Adaptive launch saddle
25 Jan

At BoardSafe we believe that we have designed the best ADA adaptive boat launch available on the market. That’s not coming from us, its coming from the adaptive kayakers and para-rowers. After all, they are the experts, and they are also the ones who designed it. 


Adaptive launch saddleOne of the design modifications provided by BoardSafe’s adaptive rowers was to use submerged composite lumber saddles to stabilize the kayak or boat. The underwater saddles guide and hold the kayak in place as the user enters and exists the watercraft. This was an important innovative as Board Safe’s competitors’ ADA kayak designs have rubber rollers that often damage carbon fiber kayak, according to the user group. The use of composite wood would eliminate damage, as the boat contact is plastic on plastic (boat hull on saddle). Additionally, the submerged nature of the saddles relies on the buoyancy of the watercraft to reduce the weight on the saddles and also promotes algae growth on the saddles to lubricate any friction.

This is one of many innovative options that make BoardSafe’s adaptive kayak boat launch the best solution for any rowing center, park, or other marina application. All the details from the gangway, boat slide, floating dock, roll cage and accessories are not only ADA inspired, but also complimented with additional mobility options to facilitate the entry and exit into a canoe, kayak or other boat. The design does not only ensure the safe of the athlete or user, but it also protects your kayak or boat.

Board Safe manufactures modular products for rowing centers to build and customize an adaptive rowing center specific to their needs. Each adaptive rowing project is specifically designed with the rowers in mind. Each project, use and ecological considerations are unique. Board Safe uses the most sustainable materials and installation practices to minimize the habitat impact and duration of installation. We encourage you to call Board Safe to discuss your project at 610-899-0286.


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