Teach Kids to Fish and Love Life on the Water

Cute little boy fishing with his grandfather

ShoreMaster is proud to once again be a sponsor of Midwest Fishing’s School of Fish.

This unique program provides kids – and parents – an amazing opportunity to learn all about fishing, water safety, and lake preservation. In each 3-hour class participants learn about lakes, the fish that live in them, how to tie knots, rig their own fishing line, and much more. Kid’s also learn how to be responsible and safe anglers and sportsmen as well as ways to get involved in fishing and waterfront clubs. In addition to the great fishing tips and tricks that kids will learn, all kids get their own fishing rod and reel, tackle, t-shirt, workbook, and more. Plus, parents are welcome to join to make it a fun activity for the whole family.

Midwest Fishing hosts open-water and ice-fishing classes throughout the year all across the Midwest. For locations and a class schedule visit their website.


QuickConnect: Paddleboard, Kayaks, Canoes and More

All this month we are featuring our QuickConnect accessory system and premium line-up of dock accessories. Our exclusive ShoreMaster QuickConnect accessory system takes the hassle out of customization and allows your dock system to evolve as your needs change. This week we are featuring some of our water-sport accessories like our QC Rack and Fishing Rod Holder – both of which all for easier use and storage of your water-sport accessories so you can spend more time enjoying the water.

QC RackQC Paddleboard/Canoe/Kayak Rack

Spend more time out on the water and less time getting your equipment down to the water with our QuickConnect storage rack. Store your paddleboard, kayak, canoe, wakeboard and more right on the dock. Our QuickConnect bracket attaches anywhere along the perimeter of the dock so you’ll water-sport toys are already down at the lake for easy access (no more hauling board down the shoreline). The accessory brackets extend out over the water (off the dock) so you aren’t sacrificing any of your valuable dock space either (its a win-win).

Single and double (shown) rack options are available and the versatile design can accommodate nearly any water-sport equipment.

 

FIshing Rod HolderQC Fishing Rod Holder

Fishing off the dock can be more relaxing then ever now with the Fishing Rod Holder. Attached the rod holder anywhere along the perimeter of the dock system using the QuickConnect accessory bracket and the slide the rod into the holder. It provides easy access when a fish is on and hand-free fishing while you wait for the next big bite. Pair the fishing rod holder with our furniture or benches for the most comfortable, convenient evening of dock fishing! Now if only we could guarantee a big catch!


QuickConnect: Safe and Easy Access to the Water

All this month we are featuring our QuickConnect accessory system and premium line-up of dock accessories. Our exclusive ShoreMaster QuickConnect accessory system takes the hassle out of customization and allows your dock system to evolve as your needs change. This week we are featuring our ShoreMaster Dock Steps and Ladders which allow for safe, convenient access to your dock and the water.

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ShoreMaster offer two styles of dock steps to fit nearly any need and lakefront property. Both sets of steps are constructed out of lightweight aluminum meaning they are maintenance free and built to last. They feature a handrail for safety and the treads are ribbed providing a slip-resistant surface. With the ShoreMaster QuickConnect system you can attach your dock steps anywhere along the perimeter of the dock. Dock steps are a great addition to any dock system for easy lake access and use.

Our NEW Quick Steps feature a wider step, deeper tread and can be used from dock-to-water, shore-to-dock, or as landscaping steps for the ultimate waterfront experience. These steps pivot and adjust to nearly any incline or pitch and are available in a 4-step and 6-step option.

 

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Get in and out of the water easily with ShoreMaster’s QuickConnect Pivot Ladders. A vertical pivoting action and locking pin allow you to flip the ladder up when not in use but ensure stability when you need it most. The ladders attach anywhere along the perimeter of the dock and take up minimal space allowing for great access to you dock and the lake. Available in 3-, 4- and 5-step options our ladders are all aluminum meaning they are lightweight yet durable and long lasting.

 

 


QuickConnect: Kick-Back and Enjoy the Summer

All this month we are featuring our QuickConnect accessory system and premium line-up of dock accessories. Our exclusive ShoreMaster QuickConnect accessory system takes the hassle out of customization and allows your dock system to evolve as your needs change. This week we are featuring our ShoreMaster Dock Furniture and Benches (both of which making kicking back and relaxing on your dock system easier than ever before).

Dock Furniture

DOCK FURNITURE

Enjoy your waterfront more from the comfort of your dock system. ShoreMaster dock furniture is easy to add, remove, and adjust for a beautiful look and relaxing atmosphere. Our furniture comes with 2 chairs, a table, and umbrella – all attach to the dock using the ShoreMaster QuickConnect accessory brackets. Aluminum frames and fabric backs (and umbrella) mean your furniture is maintenance free so you can just sit back, relax and enjoy your Summer!

 

 

Dock Bench

 

DOCK BENCH

Add comfort and style to your dock system with a dock bench. Available with and without armrests the lakeview dock bench offers the perfect spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an evening of relaxation on the water. Plus, with the the QuickConnect system, your bench can attach anywhere on the dock system and move at a moment’s notice – so you’ll never miss a sunrise or sunset. Maintenance free material means that you get to enjoy the most out of your Summer!


The Easiest Way to Customize Your Dock

No Drills. No Holes. Complete Customization.

Your dock should work for you – not the other way around. You should be out enjoying your time on the water – not hassling with drilling holes, rearrange accessorizing or tripping over tools. You should choose the ShoreMaster QuickConnect® System.

RS4 QC Bracket and Side Rail 3Imagine adding removing, and re-configuring your dock system and accessories at a moment’s notice, without the need for tools. You don’t have to imagine. The ShoreMaster QuickConnect System allows for just that. After the initial assembly, you will never need tools to adjust or reconfigure your dock accessories! You just loosen the t-handle, remove and move the desired location, and then tighten the t-handle back up. Plus, you can attach you accessories to any point on the dock system. You won’t find an easier system anywhere else!

This ShoreMaster Exclusive system requires no drilling (so no ugly holes in your beautiful dock system) and endless configuration options (sky’s the limit)! Plus we offer the widest selection of accessories (furniture, benches, steps, ladders, bumpers, cleats, and the list goes on) on the market so your dock will truly stand out above the rest!

All month we are going to feature some of our QuickConnect Accessories – be sure check back each week, or visit your local dealer, to learn more!

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ShoreMaster’s adjustable Quick Steps (available in 4- and 6-Steps) make getting out of the water – or back on shore – easy.

Why Choose Removable Decking Panels for Your Dock System

ShoreMaster dock systems feature removable decking panels, but why?

There are a number of reasons. First, we build the strength of our dock systems into the frame sections themselves. We don’t rely on the decking attachment to provide the system its strength. Second, it’s better for the owners of our systems. Removable decking panels provide you options and makes installation, removal, upkeep, and upgrades so much easier.

Why choose a removable deck panel system?

  • Panels can be removed for installation and dock removal, making sections lighter and easier to carry and install
  • Opportunity for updates and upgrading the look of your system without replacing frame sections
  • Easily replace individual panels if necessary – no need to replace and entire section or system
  • Trust that the integrity and strength of your system is built into the frame itself

Enjoy these benefits – and more – with a ShoreMaster Infinity dock system. Our line-up of dock frames and sections feature removable decking, QuickConnect installation and accessories, and so much more. We offer a market leading 8 different decking options including Hardwood IPE, Woodgrain Aluminum, Flow Through, Premium Cedar and the ShoreMaster exclusive Vertex! Click here or visit a local dealer to learn more!

Decking Options

Enhance Your Curve Appeal

Be the envy of the lake. Make the neighbors jealous. Stand out from the crowd.

If you live on – or spend time on – the lake you’ve likely seen hundreds of dock/pier systems. Does it ever seem like they all look the same? Lots of straight lines and right angles. That’s great and all, but have you ever wanted something that was more unique? Ever wanted to just throw the status quo out the window and say “Yeah, but look at this.” Ever wanted something that allows you better curb appeal? We’ll then embrace the curves my friend!

Your dock system should be a reflection of you – and you aren’t just like everyone else. You shouldn’t be confined to straight lines and right angles. After all your shoreline doesn’t concede to such limitations, why should your dock? ShoreMaster’s exclusive 45 and 90 degree dock sections will make your dock the envy of the lake. Plus you’ll enjoy unparalleled versatility, functionality, and elegance your waterfront experience needs and deserves with the ShoreMaster’s Infinity and QuickConnect systems.

YOUR DOCK. YOUR DESIGN. NO COMPROMISES.

Curve Appeal

 


OUR (2nd) FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR

Milwaukee 2015Winter Boat Show Season is upon us and ShoreMaster dealers all across the Unites States and Canada couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to get out and visit with all of our customers. It’s one of our favorite times of year – second only to when we actually get to be on the water in the Summer.

If you are in the market for a new dock and lift system – or just looking to forget about the cold and snow for a while – be sure to visit your local ShoreMaster dealer at one of the many upcoming shows. Below a list of the shows that ShoreMaster dealers will be attending (check back often for additions and updates)!

If you are unable to make it to a boat show you can always visit one of our dealers in their showroom just use our convenient dealer locator to find a dealer near you!

January 2016

7th – 10th: Toronto International Boat Show; Nashville Boat Shows; Ohio RV & Boat Show, Denver Boat Show

14th – 17th: Toronto International Boat Show, Ohio RV & Boat Show; Milwaukee Boat Show, St. Paul Boat, Camping and Vacation Show, Portland Boat Show, Cleveland Mid-America Boat Show; Atlanta Boat Show

21st – 24th: Milwaukee Boat Show; Birmingham Boat Show; Kansas City Boat Show & Sportshow; Minneapolis Boat Show; Moncton Workboat Show; Bemidji Boat Show

28th – 31st: Louisville Boat Show; Hartford Boat Show; Seattle Boat Show; Fargo Boat and Marine Products Show; Nebraska Boat, Sport & Travel Show; Rochester Boat Show

February 2016

4th – 7th: Seattle Boat Show; Calgary Boat and Sportsman’s Show; Providence Boat Show; St. Cloud Sport Show; Atlantic City Boat Show

12th – 14th: Chattanooga Boat Show; New England Boat Show

18th – 21st: Duluth Boat, Sports, and Travel Show; New England Boat Show; Grand Rapids Boat Show; Central New York Winter Boat Show; Halifax Boat Show; Green Bay WBAY-TV Boat Show; Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show; Omaha Boat Sports & Travel Show; Minneapolis Lake Home & Cabin Show; Central Wisconsin Sports Show; New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo

25th – 28th: St. Louis Boat & Sports Show; Madison Fishing Show; Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show

March 2016

3rd – 6th: Fargo Sportsmen’s Boat, Camping, and Vacation Show; Vermont State Boat & Marine Show, The Portland Boat Show (Portland, Maine)

10th – 13th: Edmonton Boat & Sportsmen’s Show; Knoxville Boat Show; National Capital Boat Show; Worcester Boat Show, Augusta Boat Show, Eastern Maine Sportsman Show

17th – 20th: Tacoma Puget Sound Boat Show; Wisconsin Sport Show, Bangor Boat Show

April 2016

1st – 3rd: Minneapolis Northwest Sport Show; Bemidji Jaycees Home Show; Toronto Cottage Life Show; NY Great Upstate Boat Show, State of Maine Sportsman Show

22nd – 24th: Fairbanks Outdoor Show


SHOREMASTER THANKS EMPLOYEES FOR GREAT YEAR WITH HOLIDAY TURKEYS

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FERGUS FALLS, MINNESOTA – November 19, 2015. ShoreMaster, LLC, a leading manufacturer of docks and boat lifts based out of Fergus Falls, celebrated another successful year by thanking employees and handing out Thanksgiving turkeys for the holiday season.

“It is always an honor to be able to do this for our employees, this is our third year handing out turkeys. Our people put a lot of effort into everything they do, it’s exciting to be able to celebrate our success again this year with them.” says Don Hurley, President and CEO of ShoreMaster, LLC.

ShoreMaster celebrated with an all employee catered lunch as employees were thanked and recognized. At the end of the lunch frozen turkeys were handed out to all ShoreMaster, LLC employees.

“Our employees show up and work hard every day, they are the reason for our success. We continue to have an impeccable safety record. It’s important to our management team that we recognize them and reward them for that dedication and effort. We truly have great people here and it’s an honor to be able to say thank you like this, especially during the holidays.” says Rob Katzenmeyer, Vice President of Operations.

Receiving a Thanksgiving turkey and catered lunch was just one way ShoreMaster, LLC celebrated their success. Employees were also given two additional floating holidays for the upcoming year. They also have received a profit sharing bonus for the last three years. This year’s bonus was given out in September.

ShoreMaster, LLC is a premier manufacturer of waterfront equipment, specifically docks and boat lift systems. The company was founded in 1972 in Carlos, MN by Dennis Tuel, Sr and operates today out of Fergus Falls, MN. With over 110 full time employees ShoreMaster serves over 150 dealers and distributers in the United States and Canada. The ShoreMaster, LLC team includes welders, fabricators, engineers, mechanics, developers, designers, problems solvers, and more – working together to provide their customers with the very best waterfront experience available. Visit www.shoremaster.com for more information.


Engineering Department Adds New Team Member

Kelly - croppedShoreMaster, LLC recently hired Kelly Korinek as a Product Engineer/Innovator to join the Engineering Team.

Kelly will be responsible for the process of designing and developing product. This will entail being involved in dealing with issues of manufacturability, quality, performance, reliability, serviceability, and user features. It includes design, development, testing, and transitioning to manufacturing the product in volumes.

Kelly graduated from North Dakota State University with a Mechanical Engineering Degree. Kelly and family resides in Fergus Falls, MN. He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing for walleye. “I get to design and develop waterfront products everyday with great people. It doesn’t get much better than that.” says Kelly Korinek. Kelly brings 13 years of engineering experience to the team. Kelly will report to the Director of Operations and Engineering, Chris Winter.

ShoreMaster continues to enjoy strong growth across all segments of its business, in part due to the Competitive Unification Strategy it implemented two years ago as a way to drive sustainable growth with an increased focus on competitiveness in distribution, product quality, customer service, and industry leading operational facilities.