Replacement Boat Lift Canopies require proper dimensions

Time to replace your old canopy? By now you know that PWS can provide replacement parts for almost all dock and boat lift brands.  Did you know PWS also provides replacement boat lift canopies for most brands on the market?

Here’s a complete list of boat lift canopies available:

                                  1. Beach King
                                  2. Daka
                                  3. DockRight
                                  4. Floe
                                  5. Harbormaster
                                  6. Hewitt
                                  7. LakeShore
                                  8. Newman’s
                                  9. Vibo
                                  10. Pier Pleasure
                                  11. Porta-Dock
                                  12. ShoreMaster
                                  13. Shorestation

Love your boat?  Then you want to give it a good home. This is why many boat owners choose Shoremaster Boat Lift Canopies to protect their boats. Known for the quality and longevity of their products, Shoremaster Boat Lift canopies are made to last for years and years, giving your boat the protection it deserves.

Because of the quality workmanship of a Shoremaster canopy frame, you will most likely need to replace your Shoremaster canopies fabric long before the frame itself begins to deteriorate.

In the Door County peninsula, one of the most popular boat lifts is a ShoreMaster lift.  


Measuring for ShoreMaster replacement Canopies

Here is the correct way to measure for a replacement canopy for these lifts:

Refer to the diagram below for more information on measurements.

Length: Measure from the frame’s outside edge to outside edge, along with the center line (not up and over the top)

Width: Measure between the inside edges of the frame.

How to Measure ShoreMaster Canopy Lifts





How to measure a Shorestation canopy:

Shorestation lifts are made with Steel or Aluminum canopy frames.  It’s important to distinguish between the two before proceeding:


Shorestation ALUMINUM Canopy Frames

Note: References to Steel or Aluminum refers to the canopy frame materials only.

Measuring a ShoreStation Aluminum Boat Lift Frame for a Canopy

Measuring and Sizes

Length: Measure the side rail and then add 2 feet to that number

Width: Measure between the inside edges of the frame





Measuring a ShoreStation Steel Boat Lift Frame for a Canopy

Shorestation STEEL Canopy Frames

Note: References to Steel or Aluminum refers to the canopy frame materials only.

Measuring and Sizes

Length: Count the number of inner ribs

Width: Measure between the inside edges of the frame


PLEASE NOTE:  If you feel there have been ANY modifications to the canopy frame in the past it is very important to bring that information to our attention.  These changes may have a direct result on the final product.

Another option is to have a PWS representative visit your site and get the proper information for you. 

Not either brand?

Look for the brand name on the frame or winch of the boat lift and call or send the information to us.  Sending a photo helps also. Based on the information you send, we will return a diagram of the frames to you to compare with your actual canopy frame.  We will also show you how to take the precise canopy dimensions we need. It’s as simple as that! 

If in doubt just ask us to send someone out to get the information we need.


Pier & Waterfront Solutions (PWS) specializes in all ShoreMaster accessories for docks and lifts. We are located in the center of the Door County Peninsula at 7325 St. Hwy 42/57. That’s 1 mile North of County MM (Hwy 42) and 3 miles South of Sturgeon Bay. Look for the Idlewild Road intersection.

Located in the center of Door County at 7325 State Hwy 57 south of Sturgeon Bay at the intersection of Idlewild Road.  Our staff looks forward to serving all of your waterfront needs.

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Call Jerry at 920-493-4404 or Email for more information.