Build Your Own - Starboard Boat Door

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Durable and attractive, this single panel hinged King Starboard access door is trusted by hundreds of boat builders worldwide. Simply order to size for a custom engineered door to your specifications. Your custom OEM quality door sets into your hole, and a few screws later installation is complete!

Key Features:

  • Same high quality King Starboard doors utilized by hundreds of boat builders worldwide
  • Frames pre-drilled with countersunk mounting holes for quick easy installation
  • Many options to customize and upgrade - stainless latch, seal, and louvers
  • Replace your worn teak doors with a no maintenance starboard replacement
  • Designed for non-load bearing (generally vertically mounted) applications
Height - Hinging Left
Height - Hinging Left
Height - Hinging Right
Height - Hinging Right
Width - Hinging Up
Width - Hinging Down
Width - Hinging Down
Width - Hinging Up

Bulb Seal
Adding our integrated bulb seal is highly recommended. While it also helps make the door a bit more water resistant, the biggest benefit to seal is that it eliminates all rattle between the door and returns. Seal dramatically improves the feel and finish of the door and for the relative cost should be included unless on a strict budget. Our bulb seal is pressed into a t-slot cut into the door returns so that (unlike adhesive seal) it will never peel away or need replacing.

Vented Louvers
Add vented louvers for increased air flow to the the area behind your door. Our vented louvers are cut via slightly offset parallel mills cut into the back and front of the door. This allows air flow while minimizing the amount of water blown through the door.

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Fit perfectly.
Great to get a product that actually fits.
January 21, 2020
1 month ago
Custom Starboard doors are fantastic
These custom Starboard doors are just the trick for upgrading my old 42' 1973 Chris Craft Commander's flybridge helm. They look great and provide nearly weather proof protection for my under-cowl access as well as top mounted electronics. No more cheap plastic covers to have to fool around with which do not do a good job of protecting from theft or from the ravaging effects of the sun. These doors are lockable and the ones on the sloped faces of my cowling come with a rubber anti moisture seal that will keep out the rain. Highly recommended for DIY retrofits and upgrades of classic yachts!
Custom pull out door from Boat Outfitters, perfect fit to custom order !
Custom hinged starboard doors will protect expensive electronics from theft and from sun damage.
January 2, 2020
2 months ago
Take advantage of wasted storage space
Transom door on Silverton 42C is hollow, so I felt it was a great place to store some light things. Boat Outfitters makes it easy to order and they provide a quality product. Very please with the result.
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November 13, 2019
3 months ago
Very satisfied. Would definitely purchase agian from boatoutfitters! Dont hesitate!
Very very happy on how it turned out! Love how i could type in my cutout measurements and bam sent straight to my front door hassle free and drop the hatch in and screw it down and im good to go.. very very pleased with it..quality is 2nd to none!
November 8, 2019
Ty boat outfitters
Great quality great fit. So much better than cheap competition plastic hatch. I restored my old mako and unfortunately classed myself out of using any of the cheap stuff. Buy once cry once.
Great fit. I ordered door oversized so I could square old opening.
Great fit. I ordered door oversized so I could square old opening.
October 13, 2019
4 months ago
Excellent quality and fit on custom door
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October 10, 2019
4 months ago
Opening up unused space.
Very professional experience with ordering and received on time.
Nardi Atlantic P Dive Compressor On a Lagoon 450 Catamaran.
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September 6, 2019
6 months ago
very nice door & easy to install
August 21, 2019
6 months ago
Both the door and tackle locker are perfect!!
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August 15, 2019
6 months ago
Starboard Boat Door
Amazing quality easy to navigate the website to custom order and pick out the different colors and options. Also arrived a week early.
August 14, 2019
6 months ago
Questions / Answers
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Is it possible to order only the trim around the door?
Sherri W on Mar 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Sherri...Great Question!! It is! You can give us a call at 866-633-7961 and we can get some dimensions from you so that we can build you just the frame.
Hi - Recently purchased sheet of Arctic White King Starboard SKU 13770-42012. What is the best way to cut the sheet and finish the edges smooth? Can I use a table saw and router or will that melt the Plastic. Thanks, Vic
Vic F on Jun 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Vic, Great Question! you can use standard woodworking tools: table saws, table routers, drills, blades and bits. Carbide router bits with two to four flutes are recommended. See the link below for additional information on working with King Starboard.
Does it have to be square/rectangular? Can I send you a template to go by?
Ryan C on Apr 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Ryan, Great Question!!! We have worked on many projects that aren't squares or rectangles. I attached a link to our contact us page. Let us know what you're looking for and we would be more than happy to help.
What size screw fits the pre drilled countersink?
Ed B on Sep 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi ed, the mounting holes are pre-drilled and counter sunk for #8 fasteners, whether they be flat heads or oval heads. Thanks Ed!
Will the latch keys for a custom door match the key of a custom glovebox? I am planning on ordering a custom glovebox and a custom starboard door. If I choose the "Stainless Steel Locking" latch option for both orders, will the same key work in both latches? Or will I have to carry around two keys?
Jake B on Jun 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Jake, Great question! These keys will match when ordered together.
Can they be used as floor doors, can you walk on them?
Danny B on Apr 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Danny, these really ar not designed to be walked on, we do offer deck hatches that use a thicker material and have an aluminum frame for use in areas that will be walked on and I will include a link to those for you below.

Please let us know if you have any other questions or if there is anything else we can do for you.
What metal are the hinges made with ?
Jennifer Smith on Sep 7, 0017
BEST ANSWER: Hello Jennifer, The hinges on these doors are stainless steel piano hinges cut based on the length of the door. Please let us know if you have any other questions or if there is anything else we can do for you.
Can you do translucent hinged square or round hatch doors?
Bridgett M on Oct 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Bridgett, If you were to order this directly off the website then you would not be able to receive a translucent panel. If you call us at 866-633-7961 then we can certainly discuss making you a custom translucent door. Thank you!
What is the frame thickness? ie: how far does the door protrude off the gelcoat/painted surface of the boat?
bbeers46 on Sep 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hey Brad, the frame thickness on the Build Your Own - Starboard Boat Door is .5". If you have any further questions please reach out to us at (866) 633-7961!
Can I order a door without a hinge? I would like it to pop-out and just remove it. Its in front of the outboard and really a pain to access with the door in place. I generally remove the hatch altogether to work.
Arthur on Apr 24, 2019
Can these doors support the weight of a pedestal seat and 200 lb adult seated?
Paul K on Mar 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Paul, Great Question!!! I don't know that you would want to walk on these let alone attach a pedestal seat to one. I attached a link to something that may be a bit more sturdy as far as being able to withstand a person standing on them. I personally would suggest attaching the seat to the deck of the boat and not on a hatch.

I hope this helps
I need a door on the outside of my travel trailer. Is the door sufficiently water resistant to keep weather and road spray from entering that compartment?
Mike_P on Jan 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Mike, You can get these doors with a bulb seal on them to make them more sealed. These doors are not however waterproof. They may be more weather resistant, especially from spray and light rain. There is, however, nowhere for water to drain with these doors if it gets into the door.
I am from the UK and am rubbish with inches conversions can I send you the internal dimensions in cm and you do the conversion or do I have to approximate. Do you ship to the UK??
Robin E on Aug 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Great question. Yes, we could do the conversion for you and do ship to the UK. Please give us a call to get started on your project.
I have a Boston Whaler Outrage 190 and I want to reverse the way the door opens. It is not a perfect square dimension. Can I send the door to you to deplicate and replace the hinges in the opposite side?
roland T on Jun 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Roland, This is something we can do. We would like for you to give us a call at (866) 633-7961, 8am - 5pm (EST) M-F and talk to one of our team to discuss your options and find out a little more information.
I have a Wellcraft 1988 V20 Steplift. I need new doors for the Battery well area on each side of the stern. There is already a lip built in. The measurements are about 13” x 16”to the outside edge of the lip. I have one door but the other blew off. What is the best way to assure a good fit? Have you made doors for this boat?
Jack R on May 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Jack, Great question! You best bet for the most accurate fit is to give us a call at (866) 633-79618am - 5pm (EST) M-F to figure out your best options for your unique situation. It may be as simple replacing the doors and frame with SKU# 13770-80023 that you looked at or doing a custom fit door. Hope this helps.
Can you make a custom door with hinges on both sides and latch in the middle?
roland T on May 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Roland, we actually have a customer door just like that! Please check out our Double Open Out Doors in the link below:

what is the outside/inside difference ?
A shopper on Apr 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello, on the product page once you fill in the dimensions for the door you are looking for there will be an information box that appears in blue that will show you the cut out dimension, overall outside dimension and the pass through dimension. If you have any issues finding the information or would like assistance making sure you get a door to fit your space please feel free to give us a call and one of our customer service reps would be happy to assist you.
Do you make solid frame doors cut from 3/4" starboard with milled door returns and overlays instead of screwing the return to the back of the frame?
A shopper on Jan 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello, although it is not out normal construction method we can definitely build a door to your specifications. Just give us a call and one of our associates would be happy to work with you on this.
What is the thickness of the door and frame?
A shopper on Nov 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello, the door panels and the frame are cut out of 1/2" thick Starboard. This makes them stand proud of the mounting surface by approximately 1/2".
Are these doors waterproof with the bulb seal installed?
Steve on Aug 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi Steve, this is a great question! These doors are NOT waterproof, even with the seal installed. The seal does help to keep water out, but it is certainly not a perfect seal. In fact, we do not claim any of the parts that we manufacture to be waterproof. One of the benefits of the seal is that it helps to keep the door from rattling in the frame. Thanks Steve!
Can this material be curved by heating?The piece is 20" x 15" with the curve being along the 20" dimension I/2" lower than center on each end.
Donald H on Mar 16, 2019
I am looking to put a door on my console to replace the lift out plexiglass door. It is shaped like a trapezoid so are you able to custom cut the outer edge to fit?
David G on Feb 13, 2019
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