GANGWAYS & RAMPS

A Transition for Every Shoreline

PolyDock Products knows that when your waterfront location requires a floating dock system, the transition between your shore and your dock system can be just as important as the dock system itself. That’s why PolyDock Products offers a wide range of high-quality, affordable gangways, ramps, and other dock-to-shore transition products and accessories that are designed to be safe, durable, easy to install, and easy to own. Choose from 3′ wide, 4′ wide, 5′ wide, and 6′ wide gangways with lengths up to 24′ and multiple decking options. Also explore PolyDock Products’ 4′ and 6′ wide dock ramps and our standard Plankway Dock Ramp Kits.

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POLYDOCK PRODUCTS GANGWAYS

Get more information on PolyDock Products’ two styles of high-quality aluminum gangways. Choose from our premium gangway options with two decking choices and quick connect handrails, or check out our standard aluminum gangways with aluminum tread decking and integral hinges and rollers.

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POLYDOCK PRODUCTS RAMPS

Learn more about PolyDock Products’ ramps and plankway options. Choose from 4′ and 6′ wide ramps with two decking options easy to install ramp connector hinges. Also get more information on our ramp Plankway kit which allows you to create your own dock transition ramp.

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POLYDOCK PLANKWAY RAMP KIT

With the PolyDock Plankway Dock Ramp Kit, you can create a do-it-yourself, affordable, shore-to-dock ramp transition in any length you desire. Building your own dock ramp with the Plankway Ramp Kit is as easy as selecting your own 2 x 12 lumber, and assembling and attaching the kit to your dock.

HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN A GANGWAY AND A RAMP

Choosing between a gangway or a ramp to use as the transition between your your shore and your floating dock system can be incredibly simple. A good rule of thumb is to look at what your neighbors are using. Chances are, if you neighbor has a gangway, you may also need a gangway, if they have a ramp, you might need a ramp as well. Want to build your own ramp using your own 2 x 12 lumber? Check out the do-it-yourself PolyDock Plankway Dock Ramp Kit to learn how.


DO YOU NEED HANDRAILS?

If you need handrails, you probably need a gangway. Another way to choose between a gangway and a ramp is to consider how you will use your dock system. For instance; will you or any of your family, friends, or guests benefit from the added safety and convenience of handrails, or will handrails just get in the way of carrying fishing poles and coolers out to your boat? All PolyDock gangways include handrails, while PolyDock ramps do not include handrails.


HOW FAR IS THE TRANSITION BETWEEN YOUR SHORE AND YOUR DOCK?

Are you just trying to span a 4 foot distance between your floating dock system and your shoreline or seawall, or do you need to get out 20 feet or more. In general, gangways are the best option when you need handrails, and / or if you need to span a longer distance or have more water fluctuation. Ramps work really well when you don’t want or need handrails, and only need to transition a short distance, or when you have less water fluctuation.


NEED MORE HELP SELECTING A RAMP OR A GANGWAY?

Please give us a call at 1-844-295-1026, or send us an email. If you need help with gangway or ramp selection, ordering, or installation please check out our dealer locator to FIND A POLYDOCK PRODUCTS DEALER NEAR YOU.