Since 1959, the ShoreStation name has stood for rugged, dependable waterfront equipment. Our boat lift systems and docks are made for the long haul and backed by one of the best warranties in the business.

Max Lifts

Whether you have a vintage inboard ski boat, small pontoon, or fishing boat, MAX has a lift for you. Each lift is designed to be the best in it's class, with features you can count on. All lifts in this class feature Nylatron® pulleys, tower quide rollers, stainless leveling cables, 84" tall welded towers, and industry leading lifting Heights to make sure your boat is out of the water and well protected.


Harbor Master is located in Hudsonville, Michigan, and is 15 minutes southwest of Grand Rapids. Harbor Master has been an innovator in boat lifts and docks for 50 years. This means that we have the knowledge to create an excellent product, and a earned reputation we strive to uphold.

Long Lake
Boat Hoist Sales

Did you just upgrade or buy a new boat? Congrats! Now you need to make sure you protect your investment. Luckily, Grand Traverse Dock and Hoist has you covered. A ShoreStation or a lift from our other hoist makers is sure to keep your new surf boat, bowrider, tritoon, or fishing boat safe from birds, wind, rain, and sun. These high-quality boat hoists will keep your boat safe from all the elements. They come in a wide variety of designs and can help with many different functions—and we have just about anything you might need. Your ShoreStation preferred dealer serving Grand Traverse, Leelanau & Antrim County. From Long Lake, Silver Lake up to Glen Lake & Lake Leelanau, we provide waterfront consultations to make sure that your boat(s) are protected the best way possible. We offer bunk racks, bunk posts for easy guiding into the lift, and more accessories to make your lake life that much more enjoyable.

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Pontoon & Tritoon Log Rack

The double UltraBunks and full-length GlideRail load guides cradle and channel the outer “logs” perfectly every time. The unique kit is designed to work well on both tritoons and standard pontoons with tubes up to 29 feet.

Spring Loaded Centering Devices

Make docking your boat on your ShoreStation hoist easy. This load guide system applies equal pressure to either load guidepost. If you enter your boat lift and are off of center one post will push out while the other post is allowed to loosen. This boat lift load guide system will keep your boat in the center of your lift while parking, they also are very useful for preventing damage to both your watercraft and boat hoist.

Personal Watercraft Hoists

Built upon proven technology for years of dependable use, the ShoreStation PWC Lift is one of the best personal watercraft lifts on the market. With a number of convenient features available, the ShoreStation PWC Lift optimizes your time getting on and off the water. This personal watercraft or “Jet Ski lift” is compatible with your Sea-Doo, Waverunner or other PWC mode. Whichever brand you prefer, our lifts help you enjoy your time on the lake.



Lake Life is calling. Whether you just bought the lake house of your dreams, or you’re a lake life veteran, an old wooden dock just won’t cut it anymore. Wait, it might cut your feet though. Eliminate the hassle of dealing with heavy, hard-to-care-for wooden decks and upgrade to our new lineup of lightweight metal and composite top docks. Cool to the touch, with no slippage on the feet.Tired of putting in and pulling out your dock? Let the pros at Grand Traverse Dock and Hoist help.With our on-the-water consultations- our design and installation team is here to make sure you’re ready for summer fun.

Our lineup of docking providers includes ShoreStation, RGC Marine, Harbor Master, Trimet Industries, MI Dock, and Alumi-Span. Grand Traverse Dock and Hoist only works with manufacturers that are innovators in the industry, meaning they have the knowledge and the skills to create excellent products.
GT Dock and Hoist also offer full lake life watersports consulting. From designing your ideal deck and swim platform to installing and removing it on a yearly basis, the team at GT Dock and Hoist can help you relax and enjoy lake life the way it’s intended.
Get a sturdy dock today with the help of GT Dock and Hoist. We will provide you with a high-quality dock that will last for years.


Manufacturing docks in Northern Michigan for over 15 years. Our dock systems are designed to last a lifetime. Our engineering and design department offers innovative solutions for prototyping, fixturing and manufacturing.


MI Dock systems are designed to last a lifetime. Featuring Sure Step Vinyl Docks that come in 4 different colors and provide the following benefits:
-Slip, Moisture & Insect Resistant
-Light Weight & Low Heat Build Up
-Will Not Splinter, Check or Warp
-Self Contained Expansion & Construction

lake shore products

Hot weather’s fine. Hot feet... not so much. Constructed of anodized welded aluminum, the Cool Dock stays cooler than plastic or wood. It is extremely light weight, easy to install and built to last a lifetime. Anodized aluminum will keep its clean look and is virtually maintenance free. Will not turn black, rust, warp, or crack.


Since 1956 Alumi-Span has been a name that people trust. Whether it's a complete boat dock system or the individual components, we manufacture our products using quality methods and materials. Best of all, Alumi-Span means "Made In America." Forget cut rate boat docks or the cheap Chinese parts normally found on the internet. Many Alumi-Span boat docks are still in use after more than 50 years! That's values you can depend on.

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Long Lake

  • Total Acres

    At 575 acres in size, Long Lake is the fourth largest lake in the county.

  • Shoreline Length

    Long Lake covers an area of ​​4.5 square miles and includes 88,272 feet of shoreline. The maximum depth of the lake is 88 feet with an average depth of 26 feet. Among the unique aspects of Long Lake are its islands.

  • Long Lake Depth

    Coldwater Lake is 294 acres. Much of the lake is very deep, with a maximum depth of 65 feet. The littoral area is quite narrow and the vegetation is limited to this shallow area. The width of the sandbars varies from 25 to 300 feet.

  • Home Prices

    Median Home Cost in Long Lake is Real Estate: $ 288,000.

  • Species of Fish

    Long Lake offers a wonderful opportunity to catch a variety of fish species. Anglers can expect to fish for pike, largemouth and largemouth bass, channel catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, yellow perch, and walleye.

  • Average Temperature

    July is the hottest month for Long Lake with an average high temperature of 79.9 °, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Michigan. In Long Lake, there are 4 pleasant months with high temperatures in the 70-85 ° range. The most pleasant months of the year for Long Lake are August, July, and June.

  • Boat Launches On Long Lake

    This four-mile-long lake is located west of Traverse City. It attracts boaters, fishermen, water skiers, swimmers, all those whose idea of ​​summer fun means spending a day on the water.

    Crescent Shores Public Boat Launch

  • Water Quality

    The 2019 study recommendations remain valid. Everyone is encouraged to limit or eliminate chemical fertilizer applications near the lake and ensure that the septic systems are working properly. Efforts should continue to control surface water runoff and minimize erosion by creating a natural vegetation buffer zone or “green belt” along the coast. These approaches will help limit the introduction of additional phosphorus and nitrates into the lake ecosystem. Leaves and other debris should not be raked in lakes. These measures will help preserve the oligotrophic status of Mickey and Long Lakes. Hopefully, Lake Ruth, which is a eutrophic lake, will remain relatively stable with these efforts.

  • Types of Water Sports on Long Lake

    Great lake for swimming, waterskiing, sailing, kayaking, and island hopping. There are two boat ramps, one on the north end, Gilbert Park, and one on the west side.