Swim Rafts, Parts & Plans

Dura-LITE Swim Rafts

Aluminum-Framed Rafts

MPD Swim Rafts

Reconfigurable Plastic Rafts

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DIY Swim Raft Plan and Part Kit

Build the raft in this video by using the plan and kit below!

Commonly Asked Questions about Swim Rafts

What is a swim raft?

A swim raft is a floating platform designed for swimmers to rest or play on in a body of water. Great Northern Docks offers aluminum swim rafts, wooden swim raft parts, and plastic shippable modular swim rafts.

What are floating rafts called?

Floating rafts used for swimming are commonly referred to as swim rafts or simply rafts.

What is the best material for a swim raft?

The best material for a swim raft depends on your preferences and needs. Aluminum swim rafts are sturdy and long-lasting, while wooden swim raft parts can allow for a more traditional look. Plastic shippable modular swim rafts are lightweight and easy to assemble. Great Northern Docks offers all three options to suit different preferences.

How do you anchor a swim raft?

To anchor a swim raft, you will need an anchor, a chain, and a rope. The anchor should be heavy enough to hold the raft in place, and the chain and rope should be long enough to reach the distance to the bottom of the body of water you are in, with enough excess chain to allow for shock absorption. The raft should be anchored in a sheltered area with calm waters. Great Northern Docks offers swim raft anchors that are specifically designed for this purpose.

How heavy is a swim raft anchor?

The weight of a swim raft anchor can vary depending on the size of the raft and the conditions of the body of water. Great Northern Docks offers swim raft anchors in different weights to accommodate different sizes and conditions.

Do anchors break on a raft?

Anchors can break or come loose from a swim raft if they are not properly installed or maintained. Great Northern Docks offers high-quality swim raft anchors that are designed to be durable and reliable.

What are the different types of rafts?

There are several different types of swim rafts available, including aluminum swim rafts, wooden swim raft parts, and plastic shippable modular swim rafts. Each type of raft has its own unique features and benefits.

What do you use to float a raft?

Swim rafts are designed to float on the surface of the water using foam or air-filled floatation. Traditionally, barrels are used for floatation, however these are not recommended as they allow swim rafts to tip excessively. Floats that resemble box shapes are far more stable.

Building a Swim Raft Yourself

Follow along with Seth as he builds a wooden swim raft!

The Anatomy of a Swim Raft

Learn about the parts that go into a swim raft.