Why Choose Floating Docks Over Wood or Aluminum Docks?

If you own a waterfront property, having a boat dock is essential for enjoying water activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, and sunbathing. However, choosing the right type of boat dock is crucial. There are several types of boat docks available, including wooden, aluminum, and floating docks. In this blog post, we will discuss why floating docks are the best choice for your waterfront property.


One of the most significant benefits of floating docks is their durability. Floating docks are constructed using high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic, which is known for its exceptional durability and resistance to damage from the elements. HDPE plastic is highly resistant to moisture, rot, and corrosion, making it an ideal material for boat docks.

Wooden and aluminum docks are also popular choices, but they are not as durable as floating docks. Wooden docks are prone to rotting, warping, and splintering over time. Aluminum docks are also prone to corrosion and can become damaged by the sun’s UV rays. Floating docks, on the other hand, are designed to withstand all types of weather conditions and require very little maintenance.

Stays Level

Water levels can fluctuate several inches, if not feet, year to year and you never want water to come over the top of your dock. With aluminum and wooded docks, you need to constantly evaluate the platform height from the water and modify leg heights as needed. By not monitoring your aluminum or wooden with fluctuating waters you could find yourself with a submerged dock that is inaccessible or a dock that is uneven with its lift or port.

Luckily, floating docks naturally rise and fall with the water levels and require no modifying and minimal maintenance. Regardless if you live on a lake, river, canal, bay, or ocean, floating docks are capable of all water types and allow you to enjoy your waterfront no matter the condition.

Ease of Installation

Another advantage of floating docks is their ease of installation. Unlike wooden or aluminum docks, which require significant labor and time to install, floating docks are relatively simple to set up. Floating docks are prefabricated in a factory and delivered to your property. Once they arrive, they are easily assembled and installed using basic tools.

Traditional wooden or aluminum docks require more labor, time, and specialized equipment to install. You may also need to hire a professional contractor to install them correctly. Floating docks are designed to be installed by anyone with basic DIY skills, making them an ideal choice for homeowners who want to save time and money on installation.

Low Maintenance

One of the most significant benefits of floating docks is their low maintenance requirements. Floating docks are designed to require very little maintenance, making them an ideal choice for homeowners who want to spend more time enjoying their waterfront property and less time maintaining it.

Traditional wooden or aluminum docks require significant maintenance to keep them in good condition. Wooden docks require regular staining and sealing to prevent rot and decay. Aluminum docks require regular cleaning and painting to prevent corrosion. In contrast, floating docks require very little maintenance. You can simply clean them with soap and water or a pressure washer to keep them looking their best.


Another advantage of floating docks is their customization options. Floating docks are designed to be highly customizable, allowing you to choose the size, shape, and layout that best fits your needs. You can add a variety of accessories such as bumpers, cleats, and ladders to your floating dock to make it more functional and enjoyable.

Wooden or aluminum docks have limited customization options. They are typically available in standard sizes and shapes, limiting your ability to customize them to your liking. Floating docks, on the other hand, can be customized to fit any size or shape, allowing you to create a boat dock that perfectly meets your needs.


Finally, floating docks are a cost-effective choice for your waterfront property. While they may have a slightly higher upfront cost than traditional wooden or aluminum docks, they are more cost-effective in the long run. Floating docks require very little maintenance, reducing your ongoing maintenance costs. They are also highly durable, which means you won’t have to replace them as often as traditional wooden or aluminum docks.


In summary, choosing a floating dock for your waterfront property is an excellent choice. Floating docks are highly durable, easy to install, require low maintenance, offer customization options, and are cost-effective in the long run. If you’re looking for a boat dock that will last for many years and require very little maintenance, a floating dock is the perfect choice for you.

Wave Armor Introduces New Innovative Products

Wave Armor’s modular design and fully integrated accessories make it easy to configure a dock layout tailored specifically to your needs. Whether it’s relaxing in the fresh air, entertaining or enjoying your favorite water activities such as boating, jet skiing or kayaking, Wave Armor has you covered. With less maintenance and longer wear than other traditional dock materials, your Wave Armor dock will extend your hours of enjoyment and give you more time to do the things that you love the most.

Wave Armor’s unique, patented, paver-style design offers the visual appeal you want with the safety and comfort you demand. The detail of the patterned grooves was thoughtfully designed for optimal water runoff, creating a cleaner, non-slip surface that stays cool to the touch even on the sunniest days.

New Pontoon Port

A game changer in pontoon docking! Wave Armor is the first to innovate & manufacture a drive-on floating Pontoon lift! No longer does it take 2-4 people to dock your expensive pontoon on a windy day and it only takes a few seconds to launch on the water. The Wave Armor Pontoon Port does not need any adjustment for changing water conditions and does not need a battery or solar for power to lift or lower pontoon. It also provides a platform around your pontoon for loading and unloading and is as simple as drive on and drive off. No power is needed and fits pontoons and tritoons up to 25 ft. Our pontoon ports will be available with or without a canopy and will be comparable in price to conventional lifts.

New Pro 8 Boat Port


The newest addition to the Wave Armor boat port line! The Pro 8 Boat Port is engineered to be the most customizable docking system, supporting boats up to 4,200 lbs. Additional side extension decks allow you to expand the width for more walkaround room while increasing the capacity. Features an adjustable bow stop and optional push-arm system.

The Wave Armor Boat Port is by far and away the best way to put your Lund, Alumacraft, Warrior, Yarcraft , Ranger, Skeeter or other quality fishing boat up and out of the water. The boat port has all the advantages listed as the pontoon port and fits boats from 16 ft to 20 ft.

Innovative Dock Builder

Our website (www.wavearmore.com) custom Dock Builder to create your dream dock from your computer or tablet. Here you can customize a dock to best fit your unique personal or commercial needs. Save, print and submit your layout by emailing Wave Armor for a quote. Our customer service team is available to help you along the way with any questions you might have.

2023 Minneapolis Boat Show

Wave Armor is happy to announce our attendance at the 2023 Discover Boating Minneapolis Boat Show! Waterfront owners that are looking to invest in their shoreline, come check out our ONCE IN A LIFETIME offer in booth 303B.

Enjoy the Experience of a Floating Dock System

At Wave Armor, we aim to make the most of your waterfront experience. Boats, personal watercrafts, pedalboards, kayaks and water mats as well as swimming all taken into consideration. Our modular design with fully integrated accessories make it simple to customize your dock layout to maximize use of space and make easy accessible and secure for you to enjoy your favorite on the water activities. Wave Armor has incorporated a flagstone paver style design with our patented H-Beam hidden connection system which secures beneath the dock topside creating clean, flowing and slip resistant surface. Gone are those days of concerns and injuries due to delinquent maintenance of outdated docks. We have left no stone unturned.

At Wave Armor we are dedicated to creating a dock system that conforms and enhances the experience of a waterfront lifestyle.

We have made it effortless and enjoyable to create the memories and establish the traditions that last a lifetime!

Premium Modular Floating Dock System

Welcome to Wave Armor — the most advanced generation of modular floating dock systems. Our unique fabrication process creates a premium product integrating both unrivaled durability and functionality. Offering the quintessential resort experience right at the door of your waterfront home. Wave Armor products are formulated with only the finest materials and constructed under highest industry standards to provide our customers premium quality and performance while minimizing maintenance and showcasing modern, state of the art design. We don’t stop there, with a full line of accessories offered, our modular, fully integrated dock system give virtually endless options to meet your very own needs and bring your waterfront living dream to life!


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