8,000 lb. Aluminum V-Hull Inboard Boat Cradle

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8,000 lb. Aluminum V-Hull Inboard Boat Cradle

The 8,000 lb. Aluminum V-Hull Inboard Boat Cradle is designed to cradle V-Hull boats with inboard motors up to 8,000 lbs. Made from marine grade 6061-T6 US aluminum. Features no welds.  Choice of aluminum bunks or setup for wood bunks. All stainless steel fasteners are used on the aluminum cradle.

Wood bunks not included.

6 in. Aluminum Cradle Beam

The 6 in. Aluminum Cradle Beam is an extruded aluminum I-beam with sheave housing mounted on the ends of the flange. Sheave housings accommodate 4 in. aluminum sheaves with a bronze bushing. Using an axle bolt with washers and a nut holds sheave in place.

Made from marine-grade, extruded 6o61-T6 US aluminum. No weld construction. The sheave housings include the cradle beam mounting fasteners. Measures 12 ft. 6 in. L x 6 in. web x 4 in. flange. .210 in. web thickness. .350 in. flange thickness. 4.7 lbs. per linear ft.

4 in. sheave and axle bolt is not included.

10 in. Aluminum Cradle Bunk

The 10 in. Aluminum Cradle Bunk mounts to an aluminum cradle beam and is where the hull of the boat rests on a boat cradle. Features a black rubber top mounted on the aluminum base. The rubber top is resistant to marking the boat’s hull when docking. Designed with a 19-degree angle that allows to evenly distribute the boat’s weight and provide a snug fit in the boat cradle.

Aluminum Guidepost Stanchion Kit

The Aluminum Guidepost Stanchion Kit is designed to install aluminum boat cradles and aluminum boat lifts. Made from 6061-T6 US aluminum. The kit features a “no-weld” design. Fits all BH-USA aluminum boat cradles and aluminum boat lifts. Easy to install on preexisting boat cradle beams. Allows 2 in. ID PVC pipe to slide over the stanchion.

Includes all stainless steel mounting fasteners.
Optional Capped White PVC Guidepost and Guidepost Bumpers are sold separately.

Kits Includes:

Guidepost Stanchion
Guidepost Stanchion Backup Plate
1/2 in. x (Length Varies) Stainless Steel Hex Head Bolts
1/2 in. Stainless Steel Split Lock Washers
1/2 in. Stainless Steel Nuts

The number of fasteners varies by kit size option.


The fastener bolts go through the stanchion mounting holes through the backplate and are secured with a lock washer and nut. The cradle beam being in the middle allows the stanchion to “clamp” tight onto the cradle beam.  Then use an optional guidepost to slide on top of the stanchion.


Material: Aluminum
Type: 6061-T6 US
Style: Marine-grade extruded
Beam Type: Structural
Web Size (A): 6 in.
Flange Size (B): 4 in.
Web Thickness (C): .210 in.
Flange Thickness: .350 in.
Beam Wt./Lin Ft.: 4.7 lbs. (per ft.)
Shipment Type: Loose freight / Local pickup
Sheave Housing Dimensions: 6 in. web x 4 in. flange
Accepts: 4 in. aluminum sheave
Material: Aluminum
Sheave Bolt Bore: 3/4 in.
Fasteners Material: 316 stainless steel
Bolt Type: Hex head
Bolt Amount: 4
Bolt Size: 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in.
Washer Type: Lock
Washer Amount: 4
Washer Size: 1/2 in.
Nut Amount: 4
Nut Size: 1/2 in.
Aluminum Guidepost Stanchion Size: 6 in.
Dimensions: 24 in. L x 1 15/16 in.
Inner Diameter: 1 3/16 in.
Material: Aluminum
Thickness: 3/8 in.
Accepts: 2 in. ID PVC pipe
Backup Plate Dimensions: 14 in. L x 2 in. (per flange)
Mounting Holes: 2 (through the pipe)
Hole Size: 9/16 in.
Measurement Between Holes: 7 in. (center-to-center)
Bolt Type: Hex head
Bolt Material: Stainless steel
Bolt Size: 1/2 in. x 6 in.
Washer Type: Lock
Washer Material: Stainless steel
Washer Size: 1/2 in.
Nut Material: Stainless steel
Nut Size: 1/2 in.
Cradle Bunk Material: Aluminum
Bunk Material Style: : 6061-T6 US
Bunk Type: Cradle
Length: Varies
Padding Material: Rubber
Padding Design: Non-marking
Padding Color: Black
Bunk Height: 10 in.
Bunk Angle: 19 degrees
8 in. Cradle Bunk Weight: 3.759 lbs. / linear ft.

All boat cradles, cradle beams, and boat lift ship freight. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to unload the freight from the delivery truck. The purchaser must be present during delivery. For more questions, visit our shipping terms and conditions.

Drilling into the aluminum structural beam compromises the integrity of the aluminum structural beam.

Product Overview

  • Designed for V-hull boats with an inbound motor up to 8,000 lbs.
  • Made from marine-grade 6061-T6 US aluminum
  • Features a no weld design
  • Includes all stainless steel fasteners
  • Includes stanchions, guideposts, and guidepost bumpers
  • Comes with either aluminum bunks or a wood bunk mounting kit
  • Wood bunks not included

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