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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 a rear lid!


  • Optional Black Powder Coating or Raw Aluminum Finish
  • 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 total = 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.
  • We have 41 sizes of hatches with long side hinge, 9 sizes of hatches with short size hinge, and 8 sizes of rear hatches that are all long side hinged
  • If a selection says "unavailable" then we do not make that hinge side or size standard, it will need to be custom ordered by calling 404-720-3975

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 2-3 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 18 reviews
Really Great!

Hatches are built to last. Couldn’t ask for anything more. Will definitely be buying a few more soon

james Roethle
drop-in dry hatch lids

very well built lids top quality

Drop in hatches

We’ll built and to spec as I expected.

Dean Newbold
dry hatch lids

the very first one I got was real good it was the livewell lid ,I got seven more and they were good other than the powder coat was not as good as the first one. The last lid that come in was for my tackle storage the biggest and very expensive . it arrived with a twist in it. Hopefully you all replace it . Its the lid I will be using the most. And Joe that man is a asset to your company.He seems like a real nice man. [****]

kieth hubbard
These hatches are tough!

Installed 2 of these in a front deck extension. The 2 hatches are for a cold food/drinks hidden cooler and a hidden fish cooler. Laid Hydro Turf on top of them. They are well built and stout.