A boat lifting and stacking vehicle having a low profile frame, a carriage connected to a frame via a transverse I-beam track, a mast having a pair of forks protruding therefrom, and a hydraulic suspension system. The vehicle further includes an operating console that moves transversely and vertically with the carriage for enhanced operator visibility. Additionally, the vehicle does not require extra counterweights as the length of the frame and location of the engine equipment and fuel tanks provide adequate rotational balance for even the heaviest boat loads during the boat storage process. Moreover, the front wheel bases include a pair of deployable hydraulic cylinders that work in combination with the wheels as a weight distribution means. For proper loading and unloading alignment, a variety of steering options are available via the computer operated controls.