Klacko Marine Newport RI

2022 Davit & Solar Arch Projects

2022 has been very busy at Klacko Marine. We’ve had some great arch projects on yachts by Beneteau, Dufour and Bavaria. Each arch was designed specific to the client’s needs both locally and remote from. The Beneteau 50 in Rhode Island, Dufour 530 Lake Champlain, Beneteau 423 Kingston, Benteau 45 Oceanis Grimsby, Beneteau 46.1 St.Clair[…]

Beneteau 46 Davit Arch

Birds Eye view of a Beneteau 46 Oceanis

Some awesome aerial sailing footage from Take the Waters Added 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. UPDATE from[…]

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Take The Waters | Beneteau 46

Adventure awaits 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[…]

Catalina Kestrel Solar

Kestrel’s Low Profile Solar Installation

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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Built to withstand the harshest environments

Klacko arches are fabricated to the highest standards and materials. Each solar davit arch is engineered to endure even the worst scenarios… we come out looking like a champ!From CAD engineered design to professional welding & fabrication, a Klacko Arch stands apart from many of its competitors.As you can see by these unfortunate scenes, both[…]

Hanse 415 davit solar arch

Great Arches!

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[…]

Klacko Dufour 44 Arch

Dufour 44 Performance Arch

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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Catalina 445 Solar Arch Design

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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Solar Power Choices

Helpful ideas for solar based power systems on your boat. Disclaimer – This is purely for educational and research purposes, We are in no way responsible for any monetary loss/gain you make using this, I highly encourage you to view this as a learning resource and not as professional advice. Below are some interesting links that[…]

Beneteau Oceanis 41 Arch

Beneteau 41 Oceanis Arch Davit

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[…]

Beneteau 48 Klacko Arch

Beneteau 48 OC Arch

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[…]