Paddle Board Lift & Storage Rack –
Dock Entry


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You can’t enter your paddleboard because the waters to deep? That’s why you access your paddleboard from the dock, and why the DS series Dockside Paddleboard Rack is for you.

If not; check out the Paddleboard Dock Rack & Lift – Water  Entry.

Watch the Waterside VideoWhy Choose The DockSider?

  • – It’s Neat, Convenient, and Affordable!
  • – Save Valuable Dock space!
  • – Minimize Rain entry!
  • – Lift directly from the water!
  • – Lift with a fraction of the Paddleboard weight!
  • – 2 Mounts to choose from, Bolt-on or Clamp-on styles.
    Learn more below.

Dock Racks are made from Aluminum and also available in Stainless Steel – Perfect for Floating Docks in Salt Water Harbors!




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Paddleboard Dock Rack & Lift – Get on From the Dock

“The DockSider” Dockside Paddleboard Storage Rack | Dock Rack is designed for the user that boards their SUP from their Dock or Pier.

If your water is shallow; you should consider the Paddleboard Dock Lift & Rack – Water Entry. This SUP Dock Side Rack model is designed for those users that board their Paddleboard from the water.

The Dockside Paddleboard Dock Rack, a patented product, is made of Architectural Marine Aluminum with Stainless Steel hardware. This combination of materials is preferred to withstand your fresh water marine environment.  It is also available in all Stainless Steel (Bolt On Mount Only) for Salt Water Applications.

“The DockSider” Dockside Paddleboard Dock Rack is designed with the “user” in mind:

  • It’s easy!! 3 Easy Steps – just “Load, Lift and Store”. Just rotate the SUP Cradle handle downward toward the water, Float your Paddleboard in and center to load, and then lift your Paddleboard into the storage position. Some say “Launch, Load, and Store”!
  • Save Valuable Dock | Pier space as your Paddleboard Storage Rack holds your SUP on the side of your Dock | Pier. Preventing your SUPs from being obstacles on the way to the end of the Dock.
  • Convenient; Your Dockside SUP Rack is right where you need it; promoting more frequent usage. Saves wear on tear on you and your Paddleboard as you don’t have to lug it to and fro!
  • Lift with a Fraction of the weight! Due to the unique leverage and patented Dock Rack design, the user lifts their Paddleboard directly from the water. The lift starting at approximately 80% of the weight in the loading position (a 40lb SUP feels like 32lb). In the Storage position, the user needs to exert only 30% of the Paddleboard weight (a 40lb SUP feels like 12lb). Yes, the higher you lift, the force required lessens! There are latches you turn to keep the Dock Rack in the storage position.
  • Minimize Rain Entry! As you lift your SUP in the Dock Side Paddleboard Storage Rack, your Paddleboard rolls over with the cockpit angled downward in the storage position. (Customers say, “After a downpour, the top of my SUP was not even wet!”)
  • It Adjustable! Does your water level change from Spring to Fall? The slot and pin design allows the user to easily adjust this Dock Storage Rack to accommodate water levels of 10 – 36 inches from the Dock Decking surface!
  • Your choice of Mounts! All “DockSider” Paddleboard Dock Side Rack models offer two mounting options for your Dock or Pier (Bolt On and Clamp On). Each Dock Mount style is straight forward and easy to install in minutes. See details under Mounting Types.


Product Dimensions:

  • Weight capacity = 100 lbs
  • Maximum paddleboard width = 36″
  • Aluminum or Stainless Steel construction
  • Adjustable webbing to fit different boat sizes

What’s in the Box:

  • Paddleboard rack
  • Webbing
  • Mounting hardware (of your choosing)



There are two mounting options for this paddleboard rack: bolt-on and clamp-on. Deciding which type you like is a matter of preference and dock type. Please review the following information.

Mounting Types

Bolt-on mounts:

  • Requires bolting into your dock or pier
  • Designed for wood or composite decking – not for aluminum decking
  • Fits deck that is 1″ to 1.5″ thick
  • Has 2 slots to provide for vertical adjustment to meet different water levels

Read More: Bolt-on Mount Dock Configurations Guide

Clamp-on mounts:

  • Tool-free method of installation
  • Requires that you can access underside of dock
  • Works on wood, composite, or aluminum decking
  • Docks must have side height less than 7.5″
  • Truss-type docks must have decking-to-bottom-rail height of 10″ or less
  • Fits deck that is 1″ to 1.5″ thick
  • Has 2 slots to provide for vertical adjustment to meet different water levels

Read More: Clamp-on Mount Dock Configurations Guide





What materials are used in making your products?
All structural components are made of architectural grade or aircraft grade aluminum.
Hardware is typically stainless steel.

How much force is required to operate the Docksider Models?
The force required to lift and rotate your paddleboard into its storage position is dependent on the weight of your paddleboard and the Paddleboard Storage Rack you choose.

The Dockside Operation Paddleboard Storage Rack – DS Series
Shortly after you start to lift you will reach the maximum lifting force which is equal to approximately 80% of the weight of your Paddleboard. The lifting force will then decrease until you reach the storage position of your Paddleboard; at that point the force required to hold the Paddleboard and Paddleboard Rack in place is approximately 25% of the weight of your Kayak.

If you have a 50 lb paddleboard;
– The maximum lifting weight is approximately 40 lbs.
– To hold your paddleboard in its storage position, the force required is approximately 13 lbs.

Can the Dockside Model be also be operated from the Waterside?
Dockcraft Industries does not sanction the use of the Dockside Operating Models by operating from the water. The only reason for this is one of safety. As the Dockside Models want to rotate back into the water before they are latched, the concern is for the operator loosing their grasp and having the paddleboard and rack rotate back and causing injury to the operator.

Why can’t the Surface Dock Mount be used on aluminum decking?
As the Surface Dock Mount requires the customer drilling a hole in their aluminum dock decking, typically not very thick. DockCraft Industries does not want to be responsible for any structural damage that may occur.

What size Paddleboard will fit the Docksider?
We have tested numerous models of Paddleboards in our Dock Mounted Paddleboard Storage Racks.  Paddleboard maximum weight of 100lbs has been determined .
Paddleboards with widths from 22 inches wide to 35 inches wide have functioned successfully. Paddleboards with lengths of 6 ft to 18 feet have functioned successfully.


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