About BLI

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History of Boat Lifts International


Boat Lifts International grew from a small ski and wakeboard school on Big Lake, Washington (Breakwater Ski School) some 21 years ago. We became a boat lift dealer when we opened the school in 1999. We sold a few boat lifts and enjoyed doing it, meeting like minded lake front home owners and sharing great products with customers.

Along came the era of websites, we had one built and suddenly we were launched into a sales and growth frenzy. We found that often customer service was lacking in almost every aspect of everyday life, so we made it our goal to bring back customer service, where it was needed most!


Today, we will hold customer service as our gold standard and strive to exceed each customers’ expectations. I never tire of customer praises of the “above and beyond” customer service our team has provided. Eventually we grew to the point that the ski school needed to change to accompany our customers needs for even a larger variety of products we offered. We changed our name to Boat Lifts International, took on a second (larger) more diverse brand and began product distribution and the growth/formation of our network of dealer territories. 


Today BLI distributes to a vast dealer network and services customers and dealers from Alaska to Chile, to the Caribbean, yet customer service is still our priority, you are never too small to receive less than the best from BLI. We continue to grow and continue to put smiles on the faces of our customers each and every day.

Jeff Prestmo


CEO & Founder
Boat Lifts International

I’m Jeff Prestmo, CEO of Boat Lifts International and I love everything about the water. I love that when I think about the water I get a smile on my face. The water and everything about it screams fun to me. Whether you are at your waterfront home, at the beach, in the boat, camping, swimming, fishing, skiing or surfing, you are having fun, building memories and free from life’s hectic pace.


Some of my best memories growing up were on the water with friends and family learning new things. Now not only do I still enjoy the water, as much as ever, I get to help families and friends build their dreams. The products and services we provide to waterfront home owners are second to none. We offer the best products with the best warranties at a fair price. It is a very rewarding feeling to be able to watch a homeowner smile as they build memories with the products we provide to them. I feel blessed each and every day to be able to do what we do here at Boat Lifts International.