AccuDock continues expansion into the rowing world
Company designed and manufactured floating docks that will be used at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota
Pompano Beach, Fla. — (September 19, 2017) – Following huge successes at the 2016 Summer Olympics and 2015 World Rowing Championships, AccuDock, a family-owned, Florida-based floating dock manufacturer, is expanding its presence in the rowing industry by hiring top talent and designing floating dock systems for some of the most prestigious rowing events around the world.
AccuDock recently completed a one-of-a-kind dock system at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota that will be unveiled for the first time at the World Rowing Championships to be held at the park Sept. 24-Oct. 1. The event will draw more than 1,500 athletes from 71 countries, 40,000 spectators and 2,000 volunteers from around the world.
In addition to their work for the rowing events at the 2016 Summer Olympics and World Rowing Championships in Rio de Janeiro (2015) and South Korea (2013), AccuDock has designed and manufactured floating docks for myriad large-scale rowing projects previously. They have also been called upon to consult and design floating docks for Div. I collegiate rowing programs around the country.
AccuDock’s installation at Nathan Benderson Park features the world’s first 10-lane rowing floating dock system. It is also unique in that it offers 60-foot retractable fingers, five 16’ by 80’ launch docks and a 10’ by 184’ awards dock.
To lead its floating rowing dock product line, AccuDock hired veteran rowing coach Mark Wilson. Wilson, who brings more than 20 years experience in the rowing industry, formerly led the rowing teams at Indiana University and Stetson University, as well as several rowing clubs in the Northeast. Wilson’s goal is to ensure that top-tier rowing programs and clubs around the country are familiar with AccuDock’s capabilities and commitment to quality.
“AccuDock has built an excellent reputation in the rowing industry through its unique designs and quality craftsmanship,” said Wilson. “After designing and building docks for some of the most high-profile rowing events in the world, we are now poised for continued growth in the sport.”
The company, owned and managed by father and son team John and Jason Harrison, isn’t a secret in the rowing and watersports industry. Founded in 2007, AccuDock’s sales and reputation have grown tremendously around the world over the years. The company’s commitment to excellence in products and customer service is a big reason for their success.
“‘We have always valued our relationship with the rowing community and are now making a concerted effort to grow our presence in the sport,” said John Harrison, AccuDock’s founder and president.
In addition to designing for rowing events, AccuDock handles an array of commercial and residential installations, including offering an ADA compliant design for kayak and canoe launch docks.
The company also handles large-scale government contracts, including building floating scaffolding docks used to refurbish Naval ships in locations around the world. AccuDock’s GSA contract gives the highest discounted rate for government project purchases and provides a full product catalogue for direct purchasing by governmental agencies. Additionally, AccuDock is ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certified, which means it meets the rigorous international standards on which many global companies base their purchasing decisions.
AccuDock is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of floating docks for all market segments ranging from residential installs to large customized commercial applications. Our main goal is providing each customer with the highest quality product and customer experience.