About Us

How do you launch a boat by yourself?  The Dakota Boat Retriever is a boat launching device that provides a hands-free, safe way to launch your boat by yourself.  Our boat launching device ensures a safe boat launch at the boat ramp - every time. The Dakota Boat Retriever is defining a brand new marine market category, and one that is long overdue.  Dakota is the first device that provides a hands-free automation to launching your boat by yourself.  Dakota eliminates almost every associated danger or risk of injury at the boat launch ramp.  If you own a boat, pontoon, or jet ski - welcome to the 21st century of boating!

Dakota was born from the experience of having high expectations for a fun day on the water and watching them turn to frustration - even disaster - at the launch ramp.  Those unpredictable launch ramps are notorious for ruining boat outings before they begin.  It's where no two days are the same, new boaters are mixing with experienced boaters, etiquette is expected but not defined, and where frustrations can run high.  When you think about it, it's mind-boggling the exposure to injury (to both people & property) boaters experience at a boat ramp after all the TIME, all the ENERGY, and all the MONEY they've invested for a pleasurable day on the water.  The Dakota Boat Retriever's patented technology (U.S. Patent No. 10,589,956) has forever redefined the method of how to launch a boat by yourself:

  • No more getting in and out of your vehicle multiple times,

  • No more blocking the ramp while you clear/move your boat or vehicle,

  • No more limp and tangled ropes or cords,

  • No more putting yourself at risk of injury,

  • No more jumping, climbing, balancing or bracing yourself on your vehicle or boat trailer,

  • No more wet feet or wet clothes,

  • No more negotiating slick, wet, and dangerous ramps,

  • ...just to launch your boat.

Based in Knoxville, TN - Dakota Boat Retriever is designed, manufactured, and proudly made in the USA by 51 Enterprises.  We are a team of seasoned and experienced boaters as well as design engineers committed to "changing the market" by building high quality, high value solutions for boaters.  We feel the Dakota Boat Retriever is the best solution to mitigate the dangers and risks of launching a boat by yourself.

Sales & Marketing

A 21st century product requires the most efficient sales & marketing platform.  Therefore, all Dakota sales happen by e-Commerce only.  Our secure and trusted website is the best place to make your purchase.  This allows us to fulfill every order with our 5-Star personalized customer service.

3 things to remember when purchasing a Dakota Boat Retriever:

1) You'll have zero financial risk.  Every Dakota Boat Retriever comes with a 100% Money Back Guarantee and a Lifetime Limited Warranty.  We guarantee your satisfaction or your money back 100% - period.   We're confident when you fully experience using a Dakota that you'll love it.

2) Every product has a value proposition.  That's basically the price you pay weighed against the "value" you receive.  Dakota's value is incredible - by reducing the boat launching process to something so simple a child could do it, PLUS eliminating nearly all the associated hazards (over a lifetime of boating). 

3) Quality is never cheap.  Dakota Boat Retriever is a quality product.  While we constantly try to find ways to build our products with less cost, we will never build a cheap product.  Cheap products are built to last a few times.  Quality products are built to last a lifetime. Dakota is a quality product.