XL500 Dinghy lift
PrestoMarine XL500 Dinghy lift
PrestoMarine lift XL500 is an innovative and simple dinghy lift solution to effortlessly launch a PWC or RIB from the swim platform of your boat with Swedish Quality, Safety and Design. Through a unique patented solution, Presto Marine has created a lift that allows one person to launch or lift a watercraft in less than two minutes.
The Presto XL500 dinghy lift solve a problem
Yacht owners know the complications of bringing a Waverunner or a RIB onto the swim platform. The most common solution is to hoist the watercraft with the Passarelle, but this takes usually more than a half hour for two people to launch or to lift up a Waverunner.
With Presto lift mounted on a swim platform and loaded with a Waverunner or RIB boaters will finally be able to easily use their RIB or PWC for pleasure, ferrying passengers to the mainland, discovering marine areas inaccessible to larger boats, and last but not least, quickly responding to emergencies.
Difference between models
Both the XL500R an XL500F are rated to lift 500kg, and have been tested and classified to the CE Directive.
All our lifts are classified to the CE Directive. The R series (R=Rail System) are made for boats with deep platforms. The rails allow the PWC or RIB to be locked down close to the transom underway. This not only provides a better ride (for boats less than 44 feet), but also protects the PWC/ RIB from stern waves. This is not an issue for boats that navigate on rivers or never go out in rough seas.
However with (F=Fixed System) the weight of your tender during transport will be further aft and may affect the performance of your boat underway if the length of your boat is less than 44 feet. This will be particularly true if you carry a heavy tender/PWC of more than 450kg and have full tanks and many people aboard.If you plan to carry a dinghy that weights less than 200kg (dinghy, motor, fuel, plus battery), you can order a L200. This model only comes in a fixed version. It's recommended for boats with narrow platform that have at least a 30-40 foot LOA.
Why Do We Use Rails?
We don't need to use rails. In fact, on boats with narrow swim platforms, we don't use them because the PWC is already very close to the transom. We use rails because we want the PWC to stay close to the transom so that the boats center of gravity does not move too far aft, so that when you are underway, your bow and stern are on the same plane.
To understand this concept think of the time you were playing on see- saws in kindergarten with one of your parents. This wasn't possible unless they moved a lot closer to the see- saws center. This math is very straightforward and explained in the picture above.
This concept is particularly important on smaller boats. The variable M(B) to the weight of the boat and M(A) is the weight of the tender or PWC. Our goal is to keep M(A) and M(B) as close together as possible when the PWC or Tender is stored which is why we use rails on wider platforms.
Also based on the beam of the watercraft as well as its weight, we know how much hydraulic power we will need to launch or retrieve the watercraft and how far we can extend the watercraft from the fulcrum M(C) which is the edge of the swim platform. These variables are important to use when we customize our lifts to work perfectly with your watercraft and your boat.