Boat Docks

Boat Dock Builder on Lake Lanier & Lake Hartwell

Marine Specialties Inc is a Boat Dock Builder. We use Wahoo Aluminum Floating Docks. The Wahoo Docks CAT5 & CAT3 systems are the industry leader in aluminum boat docks with more patented components, more rigidity, more floatation, and more features than any other dock on the market.

Why do we use aluminum? Because it it light weight, corrosion resistant, low maintenance, and will never decay.

Every dock is designed by our engineering staff, tested by in-house analysis software, and manufactured by our team who have built more unique docks than any other company. This dedication to excellence is what sets our docks apart.Boat Dock Builders Near Me  Docks near me

We offer only the best boat docks. We understand you want only the best to protect your valuable 

A floating dock endures stress 24/7, so quality construction is of the utmost importance. The CAT5 and CAT3 systems are Wahoo Docks’ most innovative dock design yet. They combine premium materials and custom components with world-class engineering and state-of-the-art construction techniques. Unparalleled in strength and beauty, we manufacture boat docks that enhance your property value and last for generations.

CAT5 and CAT3 docks are manufactured with an interlocking system to enhance structural integrity, allowing the dock to support significantly more than its own respective load. As Boat Dock Builders, we ensure we have the proper load.


To alleviate stress on bolted and welded connections, the perimeter channel has an incorporated lip to connect with extrusions such as stringers, spreader braces, and corner receivers. These corner receivers also provide an elegant solution to the weak weld points on traditional aluminum docks. Our patented design moves welds away from the high load bearing corners where mitered corner welds often fail on our competitors’ designs.


The pole receivers for CAT5 and CAT3 roof-supports and beams allow for the vertical poles to be fully inserted up to the depth of the dock frame as a fixed-column, rather than the traditional butt-welded pole stubs mounted to the surface of a dock. Not only does this increase the allowable buckling load for the roof or upper deck, this design also eliminates any heat affected weld zones in the immediate area of the load supporting pole. With stronger poles, less view-obstructing vertical supports are necessary, making for a more open dock layout.


These are just some of the many reasons why Wahoo Docks are the strongest aluminum docks on the market. The CAT5 and CAT3 designs are also one of the quietest, with patented wear-minimizing noise-eliminating bushing installed between metal to metal contact points, such as poles, receivers, and gangway hinges.

More Aluminum:

Designed for harsh environments, the mainframe includes 9″ aluminum bars with interlocking connections, providing even weight distribution.

More Flotation:

Analysis software computes the optimal buoyancy for every Wahoo dock, ensuring that it floats level and supports live loading.

More Rigidity:

A 6″ channel is incorporated into the frame, increasing rigidity, eliminating the need for diagonal bracing, and minimizing stress on joints.

More Features:

Wahoo Docks offers more options and accessories than any other manufacturer. This allows for more possible unique dock configurations.

World Class Engineering

Every dock is individually designed by an in-house engineer, tested by our proprietary design and analysis software, and manufactured by a team who create more unique docks than any other company.

Material Science

Wahoo understands the mechanical and environmental stresses constantly placed on floating structures, which is why we take a scientific approach to material selection. Quality materials are the main reasons our docks perform well over time.

State of the Art Welding

100% of the welding on a Wahoo dock is performed in a controlled environment, by skilled professionals, using the latest MIG welding technology.

Custom Components

Wahoo has invested in the development of many custom components including: aluminum extrusions, bumpers, castings, fasteners, decking, and trim. This dedication to excellence makes our docks as economical as possible, with a craftsman finish that would rival an estate home.

The structural enhancements and defining details on a Wahoo Dock are from our own patented designs. Our Boat Dock Builder ensure we follow proper specifications at each step. While other manufactures may try to mimic this componentized system, only Wahoo docks include our patented features and benefits. Some of the many Wahoo patents include: corner connectors, post and rail systems, fascia channels, gangway hinges, and noise reducing bushings.

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GA: 4105 Browns Bridge Rd.  Gainesville, GA 30504

SC: 4707 Highway 24 Anderson,  SC  29626


GA: (770) 531-7735

SC: (864) 260-9700



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