Small barge for PWS

A small Barge is the latest piece of equipment in the Pier & Waterfront Solutions list of tools. No, this is not the same piece of equipment announced last week. 

What’s 12′ x 40′?

Our new small barge!

Powered by dual 225 HP engines, the small barge has a moveable 60′ Knuckle Boom. A Semi tractor and trailer deliver the equipment to the launch site and unloads it. The barge then moves under power to the job sites. No pusher boat required.


                                                              Small Barge

The small barge is currently undergoing retrofitting. However, it will be ready in time for the install season. Due to space limitations, we were unable to get a better picture for this article.

What’s unique about this latest equipment? 

The knuckle boom folds into a compact package on the deck for traveling. The small barge can get in closer to the shoreline. 

Four downriggers on the barge fold flat on the deck for transport. Once at the job site, one or more of the downriggers raise vertically and lock in place. The legs are then extended down to the lake bottom to raise and stabilize the barge on the 3′ x 3′ pads.

 A rail system built into the barge deck makes it possible for the crane to move forward or backward on the barge. Once in the proper position, the boom extends up to 60′ to pick equipment off the shoreline. No All-Terrain-Forklift required. 

Next, the boom with the dock or lift on it rotates around and places the pier or lift where it’s needed. 

There will be no need to drive across your lawn on sites when using the small barge.

Where is Pier & Waterfront Solutions?

Pier & Waterfront Solutions, 7325 St. Hwy 57, is located 3 miles south of Sturgeon Bay. Go 1 mile PAST the intersection with County road MM (heading north). Look on the right at the next corner – Idlewild Road and Hwy 57.


Pier & Waterfront Solutions remains “open” year-round.

Please use face masks

The Covid virus continues to spread and affects many people. Don’t be one of them.

PWS is conducting as much business as possible by email, text, or phone. 

Site visits continue as usual. When making in-person contacts, we follow “social distancing” guidelines when possible.

PWS display yard – OPEN 24-7

PWS‘s display area is always open for you to examine at your leisure. All displays available for sale have a numbered, red tag on them. Want more information on something you saw in our yard? Please reference that number when you inquire.

            Red Tag

PWS will provide estimates by email to make the process faster, safer, and paperless. 

Call, message, or email us today with any questions.

Call Jerry at 920-493-4404 for more information or use this link.