Marine Dock & Lift
offers canopies that can span openings over
floating dock sections.
The objective is to offer protection from the
elements, without having to have a boat or
pontoon lift supporting the canopy.
In the photo
above you can see that the canopy is supported
by 6 canopy support posts. The support
posts sit inside of brackets attached to the
floating dock. Depending upon the height
of the boat or pontoon, we vary the height of
the support brackets to ensure clearance.
The posts are adjustable so that when bringing
the boat or pontoon into docking position, it
just clears the bottom canopy support beam.
This then ensures maximum coverage for the
watercraft. As the boat or pontoon is
floating, and of course the dock is floating,
the canopy is always at the same height as the
boat, so once set for the boat, it doesn't
require adjustments throughout the boating
application, 6 support posts are used as the
canopy length is 28 feet. In 24 feet or
less then 4 support posts are used. In
longer situations, (we have gone to 40 feet)
then we use 8 support posts.
As with the canopies we supply
for boat lifts, various colors and tarp
materials are available depending upon customer
preference, and or area of usage.
this application, as one can tell, the
lake bottom conditions are mucky thus
one reason for the floating dock.
The canopy has 4 each support posts and
the canopy frame is 24 feet long.
You can see the brackets attached to the
floating EZ Dock system. These brackets
are made of plastic, so less concern if
the boat or pontoon should bump into
While many floating canopies are set up
so no lift is required we are still able
to offer floating lifts along with
canopies over them. In this case
(photo above) the floating lift is
produced by EZ Dock and is inside of the
needed sections to support the canopy.
Note the offset arms needed for proper
spacing from the dock to the canopy
this application (photo above and to the
right), you will note what we term
extended drapage. The customer
came to us stating that he would not
always be close by in case of heavy
rains and the lake level could come up
quickly. To make sure the boat
would stay properly covered, and not be
subject to side driven rains, we had
extended drapage added to the tarp. This
extended drape was secured at its lower
level by way of a series of tie up
cleats, and rubber bungees to allow some
give or flex in case of winds.
There still is some gap at the bottom to
allow for air flow. The rear of
tarp had a zipper to allow the boat a
way to enter and leave the dock slip.
are able to install floating canopies
onto metal frame floating docks.
In this application (photo above), the
customer requested the side drapage and
it was set up as a separate skirt.
It was a very windy day the photo was
taken, thus the flap was curling up when
photo taken. The side drapage is
supported from the frame above and (as
photos above), it is attached at the
bottom by a series of cleats and shock
cord. This set up is for 3 sides
of the boat with rear opening for tower
If you would
like information regarding floating and free
standing canopies give us a call at 651-257-4265