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Drop-in Dry Hatch Lids - Pre-Built

Pre-Built Welded Dry Hatch Lid with Waterproof Drainage System from Nate's Custom Boats

 Just drop in your deck and rivet or screw it down for a strong, flex free, and waterproof dry hatch system. Includes Pre-assembled hinge and welded boat deck hatch lid. Strong, lightweight, and easy to install. Get your boat build finished in no time! 

Made of heavy duty .125" Aluminum - they are strong enough for even the biggest passengers on your boat deck. 

Carpet Lids will not come prebuilt - You need to add the hatch frame to your framing, apply the decking, carpet the decking and the track system as one. Carpet the lids separately, then attach the hinge to the lid then the track system using provided countersink rivets.      

Countersink rivets are suggested to attach the track system to the deck framing, these are not included.

REAR HATCH - 3 sided Dry Hatch with extended Dry Track on two sides that butt-up to your transom. This will allow space between the lid and transom to run fuel lines or bilge pump hoses through if need. Also, you DO NOT need a latch with this lid!


  • Pre-Drilled 2.5" Hole for Standard WhiteCap, Perko or TH Marine Latches
  • Add a WhiteCap Waterproof Latch to deliver Pre-Installed 
    • $50 for Locking
    • $45 for Non-Locking


  • Lids are the hole-in-deck dimension as listed
  • The outer mounting lip is 3" more = 1.5" thick mounting lip all around
  • Inside dry track, lip diameter is 2" less = 1" thick dry track channel
  • Common Rod Locker sizes - 12x48", 12x56", 16x48"
  • Rear Bilge Hatch - 3 Sided Lids with additional welded bracing available from 12x36" up to 16x48" Sizes.
  • Can be customized for Carpeting or EVA Foam Applications - Please choose which application you will be applying.
  • All Lids come standard with the hinge on the Long side, you can select the short-side hinge option as well. 

Decking Types:

  • EVA Foam - Hole should be 1/8" bigger than posted size all the way around.
  • Carpet - Hole should be 1/4" bigger than posted size all the way around.
  • REAR HATCHES - 3 Sided Hatches for Bilge/Motor Compartments with extra bracing welded in for 3-sided support. 

Hand Welded to Order by Nate's Custom Boats in Illinois, USA. 

Contact us for Custom Lid Sizes - We Can Make Anything You Need

Orders over $200 include FREE Shipping to Most of the US*

Please allow 3-6 weeks for shipment. This product is built per order.

*For questions, you may contact our TBN Tech Line at ‪(404) 720-3975‬

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
David Pomeroy

Great hatch, love it

Kevin Balle
very well made

quality all the way around
heavy metal gauge
cut your hole and drop in
cheaper than welder made

Stewart Walker

Freaking perfect

Mike Howard
Great looking Dry Hatches

I highly recommend this to anyone doing a custom boat. They turned out great and work amazing!

Joshua Boyd
Great hatches

Great hatches, good build quality. Id prefer one or two additional drains for the standard drop box. However im still satisfied.