March 1, 2020

The Arch Professionals

Quality, Craftsmanship and Experience


Choosing the right fabricator for your Arch is a critical decision that can affect the quality, durability, and performance of your vessel. Here are some key factors to consider when selecting a fabricator:

  1. Experience and Expertise: Look for a fabricator with a proven track record in the marine industry. They should have extensive experience in working with the specific materials and designs used in marine metal fabrication.
  2. Quality of Workmanship: The fabricator should be able to provide examples of their work. Pay attention to the details and finish of their projects to assess their craftsmanship.
  3. Materials Used: Ensure that the fabricator uses high-quality, marine-grade materials that are suitable for the marine environment and your specific boating needs.
  4. Customization Capabilities: A good fabricator should be able to tailor their services to your unique requirements, whether it’s a custom design or specific functionality you’re after.
  5. Reputation: Check reviews and ask for references. A reputable fabricator should have positive feedback from previous clients and be known for their reliability and customer service.
  6. Communication: Clear and open communication is essential. The fabricator should be willing to discuss your project in detail and be responsive to your questions and concerns.
  7. Project Management: The fabricator should demonstrate good project management skills, delivering projects on time and within budget without compromising on quality.
  8. After-Sales Support: Post-installation support is important. The fabricator should offer warranties on their work and be available for maintenance or repairs as needed.

By considering these factors and doing thorough research, you can find a fabricator who will deliver a high-quality product that meets your boating needs and expectations.

Klacko Marine checks all the boxes when considering your Arch Project. Our personal customer service and extensive knowledge base is the key to a successful project. We are your first choice when you want experience and quality fabrication for your boat. Klacko Marine is second to none in arch fabrication experience.

We build and ship custom stainless steel davit arches across North America. For international clients, we offer extended services to work with your local fabricator.

An extensive portfolio of our sailboat arch fabrication can be found here


Klacko Arch Portfolio by Popular Yacht Brands


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long have you been building Arches?
    • Klacko has been in the Marine fabrication business since 1960. Our first sailboat arch was in the early 70s.
    • Most arch designs and innovations were created in our shop, we are often imitated but never duplicated.
  • What kind of input can you as the client have?
    • Every arch Klacko builds is custom built for the client and their requirements
    • One on One’ consultation from start to finish and we go to great lengths to produce an excellent result.
  • How much will a custom Klacko Marine Arch Cost?
    • Depending on your boat size, location and options chosen, budget between 8-15k
    • We provide a full and detailed estimate based on location, vessel and client requirements….so please include as much information when reaching out to us.
  • Many names for an arch…which one is it?
    • Cockpit, Radar, Solar, Davit, Fishing tower, Arche en Inox, Rollbar…. they are all the same to us.
  • What material do you work with?
    • All our material is USA manufactured mirror polish marine grade 316L Stainless Steel
  • Do you have the measurements for my boat?
    • Yes, we have a large library of boat dimensions, however with boats…they are all unique and always worth a second look. We measure three times…cut once.
  • Do you provide in house canvas services?
    • No, however we will happily work with your Canvas Mfg of your choosing for a fully integrated design package
    • If you are starting out or replacing your old canvas, we highly recommend installing the arch before doing canvas work.
  • Can you integrate our existing canvas system
    • Yes, in most cases we are able to integrate your canvas into our arch system. Sometimes, you can expect some small canvas modifications to get things perfect
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