Largest boat lift

The Strepy-Thieu boat lift in Belgium has a vertical travel of 73.15 m (240 ft) and can lift barges weighing up to 1,350 tonnes. The structure, which opened in November 2001, has a total height of 117 m (384 ft) and forms part of the Canal de Centre, a man-made waterway that links the rivers Meuse and Scheldt.

(note: there are other boat lifts with a similar capacity, but none with the same travel distance)