the sunstream floatlift is definitely the best lift you can get, but it pricey. For that shallow of water, and if you are sure you will always be in shallow -ish water, get the sunlift, which is a bottom-stander. a little cheaper, just as fast. Doesnt float so if you move to a deep water location you cant take your lift.
Hydraulics, no matter who you buy from, are the way to go. So much faster than the alternatives, and yes it makes a big difference and is worth the price.