Sailing is a great pleasure and a hobby. But sometimes you have to leave your precious boat or yacht moored to a pier.
More and more boat owners living on the shore prefer to have boat garages rather than open wharf. A closed boat garage can provide better protection from the elements, birds, and burglary activity as well.
Lately, we started to get a lot of enquiries about boat garage doors. Actually, the boat garage door is very similar to the car garage door, but there are some specific requirements.
First of all, it is corrosion protection, especially for doors on the sea. Lakes and rivers with the freshwater are not as aggressive as salty seawater but anyway iron parts are affected. Therefore Ryterna manufactures whole hardware of stainless steel and aluminium. Usually, we make panels of aluminium profiles. But some customers prefer a ‘sandwich’ type panels or a combination of both.
Secondly, the door is ‘landing’ on the water. Due to missing a solid basis, we have to make a few technical upgrades compared with a conventional garage door.
Also, it is necessary to take into account how enclosed the harbour or bay is. Consequently to resist wave or wind pressure we install additional reinforcement profiles on the panels.
Usually, the door goes down to the water level. However, in most cases, the water level is changing. In this situation, we manufacture the door to match the lowest water level. One or two bottom panels we make of aluminium profiles with mesh or perforated aluminium sheet infill. When the water level rises the bottom panels submerge under the water. Perforated sheet or mesh let the water go through without damaging the door and keeping water level the same on both sides of the door.
Customers can specify the design and colour. So we have to look for the best solution if the boat garage door must match the architectural setting. Because the opening is above the water, the installation, maintenance, and the servicing job is not a piece of cake. That is to say, performance and safety are always in the first place.
Certainly, we can supply boat garage doors with the electric opener for easy operation with a remote control handset.
In short, having a boat garage can save your time on boat maintenance and spend it on your hobby.