The first water-level dry-docking system is invented.
The story started in 1997 from a simple idea: create a system to protect boat hulls from barnacle and marine growth while docked at the marina. Mark Barber and his dad built the first SeaPen in their backyard. A few years later, hundreds of SeaPens were being built in their first factory on the Gold Coast.
DOCKPRO was established.
Mark Barber and his team wanted to be able to develop and distribute other docking products to boat owners. DOCKPRO was established in 2007 to become the exclusive distributor of SeaPen and a full range of other innovative dry docking solutions.
Modular Floating Bricks launched in Australia
FloatBricks is another of DOCKPROs best-selling products. While a SeaPen is perfect to dry dock almost any type of boat over 6 metres, FloatBricks are a smart alternative to dry dock smaller boats and jet skis. It is also a revolutionary modular system to build all kinds of Floating Projects.
Australia and NZ wide expansion
From day one, DOCKPRO was able to produce, deliver and install products Australia wide. But in 2012 the process became more structured with warehouses and full-time installer teams in major Australian and New Zealand Cities : Melbourne, Sydney, Mandurah (Perth) and Auckland.
DOCKPRO become the exclusive Sunstream distributor in Australia and NZ.
The next unavoidable step was to complete the range with other renowned boat lift solutions. DOCKPRO partnered with the world leader in the portable boat lift industry (Sunstream) to be able to distribute FloatLift and SunLift in Australia and New Zealand.
Expansion to the USA
SeaPen and FloatBricks are now available in the USA under DOCKPRO corp. and Solstice Docking Solutions. After only a few months on the US market, SeaPen won the 2019 Miami international boat show award. DOCKPRO proudly keeps the SeaPen production in Australia.
And the story continues…
DOCKPRO started the year in a brand new factory in Nerang (Gold Coast) and many new innovations are on the way including a new automatic boat cover for the SeaPen. DOCKPRO are also starting a new partnership with Golden Boat Lifts for some new impressive dry docking solutions.