What’s the Perfect Sized Dock for My Property
What’s the Perfect Sized Dock for My Property


There’s nothing like enjoying a day on the water. When you own waterfront property, that dream can become a regular occurrence - so long as you have the right setup to fully take advantage of the scenery. When it comes to owning a waterfront property, your dock really is an extension of what you can make out of this environment. 

That said, not every dock is perfect for every home or property. There are a lot of things to consider when figuring out which dock shape and size will serve you best. As the dock experts, we’re here to help you decide what the perfect sized dock is for your needs. From size options to the considerations you should make on shape, here’s what you need to know.

Size Options for Your Perfect Dock

When it comes to complete boat dock packages for your property, there are a few size considerations to make. In our line of docks, we offer everything from 8” to 24” in a variety of shapes and layouts. What goes into how much you need from your dock in terms of size depends on your property.

For waterfront properties where you don’t have too much space on the water that’s yours, an 8” dock gives you plenty of space to on and off-board watercraft and have safe access to the water. Even as our smaller size option for a complete dock package, this is plenty to give you room to have all the waterfront fun you desire.

That said, with some more space and room to breathe, a 16” dock gives you even more space to use your dock for more than just getting on and off the water. This way, you can have ample room to fish or enjoy sunbathing without wondering how much space you have left.

Of course, with a 24” dock, you have all the room you could want to make the most of your property. That said, it’s not all about the size - shape matters too when considering how you’ll use your dock.

Shape Matters Too!

While we have docks in a variety of sizes, we also have many shape configurations as well. Overall, the shape of your dock matters too depending on what you want to do. A T-shape or L-shape might not be a full 24” configuration but it does give you the flexibility to do what you want with your dock. From extra areas for storing watercraft to ample room for fishing and other on-water activities, there’s a lot to consider.

It’s crucial no matter what decision you make that you know how much space you have and what you want to do with your dock. Of course, we’re always happy to talk through these choices with you! Just make sure you have measurements of what room you have on your property.

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Hopefully, this blog helped give you some insight on what sized dock would be perfect for you.

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