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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

*SHIPMENT STATUS - this is the busy season - please allow up to 4 weeks for shipment depending on the size. Hatches are built to order* 


*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 25 reviews
Scott Scogland

Drop-in Dry Hatch Lids - Pre-Built

Cory Holmer
Drop in dry hatch

Great product and very well made. They fit perfectly into my boat.

Drop-in Dry Hatch Lids - Pre-Built

Great craftsmanship, easy install...

OD Lid
Dry hatch

Exactly what I ordered came surprisingly fast and it was packaged so good no damaged to the order. Thank you TBN I’ll use you again in the future and will put the word out here in Utah

James Smyly
Dry hatch

I received the dry hatch and put it in the same day. It worked great, very good product.