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What is a Dock Box and Why Should You Have One?

by Duncan Seawall

Storage space is very important, not only in your home and garage but also at your dock. So many things are used in boat and waterfront activities; wouldn't it be nice to be able to keep it all right there by the dock for quick and easy access? Let us introduce you to the dock box!

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What Is a Dock Box?

A dock box is a secure storage container placed near your dock. It can be small enough to hold a few life vests, or large enough to house fishing poles and water skis.


Dock storage boxes can be made of various materials and they come in several styles, depending on what you want to use them for. They keep your dock looking neat and organized, while also keeping your things safe and conveniently placed.



Why Should You Have a Dock Box?

When you're getting ready for a fun day out on the water, there's often a lot of stuff to load up, and...a lot of trips back and forth from the house to the dock (or from the house to the car, to the dock). The dock box makes it possible to store most of your boating-related items right there on the dock safely and securely, just waiting for you to use them.


Sheltered from the elements, and out of the reach of envious neighbors or strangers, dock lock boxes are the perfect place to keep floaties, fishing poles, games, stereos, you name it! It's also a great place to leave other valuables behind while you play out in the waves.


And, let's face it, most of us need more storage space in general. these lockable storage boxes can even come in handy on the back deck, or next to the garage for the safekeeping of various items like roller blades, sidewalk chalk, patio furniture cushions, citronella torches, you get the idea.



How Do You Choose a Dock Box?

There are plenty of options out there to choose from when looking for the perfect dock box, but there are a few features that should be at the top of your priority list. A high-quality dock storage box usually includes:

  • The majority of the box is composed of polyethylene or fiberglass (these materials are more durable than wood)
  • The use of stainless steel hardware (hinges, lock mechanisms, etc.)
  • The ability to securely lock the lid
  • The assurance of a waterproof enclosure
  • A UV coating on the exterior of the box to protect the composition from sun deterioration

That being said, you'll have to determine the size and quantity of items you want to store. Dock boxes come in all sizes and shapes. If you have an empty corner on your dock, you’ll be able to find a fitted dock box to make use of it. 


Take a look at all the options out there, and then make an informed decision about size, shape, and color, based on your individual needs. 



What's the Next Step?

A well-chosen dock box guarantees that you’ll have the convenience and security you need to relax and have fun with your friends and family. For a hassle-free boating adventure make sure your boat lift is just as streamlined. 


At Duncan Seawall, we're committed to providing marine construction services that suit your needs. Using our Complete Guide to Boat Lifts, you can find a sleek and efficient boat lift that’s perfect for your dock and boat. Find out how you can upgrade your boat lift for easy days out on the water.



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