Whether your passion is sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, or jet skiing, GatorDock can build a dock specific to your watercraft. Ease the process of launch, retrieval, and storage of your boat so you can spend more time on the water. Our three most popular styles of kayak and canoe launches, shown below, can be customized for your project. Or view our launch system case studies to see launches for sailing, rowing, or other personal watercraft.
The Easy Launch kayak and canoe dock system is an easy addition to an aluminum floating dock or boat ramp. This kayak launch provides a recessed dock section for reduced deck height during loading. The grab bars steady the passenger while the boat cradle positions the boat close for easy launch and retrieval.
The Versi Dock system launches kayaks and canoes as well as a multitude of other small watercraft. This dock system has holding bays that keep the watercraft still during loading or storage. The Versi Dock can be enhanced with hand or grab rail options, recessed loading platforms, or ADA lift designs. If your project caters to multiple boat types as well as kayaks and canoes, the Versi Dock design may be right for you.
The Express Launch system is a great option for high traffic areas. While one party loads their kayak or canoe in the recessed decking area, another party can begin the process of placing their boat in the rail system. The rail system of the Express Launch not only provides additional support for the kayaker during launch and retrieval but also has an elevated undercarriage which keeps the boat raised at the loading platform.
As more and more Americans take to the waterways, our kayak launches have become even more popular. At Gator, we like to ask 'What is the hardest part of kayaking?'. If launching your kayak is the answer, then you need a GatorDock.
Canoe launches are often very similar to kayak docks. However, our docks can be customized to account for the increased length of many canoes. Overhead grab bars, as seen on our standard Versi Launch, can be positioned specifically for canoe loading and unloading.
Rowing crews need low-freeboard, sturdy dock systems specific to their needs. If your crew team is frustrated with the lack of options specific to your sport, contact Gator to discuss our past rowing dock projects.
Sailboats large or small can benefit from a dock that encompasses the specific needs of sailing. Angled dock platforms, like seen on the University of South Florida's sailing docks, are a custom design that may be exactly what your sailing team needs in a dock.
Whether your project just needs a dock with a angled ramp into the water or a highly customized design specific to your personal watercraft, Gator can tailor a dock launch for you. Contact us to share your project needs.
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