Wind & Solar
50 years of excellence
Established by Martin Klacko in 1965, Klacko Marine Inc. has been the select fabricator for some of North America's largest yacht builders. Today, Doug Gierula utilizes his background in engineering and design to lead Klacko Marine into the next generation of high quality marine hardware. The core foundation of Klacko Marine is to create clean, functional and strong metalwork to withstand the harshest environments.
Some new photos have been added to the Klacko Arch Portfolio Jeanneau 41 DS Sun Odyssey Dufour 44 Performance Catalina 445 Catalina 425 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45 Beneteau 473 Hanse 415
Built to carry solar panels and ease dinghy lifting, this Dufour 44 Davit arch complements the lines as if it were an OEM option. This Arch includes the following options; multiple AIS, GPS and Wifi Antenna bases removable Radome tower heavy duty lifting rings seamless 1″ side rails to fwd gate extended sternrails MOB pole
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Solar davit arch installation on a brand new Catalina 445 @Swans Yacht Sales. Four 160W Canadian Energy panels were custom mounted for seamless power while off the dock. We integrated the existing Catalina seating sternrail into the arch and siderails to the first gate.
A stylish cockpit arch that compliments the sleek lines of this modern yacht. Outfitted with integrated davits, lifting a dinghy has never been so easy and secure. Future accommodations have been made for up to 600W of solar power. The client also requested extended sternrails which offered more mounting space, better handholds from the swimplatform
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Custom built for midship gate boarding on a Niagara 35 At the request of a long time client, we created a stainless steel tri-fold boarding swim ladder. The aft ladder on the Niagara Yachts are not the most accessible, especially when fitted with an arch davit and dinghy. They traditionally are also too short and
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Some helpful ideas to building a solar based power system on your boat. Below are some interesting links that we have collected from some of our cruising clients. At Klacko, we do our best to give the best advice on eco based power as possible, however our strength is in fabricating strong ocean ready methods to
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THE TOP 60 INNOVATIONS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD OF BOATING FOREVER. New York Boat Show (1905) In 1905, the first boat show, the National Motor Boat Show, was held at New York’s Grand Central Palace. Boats were “trailered” in behind teams of horses. In January 2017, the National Marine Manufacturers Association will produce the 112th show.
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A winning partnership with Precision Canvas Captivating Curtains Project details Fabric 1 name: Stamoid Open Fabric 1 producer: Serge Ferrari North America Inc. Fabric 1 supplier: Manart-Hirsch Co. Inc. Fabric 2 name: Soltis 92 Fabric 2 producer: Serge Ferrari North America Inc. Fabric 2 supplier: LaSalle Canvas and Ropes Inc. Engineer: Doug Gierula, Klacko Marine
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Integrated Solar and Davits, make this arch a must have Catalina option Catalina 445 Stainless Arch. Constructed to the high expectations of the client. A robust arch was built to provide mounting for 400W of solar power, misc antennae for GPS, Wifi, VHF and future wind turbine. The dinghy lift was fabricated to fit
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Klacko & Klacko:Sparring Partners Be sure to pick up the November issue of Good Old Boat Magazine. Klacko Marine is featured in an article by Rob Mazza chronicling the history of Klacko Marine and the contributions we’ve made over the last 60yrs. We are avid readers of Good Old Boat Magazine, if you have not
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Robust and simple Beneteau Arch A recent build on a beautiful Beneteau 41 Oceanis. The client chose the minimalist swing arm davit design to keep thing compact, clean and pleasing to the eye. The swing arm davit system has been very successful in and enjoyed on over 60 arches built by Klacko Marine. Note the
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Bruckmann Quality Yachts Bruckmann Yachts has been building quality yachts since 1964.
The Life Aquatic Klacko Marine’s work has been recently featured in July 2016 Edition of House+Home Magazine. For more photos look to our post https://klacko.ca/katina/
Making Cruising easier and a lot more fun! For many years, Klacko have worked with the team at Cruising Solutions. Cruising Solutions was founded and developed by people like you who enjoy the cruising lifestyle and pursue it at every opportunity. The challenges they faced in acquiring the “right” equipment to support life under sail and
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Abaco 40 by Bruckmann Yachts Abaco named 25 Prettiest Boats Congratulations to Bruckmann Yachts of Port Credit, Ontario. Press release here
Looking for replacement hardware? Klacko stocks Niagara and Nonsuch Pulpits, Bowsprits and Sternrails. We also have access to large number of Mast, Rigging and cast metal fabrications. Just completed a very nice side boarding swim ladder with a triple fold.
South Shore Yachts // Your source for C&C Klacko was the OEM Manufacturer of Deck Hardware Klacko Marine was the chief manufacturer of metal hardware for C&C yachts. The most requested parts are stainless steel stanchion, aluminum stanchion bases (Type A,B,C,D and Landfall), Bow Pulpit, Stern Pulpits, Mast goosenecks just to name a few. South
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Saga Yachts Klacko was proud to be the OEM metal hardware supplier for the Saga 35, 43, 48 and 409. We actively work with the Yahoo Saga Owners group to give advice and provide OEM solutions.
Full season coverings for Wanderer Ranger 21 Klacko Marine and Precision Canvas were tasked with providing a spacious and functional enclosure on a Ranger Tug. Wanderer finds it’s home on the North Channel where a full enclosure is necessary for comfort and weather protection. The clients spent the summer living aboard and were very pleased that we
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Bare bones arch out for sea trial on a Catalina 445 Notice there are no sternrails yet…..see next post to see how they turned out!
Dinghy Arch addition to a Jeanneau 409 French Kiss’ new addition Thanks to the owners of sv French Kiss for the photos of the arch complete with new canvas and dinghy. Klacko marine fabricated a dinghy arch that would accomodate solar panels, wind generator, multiple GPS, VHF and wifi antenna, and lift their Highfield dinghy
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Beneteau Oceanis 48 Cockpit Arch Custom arch fabricated for Beneteau Oceanis 48 Gypsea Winds (New Port, RI). Klacko utilized the ever popular and useful davit swing arm system. Side rails to the first gate add extra security in the cockpit as well as much needed mounting space. Sternrail was also extended for added functionality. A central
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A Flock of Fifties Three Bruckmann B50s at a recent rendezvous.
Different Davits A different take on the traditional davit
Arch Test Drive A quick motor out to test the new arch at Niagara On The Lake aboard sv French Kiss.
A Bayport Beauty Brand new davit arch addition to a Jeanneau 45.2