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Flush Deck Hatch Applications

Since 1947, Baier® has designed and manufactured Marine hatches for the commercial marine industry. Our specialty has been and remains our line of quick-acting flush hatches for workboats.

Originally designed for the Alaska King Crab fleet, Baier’s expanded the line of over 100 styles and sizes of flush-deck hatches to suite your application.

Baier® Hatches are utilized worldwide on a wide range of applications:

  • Commercial fishing craft
  • Tugboats and tow-boats
  • Offshore Service Vessels (OSV, PSV, etc.)
  • Patrol boats
  • Coast Guard vessels of the United States, Canada, and several other countries.
  • Ferries
  • Research vessels

Non-marine applications:

  • Offshore oil rig
  • Cranes
  • Weather-tight survival structures

Performance-engineered, Baier® marine hatches are crafted from precision-cast aluminum or cast steel (hot-dip galvanized), with stainless steel hardware, and neoprene gaskets standard.

Many Baier® designs carry ABS design approval certificates. Please see the ABS Certified Hatches Section.

Built strong for working decks.

Built strong for working decks


Steel hatches for heavy loads


Designed for harsh conditions


Baier Hatches last a lifetime

Two exciting new designs address user-identified challenges:

  • Low Profile model – Useful where clearance between deck and engine or other equipment is at a premium. Only 2.62 inches from deck top to bottom of hatch!
  • Hidden-Hinge models that lock open in two positions and work well in a vertical bulkhead-type application as well as flush-deck positions.

Baier Marine also distributes the barge and towboat hatch and deck fitting product line of our parent company, UMC.