What is the difference between fixed docks and floating docks? Traditional fixed docks are, as the name suggests, fixed and permanent, as well as the type of dock most people think of and are familiar with. Floating docks, on the other hand, are buoyant platforms that displace water as they rise and fall to keep the dock afloat. Some benefits of floating docks include better adaptation to changes in water levels, better boat protection due the dock moving with the water, and increased versatility compared to traditional, stationary models. Here at Overton's, we stock an assortment of floating docks, float drums, and lift tanks in various dimensions to suit your anchoring and docking needs. Shop our selection of top trusted brands including Dock Edge, Dockmate, and Taylor Made.