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Sunstream® Helix-P And SPS Recognized For Innovation

Kent, WA – Sunstream® Boat Lifts, the leading manufacturer of high-quality free-standing and free-floating boat lifts and the SwiftShield™ Automatic Boat Cover System, announced today its Helix-P and Sunstream Power System (SPS™) were recognized for innovation by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The Innovation Awards, judged by members of Boating Writers International (BWI), are given three times per year at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), the Miami International Boat Show and the Minneapolis Boat Show.

“Sunstream is fiercely committed to leading the industry towards a new future of enjoyment and ease for all boaters,” said Ken Hey, CEO of Sunstream Boat Lifts. “After years of dedication by our designers and engineers and a sizeable investment in time and resources we feel that the Helix-P piling lift and the Sunstream Power System embody the best of what is possible in the category of docking equipment. The spirit of the Innovation Awards programs has been to honor that leadership and innovation and we firmly believe that these products are worthy of this recognition and so much more.”

The first in a new range of saltwater piling boat lifts, the Sunstream Helix line, the Helix-P piling lift combines unprecedented hydraulic speed with an attractive hidden cable lift structure and no sway. Helix delivers a refined aesthetic with easier boarding, increased reliability and safety, reduced noise and launching and lifting speeds as fast as 15 seconds. There are no visible motors, electrical work, or gearboxes; pilings are low with no side beams, opening views for a more pleasing aesthetic. The frame has non-slip striping on top for safety and a pleasing appearance. The lack of sway, and optional Storm Surge Inserts can be added quickly to raise a boat an additional 24-inches for storm and surge protection. The elimination of sway also reduces cable fatigue, extending cable life.

To power the Helix line and other compatible Sunstream products, Sunstream further broke the mold by reinventing hydraulic power systems with the Sunstream Power System. By sharing a single powerpack with multiple Sunstream lifts or SwiftShield Automatic Boat Cover Systems, the SPS has many advantages, including higher power, lower cost, smaller dock footprint, faster installation, lower maintenance, higher performance, improved safety and greatly reduced dock power requirements. Each SPS is capable of powering 10 or more Sunstream SPS compatible devices up to 125-feet away and, with a 15-inch by 15-inch footprint, it minimizes required dock space. When additional hydraulic devices are added, no further wiring is needed which saves money and hassle. In addition, the SPS uses only 6A/110v power for 10 lifts versus traditional 30-40A/220v circuit for each lift, which is a fraction of the cost to install and wire. The SPS boasts enhanced reliability as it uses sealed batteries to store energy, so if there’s a power outage, customers can still use their lifts and SwiftShields. The batteries are also compatible with solar charging solutions, eliminating the need for dock power altogether.

For more information on the Sunstream Helix-P, Sunstream Power System, Sunstream or its complete line of high-quality boat lifts and accessories, please call (253) 395-0500, or visit

About Sunstream Corp:

Sunstream Corporation, based in Seattle Washington, is the leading portable hydraulic boat lift, hoist, and automatic boat cover system manufacturer in the world. Founded in 1996, Sunstream has been recognized multiple times for their innovation and fast growth.

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