What are Companionway Doors?

Companionway doors take their name from the companionway of a sailboat, which is the access to a sailboat’s cabin space.  Until recently sailboat cabins were accessed via the companionway hatch, a small opening usually secured by a hatch door or hatch boards.  Hatch boards are a time-honored method of securing a cabin, but are awkward to work with, especially in regards to frequent passenger traffic and the moving of luggage or other sizable gear.  Companionway doors are removable double doors crafted from waterproof material that are specifically designed to substitute companionway hatch boards and ease transitions between a sailboat’s cabin and deck.

Doors of this type are highly customizable and can be manufactured from a variety of materials.  All of Cruising Concepts’ companionway doors come with hidden screws and hinge plates, improving security with minimal impact on appearance and functionality.  Our dimensions are crafted to the customer’s specifications and the installation kit is simple and easy.  Most companionway door options can also be designed with screens, windows, or other viewing apertures.

Our Companionway Doors

Cruising Concepts specializes in the custom crafting of companionway doors from teak, starboard plastic, or acrylic materials with an emphasis on aesthetic appeal and functionality.  Our companionway doors are also crafted to industry standards and are highly durable, guaranteed to hold you in good stead through all but the most severe weather.  Our highly experienced designer crafts each set of doors to the customer’s exact specifications and we can supply a set of doors for any recreational sailboat.  Catalina sailboats are an area of special expertise for us and we offer several exclusive designs for all sizes of Catalina sailboat

Our longtime experience with teak wood enables us to offer custom inlaid design services.  Cruising Concepts can handle any designs the customer would like and are proud of the detail and variety we can deliver.  All of our doors are precision crafted with hands-on finishing; we also offer customized plate, door handle, and locking mechanism covers, guaranteeing that your doors are secure and safe without losing any of their aesthetic symmetry.  We can also design doors with additional hinges, although we recommend our two-sided, four hinge design as the best balance between stability and weight.

Teak

With an experienced and detailed blend of efficiency and precision crafting, Cruising Concepts products can serve customer needs for any make and model of sailboat.  We offer a full line of custom-made solid wood companionway doors constructed from solid teak; our doors are sturdy, lightweight, and attractive. Because our line is custom, we can make companionway doors for boats of almost any specification, including a range of selections for windows and hinges. Our doors are cut at ¾” thickness or better to ensure stability and durability.  The unique properties of teak wood facilitate close fitting mounts for screw attachments, preventing leaks and increasing the lifetime of the doors. Ask us about screens or louvres; locks and fascias are also available. Call today and debut new companionway doors on your next voyage!

Acrylic Doors

Acrylic doors are highly recommended for maximum lighting in the cabin.  Cruising Concepts offers a full line of custom-made acrylic companionway doors for sailboats and can make doors for all dimensions.  Black glass windows come standard with all acrylic designs, which also include stainless steel trim.  Measure carefully according to the charts available on our order form, and you will be enjoying your new acrylic companionway doors on your next voyage!

Starboard Doors

Few things are more beautiful than a pristine white bulkhead on a sunny day over the blue water. For the boat owner looking to preserve that white shine we offer our custom crafted and personalized starboard plastic companionway doors. Our starboard doors include all the Cruising Concepts’ features such as concealed hinges, owner’s choice of door lock or hasp, and custom window glass measurements. In addition to our standard black glass, starboard doors also include our unique white glass window offer, perfect for keeping that clean white look.

Companionway doors for your Sailboat by Cruising Concepts

How to Order

Cruising Concepts accepts orders via email at cruisingconcepts@gmail.com and by phone at (360) 376 2975.  Please include a detailed description of your vessel and what kind of doors you want.  Custom designs can be discussed directly via phone call.