Filed Under (Boats and Boating Gear) by Debbie on 27-01-2008

The Seattle Boat Show 2008 offers a vast array of displays for every boating need.  This show I found a vendor offering an item that has been one of my pet peeves with Whisper, our Newport 30.  Logically I understand the need for ‘washboard’ slats for our companionway door but they are such a royal pain particularly in the dead of night when the dog needs out.  Besides, I’m not out on the big blue and I doubt the Columbia River is going to smash over the stern and bash my companionway door.

Cruising Concepts offers four different styles of companionway doors, one even comes with the ability to change out to screen!  You can choose from Teak, Starboard (a high density UV stable plastic) or Stainless trim.  A smoky tint acrylic ‘window’ comes on each door.  The hardware is solid and well made so you know it’ll be secure.

 Companionway Doors

These doors are custom tailored for each boat and they guarantee the fit.  So, if like me, you’re looking to make it easier to take the dog out in the middle of the night, look into Cruising Concepts.  Please stop by their booth at the show, they’re in the Qwest Field building on the Concourse.  If you missed them or couldn’t make the show, “click here “ to visit them on line.

Read more about companionway doors, “click here”.

5 Comments posted on "Sailboat Companionway Door"
Companionway Door on March 21st, 2008 at 8:05 am #

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Carol Vizena on November 30th, 2009 at 12:31 pm #

Terrific idea! My companionway door is noisy to remove and is probably the most unattractive part of my boat (even though I have refinished it). I will be ordering the plans since my husband is the ultimate DIY.

Debbie on November 30th, 2009 at 10:09 pm #

Hi Carol,

Thanks for visiting! I have to say the doors are one of the best improvments we’ve done! They let in much more light to the cabin and they make it so much easier to go in and out. I wish we’d done it sooner.

ron on December 25th, 2011 at 9:59 am #

I would be interested in purchasing the plans

Debbie on December 31st, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

Hi all,

The computer with the plans was fried by a virus so I’ve got the instructions here: