Swimming/Boarding Ladders

Leaning out over lifelines to hang a boarding or swimming ladder is an awkward gesture with any conventional solution. A customer who strained their back when deploying their ladder came to GMT for a lighter alternative.

Our solution combines vertical tubes of uni-directional and bi-axial twill carbon fiber pre-preg, polyurethaned to match the topsides. And because Sephaedra is a classic yacht, hardly the place for any flimsy, plastic contraption, the treads are teak and carbon laminates.
This very yachty item weighs less than half of the original ladder, and can be custom made for any topside height and attachment preference.

The beautiful finish of our carbon fiber ladders can be color-matched to topsides and even include in-position cove-striping, use Faux Bois paint to compliment brightwork, or be clear-coated to show the crisp high-tech carbon twill structure. And our custom folding ladders feature laminated teak/carbon treads which are an effective way to harmonize with a yacht’s teak decks without adding weight to the ladder.