the lake. It’s safer than stairs and delivers a smooth, gliding ride from our main house to the guest house and the dock. For ease of access, it is the ultimate easy button.

Wyatt & Beverly Foster - Gainesville, GA

We love the tram! Having easy access to our boat dock will allow us to really live the lake life!
It will also allow us to host functions for veterans through Patriots for Disabled Divers.
Thank you, Marine Innovations, for helping to make this possible.

Steve Lesem - Austin, TX

We are extremely satisfied with our Marine Innovations tram. The tram does what it should do in the extraordinarily difficult conditions and high cliffs of Lake Travis. The quality construction provides complete confidence when taking our five grandchildren to the dock and back. Austin Dock & Tram has been tremendous; they are experts and stand by their product. We couldn’t be happier!

Lanny & Jill Schoeling - Lago Vista, TX

We love our Marine Innovations tram. With two young grandchildren, we needed a system that was safe and secure. The self-leveling system keeps the tram level over our changing terrain. Austin Dock and Tram was great to work with, they were flexible, helpful and honest.

David Mastroianni, General Manager, White Cliffs Country Club

White Cliffs is a residential community and a private country club overlooking Cape Cod Bay. We have 358 residents, but only a small fraction were able to access our beautiful private beach due to the fact that our property sits on a 162 foot high cliff. Marine Innovations installed a vehicular system that has now allowed all of our resident members full access to our beautiful private beach.

Marine Innovations designed the perfect system for our needs and was always helpful, knowledgeable, and professional to work with throughout the planning and installation process.

Charlotte Jacunski, Operations Manager, Northshore Marina

Northshore Marina clients love our Marine Innovations trams. They use the larger tram to haul gear to their boats and the express tram for quick up and down trips from the parking area to the dock. Our employees use them to keep the ship’s store stocked. They run constantly during our busy periods and their uptime is spectacular. They are essential for our older boating community to access and enjoy Lake Travis.

Alex Broat, Manager, Rough Hollow Yacht Club & Marina

Our Marine Innovations tram systems meet all of our expectations! With 290 boat slips, our marina stays busy. Our dual trams mean a decreased wait time for customers. They love the convenience of the lifts when hauling coolers and gear to their boats. Vendors use them to stock our ship store. The tram systems’ reliability is exceptional, keeping our customers happy.

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