Scioto River Docks and Lifts

The Scioto River is 231 miles of river located in central and southern Ohio. Too small for modern commercial shipping, its primary economic purpose is recreation and drinking water. Whether you’re whitewater rafting, boating or kayaking, the nature scenery and the beautiful way the current moves down the river are reasons enough to come here and paddle! Metal Craft Docks wants you to get more enjoyment from your river experience by providing you with aluminum boat docks and boat/jet ski lifts that require minimal maintenance and decades of hassle-free use! Learn more about our Scioto River docks and lifts today.

Scioto River Docks

Our docks are built to stand the test of time with minimal maintenance.  Metal Craft Docks have been in use at the Scioto Boat Club since 1970 and are still in use today with their original aluminum floats!  Due to the unpredictability of Mother Nature and the sometimes drastic water level variations on the Scioto River, Metal Craft low weight floating and heavy duty floating docks provide worry free enjoyment. Metal Craft floating docks are used at both residential and commercial sites.  Low weight floating docks are available in a 14″ freeboard and heavy duty floating (or frame docks) are available in freeboards of 22″ up to 28″.  Both systems come in four widths, three different lengths, and one of three different deck colors. Polyethylene encased flotation is standard on all floating docks we fabricate today and is environmentally safe.  Due to the degree of customization involved in configuring a floating dock system, we strongly recommend working with our Metal Craft Dealer, Aaron Lecklider of Lecklider Dock & Lift Service, to develop a system to best fit your needs. Aaron is familiar with the permitting process through the City of Columbus and the Corp of Engineers to help make your Metal Craft Dock purchase as easy as possible.

Scioto River Lifts

If you want to enhance your river experience, Metal Craft offers a full line of aluminum boat lifts to accommodate weights up to 5,000 lbs. and jet ski lifts to accommodate up to 1200 lbs. Metal Craft boat lifts feature all aluminum frame construction with adjustable legs for deeper water and a deep “V” design for shallow water access to the lift.  Our vertical boat lift design can be upgraded to outfit a pontoon or tritoon boat with very little effort.  Metal Craft cantilever jet ski lifts feature carpeted would bunks and coated yellow zinc corrosion resistant hardware. Contact Lecklider Dock & Lift Service with the specifications of your boat or jet ski and he’ll be happy to assist you in choosing the model that best suits your needs.

About Metal Craft Docks

Metal Craft Docks has been manufacturing docks for 80 years! All of our products are American made in our Mentor, Ohio facility. Our boat docks and boat lifts are made entirely of aluminum structural components so they are naturally light-weight and easy to install and remove at the end of the season. We are proud of the craftsmanship that goes into each of our products. Metal Craft Docks are an investment that will allow you more time doing what you love – enjoying all the amenities that the Scioto River has to offer.

About Lecklider Dock and Lift Service

Leckilder Dock & Lift Service is locally owned and operated by Aaron Leckilder. Aaron is a member of the Scioto Boat Club and knows the Scioto River very well. He is familiar with the Columbus and Corp of Engineers permitting process, and enjoys custom dock designing. As our authorized Metal Craft Dock Dealer on the Scioto River, Aaron’s services include but are not limited to new dock sales, new lift sales, existing product repairs and seasonal installation and removal. Please contact Aaron at (937) 901-8453 or email to discuss your Metal Craft Dock & Lift needs.