The “Royal Accomodation Ladders’ serve the purpose of facilitating the operations of ascent and descent of the shipowner and guests, both during stops at anchor - therefore on and off the tenders -, and when one is at berth side.
Among the possible models, which are tailor made, there are the overturning ones, with or without rotation, which in a resting position are housed in a recess, resulting flush with the side.
The drawers type are available too, where the system emerges from an opening along the ship planking, housing in the resting position inside a structural pocket obtained inside the boat. This type can be with or without swing.
The structure can be of different material, according to the Customer’s request, generally: light alloy, stainless steel, carbon fiber.
The steps and the upper and lower walking surfaces are covered with solid teak slatted or grilled (grating). Steps and lower landings are self-leveling by means of a pantograph system, remaining in a horizontal position whatever inclination the ramp has.
The handling is generally hydraulic.
One or more pinlock safety devices with a closed system are provided.
The stairs are fitted with stanchions and a handrail, with rigid safety lintels or a textile rope. These stanchions can be manually or automatically removable, and can be placed on one side only or both.