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.
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
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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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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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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A Selection of Klacko Marine’s Arch fabrications
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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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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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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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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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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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
North Channel Trekker Hanse 415 with custom davit arch system
A great way to lift your dinghy with a single line to the winch on the Klacko Swing Arm Davit system Note that a custom Harken or Ronstan fiddle block with cam cleat was used.
La Jeannoise Solar Cockpit Radar arch by Klacko Marine http://www.lajeannoise.com/ Thanks to Carole et Denis for an amazing blog with out of this world photos of their voyages
Cruising Video by Denis Dubois Aboard his Jeanneau 44i Here are some great videos shot by Denis. Klacko Marine is proud to have fabricated their custom arch system that allows easy lifting of their dinghy. It also provides a good structure for their solar panels and keeps all the electronics and cruising gear organized. Under
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Sail Gear: Cockpit Arch Convenience A nice feature article on the addition of Radar or Cockpit Arches to your yacht by Peter Nielsen, editor of Sail Magazine.
Professional Marine Arch for Bluewater Cruising Custom arch built for a professional cruising couple
Fully integrated arch and davit system
A Sleek and Minimalist Arch installation on a Hylas 47 Klacko was tasked with providing a design that met clients need to equip their new Hylas 47 with solar and easy dinghy davit lifting. Arch was all measured remotely and shipped to Florida without a hitch.