GatorDock offers two standard gangway options that are suitable for most marine applications – the DRI and DRII. As a custom gangway manufacturer, we often add design options and accessories to tailor the gangway to our client's needs. In commercial or extremely high traffic areas, such as national monuments, ferry loading, or theme parks, our staff will work with you to engineer a product that meets the loading and environmental specifications for your individual project. Our gangways, docks, and piers all start with the same rugged E-channel frames made from marine grade aluminum. Talk with a Gator project expert for hinge or connection options on your dock ramp.
For decades we have called our gangway the Dura-Ramp, shortened now to DR. The DRII gangway is designed for the most common access needs. Incorporating a removable 2-line rail, this workhorse gangway offers the best value for short to moderate spans. Made from the same heavy-duty marine grade aluminum as the rest of the GatorDock™ product line, our gangways are no exception to providing superior, long-lasting performance for your marine access needs. The DRII can be customized to meet ADA requirements, see the railing and decking options for choices.
The DRI aluminum gangway picks up where the DRII leaves off and is our heavy-duty standard gangway option. By incorporating a structural truss framework into the handrail, this highly efficient option can span great lengths. The GatorDock™ DRI incorporates all the requirements of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) into its economical design.
The most typical use of a Gator Gangway is making the transition from land to dock. Talk with a project manager about integrating dock recesses into your gangway for a more functional and accessible transition.
From cruise ships to ferries, our gangways often act as passenger loading ramps to safely take boaters aboard. A custom aluminum gangway can be built to meet your loading and ADA criteria needs.
Sometimes our gangways aren't found anywhere near the ocean. Our gangways designs make perfect catwalks for industrial and maintenance needs. Catwalk designs are often lighter duty using the DRII as a base design and incorporate grating as the decking.
For jobs requiring an even longer span than our heavy-duty custom gangways can provide, we design and fabricate aluminum bridges. Often used as marine terminals, these walkways can also incorporate lighting, gates, enclosures, and other features.
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Download drawings, specs, and other engineering resources in our technical section.