The Value of a Waterfront Home: Private Dock

The Value of a Waterfront Home: Private Dock

Ever think about having a private dock for your boat? A waterfront home can offer this and much more.

Boating on the Chesapeake Bay or one of its many rivers requires much responsibility, as any boat owner would know. One must maintain the boat regularly, store it properly, follow all state guidelines, and most of all, maintain safety. While you might be a pro at sailing the local waters, you can still make your outings so much easier. If you are planning on moving house soon, why not consider building a custom waterfront home? With a waterfront home, you get the advantage of a private dock.


Having a waterfront home is the only way one can have a boat docked right in your backyard. If you are an avid boater or are eager to get onto the scene, a waterfront property has its clear benefits for you and your family. With your boat conveniently docked on your own property, you won’t have to hook the boat up to a trailer, drive a ways to the water, launch it, and clean it every time you want to use it. Instead, everything is right there. You can invite friends and family to enjoy the boating fun from your house, and continue the party afterward in your custom home. 

No Extra Storage Costs

Another notable benefit of having a private dock is that you avoid having to pay extra for storage. You won’t have to pay fees for parking at the closest marina, storage yard, or self-storage unit. The dock will cost you significantly upfront, but the long-term savings make it worth it.

More Security

A private dock adds security for your boat. When out of sight, sitting on a public marina, one could experience a higher likelihood of theft, vandalism, or trespassing. Marinas should have security measures in place, and these crimes could happen on a private dock as well. Even so, a private dock is likely less accessible and less visible, making it less of a target.


When you build a private dock behind your custom waterfront home, you’ll get to customize it as much as you get to customize your house. Customization is a little more expensive, but it will make life that much more efficient and luxurious in any application. Docks, in particular, can include lighting, decking, shelter, and more.

Increased Property Value

A custom home on Maryland’s waterfront is already a fantastic investment, as waterfront properties tend to appreciate over time. Adding a private dock will make the land that much more valuable. Even so, we are sure that you will want to spend a long time in your new, custom waterfront home.


At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!

If you’re interested in learning more about what Shore-Line Construction can do for you, check out our website or give us a call at 410-574-6623. Keep up with all of the latest news by following our blog and social media pages on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and Houzz!

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