GatorDocks have been used for everything from floating helicopter pads and VIP party decks to marine research centers. Most often however, our docks are a used as a transition from land to boat. Cruise liners, ferries, and water taxis use Gator products every day to safely board and disembark passengers. Public boat launches across the country feature Gator's floating boat ramps to handle large crowds of weekend boaters. Learn more about our boat dock systems below.
Along America's coasts and lakesides, Gator aluminum boat ramps launch thousands of boats every weekend. Our innovative boat launch designs have become industry standards. We are often asked to speak at seminars and conventions on the features that make our aluminum boat ramp designs stand up to the increasing traffic and growing vessel size. If your project needs to take the abuse of high traffic in a public setting, GatorDock can help you with your design and product needs.
Another popular use for GatorDock boat launches include passenger loading platforms for tourism or commercial vessels. Heavy duty loading platforms have been designed by Gator's team of engineers and craftsmen. Add snaking gangway systems to efficiently handle arrival and departing passengers.
The benefit of a Gator boat ramp is in the unique features based on your project's environment. From our naragansett hinge to unique pile guide designs, our 40+ years of experience and thousands of installed structures make us the experts in boat ramp designs.
For public boat launch designs, we recommend our full float or incorporating a ground out cage with one of our other dock floatation styles. The standard features of our fully welded aluminum dock frames including gusseted corners and integrated aluminum decking will keep your launch in service for a long time.
Large boat launch areas often prefer to keep their boat ramp lanes and passenger pick-up areas separate. Passengers and items can be safely loaded from a designated passenger loading dock after the watercraft has been launched from the boat ramp. Minimize congestion at your busy boat launch with this specialized dock design.
Water taxi and ferry operators love the stability and durability of Gator's floating docks for their passenger loading platforms. Aluminum gangway systems and gates safely keep passengers in designated areas during vessel docking.
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