The marina spokesperson said there was no boat in the hoist, which she called a travel lift, at the time.
An employee at Erickson’s Muskegon office confirmed that the company went to the marina on a service call.
The marina spokesperson said all necessary precautions were in place and all employees responded as needed.
The travel lift was back in place within four hours and operations are back to normal, the spokesperson said.
Nobody was injured in the incident, she said.