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The latest updates to hit the water

Our promise to the marine and boating industry is to connect more marinas with more boaters. We talk to marina operators each day to learn how Dockwa can make their lives easier and keep this industry growing. Bookmark this page to keep up to date on the latest updates to the Dockwa platform.

For any questions about these product updates, contact the Marina Success Team at the link here.


April 2019 Dockwa Updates


- Collect insurance from your boaters

Boaters can now add their boat's insurance information to their Dockwa profile. Whenever a boater requests a reservation, you will see these details in their request and will keep this information in your Dockwa boater database. 

- Manage your marina's bank account

Update your marina's bank account information, without having to contact your Marina Success Manger, in the "Configure Bank" section of your Dockwa Settings. 

- Send (and resend) itemized receipts to your boaters

Upon checkout, boaters will receive itemized receipts for their stay at your marina. If your boater needs a new copy of their receipt, you can send a new receipt to them from within their reservation record.


For marinas using Contracts to promote & manage long-term dockage: 

- Capture all long term dockage requests in on one page

Last month, we added to your tool box custom landing pages where boaters can request specific types of your long term dockage. This month, we added a custom landing page where boaters can make a general inquiry for your long term dockage. You'll be notified - via email and in your dashboard - each time a boater makes a long term dockage request (just like a transient reservation request). You can find the link to this landing page in the Contracts section of your Dockwa Dashboard. 

- Automatically remind boaters of outstanding dockage contracts

If a boater's contract is unsigned for five days, Dockwa will automatically send the boater an email reminding them to complete their signature and payment. We'll keep sending a reminder every five days until the signature and payment are captured or you expire the contract. 


For marinas using Dockwa Connect to elevate customer service and grow their boater network…

- Include reservation-specific information in your custom reservation emails

Customize your reservation emails to include things like the boater's dockage assignment and reservation confirmation number. Interested in updating your marina's custom reservation emails? Complete the form on the Contact Marina Success page

Want access to custom pre-arrival, in-port, and departure emails? Schedule a demo of Dockwa Connect

Customize your dockage contracts and contract emails with your marina's branding

Apply your marina's logo to contracts and contract emails to ensure your boaters have a consistent experience with your brand.


March 2019 Dockwa Updates


– Account for cash and check payments

Now when boaters want to pay with cash or check, you can easily log these payment types in Dockwa. This lets you account for all dockage reservations – not just those paid via credit card – in your Dockwa dashboard.

– Assign user roles to different members of your team

The administrator of any marina's Dockwa account can now assign user roles to grant/restrict different permissions levels for different members of your team.

– View Boat Charges at categorized line items

Boat charges are now categorized line items in your Payments and Transfer reports. Scroll to the right in these reports to see these new Boat Charge columns. 


For marinas using Contracts to promote & manage long-term dockage: 

– Create custom billing schedules for all boaters

Custom billing allows you to specify exactly how and when you’d like to bill each boater for dockage. This is available to you both for the short term reservations that boaters book Dockwa and for the long term reservations that you create in the Contract tool. 

– Add boaters from the Dockwa network to a Contract Group

If your boaters already have Dockwa accounts, you can search for them by email and add them directly to your Contract groups, for easy setup.  

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