Hatch Trim with Shade Screen

Lewmar needed a design for a roller shade screen incorporating a fly screen and trickle ventilation that would also work as a trim for their existing range of hatches.

The market research we undertook with them showed that it should be easy and quick to install, not only for existing boat owners but also boat builders who would like to be able to fit the basic finishing trim early in the build and then add either just a cosmetic cover or if the buyer specified it, a shade and fly screen. This also left the option for the boat owner to add a screen at a later date if required.

It was clear from our discussions that the boat builders wanted a clean, flush as possible appearance to work with their latest interior design trends so we developed a product based on one piece injection moulded frames to give the quality of modern car interior fittings.

To achieve this required a series of large mouldings and to get the tooling and finished components in within budget, we introduced Lewmar to a manufacturer in China who we had worked with before.