What Is Glastron's
Aqua Lift ?

I get lots of emails from people telling me about their "1971 16ft. Glastron Aqua Lift II" (or other year or length).

Trying hard to identify their boat, they see the words Aqua Lift on part of the Glastron emblem on the side of the boat.

Easily mistaken as a model name, the meaning is something much different.

Simply put, Glastron's Aqua Lift is the name that Glastron gave to their version of the V-hull.
Many different models and sizes of a particular year might all have "Aqua Lift" or "Aqua Lift II"
marked on them somewhere, especially the side badges.
Aqua Lift II is Glastron's version of the tri-hull. Here is a portion from the '68 catalog, the year
that AquaLift II was introduced.

See this 1968 Popular Science special article on the newly introduced Aqua Lift II hull

Aqua Lift is to the left and Aqua Lift II to the right.