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Wahoo Docks are the strongest aluminum docks on the market. The CAT5 design is also one of the quietest designs, with patented wear-minimizing noise-eliminating bushings installed between metal to metal contact points, such as poles, receivers and gangway hinges.

A floating dock endures stress 24/7, so quality construction is of the utmost importance. The CAT5 system is Wahoo Docks’ most innovative residential dock design; it combines premium materials and custom components with world-class engineering and state-of-the-art construction techniques. Unparalleled in strength and beauty, these manufactured boat docks enhance property value and last for generations.

CAT5 docks are manufactured with an interlocking system that enhances structural integrity. This allows the dock to support significantly more than its own respective load.

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

CAT5 roof support systems are much sturdier than traditional counterparts. The pole receivers for CAT5 roof supports and beams allow for the vertical poles to be fully inserted up to the depth of the dock frame as fixed-columns. This increases 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 poles. Heat affected weld zones have historically occurred when traditional pole stubs are butt-welded to the surface of a dock. The CAT5 roof support system has eliminated this problem through its innovative design. CAT5 poles are stronger so fewer view-obstructing vertical supports are necessary. This creates a more open dock layout.

World Class Engineering

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

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.

Material Science

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

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 their docks as economical as possible, with a craftsman finish that can complement an estate home.


4 Inch Octagonal Poles

Strong yet aesthetically pleasing, capable of supporting both roof and upper deck structures.

Engineered Railing System

CAT5 docks are compatible with Wahoo’s custom glass rail, picket rail or cable railing options.

Rigid Roof Structure

Rigid roof and upper deck structures engineered for specified weight and wind load requirements.

Heavy Duty Corners

Patented corner extrusion designed to interlock with channel pieces and provide roof pole support, eliminating stress on welded joints.

Dry Joist Protection

Patented interlocking joist system that provides a watertight barrier under an upper deck structure.

Heavy Duty Hinge

Proprietary gangway hinge rail design, welded or bolted to dock frame

Gusset Reinforcements

Welded gussets for mainframe strengthening and stringer support

Premium Dock Floats

High impact-resistant polyethylene floats with foam core

Noise Eliminating Bushings

Bushings are used between metal-to-metal contact points such as roof poles and hinges

Through-Bolted Roof Supports

Roof poles are through-bolted to the heavy duty receivers along top and bottom

Finishing Trim Work

There are numerous finishing options available for CAT5 docks, including full frame bumpers.

9 Inch Mainframe

Unique mainframe extrusion with integrated gusset supports

Who We Are

Leaders in the Industry

The structural enhancements and defining details on a Wahoo Dock come from their own patented designs. While other manufacturers mimic their componentized system, only Wahoo docks include their patented features and benefits. Some of the many patents include: Corner connectors, post and rail systems, fascia channels, gangway hinges and noise reducing bushings.

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.

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