Boat Exclusive

C-Quip International carbon fibre swim ladder/stairs supplier to SY Twizzle. The hydraulic carbon fibre swim stairs are installed into the stern platform and deploy from the side face of the platform into the sea.

The following is an extract from Boat Exclusive May 2011, pg.56.


There are no cables, hinges or hydraulic cylinders to be seen, yet “Twizzle’s” phenomenal stern platform is manoeuvred in two stages into the desired position using remote control. Even Royal Huisman’s engineers, who specialise in custom projects, said the execution of this complex system was a challenge. Hydraulic operation enables the height of the combined jetty/swim platform to be matched to sea conditions, a carbon-fibre swim ladder to be extended or the main stairs to be raised to provide access to the wide choice of toys and diving equipment in the lazarette. A pre-programmed motion sequence also ensures that the swim ladder is automatically rinsed with fresh water when being retracted into the platform. Another transom’s highlight: the starboard-integrated, hydraulically operated passarelle. This can be extended, rotated and positioned on the dock – at the touch of a button.