Basta Boatlifts is Sold to Bryce and Linnea Hansen

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Bullish on the premium boat lift market, new owner to continue legacy of quality and innovation

Basta Boatlifts was acquired by Bryce and Linnea Hansen of Shoreline WA on November 30, 2018.

“My wife and I are honored to carry on the legacy of Sam Basta and Basta Boatlifts.  We look forward to continuing industry leading innovation and excellent customer service, and growing our presence throughout North America,” remarked Hansen.

All employees and operations will remain at the Bellevue WA headquarter with Derek Hunter continuing as General Manager. Founder Sam Basta is currently a Deacon and Pastoral Coordinator at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bellevue, WA. Basta will remain working with the company as a consultant.

"My wife Lynette and I are thankful for our customers and colleagues in the industry over the last 35 years, it has been a great journey. We are leaving Basta Boatlifts in capable hands. Bryce Hansen is a great fit to further the potential of the company.”

About Basta Boatlifts
Basta Boatlifts is the leader in hand-crafted hydraulic boat lifts, seaplane lifts and PWC lifts. Its product line includes fabrication in both proprietary aluminum and galvanized steel. Sam Basta is the inventor of the 1992 Over-Center™ gravity locking design that changed the boat lift industry. Basta Boatlifts is a privately held company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. For more information visit

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