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Dock Floats: 5 Things to Look for When Choosing a Dock Float For Your Marina Or Boat Dock
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Dock Floats: 5 Things to Look for When Choosing a Dock Float For Your Marina Or Boat Dock

Dock floats are essential to all floating docks in a marina or boat dock.  Dock builders now have easy access to high-quality, commercial grade Dock Floats. Our Dock Floats are available in 40 different sizes to match any application you may be planning. As the Ultimate Source for building and supplying a marina, Dock Boxes Unlimited offers reliable, high quality products like our selection of long-lasting Dock Floats. And you can depend on us for flexible shipping options too!

Maintenance and Longevity

There are many features and benefits that continue to set our products apart from our competition. The most significant is reduced maintenance, which can help save time and money. Our dock floats provide added longevity without maintenance. To back this up, all Dock Boxes Unlimited dock floats are backed by an exceptional 15-year warranty!

Quality and Price

Do you want top quality dock floats without having to pay top dollar? We offer higher quality dock floats at a lower price. This tough shell helps prevent damage from the harsh sun and marine environment. The single-piece, rotationally-molded design eliminates seams that can result in separation and leakage. Our Dock Floats are strategically designed with a flat top that includes molded-in mounting slots and holes for easy attachment to any framework. Additionally, our dock floats are environmentally friendly. They will not release harmful chemicals into the water and are constructed from recyclable material.

Safety and Ease of Use

Our floating dock systems offers a quicker and safer solution to getting in, out and on top of the water. Dock Boxes Unlimited Dock Floats are constructed from a food grade material that will not contaminate the waterways and is recyclable. Our floats are suitable for outdoor use with respect to exposure to ultra-violet light, water exposure, immersion and fire in accordance with the Underwriters Laboratory class 746C and flame class UL-94HB. The encasement meets the Hunt Absorption Test and Falling Dart puncture and thickness test. All Dock Floats are rotationally molded for seamless, one piece construction.

Durability and Buoyancy

All Dock Floats are manufactured from polyethylene resin containing UV ray inhibitors and carbon black pigment to protect against ultra-violet deterioration. These resins offer a balance of toughness, rigidity, environmental stress crack resistance and low temperature impact performance. Resin is also in compliance with the FDA title 21. A Dock Float nominal wall thickness of .150 is standard on all encasements unless a specific wall thickness is requested. Dock Floats are resistant to damage by animals, ice, bumps to watercraft and contact deterioration from petroleum products. Dock Boxes Unlimited Dock Floats are available in standard and large configurations providing float drum buoyancy ratings from 450 to 4754.

A Marina Supplier You Can Trust

Dock Boxes Unlimited is a full service dock and marine supplier that offers a comprehensive selection of marine hardware products and accessories. We offer products and helpful advice to make sure your boat dock float meets your exact specifications. DBU also provides features and benefits that continue to set our products apart from other float industry products; and you can be assured the strictest specifications have been met with each and every float that we offer. To view our selection of dock floats, click here.

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