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As you are browsing through the used marine gear chandlers in your area, we would sincerely appreciate it if you would keep an eye out for a side gangway, as pictured below. Thank you, in advance for your attention on this.
 

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will do...
....and finding two would be better!
my first mate has stability issues and i,even been attempting something similar.
If we have no luck through this post, we will be getting quotes from shops in Grenada and Trinidad. Would you be up to the freight to your location, if fabrication is cheap enough. 2 would help keep the price down.
Anybody else interested?
 

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I have a passerelle that runs off the transom and a bow ladder that hooks on the pulpit. They work great Med-moored or in a slip. The passerelle can drop down over the swim steps to provide a very sturdy ladder at anchor.

They still don't meet the need you describe. Getting on and off the boat amidships is the most stable place. We use a Dan step-fender there which meets our current needs but I'm sure not yours.
I agree with the note above to explore carbon fiber. The side gangways I've seen have all been custom or semi-custom.
They fold flat and hinge up against the lifelines.
I have no idea where you all got the idea that we are millionaires, but just to set the record straight, 7 to 13+ grand for a carbon fiber gangway (around $2500 for alloy) ain't in the realm of possibility. Never.
We do not need a passerelle or gang plank or swim step; we need something with stairs. This is used at anchor to make boarding easier on a high freeboard boat. A lot of our friends with stern boarding and some of our charter guests find a ladder amidships difficult to manage. And yes, it folds flat up against the lifelines. It doesn't need to be stored anywhere else so weight isn't critical.
 

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I need a launch ramp for my seaplane :rolleyes:
Well thank you so much for your helpful and useful contribution. It is so nice to see that there are folks out there who go so far out of their way to help a fellow mariner in need. Thanks again for the helpful post.
 

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I did not mean to offend you. My point was that I understood that a passarelle did not meet your needs.
I haven't shopped the carbon fiber stuff. I've lifted them and they are wonderfully light and quite strong. I simply haven't looked at the prices.
The gangway idea is a great one, especially as we have both noted it folds up against the lifelines.
Actually, no offense was taken, sorry if I gave that impression. Got a quote today for an alloy one from MarQuipt; us$7500.00 plus freight, so I'm guessing the carbon ones are even more dear than I'd thought. OUCH! We are getting a local quote this week (Nick's got Chikungunya, so he needs a couple of days) and will also explore having one built in Trini. It would be great if we could find a half dozen boats that wanted one, and bring them in around us$1500.00 for a simple one without folding stairs. We are thinking along Capt Len's idea of a commercial ladder or even using our swim ladder (we have a very nice one) steps to lower the cost.
Time to buy a lottery ticket, right?
 
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