Your Commercial Vessel: What Matters In A Hatch

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Your Commercial Vessel: What Matters In A Hatch

23 July 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When it comes to your commercial vessel, whether you use your watercraft for leisure water tours or you're more into the commercial end of things and use your watercraft to haul freight and supplies, you need to have a watertight hatch. This is what keeps water out and allows for healthy pressure within the vessel itself. When you get a watertight hatch on your vessel, you have a more secure and longer-lasting boat or ship, so keep your vessel in great condition by making the right investment.

What makes your watercraft more reliable is this: the right sealing techniques. While many companies may do watertight hatches and marine windshield wiper systems, among other things, you want a company you know you can rely on to keep your watercraft as healthy and vital as possible. Here are things that matter in a hatch.

Watertight capabilities

A watertight hatch is about more than just keeping water out, the unit is also about being evenly pressurized and resistant to warping, scratching, and other issues. This watertight hatch should be able to withstand several feet of underwater pressure without showing signs of wear or water exposure. If your current hatch is bubbling around its edges, has a seal that is broken, warped, or aged, or is allowing small amounts of water or condensation to leak through, speak to a construction specialist who works exclusively on water vessels to inspect your current vessel's hatch and to see if you need a new one.


Any watertight hatch will eventually need repairs or replacement. The key is in knowing just when this should be done. You shouldn't wait until a hatch fails completely to address any sealing issues, or else you risk flooding your watercraft or causing interior damage. You should speak to a marine construction specialist about updating your watertight hatch as appropriate, and you should also look for the following signs of wear in your current hatch:

  • water stains
  • condensation
  • hissing or bubbling noises
  • cracks or lines

If you see any issues with your current hatch, have the unit replaced with a new watertight and airtight hatch right away. Do not submerge your watercraft in the water until you have made the upgrades your unit needs to best protect your watercraft overall.

Your marine specialist will assist you in getting the most out of your vessel. You can take your vessel in for repairs or have it treated on-site.

For more information, contact a company such as Marine & Construction Supplies LLC.