Rotary Park Adaptive Kayak Launch-1
18 May

We often receive questions about the long-term maintenance and durability of our accessible products, particularly the BoardSafe adaptive floating dock system. In many cases, BoardSafe’s floating dock systems are funded through grants and taxpayer-funded initiatives; therefore, customers tend to look for products with long-term durability and minimum upkeep. With…

05 Apr

One of the first questions our customers ask is, “How much does a BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch cost?” Let me explain some of our general pricing guidelines and the different components of our launch that directly affect pricing. The purchase of an adaptive kayak launch is much like…

Erie Canal Adaptive Kayak Launch Brockport
04 Apr

Across the nation, many people — from park rangers to city engineers — are seeking to improve access to their local community’s water and marine features. This is an extension and outgrowth of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), with the objective to provide access for all abilities…

Supply Chain Delivery Truck
01 Apr

What This Could Mean for Your Project The supply chain shortage has affected every business and consumer on the planet — and over the past year or so, we’ve all seen and experienced what happens when it breaks down. Everyone has probably walked through their local grocery store…

Mandarin Park FL Adaptive Kayak Launch-3
29 Mar

The City of Jacksonville, Florida, recently installed its fourth BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch at their Mandarin Park location in December 2021. The fully-accessible launch is located at 14780 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32223-2650. Jacksonville is home to the largest urban park system in the nation, and is committed…

Dock Freeboard
28 Mar

Unless you’re part of the boating industry, "freeboard" is a term not commonly used in everyday language. More than likely, most people would not be able to define what freeboard means or explain its meaning to others. Although similar, but completely unrelated, freeboard is not to be confused…

Mariners' Musuem-4
07 Mar

In early March of 2022. the following project was installed at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, VA.  The client had a fixed pier with steps that lead to a floating dock. The floating dock was removed and a new pressure-treated ramp was installed by the customer on top…

18 Feb

The radiant sun presided over the springtime rejuvenation and the songbirds cheered the eager kayakers as they slipped into their boats. It was harmonious: camaraderie on the Erie Canal and oneness with nature — at least for all but one paddler in the group.  Of the kayakers, Ken…

Erie Canal Dock Medina
17 Feb

The Village of Medina installed a customized BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch, Floating Docks, Gangway, and Landing, completed in September 2021. The first challenge identified by BoardSafe Docks was that the existing gangway didn't conform to ADA guidelines and was greater than a 1/12 slope. To correct this issue,…

Fairport-Erie-Canal-Dock-2
17 Feb

The Village of Fairport is proudly equipped with a custom BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch, part of a complete waterfront redesign at its Erie Canal’s entry point. GPI, the design engineer on the project, sought out BoardSafe Docks for their assistance in developing a design solution that would fit…