Multihull Escape Hatch

Rutgerson’s new escape hatch is made to be mounted on the side of each hull on a catamaran or trimaran to provide a safe and reliable escape in case of capsizing.

This is the only certified multihull escape hatch on the market with a flushed design. This minimizes the water resistance, maximizes the performance and simplifies the installation. No recess or other adaption to the hull is needed.

For safety reasons this hatch can be opened both from the inside and the outside. It is delivered with a light composite locking bar that prevents access from the outside when moored but falls off automatically if upside down.

The 12mm tinted acrylic glass is bolted to its frame and the hatch has double rubber seals for optimal water tightness. Frames, handles and hinges are made of durable high-grade acid proof stainless steel, and fixing nuts are welded to the frame to facilitate leak-proof mounting.

The hatch is available with or without an inner frame in off-white ABS. The inner frame can also be ordered separately, as well as a cut-out template in aluminum.

Like all our other products this escape hatch is developed and produced in our factory in Marstrand, Sweden. The hatch is CE-certified and approved according to the highest level (Area I) of ISO 12216 international standards for ocean sailing (Category A).

The Multihull Escape Hatch will be available for orders from January 1, 2020.

NOTE: This hatch should never be left open unattended. When under way, remove the locking bar and keep the hatch closed. Using the hatch when sailing is strictly forbidden.

Core benefits

  • Open from inside & outside
  • Innovative Flushed design
  • Bolted glass
  • Double rubber seals
  • Stainless steel
  • Made in Sweden

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