These Accessories Will Make a Great Addition to Your Pier!

Photo of a pier with a boat lift, canopy, and other accessories.

Captain Rod’s installed this custom pier with an array of accessories.

Your pier is sturdy, stable, and reliable. You have a good access point to the water, a good view, and maybe even a bench or two. However, don’t go thinking you’re done building your custom pier just yet! With a whole market full of different accessories you can attach to your dock, there’s always some great new add-on for you to consider just around the corner.

That’s why Captain Rod’s is rounding up some of our favorites for you to browse. Here are our top accessories for adding convenience and enjoyment to any personal dock.

If you’re still figuring out the basics, check out our complete Dock FAQ!

Summit Boat Lifts

If you’re lucky enough to have your own pier and your own boat, your setup is already pretty good—but what if getting out on the water could be even easier?

Launching the boat and bringing it ashore before and after every time you use it can be a hassle. On the other hand, leaving your boat in the water for extended periods of time is just asking for trouble with corrosion, blistering, and more. A boat lift eliminates this dilemma by providing a safe and easy way to suspend your boat above the water and lower and raise it in and out.

Photo of a pier with a boat lift, canopy, and other accessories.

The pier features a boat lift, canopy, jet ski lift, ladder, and steps, all installed by Captain Rod’s.

If you’re looking for a dependable hydraulic boat lift in McHenry at a competitive price, your best bet is a lift from Summit Marine. These lifts combine an aluminum boat lift with a safe 12-volt motor and the power of a hydraulic engine. These durable, weather-resistant, easy-to-assemble lifts save you hours of time and hassle over the years. Meanwhile, your boat will still be protected from the effects of the water.

Call Captain Rod’s today for a quote on installing a Summit Marine boat lift on your own pier!

Sunchaser Canopies

With a pier, a boat, and a boat lift, you’ve established a solid foundation of convenience and comfort for yourself—ready to keep building on it? The next step is to add a canopy to your boat lift. A canopy will protect your sun from the effects of sun and rain while it’s loaded on the lift, and give you a bit of shade while you load, unload, or work on your boat.

If you’re thinking of investing in a boat lift canopy, you won’t find a better option than a Sunchaser Canopy. Backed by over 25 years of firsthand experience in the boat lift industry, this canopy has a durable, lightweight design that’s easy to assemble. It has no corners, so birds and spiders don’t make homes inside and soil your boat lift and boat. The breathable material and design also doesn’t collect mildew or capture intense wind gusts.

Give us a call at Captain Rod’s for a quote on installing a Sunchaser Canopy on your dock!

Other Convenient Pier Accessories

This is only scratching the surface of the large selection of custom pier accessories available. Here’s a quick rundown of some other simple additions:

  • Wave Ports: This device lets you easily dock your jet ski with minimal hassle.
  • Bumpers: If your area has a lot of watercraft or debris, you may want to consider bumpers for the sides and/or corners of your dock. These provide additional protection against collisions, which can be useful in high-wake areas.
  • Ladders: If you or your kids like to swim around your pier, a simple ladder can make a huge difference to how easy it is to climb in and out.
  • Boarding Steps: If your boat is a bit tall, a set of steps can make it a lot easier to board.
  • Handrails: If you have kids or like to fish, a handrail can add both safety and a nice spot to lean against while looking out at the water.

If you’re considering adding something to your custom pier in the Chain O’Lakes region, give Captain Rod’s Boat Lift & Pier Services a call at (815) 759-9134. We have 15 years of experience installing, maintaining, and customizing docks and boat lifts, and our experienced technicians will give your project the personal attention it needs. Call today!