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Kay-aKcess Revolutionizes the Sport of Kayaking!


Marinas are providing new amenities and expanding their markets
offering easy, safe access to the water for paddlers

Pineland Marina installed a Kay-aKcess kayak dock at its Pine Island location Pineland Marina recently installed a Kay-aKcess kayak dock at its Pine Island location in Bokeelia, FL. At the fore front of the marina industry, they were looking to expand the already extensive amenities they offered to their client base and to grow their market by welcoming the multitude of paddlers- canoeists, kayakers and stand up paddle boarders to their prime location on the Great Calusa Blue way Paddling Trail. Identified as one of the nations’ top paddling trails, it meanders 190 miles along the back bays and wild life laden shores of Lee County on Florida’s gulf coast. It has become a popular area for catch and release fishing from kayaks, canoes and SUP’s. The trail is one of few in America that has a GPS-enabled smart-phone application.

ADA Dock at Pineland Marina


Being cognitive of their market and the changing demographics, they seized an opportunity and installed a kayak/canoe dock, taking an underutilized boat slip and creating a destination point for people of all ages and ability levels to easily and safely access the water. The dock sits 7” above the water and is accessed by a gangway. It sports a 12’x 4’ slip, with an overhead assist bar that can be used for both canoes and kayaks and a 12’x 3’ safe launch, with a side assist bar for kayaks that eliminates the fear of falling, providing additional stability and security. The dock also features a Stand up Paddle railing that adds stability getting on and off paddle boards. Multiple paddlers’ can use the dock at the same time.

Pineland Marina welcomes all to get in the water for fun, relaxation and adventure!
Contact Us for more information.




Florida Women Owned Business Certification
Florida Women Owned Business Certification 2015-2017

Kay-aKcess announces State of Florida
Minority, Women & Florida Veteran
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National Center on Accessibility

Kay-aKcess is pleased to announce their listing in the National Center on Accessibility Product Directory. The National Center on Accessibility promotes access and inclusion for people with disabilities in parks, recreation and tourism. In conjunction with the National Park Service, U.S. Access Board and many other institutions the NCA is a proven and worthwhile venue for ADA compliance in all areas of public use.
See the Kay-aKcess listing on the National Center on Accessibility Product Directory.




ADA Compliant Dock Platform and Rail Detail
ADA Compliant Dock Platform and Rail Detail


Recent ADA Compliant Launch Dock Installation


Camp Aranzazu of Rockport Texas, a not for profit, American Camp Association accredited facility is specially designed to serve the needs of people with chronic illnesses or disabilities. They selected a Kay-aKcess Dock to expand the specialized equipment they utilize to enable maximum participation in water sports. Campers at Camp Aranzazu regain confidence, relax and have fun. Because of their camp experiences they can focus on what they can do, instead of what they cannot.

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This installation reconfirmed our mission to enable everyone safe easy access to the water. To be a very small part of this amazing program that serves those who have difficult paths before them find respect, love and freedom from the obstacles that challenge them so that they may enjoy the independence so many take for granted is a privilege and blessing.

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ADA Compliant Kayak Launch Docks

ADA Compliant Kayak Dock Launch Kay-aKcess is a floating kayak/canoe launch/dock that provides safe, easy, stable access to and from the water. In combination with the wheelchair transfer platform, overhead & side assist bars and a Safe-Launch adjustable platform, persons with disabilities can now launch their kayaks and canoes safely; WITHOUT the assistance of others…..which is truly empowering!



Kay-aKcess is compliant with the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Available in a number of sizes from small to large- starting with a12’ x 18’ model, it can be designed with multiple slips. It is comprised of floating dock sections that have a 7" height above the water, one inch draft and a total of 8” in thickness. It is important with kayak docks that the dock does not have a height above the water more than 8”- as it makes it more difficult to exit the kayak. The 12’ x 18’ model allows 3 or more kayaks to be launched simultaneously.

Kayaking is today’s fastest growing sport, now everyone can get into and out of the water with Kay-aKcess. Our ADA compliant docks and gangways can be used by private waterfront home owners, condominiums on the water, marinas, campgrounds, 55+ Adult communities, municipal, county, state and federal parks, nature preserves, restaurants on the water, children’s camps and yacht clubs.

Manufactured in the United States specifically for outdoor marine use, Kay-aKcess utilizes AccuDock™ floats. The standard dock is white in color, is non slip, stays cool in 95 degree temperatures, is lightweight, easy to clean and does not require bottom painting. Kay-aKcess can accommodate kayaks of any length. Every dock is made to order and almost any size or shape is possible.

Kayaking is enjoyed by men and women of all ages its greatest appeal is that you can go at your own pace. The hardest part for most people is getting in and out of the kayak. Not any more! Kay-aKcess enables everyone, safe, easy, stable access to the water. It’s durable and affordable. See the PDF files below for details.

Click for PDF 12 X 18 X 8 ADA Compliant Launch Dock Click for PDF 16 X 18 X 12 ADA Compliant Launch Dock
Click for PDF 16 X 26 X 12 ADA Compliant Launch Dock & Canoe Slip


Kay-aKcess ADA Safe-Launch Dock- Plymouth County, North Carolina June, 2012
Kay-aKcess Safe Launch Dock




NRPA Congress Booth
National Recreation and Park Association
Congress and Exposition Report

November, 2011 - Atlanta, GA

NRPA Congress…. Huge Success!


National  Recreation and Park Association Kay-aKcess attended the 2011 National Recreation and Park Association’s Congress and Exposition Nov. 1-3 in Atlanta, Georgia. This was our first time to attend and exhibit at NRPA. We introduced our safe launch, transfer platform, overhead and side assist bars. We were well received. Representatives from numerous county and state parks from across the country and several Engineering and Design Firms stopped by to see our products and request additional information. Many Congress attendees stopped by following attendance at the educational session on “Let’s Go Paddling”. The programs aim is to get more people paddling more often and to teach students about water safety and to provide a healthy and fun way to connect kids with nature for a lifetime of low impact/high reward recreation. An audience participant suggested everyone stop by our booth to see a way to make kayaking easier and more accessible. It was extremely helpful to receive feedback from people who work in the field everyday.

We also had to opportunity to meet and get to know the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association. Their mission enriches lives through accessible inclusive recreation and active leisure for all. We not only became members but are excited to become active participants in their programs activities.

Representatives of the National Center on Accessibility visited our booth and invited Kay-aKcess to be listed in the NCA Products Directory. As a service to parks and recreation practitioners seeking accessible products NCA maintains a free listing of products and venders. The National Center on Accessibility at Indiana University is one of the premier organizations on the inclusion of people with disabilities in parks, recreation and tourism. For 2 1/2 days we had a steady stream of Congress attendees stopping by to see our products, give us feed back and suggestions. We were extremely pleased with our reception and participation.





National  Recreation and Park Association
National Recreation and Park Association
Congress and Exposition

Nov. 1-3, 2011 - Atlanta, GA


Kay-aKcess, the floating kayak launch and dock was at the National Recreation and Park Association Congress and Exposition Nov 1-3, 2011 held in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

Thank you for joining us in Booth 1139 to see our kayak launch and transfer platform. Kay-aKcess also had videos showing our dock products in use in addition to full size actual docks demonstrations. We had multiple dock configurations to share some of the possibilities Kay-aKcess has to offer.

Resort Trades Management Operations Magazine
Resort Trades Management Operations Magazine
The Floating Kayak Launch and Dock


Kay-aKcees Launch Dock Kayaking is one of today’s fastest growing sports. The hardest part for most people is getting in and out of the kayak. Now everyone can get into the water with Kay-aKcess, the kayak launch that provides safe, easy, stable access to the water. An optional handrail eliminates the fear of falling, providing additional stability and security. By adding a transfer platform, people with disabilities can now have access to the wonderful sport of kayaking.

Kay-aKcess floats are hand-made using an extrusion welding process that totally encases polystyrene (foam) with high-density polyethylene. Frames of marine-grade aluminum are welded and attached to the lip of the float providing an excellent sturdy base for attaching railings, cleats, etc., and provides the connecting mechanism to rigidly and easily connect the floats together in any configuration.

For information Contact Us or call 941-662-5935.



Florida Mariner Magazine
Kay-aKcess: the Kayak Launch that Provides Safe, Easy, Stable Access to the Water


Kayaking is today’s fastest growing sport! Enjoyed by men and women of all ages, its greatest appeal is that you can go at your own pace. Float- ing for fun and fitness and when you get tired -relax and take in nature’s beauty. The hardest part- is getting in and out of the kayak. Now everyone can get into the water with Kay-aKcess- the kayak launch that provides safe, easy, stable access to the water. An optional handrail eliminates the fear of falling- providing additional stability and security. By adding a transfer platform, people with disabilities can now have access to the wonderful sport of kayaking. Kay-aKcees Launch Dock

Life is about simple pleasures- for everyone. With a park system at every level- city, county, state and federal- that makes available all outdoors has to offer and the hospitality grounds afford- our baby boomers, returning brave men and women who have served our country, people with disabilities and families of every size and shape can enjoy the sport of kayaking with new found independence.

If you build it they will come! Kayakers are loyal to their friends, if one among them needs special accessibility and you provide it, they will all come. Kayakers want a destination place. If you provide safe, easy accessibility, they will come for hot dogs, ice cream, lunch or dinner! Every marina has an unusable boat slip that can be adapted for use by kayaks, turning it into an asset.

Kay-aKcees Launch Dock


Manufactured in the United States specifically for outdoor marine use, Kay-aKcess floats are hand made using an extrusion welding process that totally encases poly-styrene (foam) with high-density polyethylene, the same product used in quality truck bed liners. Frames of marine grade aluminum are welded and attached to the lip of the float providing an excellent sturdy base for attaching railings, cleats, etc. and provides the connecting mechanism to rigidly and easily connect the floats together in any configuration. The standard dock is white in color, stays cool in 95 degree temperatures, is lightweight, easy to clean and does not require bottom painting.

Other choices of decking material are available. Kay-aKcess can accommodate kayaks of any length and can be used by canoes utilizing a 48-inch slip.Kay-aKcees Launch Dock Check out our website at www.kay-akcess.com to see our video and some of the other options available. Every dock is made to order and almost any size or shape is possible. Spray it off with a hose and it keeps looking good for years.

Our clients say it best:

Mary Ellen Powers of Sackets Harbor, NY, who had both knees replaced, pro-claimed: ”I can do this by my self, but I would never take the risk without the safety security Kay-aKcess provides!”

Mary Toskas of Caroga Lake in the A d i r o n d a c k Park added a Kay-aKcess launch with a side assist bar to a pre-existing dock. “It’s wonderful, when I step on it from the wooden dock, it’s like stepping onto a boat: It’s very steady and stable.” Mrs. Toskas, who said the water near her lakeside house is otherwise too deep for her to wade through to climb into the kayak, said the design has given her new found independence. “It’s brilliantly simple, I’m kayaking every-day, and I don’t have to depend on my husband.”

Kay-aKcees Launch Dock


Kay-aKcess enables everyone, safe, easy access to the water. It’s durable and affordable. For more information visit www.kay-akcess.com, or email susan@kay-akcess.com, or visit us on Face book or contact Kay-aKcess PO Box 3092 Placida, FL 33946; 941 662-5935.


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Florida Mariner Magazine




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Parks and Public ADA Applications
Park Applications
Kayak Launch with ADA Wheelchair Platform
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Kayaking is today’s fastest growing sport! Enjoyed by men and women of all ages, its greatest appeal is that you can go at your own pace. Floating for fun and fitness and when you get tired -relax and take in nature’s beauty. The hardest part- is getting in and out of the kayak. Now everyone can get into the water with Kay-aKcess- the kayak launch that provides safe, easy, stable access to the water. An optional handrail eliminates the fear of falling-providing additional stability and security. By adding a transfer platform people with disabilities can now have access to the wonderful sport of kayaking.

Public Kayak Docks Life is about simple pleasures- for everyone. With a park system at every level- city, county, state and federal- that makes available all outdoors has to offer and the hospitality campgrounds afford- our baby boomers, returning brave men and women who have served our country, people with disabilities and families of every size and shape can enjoy the sport of kayaking with new found independence.

If you build it they will come! Kayakers are loyal to their friends, if one among them needs special accessibility and you provide it, they will all come. Kayakers want a destination place. If you provide safe, easy accessibility, they will come for hot dogs, ice cream, lunch or dinner! Every marina has an unusable boat slip that can be adapted for use by kayaks, turning it into an asset.

Manufactured in the United States specifically for outdoor marine use, Kay-aKcess floats are hand made using an extrusion welding process that totally encases polystyrene (foam) with high-density polyethylene, the same product used in quality truck bed liners. Frames of marine grade aluminum are welded and attached to the lip of the float providing an excellent sturdy base for attaching railings, cleats, etc. and provides the connecting mechanism to rigidly and easily connect the floats together in any configuration. The standard dock is white in color, stays cool in 95- degree temperatures, is lightweight, easy to clean and does not require bottom painting. Other choices of decking material are available. Kay-aKcess can accommodate kayaks of any length and can be used by canoes utilizing a 48-inch slip. See our Video and some of the Other Options Available. Every dock is made to order and almost any size or shape is possible. Spray it off with a hose and it keeps looking good for years.

Our clients say it best:
Kayakcess Safe Launch Testimonial Mary Ellen Powers of Sackets Harbor, NY, who had both knees replaced, proclaimed” I can do this by my self, but I would never take the risk without the safety security Kay-aKcess provides!”

Mary Toskas of Caroga Lake in the Adirondack Park added a Kay-aKcess launch with a side assist bar to a pre-existing dock. “It’s wonderful, when I step on it from the wooden dock, it’s like stepping onto a boat: It’s very steady and stable.” Mrs. Toskas, who said the water near her lakeside house is otherwise too deep for her to wade through to climb into the kayak, said the design has given her new found independence. “It’s brilliantly simple, I’m kayaking everyday, and I don’t have to depend on my husband.”
Kay-aKcess enables everyone, safe, easy access to the water. It’s durable and affordable. For more information visit us on Facebook or contact Kay-aKcess, PO Box 3092 Placida, FL 33946 or call 941 662-5935.
Media Contact
Susan Butler
PO Box 3092
Placida, FL 33946
941-662-5935
Susan@Kay-aKcess.com




Watertown Daily Times


NNY Native Launches Successful Startup

KAY-AKCESS: 'Mini boat slip'


By GABRIELLE HOVENDON
TIMES INTERN


At the end of an outing, kayaker Susan E. Butler, of Henderson Harbor and Cape Haze, FL, floats her craft into a Kay-aKcess floating dock launch, which she helped design.
Susan E. Butler holds a railing as she gets into her kayak in her Kay-aKcess launch floating dock, then maneuvers out of the 'mini boat slip.'
Susan E. Butler holds a railing as she gets into her kayak in her Kay-aKcess launch floating dock, then maneuvers out of the 'mini boat slip.'
A north country native is making a splash in the world of kayaking.

Susan E. Butler, a native of Adams Center, has partnered with Florida-based manufacturer Accudock to make Kay-aKcess launches, a type of floating dock that is stable enough for people with disabilities and limited mobility to use while entering and disembarking from kayaks. The Henderson Harbor summer resident, who described the dock as a "mini boat slip" with hand railings, said there is a widespread need for the product in the United States.

"It's not just people who are handicapped, there's this whole aging population," she said. "People are finding it's the simpler things in life — the river, the lake, the creek, almost any body of water — but they're not able to access it."

Ms. Butler came up with the idea for the dock after extensive spinal surgery made her unable to keep her balance on floating docks and thereby unable to enjoy her waterfront property in Cape Haze, FL, where she lives for seven months of the year.

"At my home there is a seawall, and I was anywhere from four feet to eight feet from the water," she said. "I was there for seven years before I could access the water. There are lots of people who, if they had upper body mobility, would love to do this."

Ms. Butler worked extensively with an independent contractor to design a custom-built dock for her property and, after being reintroduced to the water, began thinking on a larger scale. After considering starting her own business, she partnered with Accudock in Pompano Beach, Fla., to manufacture the custom-built docks.

The watersport enthusiast said that she focused on kayaking in particular because of its relatively low cost and ease of operation for all ability levels.

"I've just always been fascinated by the water, and I think it's so energizing," she said. "Kayaking's not expensive, and you go at your own pace. It's a pretty safe sport."

Ms. Butler is working with Syracuse University and Arc of Onondaga and hopes to collaborate with the Army's Wounded Warriors units to increase the availability of the Kay-aKcess launch.

She has sold the docks to individuals and yacht clubs around the country, including a recent sale to the Hudson River Boat & Yacht Club of Crompond. This summer, the Chassahowitzka (Fla.) National Wildlife Refuge placed bids to install her product on its waterways.

"When I started this, I thought my customers would be baby boomers who lived on the water," Ms. Butler said. "The more I'm getting into this, the more it's become apparent that there really is a need for this. There's a huge demand through the park services to help get people into the water."

One Kay-aKcess customer, Mary Toskas of Caroga Lake, had Ms. Butler's launch added to a pre-existing dock in July and hasn't looked back since. She and her friends have used the dock both to launch their kayaks and to maneuver them back onto dry ground after a trip around the lake.

"It's wonderful," Mrs. Toskas said. "When I step on it from the wooden dock, it's like stepping onto a boat: It's very steady and stable."

Mrs. Toskas, who said the water near her lakeside house is otherwise too deep for her to wade through to climb into a kayak, said the design has given her newfound independence.

"It's brilliantly simple," she said. "I'm kayaking every day - I don't have to depend on my husband."

For more information about Kay-aKcess docks, including product specifications, installation guidelines and price estimates call Ms. Butler at (941) 662-5935.
Media Contact
Susan Butler
PO Box 3092
Placida, FL 33946
941-662-5935
Susan@Kay-aKcess.com



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