Couderay-5
02 Dec

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Fisheries, recently installed two BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launches along the Couderay River in Couderay and Radisson, Wisconsin. The installation was part of the collaboration between Wisconsin DNR and BoardSafe Docks. Their goal was to provide inclusive access to the river…

Cape Coral kayaker using launch
11 Nov

November 8, 2022—The City of Cape Coral, Florida, was recognized with two Voice of the People Awards for "Transformation in Economy" and "Transformation in Mobility." The Voice of the People Awards (VOP) are the only local government awards based on residents' opinions. They are presented jointly by the…

Minsi Lake-5
25 Oct

Minsi Lake is a 117-acre reservoir owned by the Commonwealth of PA and leased to Northampton County Parks and Recreation. It’s been part of the county park system since 1975 and is one of only three public lakes in the Lehigh Valley area. The lake was drained in…

Butler MetroParks Kayak Launch
22 Jun

MetroParks of Butler County, Ohio, and BoardSafe Docks, completed construction of an ADA-compliant adaptive kayak launch at the VOA Lake at Voice of America MetroPark, which is now open for public use. In 2020, MetroParks was awarded a $75,000 Paddling Enhancement Grant from the Ohio Department of Natural…

Beaver Creek Knoxville Lady in Kayak
23 May

What an amazing day of paddling the Beaver Creek Kayak Club created for their local community on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at their 5th annual Flotilla sponsored by First Bank. A passionate group of kayakers and a very long list of community stakeholders and volunteers also accomplished something…

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…

Disabled paddlers share input for accessible kayak launch
04 Feb

It’s admirable when a community or organization recognizes the need to install an accessible kayak launch with adaptive features. However, there are many questions that need to be answered before the project can move forward. Funds for these types of projects are often hard to come by, so…

Adaptive Kayak Launch
03 Feb

Adaptive vs. Accessible Kayak Launches The popularity of kayaking and other paddle sports has increased over the last several years.  Adaptive athletes hold the same desire to be on the water with their able-bodied friends and family members. However, accessibility challenges continue to exist for those with physical…

Launch-in-a-Box ADA-compliant installation
15 Sep

BoardSafe's custom-designed and installed adaptive kayak launches make it easier for the adaptive athlete to enter and exit a kayak and enjoy the freedom of this popular water sport. Now, BoardSafe has pioneered a concept that makes the installation process easier for the user and the user's community:…