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History of On the Water Designs


Founded in 2000, On the Water Designs is a family-run business that started in a small rental facility. Our goal was to build long-lasting designer series dock systems.

Our dream was soon realized—today, the designer series Pole Dock, Floating Dock, and Tower Dock continue to be our best-selling dock line.

In 2008, we acquired our largest local competitor and moved into their facility, which is still known by locals as the Bahaus Docks location. The company we acquired was importing the leisure series pole dock system from China, so we decided to bring that production back home and to produce it in-house; in the process, we also managed to reduce the cost by removing shipping cost and middle men, and as a result, gained a much tighter control on the product quality and availability.

Solid Aluminum Hardware & New Titan Series Floating Dock

With this added production capability, we then created an exclusive line of extruded aluminum dock hardware—and we are the only company producing extruded aluminum hardware. While it is a very expensive product line to establish, it is extremely solid, and the cost-savings allows us to sell it at the same price as comparable steel hardware.

Our newest product is our Titan Series Pontoon Floating Dock. We took a common design in our industry, made it stronger, and paired it with our Designer Series aluminum frame to create a premium dock design that is expected to outlive most of the clients who buy them.

Docking Solutions by On the Water Designs

Our company has done more than just develop new products—we have also created lasting relationships with dealers across Ontario and parts of Canada. Through this network of dealers, we have provided docking solutions to the most major cottage and camping areas in Canada.

When our founders, Dave and Mary, retired in January 2018, On the Water Designs became a second-generation family business, now owned by their son, Brandon, and Brandon’s wife, Michelle, who, together, will be continuing to carry on our family values. On behalf of our team, we couldn’t be more thrilled to have them join us in building many more docks in the future.

On the Water Designs about the Company


On The Water Designs has been building a strong reputation building and installing docks and marine systems throughout Ontario since 2000. Our commitment to client satisfaction and innovative dock and product design has developed our company into a leader in the dock manufacturing, sales, accessories and dock installation industry.

When you call our toll free number, or visit our showroom on Highway 11 near Gravenhurst in Muskoka, expect to be greeted by our non-commissioned sales staff who are experts in designing customized dock and marine systems for our clients. Our experienced on-staff team of dock and Marine system experts have the tools and flexibility to work with each client directly to ensure your new dock system fits your needs and your budget.

If your property is not near our Muskoka dock showroom please check out our family of dock dealers. Each dealer has been selected for their strong local reputations and commitment to providing experienced support years after a dock or marine system has been installed.

Our innovative dock systems consist of Pole Docks, Floating Docks and Tower Docks. Pole Docks and Floating Docks are both available in our modular Leisure Series design, or our customizable Designer Series.

Looking for more than just docks? We carry a full line of Boat Lifts, PWC Lifts, Marine Railways & Swim Rafts. Our wide selection of Dock Accessories including Dock Ladders, Dock Cleats, Dock Bumpers & Dock Solar Lights ensure your dock will be personalized just the way you want it.

We pride ourselves on having the materials and dock hardware you need in stock when you need them and we have the ability to special order. We know our customers want the best options and the best value, so we stay highly competitive in our pricing.Our knowledgeable staff are here to answer questions you may have about docks or dock related products and offer unmatched service and support to all our customers.

Whether you know exactly what you need for your dock or marine system project, or are just starting to look for ideas we look forward to meeting you

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Docks By Whytes

15839 Highway 7, Drummond Elmsley, Ontario, Canada

(613) 264-8143


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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