From time to time, we see some pretty old yachts come into Lauderdale Marine Center as was the case with a 30+ year old Feadship. This old gal was in need of some work to bring her back to her glory days. We were hired to give her hydraulic royal boarding ladder a “face lift.” A hydraulic royal boarding ladder is side mounted typically at mid-ship that retracts using hydraulic folding mechanisms when not in use, leaving your deck free of obstacles.
The job included stripping the boarding ladder for a new paint job, replacing the hydraulic hoses and hydraulic cylinders and installing new hardware right down to the nuts and bolts.
The royal boarding ladder now looks brand new with no traces of 30-odd years of use.