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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


These lids are built to order. "Pre-Build" means they are fully assembled and ready to drop in once you get them (unless purchasing carpet gap) - NOT that they are premade and ready to ship.

Cannot be pushed to front of the line under any circumstances. 

*Powder Coat adds 1 week lead time 

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 for roughly 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 31 reviews
David Wargo
Great Hatches, Super high quality!

I love my two new hatch lids from Tiny Boat Nation! The quality of the hatch lids are amazing, better than I ever expected. Easy to install in my boat re-build! Great knowing these lids were just what I needed!

Charles Edwards

Drop-in Dry Hatch Lids - Pre-Built

Jerod Wolfe

Quality built. Delivered within the time frame promised.

Matt Carter
Fantastic hatches!

I purchased two hatches from Tiny Boat Nation. I wanted to wait to review my purchase until I had completed by build. I bought One 10x30 rear hatch and one 16x24 hatch. They arrived quickly and were very well packaged. The hatches themselves are of the highest quality. Strong, thick aluminum construction! They dropped right in and look amazing! I will definitely get them for my next boat project. I cannot give these a higher recommendation. Well done TBN!

Lloyd Riley

Very nice lid