There are some cases where it makes sense to attach a boat lift to the side of a dock. One instance might be where cove widths aren’t wide enough to allow a full size dock to be permitted. In this case it may be possible to fit a platform style dock with a lift on the side versus a large covered dock. Another instance is if you own two boats and want both of them out of the water but only have a single slip dock.
For those on Lake Keowee, side mount boat lifts are eligible for permit under the following guidelines:
- A standard boat dock permit must be obtained from Duke Energy.
- A side mounted boat lift must be 20′ from a projected property line.
- Boat lifts with covers must count the square footage of the cover as part of the total boat dock square footage.