Ace floating dock floats are available in standard, large and boatlift configurations providing buoyancy ratings from 230lbs to 4628lbs. Many different dock float sizes and float dock supplies are available to match any application you may be planning. Our floating dock floats and boat lift floats also provide features and benefits that continue to set them apart from other floating dock products, even those that look like ours. You can be assured that Ace dock floats meet the strictest specs and quality standards as well as having an unmatched warranty. That is why professional dock builders around the world choose Ace dock floats.
Meat and produce at the grocery store are priced on a cost per pound times a certified, measured weight basis. You can be confident that you are getting what you pay for. When shopping for dock floats, you should expect the same because what you’re really paying for is buoyancy pounds. However, most published buoyancy ratings are calculated based solely on outside dimensions of the float shell. Calculated buoyancy ratings can be as much as 20% higher than the actual buoyancy delivered.
Here is one example: An Ace 36x48x12 float delivers a certified tank-tested buoyancy rating of 656 lbs. The published buoyancy for a competitive float of the same dimensions is 679 lbs, but it actually delivers only 542 lbs (based on an equivalent tank test). That’s 20.2% less than published rating and 17.4% less than Ace’s equivalent float. Why pay 20% more for a float and actually get 20% less buoyancy? If your dock design is based on calculated buoyancy ratings, you may need to buy 20% more flotation to achieve your design goal. You won’t know that until you float your dock sections.
Don’t be fooled! Always ask for tank-tested buoyancy ratings.
Industry’s Only 15-Year Warranty
(1st 10 years at 100% Non-Prorated Replacement)
Ace floating dock floats are available in standard, large and boatlift configurations providing buoyancy ratings from 230lbs to 4628lbs. Fifty (54) different dock float sizes and float dock supplies are available to match any application you may be planning.
Our floating dock floats and boat lift floats also provide features and benefits that continue to set them apart from other floating dock products, even those that look like ours. You can be assured that Ace dock floats meet the strictest specs and quality standards. And our warranty is unmatched. That’s why professional dock builders around the world choose Ace dock floats.
Ace Dock Floats Exceed All Regulatory, Industry Tests and Environmental Standards for Design, Materials, Quality and Warranty
Not all dock floats are created equally. There are five components required to be the best dock float…
- highest quality raw materials
- field-proven float shell design
- a void-free EPS foam fill
- continuous quality testing of materials & completed dock floats
- certified, tank-tested buoyancy ratings
Only the Best Materials Used in Dock Float Production
Only the best virgin materials are used in the construction of Ace dock floats. Linear virgin polyethylene resin with UV ray inhibitors and carbon black pigment is used to produce our rotationally molded outer shells. Compliant with FDA Title 21 environmental standards, this resin offers a level of toughness, rigidity, stress-crack resistance and low temperature impact performance unmatched in the industry.
All dock floats are filled with the highest quality EPS foam injected under steam to ensure a solid void-free foam fill that meets the Hunt 7-Day Water Absorption Test and provides a solid foam core for added structural strength.
A Field-Proven Floating Dock Float Design You Can Trust
Ace’s consistent and tested dock float wall thickness is 0.150” nominal. No spot in the dock float shell will be less than 0.125"at any point. That’s why Ace dock floats exceed the ASTM Falling Dart Puncture Test even when subjected to -20°F testing temperatures. The float shell is seamless so there are no weak weld points to fail. And, structural ribs on both the top and bottom deliver added strength and durability.
External mounting flanges and slots are an integral part of each dock float design. You never have to penetrate the float body to attach a float to a floating dock frame; so you never compromise the dock float water tight integrity or introduce an unnecessary failure point. And installation is much faster and easier, as well. Use nut, bolt and washer combinations on steel and aluminum frames, and lag screws and washers on wood frame floating docks.
Backed by the industry’s only 15-Year Warranty, USACOE Compliant
Confident with our tested dock float quality and field-tested design, Ace floats are backed by the only 15-year warranty that exceeds the USACOE regulation requiring that the first 8 years offer 100% non- prorated replacement for defective floats. Our warranty provides 100% non-prorated replacement for the first 10 years.
Why Should You Use the Industry’s Best Dock Floats?
If you own a marina, your floating docks and slips are a revenue source you need to protect; and using the best flotation provides the longest useful life, best protection and lowest maintenance cost.
If you’re a floating dock builder, Ace dock floats will complement your reputation as a quality dock builder and minimize costly post install maintenance calls.
If you’re building your own residential floating dock, use the dock floats the professionals use. Don’t settle for less.
No one else can provide you the quality, the protection and the
54 rotationally-molded dock float sizes that Ace can deliver.
Our blow-molded VersaFloat dock floats are available in 24" x 48" x12 and 24" x 48" x 16" providing tank-tested drum buoyancy ratings from 425lbs and 580lbs, respectively.
You can be assured that VersaFloats meet the strictest specs and quality standards. And our warranty is unmatched. That’s why professional dock builders around the world choose Ace dock floats.
All floats are constructed of recyclable materials
No CFC is used in foam filling process
VersaFloat Features and Benefits
- Covered by 15-year manufacturer’s limited warranty against manufacturing defects with 100% non-prorated replacement for 1st 10 -years and prorated for the balance of the warranty
- a blow-molded outer shell that is 30% stronger than the toughest roto-molded shells
- 80% more resistance to damage from collisions/impacts at low temperatures than other designs
- built-in mounting flanges for a strong, positive connection to your dock frame
- an EPS foam fill, steamed for minimal water absorption
- external mounting flanges and slots for easy installation without compromising float integrity
- tank-tested buoyancy ratings to be within +/-5% of published buoyancy ratings
- available in 24"W x 48"L x 12" (VF2448-12) or 16" (VF2448-16) with 409 lbs and 546 lbs buoyancy respectively
- tank tested buoyancy ratings to be within +/- 5% of published buoyancy ratings
Dock Float Sizes and Pricing
Sizes are shown in the table below with the fully submerged buoyancy rating and a PDF manufacturing drawing for each size.
We apologize for not being able to provide float pricing online. Actual delivered prices per float can vary significantly depending on your location, the location of our warehouses in relation to you, and the actual shipping costs in today’s fluctuating fuel market.
Some float sizes marked by an * can be shipped via FedEx Ground, while all other sizes must be shipped by common carrier.
Residential Air-Filled Floats
Made with the same attention to detail as our heavy-duty commercial float line, Ace Residential Floats are air- filled, making them lighter and easier to assemble. The environmentally friendly floats are made of tough virgin polyethylene with ultraviolet inhibitors to prevent sun damage. The rotationally molded shell is made in one piece, providing seamless, watertight construction. These floats are easy to assemble to any dock frame and are perfect for residential docks.