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Creative design, solid construction and reliable repair and maintenance services for docks and decks throughout the Gulf Islands.

New Construction

Since each project is unique in its location, your new dock will be designed for your site and your needs. The focus of new construction is on freshwater installations, specializing in difficult-access sites. In order to minimize disruption at your location, the majority of your new dock will be built off-site and delivered for installation. In addition to supplying your wharf and float, we can collaborate on your shoreside construction needs.

You can choose from pile supported or floating walkways, and we can even design a float that can be removed from the water in the winter so you don't have to worry about winter storm damage!

Access Marine cares about protecting our water quality by minimizing the use of chemically treated materials. We use top-quality cedar for float construction and fully encapsulated foam billets for flotation. Our hardware is either hot dip galvanized, or stainless steel to ensure years of worry-free enjoyment of your float.

Completed Projects

  • Ladder
    ladder
  • Quamichan Lake dock
    Quamichan Lake dock
  • St. Mary's Lake dock complete
    St. Mary's Lake dock complete
  • Cusheon Lake dock
    Cusheon Lake dock
  • Cusheon Lake dock
    Cusheon Lake dock
  • floating approach
    floating approach
  • St. Mary's Lake dock
    St. Mary's Lake dock
  • Shawnigan Lake dock
    Shawnigan Lake dock
  • float in heavy weather, the float survived, the boat didn't
  • Beckmann old and new
    Beckmann old and new
  • Beckmann completed
    Beckmann completed
  • old stairs
    old stairs
  • top view
    top view
  • finished replacement stairs
    finished replacement stairs
  • lifting stairs
    lifting stairs
  • lifting stairs
    lifting stairs
  • ramp under construction
    ramp under construction
  • Maracaibo breakwater
    Maracaibo breakwater
  • Maracaibo detail - concrete deck
    Maracaibo detail - concrete deck
  • St Mary's rebuild
    St Mary's rebuild
  • St. Mary's
    St. Mary's
  • St. Mary's
    St. Mary's

Details

  • float frame under construction
    float frame under construction
  • float construction
    float construction
  • decking detail
    decking detail
  • approach under construction
    approach under construction
  • approach under construction
    approach under construction
  • pile approach complete
    pile approach complete

Accessories

To complete your facility, we offer a full line of accessories including:

  • swim ladders
  • boat mooring accessories
  • anchor chain replacement
  • custom kayak and boat racks
  • kayak boarding steps
  • even water slides!
  • kayak rack
    kayak rack
  • cleats
    cleats
  • mooring whips
    mooring whips

Creative Endeavours

  • dovetail bench
    dovetail bench
  • salvaged wood and copper pipe bench
    salvaged wood and copper pipe bench
  • street number sign
    street number sign
  • sign detail
    sign detail
  • timber bench
    timber bench
  • coffee table
    coffee table
  • beam bench
    beam bench

Dock Maintenance & Repairs

  • flotation replacement
  • structural repairs
  • anchor chain replacement
  • pressure washing
  • winter weather watch
  • site visits and free estimates

About Us

Access Marine Services is owned and operated by Pete McKenzie, sailor, paddler and long-time islander with years of experience in the dock building industry, both design and maintenance.

Contact us and we’ll make your dream dock a reality.