Wouldn't it be great to have your own jetty?

Posted on: 28 May 2020

If you own a boat, then you must have access to the water. Access to the water is not the same as living next to the water. Your property may back on to the water, but unless you have a means of launching your boat at that location, you will still need to rely on someone else's jetty to tie up your boat every time you want to take a fishing trip or enjoy an afternoon on the water. You might moor at a public jetty, or perhaps you have a friend who lives nearby and lets you use their jetty, but the problem is that you will always be working to somebody else's timetable and you may not be able to access the jetty at a time that suits you. It is far better if you can use a jetty on your own property.

Building your own jetty

One of the biggest mistakes that people make is assuming that jetties have to be made of wood or stone. Often finding a company that offers pontoons for sale is a better option. While traditional jetties have been fixed structures, there is no reason that they have to be that way.

If you want to build a traditional jetty, then you must employ marine contractors to build it for you. They will need to sink holes into the bed of the sea to provide the stability which the structure needs. However, before the marine contractor can get to work, you will already have needed to have put in a lot of work drawing up plans and gaining permission from coastal authorities. You have even have needed to commission surveys to demonstrate that your new jetty is not detrimental to the marine environment. All of these concerns add to the cost of the jetty and put it beyond the reach of many people.

The pontoon advantage

When you work with a company that offers pontoons for sale, you can avoid many of the restrictions of a fixed jetty. A floating pontoon jetty can be strong and durable and provide the stability you need without most of the marine engineering since the environmental impact of a floating jetty is minimal. Find a company that offers polyethylene pontoons for sale and talk to them about how quickly they could help you create a working jetty on your property so you can enjoy unrestricted access to the water.


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