PWC Hoists are designed to lift watercraft that weighs less than traditional boats. Personal watercraft like skiffs, sea-doo, jet skis, and wave runners are included in this list. There are two types of hoists; belt-driven and direct-driven. A belt-driven hoist uses pulleys on the motor and gearbox to turn the gears to lift and lower the watercraft. A direct drive is an enclosed box that the motor mounts into that turn the gears to lift and lower the watercraft.