Fast Installation and Less Maintenance

Adding a dock to your property can be a great investment, but fixed docks are much more expensive to install and maintain compared to floating docks. Fixed docks come with thick wooden posts that need to be embedded in the ground, while floating docks sit on top of the water and are made with lightweight, secure polyethylene. You can easily install and customize your floating dock as you see fit without worrying about altering the natural environment. 

Protecting Your Boat Investment

Your boat is like your second home. It’s a valuable investment that needs to be protected at all times. The dock should keep your boats or jet skis in place, so they don’t collide with the side of your property. Floating docks are designed to flow with your boat to prevent the vessel from scraping or rubbing against the dock. They are also made with rounded components instead of hard edges, which can damage the exterior of your boat. The plastic is designed to bump against the vessel gently, so both objects remain spotless.

Improved Safety and Less Risk

The dock should be strong enough to withstand a major storm and support the weight of you and your guests. Both kinds of docks can typically support anywhere from 14,000 to 20,000 pounds.

Severe weather will always be an issue when living on the water. Strong storms and waves can damage your docking system in the blink of an eye. Floating docks are more durable than fixed docks, and they are much easier to repair. 

With a fixed dock, you will need someone reinstall the posts in the ground. The shoreline may have changed during the storm, limiting where you can place your dock. Fixed docks also come at a fixed height. During a storm, the water level could rise above electrical components, increasing the risk of electrical shock. 

Floating docks rise and fall based on the current water level, so the dock accessories remain intact. 

Getting In and Out of the Water

Getting your boat or vessel in and out of the water can be a chore. Most fixed docks don’t come with ramps or slanted platforms to help you get out of the water without damaging your property. Floating docks make it easy to install the ShorePort and HydroPort® Series. It lets you drive right onto the ramp to help you get on land as fast as possible. The built-in track moves your craft forward without damaging the underside of the boat. 

Floating docks are cheaper, safer, and better for your boats compared to fixed docks. They can be installed on any body of water. If you ever decide to sell your home, you can either pack up your floating dock or leave it for the next seller and increase the asking price. 

Add a floating dock to your property to make the most of your time on the water. Polydock is a waterfront leader and floating dock manufacturer. We are proud to have the industry’s largest dealer network ready to help you get started with your dream waterfront. Find a dealer today.