The easy way on board
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We at Båtsystem are specialists in finding solutions for easy ways on and off the boat for both you and your equipment.
Here you will find ladders that take you all the way up on the boat, bowsprits and stern platforms that make it easier to come ashore, and davits that help you to keep the dinghy in place. We have equipment and accessories for all situations and for the whole family - old and young as well as the dog.
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Safe and comfortable boarding and disembarking is essential!
Take the Easy Way Onboard by using our sturdy and well-designed boarding equipment! Båtsystem is leading the development in good boarding equipment assuring comfort, convenience, and accessibility. Price, design and good quality are essential. Båtsystem is also leading the development of rules and certification of, for instance, safety ladders. For safety reasons, this certification stipulates the installation of boarding equipment that all yards have to follow.
There are five ways to board a boat:
1. Mediterranean Style:
Boarding from astern
Although Mediterranean style can be used anywhere in the world, it is mainly used in the Med. Boarding is done from the stern, which has the advantage of easy boarding. The disadvantage is lack of privacy in the cockpit.
2. Baltic Style:
Boarding from the bow
Mooring the baltic style is becoming increasingly popular, also elsewhere. The advantages are obvious: More privacy in the cockpit, often a nicer view from the cockpit, often easier to more bow-to, easier to fit in more boats along a quay, where every second boat moors bow-to and ever second stern-to. The problem that it would be more difficult to board or disembark is easily solved by Båtsystem’s boarding equipment for Baltic Mooring.
Boarding from the side
In tidal waters you often berth alongside a quay or the marinas have a finger pontoon for every second boat in the marina. This gives a great synergy of all the positive aspects of mooring bow-to, while still boarding comfortably from the side - provided you have a side ladder.
4. At anchor:
Boarding from the side or from astern depending on swell
At any amount of swell, boarding from the stern is made difficult from the dinghy. Many sailors thus prefer boarding from the dinghy from the side. When the swell is totally calm, you can also board from the stern. With the right equipment for the dinghy and a good platform, this may become a highly comfortable way of boarding.
5. Swimming / Man Over Board:
Preferably boarding from the side, alternatively from a platform from astern
The new ISO ISO 15085:2003 FDAM 2:2017 includes new rules for how long and wide a ladder must be. The key figures for rigid ladders are: 20cm wide steps, 56cm under water. For rope ladders following applies: rigid steps that sink and reach as far as 1,2m under water. These are the bare minimums! Better yet: the ladder needs to have an angle of at least 10° to allow for comfortable boarding.
Any type of MOB recovery in the least of swell should be done from the side of the boat, especially on a sailing yacht, where the centre of gravity is centered around the keel.
For all these types of boarding, different equipment is necessary.