EZ Dock EZ BoatPort
Lifting is not in the cards for EZ Dock’s EZ BoatPort. Boaters simply drive on top of the BoatPort’s roto-molded, polyethylene platform. A sloped aft design and rollers adjacent to the keel ease the transition. The latter can be adjusted, or added to, to accommodate individual hull designs. Bunk runners align the hull and provide side-to-side support once in position. Normal dock lines can be affixed to cleats to provide extra security once on the platform. When it’s time to head out on the water, just lower the motor and back away. The air-filled platform features no moving parts, and nothing to corrode. This “lift” also stays at water height, guaranteeing it won’t block that million-dollar view.
By itself, the 13-foot-10-inch by 6-foot-6-inch BoatPort makes a functional dry dock, but for true ease it’s almost a must to add optional side extensions; two, on each side of the dock, add 40 inches of real estate necessary to access the sides of the boat for cleaning or loading/unloading. Modular components connect via a patented rubber coupler system. Side extensions also add buoyancy, upping the BoatPort’s 2,000-pound capacity to 3,000 pounds. An optional Air-Assist Float Tank can also be added under the lift’s aft end to increase total capacity to 5,000 pounds. The tank’s pump can be turned on and off via a variety of control units, including a standard AC-powered pump with manual control, battery power with solar charging system, or AC power with remote control pump unit.
Maintenance of the polyethylene sections is minimal. The beige color is cool to the touch, and a textured top surface prevents slips. The entire assembly can be attached to existing docks or seawalls, anchored to a shoreline abutment, post or piling, or anchored independently to the bottom via pipes.
As the EZ Dock name implies, the BoatPort can also be configured to be part of an entire modular dock system.
Max LOA: 24'
Max Weight: 5,000 lb.
Min. Depth: N/A
DIY Install: Yes
Key Features: Self-centering rollers, customizable skid bunks
Dr. Dockwise says: The EZ BoatPort is best geared toward skiffs, runabouts, fishing boats and jet boats to 24 feet, providing they fall within the weight limit.