The world renowned and instantly recognisable Houdini deck hatch has been in production for over fifty years.


Our hatches are robustly constructed using quality materials and are fitted with toughened glass. When compared to acrylic glazing, used in most deck hatches, toughened glass will not scratch as easily or suffer UV degradation. 


With an above deck height of a mere 25mm these hatches are extremely streamlined and cause minimum obstruction on the deck.


Our standard hatches are silver anodised, however frames can also be black or gold anodised, or powder coated to a specific colour. 

Houdini hatches are CE marked for compliance with the ISO12216 standard.

Boat hatches

Model 4 (500mm x 370mm)

Hatch in silver satin finish

Houdini Boat Hatch

Model 3 (450mm x 320mm)

Mini Hatch in black powder coat finish

Hatches can be purchased from your local chandlery
Boat Hatch Houdini

Model 5 (500mm x 500mm) 

Super 50 Hatch in silver satin finish

Need a spare part?
See our 'spares' section

Bespoke Hatches – in addition to our standard range shown above, we can build a hatch to match existing apertures. Bespoke hatches can be made with radius or mitred corners and be trapezoidal, rectangular or square in shape.



The aluminium framed 'Traditional Barge Hatch' has been designed to encompass the latest design trends of maximising the glass area and minimising the visible frames.  The skylight hatch comes as a complete unit ready to be screwed or bolted down to the existing deck structure and is manufactured to customer's individual sizes.

Electrically Opening Barge Hatch

Remote controlled electric opener

Due to the common problem of hatches being fitted well above head height and also the issues with opening these heavy hatches, this 'Traditional Barge Hatch' has been fitted with a remote controlled electric opener, offering a range of openings from 0 to 400mm.   This

means it is easy to adjust to allow almost permanent ventilation of the barge.  In the event that the hatch needs to be fully opened for easy access of large items of furniture, a 'fast pin' can be easily removed to allow the hatch to be manually fully opened.

Remote control for barge hatch

Broken glass easily replaced

The hatch is fitted with double glazed units to minimize condensation and can be easily replaced at a future date without any costly requirements of removing the hatch from the boat.

Click the video to see the smooth operation.
Electrical opening up to 400mm, removal of 'fast pins' allow full access.