Docks & Piers

East Falmouth Pier & Floating Dock

This particular project was challenging for our maintenance crew as the homeowner’s property had limited access to the water. This gave our crew the opportunity to utilize a variety of marine equipment to deliver the new finalized floating docks. A built-in IPE bench, an aluminum flip-up ladder, a kayak rack, four-inch galvanized pipes (used to anchor the floats), and IPE decking were used to complete this new pier and floating dock.

Residential Pier Before & After

Our maintenance crew transformed this outdated pier in Dennis Grand Cove. The project consisted of new pressure treated decking, handrail, safety rail, and access stairs. The crew reconstructed the gate at the starting point of the pier, which gave it a completed look.”

Osterville – Pier Replacement

Our construction crews completed this job by removing the homeowner’s old pier, and replaced it with a brand-new pier, as well a large floating dock. This new pier and floating dock were constructed with IPE decking, which will give the homeowner a heavy duty and long-lasting deck surface. This dock is unique in that it can accommodate multiple large boats with plenty of draft and berthing space.

Neighboring Properties – Pier & Bulkhead Replacements

Our construction crews transformed two neighboring properties by constructing a new pier and bulkhead. We removed the previous structures at both locations and installed vinyl sheeting, Azek decking, as well as pressure treated lumber as the main components to complete this major improvement of their waterfront. Both the finalized pier and bulkhead will withstand the elements for years to come.

Osterville Pier -IPE Hardwood

These photos represent the construction and completion of a high end pier project where our construction crew built the main pier, added a new two-piece floating dock and decked the entire project with IPE hardwood decking and handrail cap. This project was unique due to the fact that it required a gentle slope in the main run to accommodate the change in elevation instead of stairs.

Pier Rebuild Progress & Completion

Beacon Marine was hired to construct a new pier for this homeowner in Osterville. The crew started with the removal of the homeowner’s old pier and completed the new pier with IPE, thru-flow decking, a handrail and float, as well as a kayak rack. This pier gives the property owner immediate access to the water, which provides a long-term maintenance free and quality finish on this pier for the duration of its lifespan.

Pier Rebuild – Popponesset Island

Our construction crews completed a new pier on Popponesset Island. The crew started with the removal of the homeowner’s old pier and completed the new pier with pressure treated lumber. This pier gives the property owner deep water access and is in an ideal location, protected by the spit from Nantucket Sound.

Major Pier Upgrade – Bass River

This outdated pier located on Bass River had a total rebuild from start to finish. Our construction crews upgraded the pier with IPE hardwood decking. This material will provide a long-term maintenance free and quality finish on this pier for the duration of its lifespan. The pier was reconstructed with additional features including larger floats, handrails, and a bench / storage locker.

Major Facelift on Yarmouth Pier Before & After – IPE Hardwood Upgrades

Our construction crews worked hard to bring new life to this older pier. The customer made a great choice with Ipe hardwood decking and handrail cap. Additionally, we replaced the floating docks and gangways with brand new ones. Finally, we added a nice touch to the piles by capping them with a special marine epoxy. Sometimes a full replacement isn’t always necessary and in this case we found plenty of life left in the structure to warrant the updates.

New Pier Osterville – IPE Hardwood

Our construction crews finished the construction of this new pier in Osterville. The pier is a new addition to a recently completed home construction project and finished the project with access to deep water. This new pier is finished with a high-end upgrade using all IPE hardwood decking and handrail which will provide a long-term maintenance free and quality finish on this pier for the duration of its lifespan.

Pier Enhancement – New Handrail & Gate

Our maintenance crews wrapped up this enhancement on this pier in Marstons Mills. The crew installed a new pressure treated handrail, safety rail, and gate on the existing walkway section. The team was able to install the work on the existing pier structure. Galvanized hardware and stainless-steel screws were also used to increase the longevity of the handrail system while also making accommodations for a new dock box and power pedestal on the pier.

Freshwater Dock Rebuild

Our maintenance division has been busy this summer servicing and upgrading our customer’s waterfronts. Our crews completed this rebuild of a dock on a pond and gave it an upgrade using IPE decking, a new ladder, and an IPE bench.

Pier Reconstruction

This project is complete reconstruction of an existing pier with upgraded and larger floating docks. This project also has a small dredging component to accommodate the new owner’s larger boat. Tight quarters made this project slightly more tricky than most. Captain Matt was able to move the tug and barge into place with little tolerance for error.

Pier Rehab – Before & After

This outdated pier was in need of a major facelift. The crew stripped this pier down to the pilings, and hauled out all the debris via boat to be properly disposed of. This new pier construction followed the same footprint as the original structure, and the rebuild consisted of all new pressure treated lumber to increase the longevity of the pier for years to come. This enhancement included new vertical supports, ledgers, stringers, cross bracing, decking and handrail system. Stainless steel screws and galvanized fasteners are used to reduce rust and corrosion.

Pier Enhancement

This project reflects our maintenance crew installing new IPE decking on a pier in Oyster Harbors. By using stainless steel screws to increase longevity and prevent rust, upon completion of decking, the old pier was demolished, as well as the old cross bracing. New cross bracing had been installed using a 3”x8” pressure treated lumber and galvanized hardware. This new cross bracing restricts the amount of lateral movement in the pier. Once these phases were complete, the crew installed 2 sets of TaylorMade Boat Whips. The boat whips are used to prevent boats from rubbing against the pier.

Pirates Cove Boat Ramp – Float and Pier Construction Mashpee, Cape Cod

LOCATION: Mashpee, Cape Cod, MA


DESCRIPTION: Beacon Marine Construction was hired to install and new pile supported aluminum float, aluminum gangway, and wooden pier section at the Pirates Cove Boat Ramp in Mashpee, MA. Beacon was able to successfully complete the work within the specified timeline. The boat ramp remained open throughout construction. When finished the public had a stable platform to use while launching and hauling their boats at this busy ramp.

New Pier Construction – Osterville

Location: Osterville, MA

Project Completion: August, 2016

Description: Construction of a pile supported pier in a tight waterway. It was necessary to wait for high tide and used our shallow draft tug to access the site with our barge. This pier had a nice custom finish with IPE and Thru-flow decking. We worked closely with the property owner and construction manager to make sure the final product was exactly what they expected. The work took approximately three weeks to accomplish. This pier was a great addition to an already stunning property.

New Pier On Oyster Harbors

Location: Osterville, MA

Project Completion: March, 2016

Details: New pile supported pier constructed using Ipe decking on the pier, ramp, float, and handrail. A custom stair set was constructed up the bank with matching Ipe decking. ThruFlow decking material was used over the area with marsh grass to allow for sunlight penetration.  The project required the removal and disposal of an existing seasonal dock and a staircase. The project was completed ahead of schedule requiring less than 2 weeks total construction time.