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Radtke Contractors specializes in professional kayak launches and lift installations! Our experts have years of experience in the industry with marine contracting work and boat lift installations.

How many times have you struggled with your kayak or paddle boards by climbing a ladder in and out of the water? What about managing the awkward shape and weight of a kayak when water levels fluctuate or there are significant waves?


Especially when the water levels fluctuate on a lake, launching your kayak safely and without great effort becomes increasingly difficult. Your overall experience on the water while enjoying the scenery, exploring, and breathing fresh air is everything. Our professional kayak lift experts will install the right kayak dock launch!


The team at Radtke will install a kayak launch that helps you easily get into and out of your kayak. To get started on your kayak lift installation, please give our team a call at 920-582-4114 today.

Kayak Lift Installations

Eliminate the time, energy, and stress of manually launching and stowing your kayak by having our team install a Radtke lift! Our kayak launches are manufactured to withstand harsh environmental conditions or high water level. Each is designed with maximum stability, durability, reliability, and protection so you can safely launch - no problem!

Besides kayak launches, Radtke Contractors offers various watercraft lift options, both customizable and versatile. All watercraft lifts and docks/piers are available for permanent or seasonal (removable) installation. In addition to kayak lift installations, we also provide lifts for canoes, jet skis, WaveRunners, pontoons, deck boats, sailboats, speed boats, and cruisers. See our other boat lift installation services below:


Other Boat Lift Types:​

Kayaks & Canoes

Jet Skis & WaveRunners

Pontoons & Deck Boats


Speed Boats & Cruisers



There are many benefits to investing in kayak lifts for docks along your property. For example, having a kayak lift installation added to your dock or seawall will help to reduce the chance of capsizing your kayak. Built for comfort, your launch will be installed at a certain angle to make boarding the kayak easier.


At Radtke, our lifts accommodate kayaks with varying widths and different sizes or styles. Enjoy a lift that's easily operable for one person.

Kayak Lifts for Docks


See all benefits of having kayak lifts for docks installed below:

  • Allows for a safe and stable launch from your permanent or floating dock

  • Is designed for maximum comfort

  • Accommodates many kayak sizes and styles

  • Allows for easy re-entry

  • Is suitable for one-person operation

Kayak Lifts for Garages


Need a kayak lift for your garage? The kayak hoist is the perfect option if you’re looking to clear up floor or wall space in your garage, shed, or boathouse. This easy-to-use kayak lift is an entire hoist system that allows you to effortlessly store your kayak or canoe.

Do yourself a favor and pick up the kayak lift to organize and reduce your home, garage, or boathouse’s clutter! Contact Radtke Contractors today for kayak lifts for garages, or for your custom dock.

Kayak Launch FAQs

How to launch a kayak?

Kayaking is a fun outdoor activity! Here is how to safely launch your kayak. Prior to launching, be sure you are wearing a life jacket in the event you capsize your kayak, and always be aware of other boats or people around. To start launching, first carefully place the kayak into the water and make sure it is stable before sitting down. Once you are seated, push off from the dock and use the paddle to steer away from the dock and out into the water.

What is the proper way to sit in the kayak?

For best comfort while sitting in a kayak, you'll first want to position yourself on the seat with your hips against the backrest, sit up straight with your feet flat on the footrests, adjust your footrests and seat to a comfortable position if needed, and keep your knees bent slightly. Be sure to keep a balanced position while you sit.

How do I handle the kayak if it flips over?

If you accidentally capsize your kayak, stay calm. While in the water, hold onto your kayak and stay close to it. Usually it's easy enough to roll the kayak back upright. However, if you aren't able to turn it upright again or you too far away and can't swim towards it, signal for help. It is always best to train everyone in your family or any friends who are using a kayak on what to do if the boat capsizes. And you'll want to always make sure that you and everyone else you are out kayaking with are wearing a properly fitting lifejacket.

Why Choose Radtke Contractors for a Kayak Launch?

  • Experienced team, serving the Winneconne, WI community and beyond since 1965

  • Trained, certified kayak launch professionals with continuous, up-to-date training

  • Professional boat lift installations and marine construction services

Contact the Kayak Launch Experts!

Safely launch with a Radtke kayak lift! Radtke Contractors offers various boat lift options, click here to check them out! To get started with your kayak lift installation, please give our team a call today at 920-582-4114. Get out on the water sooner and with no hassle with a Radtke kayak dock launches!

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