Walking Boat Hoist

by Harley Janssen, Pete Nanninga, Seth Steensma

Based on a concept provided by inventor/entrepreneur John Byl, students designed a walking boat lift that helps marina managers and boat owners to safely and effectively remove their boats from the water for periodic maintenance and/or seasonal storage. The design of the walking boat lift received top honors (2nd place in the Sports category) for John Byl at the Minnesota Inventors Congress - Expo 2004. For more information regarding the recognition for this design, see page one of the Sioux Center News, June 30, 2004.