Boarding ladder for inflatable tender

Having been frustrated for many years by attempts to discover an easy way to climb back into our Zodiac tender after snorkelling, it was a revelation to come across a simple and effective device manufactured by St.Croix Marine Products Inc, Minneapolis, USA. It was a revelation to see a 95kg person climb unassisted into our Zodiac without anyone restraining the tender and we were delighted to be able to borrow this recently from friends for several weeks in the Whitsundays. We think the owner has a contact who is now importing these ladders however one could be manufactured by a handyman. The following is from the web site.

Stainless steel ladder in folded position; ready to be stored

This is the best design if you want to board your inflatable from the water with ease and grace! Our ladder is made of 1″ (25 mm) tubular, polished stainless steel with 3 steps, handles and is foldable for easy storage. An adjustable lanyard easily attaches the ladder to an eye bolt in the transom of your inflatable. The ladder design allows use with larger tube inflatables as well as standard tube sizes.

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