Aqua-Stairs ® offers quality aluminum dock ladders and boat ladders with a bold new design in marine ladders. Our sloped designs are different from traditional boat and dock ladders; allowing people and dogs to easily step in and our of the water. Unlike regular dock, pier, swim platform, seawall or other swimming ladders that allow access to and from the water in a vertical fashion, the Aqua-Stairs® boat dock ladder has a staircase design. Aqua Stairs® dock and boat ladders allow entry and exit to the water in a stair step fashion. Secondly, conventional boat and dock ladders have vertical steps that are typically between 2 and 3 inches in depth, which can hurt your feet. Aqua-Stairs® boat ladder and dock ladder steps are approximately 8 inches deep providing much more comfortable footing. These wide and deep dock and boat stairs allow you to sit on them while in the water.
Why Climb Out of the Water When You Can Walk Out!
Conventional straight up and down dock ladders are often installed so close to the dock that their shallow steps or rungs are against the mounting structure. This leaves barely enough space to put your toes on the ladder rungs. Aqua-Stairs® boat ladders and dock ladders steps are not only much deeper, but are also off-set in an angled fashion from the mounting structure allowing easier foot placement. Each of the dock and boat stairs is approximately 16 inches wide and is hemmed at the front providing a smooth edge to prevent cuts. Vertical height between steps is approximately 12 inches; therefore, if you are standing on the last step of a 4 step dock ladder, you are 4 feet below the mounting surface; if you are standing on a 5 step pier ladder, you are 5 feet below the mounting surface, and so on.
The Aqua-Stairs® boat and dock ladders can be permanently mounted by bolting the upper plate directly to the mounting surface or they can be attached with the flip-out brackets allowing them to flip-up and out of the water to prevent buildup of algae, etc. while not in use. Aqua-Stairs® boat dock ladders and boat ladders are available in 3, 4, 5, 6 and special 7 step models, and all models come with the flip-up mounting brackets. There are also other options including a pontoon boat ladders and swim platform / yacht ladders for larger boats! Aqua-Stairs® boat ladders have even been installed on houseboats and deck boats.
And if you are need of a dog ramp as well as a people ladder, these dock and boat ladders are all you need. Aqua-Stairs® swimming ladders work for both people and pets! This will save space on your dock since you don’t have to have multiple dock accessories.
Any Adult - Why climb out of the water when you can use our boat and dock stairs to easily step out. Or if you prefer, just sit on them in the water and enjoy!
Elderly and Children - Our dock and boat stairs enable elder citizens and children to get in and out of the water where they were previously unable with conventional marine ladders. We have clients in the 80s who use these marine ladders because they can! Some disabled people may also be able to use the Aqua-Stairs® boat dock ladder as well. Many customers describe it as the perfect AARP® swimming ladder. There is no need for a handrail on the dock ladder since the front pipe is at a convenient, natural arm’s length when using these swim steps. And, small children like the security of these stable boat and dock stairs in the water.
Pets – These also make the perfect dog dock ladder and dog boat ladder allowing your pet to easily get back out of the water. Using as a dog dock or boat ladder alleviates you from having to either pick them up or send them back to the shore. No more tracking of dirt and mud off the bank or shoreline when your dog comes up the ladder. In the event you aren't watching your pet, it can just come up on its own. Our own Chocolate Labrador likes to stand on the 5 step dock ladder in the water and fish. This is the best dog boat ladder on the market!
Kayaks, Canoes, and Jet Ski Enthusiasts - Rather than stepping off of a high dock down to a kayak, canoe, or Sea-Doo jet-ski; you can walk down these dock ladders to the water's level to board with ease!
Relaxation - No more treading in the water with a hard climb out, just sit on these dock ladders as you would any stairs and rest in the water!
Aqua-Stairs® are all marine grade 6063 T aluminum boat ladders, dock ladders, and pontoon ladders. The steps are made of textured plate aluminum to prevent slipping and are rolled and hemmed at the front providing a smooth edge to prevent cuts. The dock ladder models are hinged at the mounting brackets to allow the Aqua-Stairs boat dock ladder to be easily lifted out of the water for storage. Only 4 bolts are required to attach these swim ladders to a fixed dock, floating dock, swim platform, seawall, bulkhead, or pier. The dock ladder models all can easily accommodate 500 lbs. since the body of these ladders are fully welded, unlike many other marine ladders. All of our aluminum dock ladders and boast ladders all have a limited lifetime warranty. Contact Aqua-Stairs ® or shop online now for the best dock ladders and boat ladders.