Canoe Dock Lift & Storage Rack

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  • ⇒ Rustproof Marine Grade Aluminum storage solution!
  • ⇒ It’s neat, convenient and affordable!
  • ⇒ Save valuable dock space!
  • ⇒ Minimize rain entry!
  • ⇒ Lift your canoe directly from the water!
  • ⇒ Lift with a fraction of the canoe weight!
  • ⇒ Mounts to side of dock – clear your dock! See Mounting Information
  • ⇒ Made in the USA!

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Canoe Lift and Rack – Enter From Your Dock or Water

“The DockSider” Dockside Canoe Lift and Storage Rack | Dock Rack is designed for the user that enters their Canoe from their Dock or the Water.

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

Our Dock Mounts:

Bolt On Mount (100)
Bolt On Mount Guide
universal mount
Clamp On Mount (200)
Clamp On Mount Guide
universal mount
ShoreMaster Mount (300)
ShoreMaster Mount Guide
for ShoreMaster docks only
Beach King Mount (400)
Beach King Mount Guide
for Beach King docks only


The Dockside Canoe 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.

“The DockSider” Dockside Canoe Lift & Dock.Storage Rack is designed with the “user” in mind:

  • It’s easy!! 3 Easy Steps – just “Load, Lift and Store”. Just rotate the Canoe Cradle handle downward toward the water, Float your Canoe in and center to load, and then lift your Canoe into the storage position. Some say “Launch, Load, and Store”!
  • Save Valuable Dock | Pier space as your Canoe Storage Rack holds your canoe on the side of your Dock | Pier. Preventing your Canoe from being obstacles on the way to the end of the Dock.
  • Convenient; Your Dockside Canoe Rack is right where you need it; promoting more frequent usage. Saves wear on tear on you and your Canoe 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 along with the 2:1 Pulley system, the user lifts their Canoe directly from the water. The lift starting at approximately 50% of the weight in the loading position (an 80lb kayak feels like 40lb). In the Storage position, the user needs to exert nearly 0% of the Canoe weight (an 80lb kayak feels like less than 10 lbs). 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 Canoe in the Canoe Dock Storage Rack, your canoe will sit on its side in the storage position.
  • 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” Canoe Lift and Storage Rack models offer four mounting options (Bolt On and Clamp On Universal Mounts, and ShoreMaster, and Beach King Dock Specific Mounts.  For use on Wood, Composite Wood, Aluminum, and Vinyl Decking. Each Dock Mount style is straight forward and easy to install in minutes. See details under Mounting Types.


specs_loadingCanoe Storage Rack in loading position

Waterside Canoe Rack Dockside Canoe Rack
Lifting Weight
(% of canoe weight)
60% Max 60% Max
Rack Position
(distance below dock surface)
5 – 17 inches 5 – 9 inches
(dock surface to water surface distance)
10 – 36 inches 10 -30 inches


specs_storedCanoe Storage Rack in storage position

Waterside Kayak Rack Dockside Kayak Rack
Lifting Weight
(% of canoe weight)
0% Min 30% Min
(distance canoe is stored above water, based on water level
5 – 20 inches 5 – 21 inches

Other Specifications

Maximum Weight 100 lbs
Maximum Width 40 inches
Finish Natural Aluminum, this will oxidize and will blend with the other aluminum components on your dock.
Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty
Other Tool marks are present on the surface of the material. These do not affect the structural integrity of the Docksider. As the material oxidizes,these will fade.



There are four mounting options for this kayak rack: bolt-on and clamp-on (universal mounts) as well as the ShoreMaster mount (for ShoreMaster docks only) and the Beach King mount (for Beach King docks only). Deciding which type you like is a matter of preference and dock type. Please review the following information.


Bolt-on mounts (universal):

  • 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 (universal):

  • 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

ShoreMaster mounts (for ShoreMaster docks):

  • This Mount provides an additional option for mounting your DockSider Lift and Dock Storage Rack to a ShoreMaster Infinity dock
  • In addition to purchasing the DockSider Kayak/ SUP Rack, you must also purchase the Infinity Dock Accessory Connection from your ShoreMaster Dealer
  • 2 slots provide for vertical adjustment for water level variations

Read More: ShoreMaster Mount Dock Configurations Guide

Beach King mounts (for Beach King docks):

  • This Mount provides an additional option for mounting your DockSider Lift and Dock Storage Rack to a Beach King dock
  • As your Beach King Dock as the Adapter Track built in, no additional purchases are necessary.
  • The pin and slot design provides for vertical adjustment for water level variations

Read More: Beach King Dock Configurations Guide

Installation Manuals

Download a PDF of our Canoe Lift & Rack Assembly and Installation Manuals:

Canoe Lift & Rack – Series 100 (Bolt On) Assembly and Installation Manual

Canoe Lift & Rack – Series 200 (Clamp On) Assembly and Instruction Manual

Canoe Lift & Rack – Series 300 (ShoreMaster) Assembly and Instruction Manual

Canoe Lift & Rack – Series 400 (Beach King) Assembly and Instruction Manual


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 Dockside Operation Kayak 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 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 approximately 25% of the weight of your Kayak.

If you have a 50 lb kayak;
– The maximum lifting weight is approximately 40 lbs.
– To hold your kayak 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 kayak 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 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.


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