The Beauty of Wood

Our Sullivan Heavy-Duty and Extra Heavy-Duty timber dock systems are the best in the industry and the highest quality options for large, medium, and small marina projects.

  • Our Sullivan HD and XHD systems are the industry leader in both strength and design.
  • Built with only the highest quality marine-grade materials.
  • Design flexibility and customizable configurations, engineered in-house.
  • Over 60 years experience manufacturing timber docks.
  • Proven reliability and long-term value.
  • Made in the USA.

When you choose a Sullivan Timber Floating Dock System you can rest assured that your marina is engineered for excellence and will last for many decades to come.

Our Sullivan Heavy-Duty and Extra Heavy-Duty timber dock systems are the best in the industry and the highest quality options for large, medium, and small marina projects.

  • Our Sullivan HD and XHD systems are the industry leader in both strength and design.
  • Built with only the highest quality marine-grade materials.
  • Design flexibility and customizable configurations, engineered in-house.
  • Over 60 years experience manufacturing timber docks.
  • Proven reliability and long-term value.
  • Made in the USA.

When you choose a Sullivan Timber Floating Dock System you can rest assured that your marina is engineered for excellence and will last for many decades to come.

Built with the Best to Withstand Mother Nature’s Worst

  • World-class engineering using our proprietary designs.
  • In-house steel fabrication shops for unique designs and custom bracing.
  • Hot dip galvanized structural steel components, cross members, and hardware.
  • Hand selected timber members for side beam frames.
  • Stable walkways designed for customer specified live load capabilities.

Timber Advantages

  • Conforms to American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) standards.
  • Grades #1 and #2 Southern Yellow Pine.
  • CCA treated for saltwater conditions.
  • BGMG treated for decking and freshwater conditions.
  • Kiln-dried after treatment process.
  • Side beam timber members hand selected.
  • High resistance to non-moving ice.

Timber Design Features

  • Heavy-duty polyethylene encasement that is strong, durable, high impact resistant and resistant to fuel and pests.
  • Through-bolted splice blocks provide superior structural strength.
  • Diagonal anti-torsion truss system for strength and rigidity.
  • The heaviest gauge connection hardware in the industry.
  • Bolted steel bracing to provide even load transfer and weight distribution.
  • Pre-drilled and fitted for easy installation.

Timber Design Choices

  • Large, accessible raceways with 7.5″ deep channels for unobstructed and enclosed utilities.
  • Modular design for easy shipping and in-water installation.
  • The inherent flexibility of timber allows for natural strength and resistance to storm and heavy wave action.
  • Custom designs for compatibility with any specified anchoring methods.
  • A broad selection of safe and aesthetically pleasing decking options, ideally suited for marine environments.

Heavy-Duty Frames (HD)

  • (1) 2”x10” outside member and (2) 2”x 8” inside members
  • Laminated beams – optimum resistance to annoying
    bounce and over-flex
  • Bolted angle steel cross bracing ties to side frame and center beam – provides load transfer
  • Custom steel angle bracing – provides structural integrity, flex prevention, load transfer and distribution across dock
  • Built-in chain anchor retainer hardware
  • Heavy gauge hardware throughout dock system

Extra Heavy-Duty Frames (XHD)

  • Side frames – built from kiln dried timber members (1) 4”x 12” and (2) 3”x 8”
  • Bolted angle steel cross bracing ties to side frame and center beam – provide load transfer
  • (2) 3”x 8” scabs connect dock sections – mechanically laminated – structural strength
  • Largest utility raceways in the industry – run vertically
  • Diagonal lower timber truss – creates torsional rigidity and superior strength
  • Hot dip galvanized hardware

More Timber Dock Systems

Public Access Docks

Public Access/Community Docks

Through collaboration with city, county, state and federal organizations across the country, Meeco Sullivan helps design and install all types of public access docks. The dock systems can be designed as ADA compliant and handicap accessible and are capable of withstanding high traffic.

Our work also extends to communities and homeowners associations across the country to provide a series of private docks for waterfront homes or smaller community marinas.

Service Docks/Platforms

Thanks to many decades of experience, our team is able to assist you through each phase of your timber project. Whether you are building service docks, gas pumps, fishing platforms, marina stores, or floating restaurants, we can meet your needs for any type of floating timber dock system.

Our timber platforms are designed and built to exact specifications to ensure your project floats level, remains stable, and meets any live load requirement.

Service Docks
Rowing-Dock

Rowing Docks

Meeco Sullivan is a clear leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of rowing dock systems. We have designed and built hundreds of custom rowing dock systems to meet the specific needs of colleges, private schools, rowing clubs, and organizations across the country.

Some of Our Latest Timber Projects

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Harbor East Marina, Baltimore, MD

  • 180-slip marina with over 900 ft. of alongside dockage for larger yachts.
  • We designed and built all the “party pads” and social spaces that are located throughout the marina.
  • The final design totaled 64,000 sq. ft. of Sullivan timber floating docks.
  • Our team worked very closely with Harbor East and Oasis Marinas, to create a design that included many unique and custom features to complement the Baltimore Harbor area and provide optimal functionality for both full time slip holders and visiting boaters.
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Grand Harbor Marina, Vero Beach, FL

  • This expansion gave the full-service marina a total capacity of 155 boats.
  • Grand Harbor chose our Sullivan Timber System with IPE decking, polyethylene floats, and piling anchors.
  • This was Suntex Marinas second project with us in Florida.
  • We had to carefully plan and manage the dock delivery and off-loading process with Suntex to ensure an on-time completion.
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Provincetown Marina, Cape Cod, MA

  • This expansion was completed in phases over two years.
  • We provided all the heavy-duty timber finger docks with IPE decking ranging in size from 4’ x 30’ to 8’ x 80’.
  • The design required extremely rugged and heavy-duty docks able to handle the tough weather conditions and larger vessels while being as cost-effective as possible.
  • Included 60-90 uncovered slips, depending on the boat size, primarily geared to accommodate 30’-100’ pleasure boats but the design provided the flexibility to handle up to 400’ mega yachts.