Residential

Residential Inclined Elevators & Trams from Marine Innovations

You probably fell in love with your hillside home for its gorgeous views, but accessing the base or waterfront on your property poses a challenge. Trees, brush, rocks unstable terrain may make it impossible to navigate the slope. An inclined elevator or hill tram offers the perfect solution to retain the beauty while attaining full access!

Marine Innovations Residential Hillside Tram

Residential Inclined Elevator Models

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.

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.

After you’ve chosen your customized accessories, we’ll build your state-of-the-art hillside elevator to your specifications, and to our superior standards, right in our own facility. Our certified, factory-trained experts will install it on your property. Marine Innovations is proud to bring families together for the good times with our inclined elevators.

Call us today to learn more about these fully customizable options and accessories:

  • ADA compliance
  • Automatic cab doors
  • Carriage canopy with Sunbrella  fabric, aluminum, acrylic or custom materials
  • Carriage/cab lighting
  • Conduit for 110 volt power to lower landing
  • Custom carriage designs & colors
  • Docking stations for battery charging
  • Door interlocks
  • Double-cable drive systems
  • Landing gates
  • Marine rail
  • Safety gates
  • Self-leveling systems
  • Stainless steel rail and cable for saltwater
  • Stairway systems
  • Trolley covers
Marine Innovations Residential Lake Tram, Mid-mount

Residential Incline Tram Models

An incline tram from Marine Innovations is the perfect solution for hillside lakes and cottages with a slope of less than 50 degrees, and with less extreme terrain. They are a budget-friendly option designed for use in non-compliant states, and their simple design makes for quick and easy installation. Plus, our full-time staff is always available to offer phone support, annual inspections and maintenance service should you need it.

Our incline trams feature our 3hp motor, galvanized rail, galvanized steel structure, cable and patented cable brake. Our engineered pin pile installation makes for minimal hillside impact. We offer two models, including Drum Drive and Traction Drive based on specific system requirements.

Incline trams are a trustworthy, affordable solution to waterfront accessibility for hillside residents. We’ll build your state-of-the-art hillside tram to your custom specifications, and to our superior standards, right in our own facility. Then our certified, factory-trained pros will come to your property to install it. We’re proud to help clients realize the full potential of their hillside properties.

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.

If you’d like to know more about our company or talk with one of us, please give us a call. We’d be happy to answer your questions and help you make the most of your property by adding a lakeside elevator or hillside tram.