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Welcome to the Nauti Docks Maintenance Free Lifestyle

Published: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

It’s a beautiful spring day and it’s time to hit the water, but you can’t. Your weathered, storm-beaten wood, composite, or aluminum-covered dock has failed you yet again. You have to navigate a path to your vessel because of the damage sustained over the past winter assault from the ice, storm surge, and wave action. Deck boards are missing, the surface is slippery, and it’s just disappointing to look at. Another weekend wasted repairing your dock!

Never again! By offering the best in decking and boat lifts, Nauti Docks can help you spend your valuable time on the water and less of it on dock maintenance.

“Ever since I exchanged my wood dock for ThruFlow panels 13 years ago, I simply get in my boat and go every spring without worrying that my dock won’t be there after a terrible storm,” said Giovanni Butera, Owner of Nauti Docks. “This versatile product can be used in many applications, too. From pools to hot tubs, stairs, accessibility ramps, and basically anywhere you would use wood or composite decking, you can use ThruFlow Premium Decking instead.”

With over 35 years in the performance decking industry, ThruFlow’s latest offering has taken the stress of installation away with their new Legacy XP panel. Along with new elongated screw holes, the Legacy XP panels are manufactured using the most advanced technology including integrated medium glass fibers for extra durability against wear-and-tear. These panels are incredibly robust and resilient to the most unsettling storm surges and wave action. Plus, their unique open-surface design allows 43% of sunlight to pass through to the eco-systems below and protects your structure against the uplift of any storm surge or wave action. The Legacy XP panels have a limited lifetime warranty covering material defects in workmanship and materials, and against rot, decay, and termite damage. By offering aesthetics and peace of mind, the XP panels are the perfect solution for your family deck, dock, walkways, or commercial marina projects.

“The dock is only one piece of the puzzle though,” said Butera. “To be truly maintenance-free, the boat lift must be just as tough, and that’s why I offer Hi-Tide Boat Lifts.”

Founded in 1979, Hi-Tide Boat Lifts has built a distributor network that provides excellent dealer service and industry-leading patented designs that make it easy for customers who know what they want to get what they deserve.

Butera said, “Living on Lake St. Clair for 15 years, I know first hand what being prepared is all about. When the waves get rough and it's time to go home there, I have comfort in knowing there is a dependable high-speed Hi-Tide X2 Elevator lift waiting for me. With 38” per minute of lift, getting out of the inclement weather and rough waves is not an issue. With less fixed parts in the water, this lift design is most suitable for our ice-covered lakes, which is essential when old man winter shows up.”

Nauti Docks is a dealer of ThruFlow panels and a North American distributor of Hi-Tide Boat Lifts. By bringing these two products together, Nauti Docks combines the aesthetics, non-skid safety, and ADA compliant attributes of the ultimate maintenance-free decking on the planet with the dependable and patented design of Hi-Tide Boat Lifts. 

Both products are proudly made in Canada and the USA—what the Great Lakes are all about.

NautiDocks offers a 10% discount for military serving the USA and Canada (some conditions apply). Visit for exclusive spring promotions and contact Nauti Docks today to discuss your ultimate docking solution.

A version of this article appeared in the Spring Issue (Mar/Apr) 2021 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.

tags: Boat Docks, Coupons & Discounts, Spring Commissioning


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