Posted on January 9, 2020
Without decking, your dock is just a frame sitting in or floating on top of the water. Your decking is what people stand on and feel as they walk down your ramp or gangway onto your dock, which is why making the right choice in decking materials for your dock is crucial. The dock decking you choose will depend on factors like your budget, what you plan on using your dock for, and how much maintenance you want to do.
More waterfront property owners are using their docks as an outdoor entertainment space, and why wouldn’t you? Even when it’s too cold to take a boat out, your dock is a familiar, beautiful, and semi-private area for entertaining. You don’t need to clean up your house, which is always a plus. All it takes to create the perfect waterfront entertaining space is the right accessories. ShoreMaster has options like a dockside fire table for s’more-making and intimate conversations late into the night, a dockside grill for cookouts of any size, and a selection of benches and other dockside furniture that can fit any budget or aesthetic. Finish your dock off with solar-powered lights for enjoying the outdoors long into the night, and you have the makings of a great outdoor entertaining space.
For a lot of watercraft owners, bigger is better. Jet skis and boats are gradually becoming bigger, and boat lifts have needed to become bigger and stronger to compensate for the changes. Even watercraft that are traditionally quite large, like pontoons, are becoming even larger, with some luxury models coming in at around 30 feet. The extra length, width, and weight of a larger craft needs more support than a standard lift can provide, and larger lifts are becoming more popular.
When investing in a boat lift, make sure that you choose one that’s designed for your watercraft. Be especially careful about the weight: your 4,000 pound craft might fit on a 4,000 pound lift, but that lift capacity doesn’t account for everything and everyone you bring aboard. An aluminum frame on a boat lift will resist corrosion and wear while being strong enough to lift your craft and lightweight enough for easy installation. ShoreMaster has a variety of pontoon and PWC lifts in different lengths, widths, and weight capacities for whatever craft you own or are looking to buy.
Shoreline property owners want their aluminum boat docks to reflect who they are and what they do on the water. Fully customizable layouts, a variety of accessories, and ease in installation and removal are all features that discerning customers want out of their boat docks.
ShoreMaster’s Infinity waterfront system gives aluminum boat dock owners maximum configurability and customization options thanks to its rail side system. Dock sections can be easily linked together in the perfect orientation, and all ShoreMaster accessories and furniture can attach and move anywhere along the perimeter of the dock without needing a lot of tools.
ShoreMaster has been in the business of high-quality boat docks and accessories for decades, but we’re constantly looking for new ways to make your waterfront stand out. We have the widest selection of accessories and equipment in the industry and are consistently engineering new innovations as the industry evolves. Whatever you do on the water, and however you do it, ShoreMaster can help you customize your dock to truly fit your needs. To start making your 2020 dock plans, contact ShoreMaster or find a ShoreMaster dealer in your area.