Falling into the drink from the dock is a potentially dangerous incident, especially if the dock sits high off the water and nobody is around to help you get out. Scandia Marine Products tackles this problem with the retractable Up-N-Out Marina Safety Ladder.
The ladder, which can be deployed from the water, features interlocking stainless-steel rungs that extend at least 24 inches into the water but were intentionally kept uncomfortable to discourage abuse, according to the company. Several models are available to fit floating or pier-style docks that sit 12 to 52 inches off the water, and retail pricing ranges from $199 to $249. Scandia Marine Products, Scandia, Minn. Phone: (651) 308-7654. www.up-n-out.com