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 because we believe that we design and manufacture the…
Bethlehem-based insurance carrier, HMK Insurance, featured their client BoardSafe Docks and gave them accolades for their dedication to making aquatic sports and activities more accessible. Below is a snippet of the article: HMK Client Spotlight: Northeast Products & Services Inc. How does one manufacture state-of-the-art aluminum boating docks…
Not all docks are created equal. Just as there is a multitude of outdoor activities that one can enjoy at a lake, river, marsh, or other waterfront, there is a plethora of equipment options to help you enjoy those activities.
Rowing docks are docks especially designed for rowing, sculling, crewing, or paddling. Oftentimes, rowing centers are built on lakes and rivers and managed by universities, rowing clubs, or government agencies (local municipalities, parks, etc.).
We often receive phone calls asking, “What is low profile or freeboard for rowing docks?”
Those not familiar with rowing, sailing, and other aquatic sports, often ask, “What is a low profile dock?” or “What is freeboard?” This is a very important quality of an aluminum floating dock for rowing centers and a vital consideration when designing a rowing center.
Imagine boarding or exiting a boat or a boat’s cockpit. The larger the height differential between the rowing dock and the boat, the more difficult it is to get in and out of a boat. Factor in a poorly-designed floating dock that is unstable, as well as a boat floating on choppy water. Moving from dock to boat becomes increasingly difficult, especially when the rower is squeezing into a narrow racing shell with other rowers also moving about. Rowing is best enjoyed without falling in!
Owners and managers of rowing centers, as well as rowing and paddling clubs, want heavy-duty aluminum-frame floating rowing docks at their facility. Rowing docks are designed for long-term performance with the rower in mind.
BoardSafe’s floating rowing docks can be found at numerous rowing centers around the United States. The BoardSafe rowing docks are made in America and designed for commercial and residential applications.
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BoardSafe’s piers, floating docks, and other marina and rowing center applications, are built with the finest-quality materials (Click here to read the article about high quality marina construction materials). Additionally, BoardSafe developed innovative ways to manufacture and install floating docks, gangways, and piers. Below is a glimpse into one of those proprietary processes that make BoardSafe the premier floating aluminum dock manufacturer in the United States.
Home, marina, and rowing center owners, look to BoardSafe for quality and value
When the design team at BoardSafe sat down to engineer the best designs for its floating docks and piers, it drew on its 20+-year experience in the construction industry. Homeowners of residential docks, and those overseeing the operations of marinas and rowing centers, all desire the same things: high quality, low maintenance, and tremendous value. The team at BoardSafe selected the best products and processes to achieve these common goals.
BoardSafe uses NyloDeck synthetic deck boards. This decking, made of recycled carpet fiber (fiberglass), is among the strongest in the synthetic lumber industry and one of the few deck boards that can be framed 16” on center. The fiberglass material has no wood flour and is therefore mold- and mildew-resistant, as well as ground-rated. Additionally, it is slip-resistant and offered in numerous color options to fit the aesthetic goals of your project. Because it is made of recycled materials, it is one of the most ecologically-friendly products on the market. read more
When management from the Camden County Boathouse at the Cooper River contacted BoardSafe, they were looking to accommodate the many rowers and spectators that use their facility throughout the year. They needed to alleviate the bottleneck of traffic between their large, ornate boathouse, and the floating docks and…
One of the centers of the rowing community in the United States is Boathouse Row in Philadelphia. Rowers from the boathouses compete at every level, including local clubs, high schools, colleges, summer racing programs, and international-level athletics. The newest and finest facility in the area is not at Boathouse…
Aluminum Boat Rack Systems Rowing centers and kayak launches need a functional way to easily store and access their boats, kayaks and rowing gear. BoardSafe has built numerous rowing centers and understands the uses and needs of rowers, kayakers and adaptive athletes to offer the best options for…