Lightest Price and Easiest Install

Watch the video. It doesn't get any easier than this. With our "Tip-In" dock hinge system, you can even install your lightweight aluminum dock without ever getting wet!
  • No more long, heavy, 1 solid piece sections.
  • No more hassling friends and family for dock help.
  • No more waste-your-precious-lake-time repairs.
Leave the dock-nonsense to your neighbors. Call or write today to discuss your unique needs.

Product Features

Aluminum Frame Track System and
Recessed Decking

Removable Deck Panels
- Cedar, Poly, or PVC

Fully Welded Aluminum Dock Frame
w/ Removable Deck Panels

Features of the Aluminum Cottage Style Tip In Dock
  • Fully Welded Aluminum Dock Frame - Unlike some other boat docks, you won't be bolting your frame together when you receive it.
  • Docks are Super Easy to Install and Remove - The 4'x8' aluminum dock frame weighs 50lbs and with 2 legs only weighs 65lbs each. The "Tip-In" solo dock allows 1 man to install and remove without getting wet!
  • Best Prices Anywhere- We sell direct to the cottage owner, not the distributor... and then the marina... and then you.
  • Best Features Anywhere - The list is long. From the Quick Clip tip-in brackets, to the recessed decking, to the exterior track system, these aluminum boat docks are designed from the ground up with you in mind.
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Price Per Section
Cottage Style Tip In Aluminum Dock w/cedar (4x8): $795 ea.
Cottage Style Tip In Aluminum Dock w/cedar (6x8): $1045 ea.
Cottage Style Tip In Aluminum Dock w/Surestep Poly (4x8): $845 ea.
Cottage Style Tip In Aluminum Dock w/Surestep Poly (6x8): $1145 ea.

*price includes frame, cedar decking, support legs, hardware and mud feet ~ or in other words, EVERYTHING!

We regularly ship factory direct all over the US. Check out our F.A.Q. page for more info!
The Absolute Lowest Prices on the Best Docks

If a business will listen to their customers the customers will tell you exactly what they're looking for in a product. Because we've listened to which features are most important to our customers - low prices and 1-person installation - we've created a dock that does those 2 things exceptionally well. Factory direct pricing and smart design decisions like the frame track system and extruded aluminum tip in brackets have lowered manufacturing costs. Tubular aluminum construction w/ removable decking panels have made this a product that is remarkably easy to install, yet very strong and durable in the water. Match that with top-notch customer service and this is a dock that checks all the boxes!

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1. Quick Clip Tip In Dock Brackets

If you've lived at the lake for any length of time you've been here: Ice cold March lake water, an old pair of leaky waders, and a group of summer time friends and family who have no intention of coming to the lake until they're sporting shorts and flip flops. That leaves you all by your lonesome to put the dock in. With the Quick Clip tip in brackets, 1 reasonably fit person can install this solo dock by themselves and without getting in the water. Simply carry a frame out upside down, flip it up so the Quick Clip brackets capture the end of the dock frame, then gently splash it into the water. The Quick Clip tip in brackets will slide the frame right into the position to pinch it tight with the set bolts. Then on to the next section.

Cottage Style Tip In Docks

Dock Quick Clips in Aluminum Dock Track System
2. Frame Track System

The track system on the aluminum dock frames is the backbone of the system. Because the track runs on both the sides and the ends of the docks, the Quick Clip tip in brackets can be installed on both the ends and the sides of the frames. That means when you go to install a patio dock section you simply add the Quick Clips to the 8ft sides instead of the 4ft ends. Of course all of the accessories clamp to the track system as well which allows infinite placement options with no drilling.

Oh and the other guys - they'll want you to purchase specialized adapters and end plates to make this stuff happen. Ours it's built in!

Cottage Style Tip In Dock Brackets

Carriage Bolts in Aluminum Dock Track System
3. Removable Decking Panels

Make no mistake about it: Removable deck panels are the single most important feature to an easy installation and removal process. Think about it - at least half of your dock weight is the weight of the decking! If you can put that on secondarily then you cut your load you have to carry in half. That's a no-brainer. Seems obvious, right?

Of course most manufacturers choose not to have removable panels because it's cheaper to weld or screw decking directly to the frame. More money in their pockets, more aggravation in your life.

2 Removable Panels per 4ft x 8ft Dock Section

Carry Dock Frame Back to Shore
4. Incredibly Simple Design

This is more about what our docks are not than what they are. No cam lever leg locks that skyrocket costs in the name of simplicity. No folding legs that add hundreds to the price per dock section in the name of a neater stack of docks in the fall. No fastening together a bunch of frame trusses only to end up with a wobbly structure held together with a bunch of bolts. Nope. Just a simple, uniform, easy to use design with nothing to break or go bad.

When you add it all up we think it will be obvious that Bestmade Docks is sure to be the best option for your new aluminum docks!

Quick Clip Tip In Dock Brackets

Tip In Docks to Install Without Getting Wet
Dock Decking Options

Cedar Included

Sure-Step Deck Panels (tan/gray)
Add $50 per 4x8 section

PVC Decking
(tan and gray)
Add $100 per 4x8 section
Dock Accessory Options

Aluminum Ladder
4-Step $225

Canoe / Kayak Racks
$145 per Pair

Dock Anchor Post
$60 w/ 8ft Long Post

UltraGard Bumper
Adjustable - $65 ea.

Solar Post Lights by Lakelite
$60 per 2 pack

Dock Leveling Winch
$135 ea.

Nylon Boat Dock Cleat
8" - $15 ea.
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