Deck Hatches

Deck hatches are an essential part of boats. They provide both protection and access to storage areas, as well as critical mechanical and electrical parts. » Read More

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What Are Boat Hatches?

Boat hatches are doors that are designed to give you access through a horizontal surface (or deck) to items or spaces below. Unlike access doors, hatches are designed to stand up to foot traffic. They come in all different shapes and sizes to serve a variety of purposes, ranging from covering ski lockers to allowing breeze into ventilated cabins, providing a means to escape from a sinking vessel. Read More

Boat Hatch Materials

Hatches can be made up of different materials. Some hatches, like the Innovative door (white or black), are made of weather and UV-resistant Saralon polypropylene resin. Starboard is another popular choice for deck hatches. Read More

Parts of a Deck Hatch

Most hatches consist of 4 parts: the hatch door, frame, hinges, and latches. The hatch frame sits within the deck providing a mounting place for the hinges and support for the hatch door. The hatch door is the piece that swings open and allows access. The hinge assembly is the assembly that the entire door pivots on. Most hatches either utilize one long piano hatch or multiple smaller piano hatches. The last part is the latch. Read More

Custom Boat Hatches

Boat Outfitters carries a large variety of hatches to fit most of your needs. If they don’t carry a hatch in the dimensions you require, they provide custom-built options to fit your needs. These options include choices of various color options, pre-drilling for face mounting or inside mounting, locking and non-locking latches, and hinge placement options. Read More

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