Hatches Deck Fittings
Baier is the first name associated with marine hatches, having set the standard for
the industry since 1947. Baier invented and patented the first flush hatch, was the
original designer and supplier of flush hatches to the military, and was the first flush
hatch manufacturer to receive American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and U.S. Coast
Guard certification for their product. The Baier hatch is used on all types of fishing
boats, tugs, barges, work boats, rescue boats, and other marine vessels in both the
military and private sectors.
Most Baier Hatches use the patented strongback system of securing the
hatch cover to the deck. It is superior to other more complicated hatch
closure systems because:
• It is SIMPLE. Only two moving parts insure many more trouble free years of
operation. Simplicity equals safety when at sea
• It is STRONG. No other closure system is as rugged or durable. Stronger
• It is more reliably WATERTIGHT.
• It is SERVICEABLE. Baier stocks a complete inventory of parts with same
day shipment. Simply remove the old part and replace with the new. No
need to send the hatch back to the manufacturer for repairs.
• All these features add up to LOW MAINTENANCE.
CERTIFICATION AND APPROVAL
Baier Hatches have been approved and used by the American Bureau of Shipping
(ABS), U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Canadian
Department of Transport. Since 1947, Baier’s long list of satisfied customers is the
best testimonial to our products. Baier would not be here today without their
The Baier flush hatch product line is available in cast aluminum and cast heat-
treated galvanized steel.
WIDE PRODUCT LINE
Baier quick opening, positive locking hatches are available in round, oval,
lift-out, hinged, and coaming configurations.
Baier is the only hatch available in steel (versus iron). Steel is more
durable than iron. Steel hatches have up to 300% greater impact