10 Reasons Why Aluminum Docks Are the Best

A huge decision for any waterfront property or marina has to do with what type of dock or pier to invest in. It’s important to find the right combination of style, substance and strength in order to ensure long-lasting financial returns. Bluewater Marine & Dock Specialties provides high-quality, sturdy floating docks to coastal areas around the world, and we specialize specifically in aluminum docks. We are one of the world’s foremost authorities on creating marine and dock resources that can be enjoyed by everyone in a variety of places. If you’re looking for a dock or pier replacement, or are brand new to the sailing world and need a brand new structure, we can help you achieve exactly what you want in a timely manner. Take advantage of this excellent option and see why it’s the best possible choice that can accommodate all your needs!

Parked boat at dock on a canal.

1. Strongest & Most Stable Option

No matter whether you’re looking to install your own private dock for an evening on the lake, or you’re running a large commercial marina with hundreds of clients — you need a dock that can withstand use at all times. Bluewater’s licensed civil and structural engineers design all our signature aluminum docks with a heavy-duty 6000 series marine grade, welded aluminum frame. You’ll never have to worry about replacing this investment! We offer the strongest and most stable aluminum dock system available on the market today, through our ability to procure the most durable and refined materials. Safety is always a top priority for us, and we are more than capable of taking out optimum safety standards and protocols and integrating them into the design of your brand new aluminum dock.

A parked boat at a canal dock.

2. Custom Designs & Strong Integrity

Because docks and piers can have several uses, and service different sea vessels, it’s important to choose a type that can meet all your specific needs. When you purchase an aluminum dock from Bluewater, you have access to a wide array of decking, freeboard and anchoring options! Each of our unique offerings are created with corrosion resistant, durable hinged modular frames and can include removable utility trough panels and adjustable cleat locations. One of our primary goals as a company is to remain totally focused on our customers and to create an aluminum dock that is absolutely perfect. Let us take your thoughts and ideas and transform them into a custom beautiful, structurally-sound asset. Unsure of what exactly you want? Take a look at our gallery of recently completed projects to start getting ideas on what we can provide for you!

A Florida wooden dock.

3. Easy Installation

We know your time is extraordinarily valuable, and you shouldn't have to wait for your brand new aluminum dock to be installed! You should instead be out having fun on the water or tending to your busy clientele. Each of our floating docks are designed to be easily installed, so you can rest assured knowing everything will be good to go in no time at all! As soon as your own individual project is completed, our experienced in-house installation time takes over and makes sure everything is going according to plan. If need be, we are also happy to dispatch on-site technicians to help marine contractors when necessary; all this serves to give you a quick turnaround time from when your dock is constructed to when it is fully usable.

A lake house at sunrise.

4. Low-Maintenance

Speaking of ease, this luxury shouldn’t just be limited to installation. At Bluewater Marine & Dock Specialties, we take your investment in our aluminum docks and aluminum floating docks very seriously. No matter what model we design and custom-engineer for you, we guarantee you’ll spend little to no time at all keeping up with routine maintenance! Our commitments to quality assurance, regulatory compliance and overall construction extend far beyond just the construction of your dock. Not only will your new gorgeous seaside asset be compelled right on schedule, but its high-durability nature ensures there will be no need for constant up-keep. With Bluewater, you don’t have to give up even more of your free time to perform extra tasks to prolong the life of your aluminum dock.

A luxury beach house in Florida.

5. A Variety of Sizes Are Available

If you’re in the market for a new or replacement dock, you need to consider where it’ll be installed. Is it on a small lake? A large harbor? WIll it service just one boat or several? No matter what type and style you find yourself needing, we are more than capable of accommodating all your needs and creating an aluminum dock that is just the right size. Our engineers have experience creating products for all clients, from large-scale marinas to single residential docks. If you’re not sure what size is exactly right for you, examples of our prior aluminum docks are available right here on our website. Our engineers have experience working on projects in a variety of sizes — we are happy to give you exactly what you’re looking for, no matter if it’s a smaller residential floating dock that can service one boat, or a large, multi-vessel servicing marina for a sailing club. If you’re not sure exactly what size you need, or what would be the best option for your situation, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experts for advice!

Houses along the coast.

6. Both Commercial & Residential Options Available

We believe everyone should be able to indulge in time on the high seas! We are proud to offer floating aluminum docks for both residential and commercial clients, in order to ensure everyone can enjoy time on the water with friends and family. Contact us today to learn more about how we can give you the best prototype possible! If you’re a sailing club looking to redo your entire collection of docks, we can help you create the perfect model to replicate all around your property. We can also help if you’re a waterfront hotelier looking to create a one-of-a-kind experience for your guests. Alternatively, if you’re looking to add some value to your coastal home, we are capable of providing you with the exact same level and quality of service. We believe the ability to access and enjoy all natural and man-made bodies of water should be embraced by everyone, and we’re happy to help you achieve that!

Yachts in harbor at sunset.

7. Meets All Environmental Needs

When you choose to partner with Bluewater Marine & Dock Specialties, there is no need to be concerned about meeting local government standards on environmental safety; you also don’t need to be concerned about potentially harming the local marine plant and wildlife. Our aluminum docks are all created to meet site-specific environmental conditions, so you can properly enjoy days on the water for years to come without leaving any harmful footprints. Typically, it’s possible for docks, piers and other similar structures to cause unintended effects on the surrounding environment and water; it’s possible for these structures to cause ecological damage, as well as affect navigation and the overall aesthetic. At Bluewater Marine & Dock Specialties, we know one of the primary reasons you are looking for an aluminum dock is to enjoy the natural beauty, wonder and charm of the coast, which is why we strive to create products that can fit in perfectly with the environment in which the dock will be placed. We understand that every client and situation is unique, which is why our models can be modified to meet whatever needs are presented to maintain water quality, plants, animals and other factors.

Two people sitting at a dock at sunset.

8. Created With Green Materials

Aluminum docks from Bluewater are flexible, modular and most importantly: green. We are proud to use recyclable materials in every single of our floating dock designs, along with other strong resources like aluminum and stainless steel hardware. You can have peace of mind knowing you’re causing as little damage to the environment as possible! As stated above, our engineers and designers at Bluewater Marine & Dock Specialties care deeply about giving you a product you can feel good about using, both because of its high-quality construction and how it affects the environment. Our use of recycled materials in our aluminum docks and aluminum floating docks is just another added benefit on top of our sound work plan, impeccable scheduling and planning. Because of our commitment to being as green as possible, and to help the marine environment we enjoy so much thrive, the recycled materials used in your dock can again be repurposed if need be. No matter where you reside or are looking to build a dock —Hawaii, California, Micronesia, the Philippines — we are proud to procure the best materials for your brand new aluminum dock. This, coupled with our dedication to strong and sturdy stainless steel, contributes to our passion for creating the strongest and most stable aluminum dock system on the market.

A sailboat at sea.

9. Shipped Directly On Scene

If there’s anything you shouldn’t be concerned about, it’s how your brand new aluminum dock is going to be transported to your desired location! Bluewater’s signature offerings are created to your specifications at our facilities, and then shipped directly to your location! You can expect your brand new dock to come in the mail and be ready for easy installation. No matter how large your shipment is expected to be, direct shipment to the on-site location is a priority for both our commercial and residential clients. Your aluminum dock will be constructed at our facilities, and then deployed along with our experienced, in-house installation team. There is no need for you to make extra trips and to carve out even more time from your schedule to pick up your dock’s pieces. Bluewater Marine & Dock Specialties makes everything as easy as possible so you can enjoy the water as soon as possible. Your 100%, complete satisfaction is guaranteed with our comprehensive project management. Take a look at our full list of our locations so you will know exactly where your dock will be constructed. You can also contact your designated office if you have any questions at all about the process or shipping!

A wooden sailboat docked in the harbor.

10. Perfect For All Sea Goers

Bluewater is happy to serve everyone spending time at lakeside homes, marinas and other coastal locations. Our docks and loading docks are ADA-compliant whenever applicable; let us take away some of your stress and put more money in your pocket. We understand the importance of having the commercial resources to accommodate guests of all sorts, and we understand you put a great amount of trust in us to create an aluminum dock that is strong, beautiful, functional and can be accessed by all parties. ADA-compliance is an aspect of construction and design that we take very seriously and integrate heavily into our overall processes. The same is true if you are a residential client of ours; we want all your family members, friends, coworkers and other parties to enjoy your new aluminum dock. Even if your installation is meant to be enjoyed by only a small number of people, we aim to give you the best experience possible and to give you many, many eventful days out at sea.

Bluewater Marine & Dock Specialties is one of the premier dock manufacturers in the Pacific Basin and beyond, and we are happy to extend our service family to new areas and clients. We established our company in 1997 with the idea of being the one-stop-shop for all your seaside projects, seeing it through all the way from beginning to end. Our principles are built on proper engineering and design, collaboration with experienced architects, and being your best single resource for spending services and experiences. We have a long, illustrious history of executing projects to the highest standards and giving our clients a high-quality finished product. Contact us today about creating your own custom aluminum dock, and learn more about all our product and material options. We look forward to working with you!