Testimonials & Reviews


Tony Singleton:

I am delighted with my Hatch Latches!  The boat locks are very well engineered, and provide a heavy duty, robust solution to the security of my boat.  The fitting instructions are quite clear, and I thought supplying the necessary woodworking bits was a nice touch!

The only thing is I wish now I had gone for the padlocks with the rubber buffer strips, but serves me right for being a cheap skate!

N Parsloe from Bucks:

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"When boats near us started to be broken in to last year the police advice was "fit a big lock".A friend show us the Hatch-Latch which he had fitted a few years before. He was certain that thieves had be on his deck several times but they had not tried to break in.. It was so solid we bought and fitted a Hatch-Latch immediately. This year we moved to a new mooring, and boats near us have been broken in to, but they have not tried to break into our boat.  It may seem a bit expensive for boat locks, but it is a quality product and comes compete with everything you need to fit it, including 14 and 19mm drill bits!  If it keeps the thieves away it would be cheap at twice the price. Add to this that Osprey Marine are ever so helpful and friendly to deal with and it rates as one of my best buys."

Jim - British Columbia, Canada:

"I looked through many websites for a good looking and well made companionway lock, I finally found these excellent boat locks advertised in a British Sailing magazine. It is an extremely well made, solid piece of hardware and took less than a hour to fit. I wish I had bought it before my boat was broken into, as the thieves would have not got past this lock."

Owner, Moody 47, Port Solent:


"….thanks for excellent service. Amazing and fantastic product, so beautifully made. Looking forward to fitting Hatch-Latch to my boat"

Owner, Lovely Lady ’

"Supremely secure and a great safety enhancement for heavy weather sailing"

Owner, Ellen Jan:

"I researched the market thoroughly before selecting Hatch-Latch as the best solution."

J Williams. California. USA

"The latch is in my hands. Thank you so much. It is a product as impressive as your customer service."

S Lees. Gibraltar

"Apart from the obvious safety factors (securing the hatch from both inside and outside the main cabin), the Hatch Latch gives a great sense of security when leaving the boat unattended in remote areas. I am sure it would deter all but the most determined villains.
Many thanks for an excellent product."

R Price. Cornwall

"A well made piece of equipment. Very pleased with it."


Yachting World

"Hatch-Latch is designed to make the companionway area impregnable."

Yachting Monthly

’".satisfies one of the major recommendations of the ‘79 Fastnet report and stipulated by the ORC’s Special Regulations on all sizes of yacht...quick and easy to fit...protects against intrusion by bolt croppers, crowbars and the like.’

Practical Boat Owner:

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"Chunky Hatch-Latch deters thieves"


"Robust elegant nature of the latch"

Yachting World:

"….will reduce the amount of equipment theft from boats"

Yachting Monthly:

"No easy possibilities of forcing other than by heavy equipment such as angle grinder or gas cutting gear - not the sort of kit most thieves tend to carry...clearly Hatch-Latch boat locks are a serious piece of kit whose cost, in the light of the expensive gear aboard many yachts, should be regarded as a safe investment. The sight of it might just persuade a potential thief to try elsewhere."