Your hillside lift is an incredible machine! It’s smooth, quiet and safe. Although there are not a lot of moving parts, you need to give it the care and attention it deserves. Just like you give your car regular service, you should have your tram inspected regularly.

As the manufacturer, we recommend annual inspections to ensure everything is working properly and your system remains safe. These inspections can be done by an authorized Marine Innovations dealer, an authorized elevator contractor or Marine Innovations.

The inspection will check each safety system, electrical connection and cable. The technician will listen and watch components while running, they check bolts for tightness and lubricate wheels, bearings and chains. They’ll run an overspeed test to ensure the governor will set and stop the carriage and drive.

You might wonder why we are big on annual inspections. We want you and your guests to be safe. Your Marine Innovations hillside tram is built to elevator code. For over 30 years we have been making sure every system we build exceeds the safety standards so our customers, their families and friends are safe every time they use their lift. We also want your lift system to perform flawlessly for decades. You wouldn’t think about driving your car 100,000 miles without changing oil or replacing tires, so your hillside lift needs regular service also.

Your annual inspection also will catch any problem early. A quick fix now can prevent a larger problem down the road. Preventative maintenance will help extend the life of your hillside lift by keeping components in alignment, preventing excessive wear, and limiting debris build-up.

You can schedule your annual maintenance inspection by contacting your local Marine Innovations dealer or you can contact us directly. Call us at 888-344-4666 or email us at

Do you struggle with your hillside home access? Whether it’s from your garage to your home or home to the water, we have a hillside lift solution to help. Contact Marine Innovations today to see how we can help you enjoy every level of your property with a hillside lift.