Dreaming of mounting a flat-screen TV at your dock, but can’t figure out how to overcome the steel supports? Are you tired of tripping over and walking around extension cords, hoses and dock toys at your slip?
DockBloxx has the answers. Invented by a local man, Brady Bragg, this high-density plastic bracket can be used to store items off the dock and get them out of the way.
“The whole idea is to make the dock and slip safer and less cluttered,” said Bragg, who used his marina experience to create DockBloxx. “So many docks have steel supports, especially the covered docks in marinas, that it has been a challenge to keep items off the dock and gangways. DockBloxx solves that problem.”
In his teens, Bragg worked at Holiday Marina for a few summers on the rental and gas docks. “I’ve always worked around the lake and I know the lake life,” he said. “As I looked around, I saw the need for something that can help both boaters and marinas and make the docks more safe.”
An admitted tinkerer, Bragg started making sketches until he landed on an idea to create a two-part high-density plastic bracket that could be easily mounted on vertical supports. He began creating the brackets in his garage and testing them around the lake.
“I made them in the most common sizes so that they can be universal, then tested them on the slips of some of my friends last year,” Bragg said. “We launched a website and have been marketing them through social media.
“Then we did the Atlanta Boat Show this year and we’ve been getting a ton of interest and sales are skyrocketing.”
DockBloxx has a manufacturing and warehouse facility in Hall County, where the products are made. They’re being sold on Lake Lanier and Allatoona Lake; they have been shipped to several states, including Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Missouri.
“The marinas and other groups are taking notice,” said Dan Nestor, Bragg’s partner. “We’ve been meeting with stakeholders around the lakes and getting tremendous support. Hideaway Bay has a display and inventory in its ships’ store. Aqualand is coming on board, and the Lake Lanier Association has expressed its support as well.”
DockBloxx can be used in a multitude of applications, from mounting flat-screen TVs and fishing gear, to gathering up extension cords, hoses and cumbersome boat toys.
“You would be amazed at how different your slip can look,” Bragg said. “And it will help you and your family be safer, keep track of your gear and be a good steward of the lake by keeping items out of the lake.”
DockBloxx is a major sponsor of the Lake Lanier Boat Show this year, March 3-5, at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands. The company will have a booth at the show.
For more information, visit www.dockbloxx.com or call 770 265-9850.