Radar | Solar | Davit Arches
An extensive collection of arches built by us over the years.
From Bow pulpits to Swim platforms, marine fabrication is our specialty and we have the ability to produce a wide variety of metal parts for your boat.
We are full service fabrication shop specializing in Stainless Steel and Aluminum.
Wind & Solar
Advice and links to some our favourite alternative eco energy ideas and hardware.
Staying Social We love to stay connected to our clients. With Klacko’s Instagram feed, you can follow our adventures going on in the shop, the water and everywhere in between. Feel free to share, tag or submit your photos with the @klackomarine or #klacko hashtag
Some really awesome photos Thanks to CR for these great photos of their cruisings on the Great Lakes with a Klacko Davit Arch on their Beneteau Oceanis 41.
This 425 Sailboat Arch has it all Photos Gallery of the Catalina 425 equipped with a Klacko Marine Davit Solar Arch.
Bright, shiny stainless steel fixtures on sail or power boats — from cleats and fishing rod holders, to mast shrouds and winches — can really make a vessel “pop” and serve their purpose well if maintained properly. Of course, boat owners have a more vested interest in caring for onboard stainless steel equipment, but boat
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BEST HORIZONTAL TURBINE IN THE SMALL WIND MARKET TODAY SUPERWIND TECHNOLOGY HAS BEEN PROVEN TIME AND AGAIN IN THE MOST EXTREME CONDITIONS. How do Superwind’s turbines survive when others cannot? When Martin van Egeren and Klaus Krieger, superwind GmbH´s founders, started out in business, they knew, just a better wind turbine was not the answer.
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Some awesome aerial sailing footage from Take the Waters Just some Covid entertainment to check out with some breathtaking aerial drone footage by an awesome cruising couple. Definitely a favourite YT channel here at Klacko Marine. Subscribe and check out their blog & patreon site which they have posted some great articles and sailboat projects.
Klacko Marine is proud to be chosen as the marine metal fabricator for a complete restoration of a Tayana 37 in Upstate New York. From bow to stern, new hardware was custom built to replicate the original manufacturer’s design combined with some modern updates. 316L Stainless Steel was used throughout and mirror polished to the
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Recently had the pleasure to work for Brian and Mandi Russel to design and fabricate a custom davit and solar arch for their Beneteau 46 Oceanis sv Shonto. The results were well received and the arch has already found some interesting uses (see video below). They have been chronicling their up & down boating adventures
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A few quick photos of our recent fabrications… here, there and everywhere. Thanks to our client’s great photography, showcasing their exceptional yachts with Solar and Davit equipped Klacko Arches. More photos of our stainless steel works can be found here
Science, Art and Experience Came across this really well put together Anchoring article. Click here for the full version Canadian Yachting May 2020 edition. We really enjoy our subscription and learn something new with every edition. Subscribe today and support Canadian Yachting. Hinterhoeller got it right early in the game with their bowsprit anchor roller
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Great way to mount rigid solar over your bimini We are constantly asked if a Standard Canvas Bimini can support rigid glass solar panels safe and effectively. The answer is a resounding ‘NO’. Of course we all have dockmates who have loaded their bimini tops up with one or two solar panels and sailed the
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Klacko arches are fabricated to the highest standards. Each solar davit arch is engineered to endure even the worst scenarios…From CAD engineered design to professional welds and fabrication, a Klacko arch stands apart from many of its competitors.As you can see by these unfortunate scenes, both the arch and glass solar panels are still intact
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We’ve been meaning to post this product for awhile now. We were introduced to these guys by an arch client who needed a motor bracket that fit their 1.25″ diameter sternrail. They have two styles that are available in both 1″ and 1.25″ fitments. The construction is simple but very strong which is something we
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Klacko has been awarded the design contract to design the Park Benches for this Project; A Burlington park is undergoing a massive renewal project this year, and it officially started in June. According to the city’s website, a number of exciting improvements are coming to Tansley Woods Park. A few of these improvements a new playground with
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Any boat that has a wet exhaust with a discharge opening of about three inches or larger, is at risk. Because, a Muskrat, Water Rat, Otter, or other vermin, can and will swim up into your exhaust. They chew through a coupling hose to the inside of the boat or make a den. Rodents &
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Design and Fabricate some small lasecut hardware for a clean and understated branding initiative. The Bruckmann brand is synonymous with the down east style of yachts for their custom build quality and attention to detail on every front. This detail must include subtle luxury and clean lines throughout from stern to bow. We weld blind
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A regular item on our shop bench. The Klacko trifold swim ladder is excellent at getting more steps below the waterline. Mounted at the midship gates this side boarding ladder make entry and exit easy. These ladders are an absolute must on boats like the Niagara 35/42 and any boat with a high or davit
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A small Winery Equipment job to fabricate a tank dolly and storage rack out of high grade stainless steel that works on multiple surfaces and high loads. Accessibility railing in 2″ stainless steel for a lakefront property that needed to be mounted on varied surfaces and removable for winter storms. 316L Stainless Steel tube was
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We often get requests to reproduce the stainless and bronze parts on the very popular Tayana 37. As some of these boats are getting on in years, their original stainless is starting to corrode or fatigue past safe limits. We are also seeing a number of these vessels being refitted and refurbished to their former
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We were asked to create some custom exhaust tips for a Cigarette in order to incorporate aftermarket baffles that were proud of the boat’s transom. Laser cut rings were made to duplicate existing bolt holes and 5″ stainless steel polished tube was cut, welded and polished to the owner’s high standards.
Here are some quick photos of a recent project on a Jeanneau 42 DS sailboat. This Stainless Steel arch is fabricated to transport a 10ft rib and approx 600W of solar panels for bluewater cruising. New sternrails are integrated for better strength and storage capacity. Siderails integrated to existing gate stanchions for a fully integrated
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At Klacko Marine, we’ve been busy in the workshop this 2018 sailing season. It was a full house as we fabricated custom integrated arches for Hanse, Catalina, Beneteau, Hunter, Jeanneau, Island Packet and Bavaria. All the davit and solar arch creations were custom made for each client to their exact specifications. Klacko aided with seasoned
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Our Sailboat Arch Gallery has been updated See our latest work on some of the top yacht brands. Solar panel additions were very popular this year as well as the addition of heavy duty davits to make dinghy lifting a breeze. In some cases we integrated the existing sternrails and in others we created a
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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 Klacko Marine 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
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Solar davit arch installation on a brand new Catalina 445 Klacko Marine has partnered with 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 1 inch siderails to the first gate. All wiring for speakers
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A stylish cockpit arch that compliments the sleek lines of this modern yacht. Outfitted with integrated dinghy 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 has also requested extended sternrail to offer more mounting space, better handholds from
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Custom built swimladder for Midship boarding on a Niagara 42/35 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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Helpful ideas for solar based power systems 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 hold your solar
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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 the
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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 Radar 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
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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.
Klacko: OEM Manufacturer of C&C Yachts Parts Klacko Marine was the chief manufacturer of metal hardware for C&C Yachts. The most requested parts are stainless steel 1″ and 7/8 stanchions, aluminum stanchion bases (Type A,B,C,D and Landfall), Bow Pulpit, Stern Pulpits, Mast bracket goosenecks just to name a few.
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. We are able to reproduce or refurbish most metal hardware on your Saga Marine Yacht. The Radar arch on
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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 A very nice set of davits fabricated for a Beneteau owner who wanted traditional a traditional davit system melded with overhead mounting for solar panels.
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