Frequently used in marinas for small boats, this type of dock maintains a fixed vertical relationship to watercraft secured to it, independent of tidal, river, or lake elevation. It is less suited for larger craft as the docks cannot support large structures or cranes.
In some regions of the world, a floating dock is called a pontoon.
Wipo Publishes Patent of Stefan Jandke, Johannes Degenhardt and Unit Parktech for "Floating Dock, More Particularly for Wakeboarding and Waterskiing Installations" (German Inventors)
Apr 27, 2013; GENEVA, April 27 -- Publication No. WO/2013/057268 was published on April 25.Title of the invention: "FLOATING DOCK, MORE...