Paddleboard / SUP Dock Rack | Lift & Storage


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Paddleboard Dock Rack that lifts and stores your paddleboard on your dock.

Available for entry from the dock or entry from the water.

Watch the Waterside Video

  • • Aluminum rustproof storage!
  • • Fits all different paddleboard / SUP types up to 36″ wide
  • • Saves dock space – mounts to side of dock
  • • Rack your paddleboard / SUP from the water
  • • Lever arm allows easy lift of paddleboard / SUP from water to your dock for storage
  • • Stainless steel option available for dockside rack – both rack and mount are stainless steel
  • • Made in the USA




Paddleboard / SUP Dock Rack & Lift

“The DockSider” Paddleboard / SUP Lift and Storage Rack is designed for the user that boards their SUP either by water or by dock.

Water Entry
If your water is shallow and you enter your paddleboard / SUP
from the water, the water entry rack & lift is right for you. 
Dock Entry
If your water is deep and you enter your paddleboard / SUP from your dock, the dock entry rack & lift is right for you. 

The Docksider Paddleboard / SUP 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)


Dock Entry

Water Entry


There are two mounting options for this kayak 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 kayak into its storage position is dependent on the weight of your kayak and the Kayak Storage Rack you choose.

The Waterside Operation Kayak Storage Rack – WS Series
Shortly after you start to lift you will reach the maximum lifting force which is equal to approximately 60% of the weight of your Kayak. The lifting force will then decrease until you reach the storage position of your Kayak; at that point the force required to hold the Kayak and Kayak Rack in place is 0lbs (zero pounds) as your Kayak Rack is in a stable resting position.

If you have a 50lb kayak;
– The maximum lifting weight is approximately 30lbs.
– There is no force required to hold your kayak in its storage position.

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


7/12/2014 – Joe, Wisconsin – Waterside Clamp On Kayak Lift
I received the kayak rack and installed it thus morning. I have to say I’m impressed, it works just like the video showed.

7/9/2014 – Sarah, Wisconsin – Waterside Clamp On Kayak Storage Rack
We bought one of your Docksider racks a couple years ago…. Our dock is a truss-style Floe dock, our kayaks are Old Town. I love how your rack works! Looking forward to my second one!

7/8/2014 – Greg, Ontario Canada – Waterside Clamp On Kayak Storage Rack
I installed the waterside Docksider this morning. The product is even better than I imagined it could be. Install was straight forward. Load and unload of my kayak was effortless. Here are some pictures for you.

8/5/2013 – Tom, South Carolina – Waterside Kayak Storage Lift
Here are the photos I promised of the units installed. They work great and we use them all the time. I am using them with the “Liquid Logics” Versaboards. Thanks for all your help. Please feel free to use these photos on your website or in any advertising.

7/21/2013 – Anne, Wisconsin, Waterside Kayak Lift
We received the rack on Friday as scheduled. We installed it today! It is very handy and easy for lifting the kayak out of the water.

7/9/2013 – Joan, Minnesota, Waterside Kayak Rack
Ed, Just a quick note to tell you that the kayak holders are awesome. I can’t believe how easy they are to use! Just what they promised and just what I wanted!

6/15/13 – Larry, Michigan, Waterside Kayak Storage Rack
We love the lifts. I purchased your lifts as my wife, being petite, routinely was having trouble lifting her Hobie Sport out the water and on to the prior rack due to the weight of the kayak. When lake levels dropped the reach was too much to handle. Your rack, dock mounted, works perfectly by both reducing the vertical lifting weight and allowing for modest adjustment to compensate for varying lake levels during the season. I found your design to be not only elegant but pretty simple (both in use & installation). I decided to try your approach before designing something and I am glad I did. Good job & you have a pair of happy customers!

5/27/13 – Sue, Wisconsin, Waterside Kayak Storage Rack
We finally set up the kayak racks (3). It took all of about 5 minutes to get them set up and we are VERY pleased!! They are sooooo slick!! Easy to install, easy to use. Thanks a million!!

9/04/12 – Mike M. , Minnesota, Aluminum WaterSide Kayak Dock Storage Rack
I just finished the install, it worked out well. I really like how easy it is to use, much better than trying to lift it onto a rack.

08/21/12 – Cheryl C. , Michigan, Aluminum Kayak WaterSide Dock Rack
The install went very well. I am very pleased with the ease of install and operation. Thank you for marking the straps–location was perfect. I will now use the kayak more because the rack makes it so convenient. Day after I installed, had a big storm with lots of wind, rain and rough on lake. Kayak did not budge and never wet inside. GREAT product! I have an Otter Kayak that I use occasionally. I may be calling to order another rack. Thanks again for everything and all your assistance. You have been wonderful to work with.

8/13/12 – Nancy & Steve, New York, Aluminum WaterSide Kayak Dock Rack
This is Great – I love it!

8/12/12 – Bill H. , New Hampshire, Aluminum WaterSide Kayak Dock Storage Rack
The rack works great – The install was easy – less than 15 minutes. I’m going to recommend this to all my friends.

8/12/12 – Mike S. , Minnesota, Aluminum WaterSide Kayak Dock Rack
The lift worked great – I just ordered a second one.

8/4/12 – Nancy C. , New Jersey, Aluminum WaterSide Kayak Dock Storage Rack
I’m 79 years old. The Docksider is so easy to use. Thanks!

8/3/12 – Steve B. , New York, Aluminum Water Side Kayak Rack
We are thrilled with our DockCraft kayak hoists (2)! The installation took mere minutes. The operation of them is very easy and has made our kayaking more fun. We have also been very impressed with the stability in some very strong winds. We highly recommend your product. Thanks!

7/29/12 – Damian D. , Wisconsin, Aluminum WaterSide Kayak Storage Rack
We got them installed no problem. They work great! Thanks for all the help getting them sized up…

12/12/11 – Chris F. , Connecticut, Aluminum WaterSide Kayak Storage Rack
Thank You for your attentive customer service on my order. It is Much appreciated!


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