The layout, or footprint, is often the most critical element to a dock’s utility and is generally driven by boating or recreational needs of a user. A waterfront property owner with no boats and is seeking a dock for fishing, swimming or lounging purposes may opt for a Platform configuration. Alternatively, if one’s expectations are to own one or two boats, a traditional Single or Double Slip Dock may be more suitable because of the protection a slip can provide. Moreover, waterfront property owners with one boat and one or two PWCs have popularized our Side Slip Dock layout because of the generous, water level lounging area. As you can imagine, there are endless permutations around these basic layouts but the vast majority of all docks are based on the following basic footprints.