Best Rowing Dock in Philadelphia is not at Boathouse Row

Like any sport, rowing is competitive. Not only is there competition in the water, but there is also competition out of the water. Temple University's rowing coach says that they have the best rowing dock in Philadelphia. We concur as we believe that we design and manufacture the finest rowing docks and rowing centers around. An aluminum rowing dock with synthetic lumber decking that is 280-feet long and that is accessed by two, 24' x 40' aluminum gangways is very hard to compete with. That is why Temple is bragging (and so are we). There is pride in rowing and pride in manufacturing great products. Watch the video:



The Temple University Rowing Center is a state-of-the-art facility on the Schuylkill River and characterized as "the best rowing center in Philadelphia" by their Crew Coach Brian Perkins. The Temple boathouse is located 2.5 miles north of the famed Boathouse Row, and 11 miles south of the Conshohocken Rowing Center. The site is specially engineered to be fastened into the river bank anchor points above the historic cement riverbank wall. It is also designed to handle the torque from the river current and water level fluctuations. Additionally, the design maintains 6" freeboard for easy entry and exit from boats as well as support the varying weight requirements during large events and regattas.

The rowing center was designed, manufactured and installed by BoardSafe, a manufacturer of aluminum floating docks, aluminum gangways, pedestrian bridges and other marina access products. For more information about BoardSafe's products or to see their list ofrowing center projects visit

Rehab Experts and City Partner to Bring Accessibility to Residents

Hanna-Park-accessible-launchThe City of Jacksonville and Brooks Rehabilitation have teamed up with BoardSafe's adaptive kayak launch to provide accessibility to residents with disabilities in Florida. Jacksonville's Adaptive Recreation Program is hosting clinics around the City to educate and encourage residents with disabilities to enjoy kayaking. One of the clinics will be held at Hanna Park where in the Spring of 2019 a new BoardSafe adaptive kayak launch was installed. Read here for more information.

Accessible Kayak Launch Installed at Hanna Park in Florida

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is a 1.5-mile public beach and city park in Jacksonville, Florida. In April 2019, the City of Jacksonville received and installed their newBoardSafe adaptive kayak launch. Many community advocates had pushed for a long time to get an accessible launch. Now that they have it, the City has invited the community to come out and learn to kayak. They have even invited an occupational therapist to come out and help the adaptive kayakers. Watch the below video to see the story and how lives are being changed! 

100-foot aluminum gangway built for Boston Harbor

100 foot aluminum gangwayLovejoy Wharf is in Boston's North End waterfront neighborhood. It is a newly renovated section of the city and enjoying a rennaisance. The neighborhood is home to the Boston Garden, Converse's world headquarters, restaurants, bars, and downtown shopping. It now is home to a brand new, BoardSafe aluminum gangway. 

A Lovejoy Wharf there is ferry service that whisks passengers throughout the harbor. Passengers board and exit the boat from a barge that is accessed via a 100' long x 5' wide aluminum gangway that has a landing and steps. This huge gangway was manufactured at BoardSafe's Topton, PA facility and shipped in two truckloads. This is a project that we are very proud to say is ours. 

To learn more about our aluminum gangways click here.

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