J&J Design and Opacmare developed a new stern platform system which could become indispensable for any outboard power boat.
What does it do?
Provides SAFE and CONVENIENT water access on outboard-powered boats.
What is its impact on boating?
S.A.F.E.® is and important improvement in safety and boating experience – in the most representative and promising boating segment.
• Fastest growing and possibly most important boating market worldwide is fun/entertainment/bathing program
• Outboard engines (up to 627 HP each!) are predominant and growing, sterndrives (I/O) are dying out
Outboard-powered boats have no SAFE (propellers!) and CONVENIENT water access.
S.A.F.E.® Hi-Low Lifting Platform for outboard powered boats.
How does it work?
S.A.F.E.® creates a private full-beam beach/private island on the transom of the boat adjusted to 3 levels by a new design of electro-hydraulic lifting mechanism:
- LOW: when the boat is at the anchor, the platform upper face is appr. 10 cm under water level
- RIDE: when the boat is sailing the platform is leveled with the cockpit
- HIGH: to allow the engine to be trimmed out of the water
SAFE is synchronized with the outboard trim system of main outboard engines makes:
- When the platform is underwater the engines cannot be started
- When the engines are running the platform cannot be lowered
- When the platform is in HIGH configuration, the engines can be trimmed up
- Single / Double / Triple / Quad engines
- Monohull / Catamaran
- For boats up to 50ft
S.A.F.E.® Features and Benefits
- Complete safety from propeller danger.
- Easy water access: children and elderly come easy in and out of the water without the need of a bathing ladder
- Easy and safe dock access on high position: platform on level with the floating pontoon
- Small tender and water toys can be easily lifted out of the water
- Deck area increased over 30%
- Private island area at the stern
- Stabilization of boat at rest with the platform in the lower position
- Better protection of outboard engines during docking
- Improved sport-fishing ability: walk-around on the stern
- Joystick maneuvering preserved
- Desk access steps integrated with the stem (self-adjusting)
- Emergency kick-up function preserved by a dedicated hatch in the platform
- Prop cleaning or replacement easy through a dedicated hatch in the platform
- Smartphone remote activation