Branagh Marine Composites will market its newest, and simplest, solution at the forthcoming Monaco Yacht Show. The DockSteps is a pre-fabricated staircase that can be positioned on the dock to making embarkation and disembarkation easier for guests.

Branagh’s Luke Hendy said of the product: “It became apparent that many crew on all kinds of superyachts have had some very tense moments as guests board the vessel.

“Even though many yachts are fitted with the latest technology in automatic gangways, you cannot cater for every type of dock. The problem is that the dock is often either too high or too low, so the gangway ends up being lowered or raised to suit, sometimes resulting in some potentially dangerous angles. The DockSteps give an adjustable addition to the dock or gangway making it much easier to board the vessel. We are pleased to have one of our clients show case them for us at this year’s MYS.”

The DockSteps are made of carbon fibre, and come as separate modules so that they can be easily stacked on top of each other in storage. The lightweight steps can also be customised in a number of forms to the owner’s taste. Each set of DockSteps is delivered with a handrail and a customised storage bag.

M/Y Vava’s captain Glen McDonnell said of the product: “When we first spoke to Luke about our issues with getting on and off the yacht, we had a rough idea of what we wanted to achieve but were unsure how to do it. Branagh Marine came up with the concepts and design and fabricated a solution, which we are delighted with. Sometimes we have some elderly guests on board the yacht and the DockSteps have made life just so much easier, with fewer worries when embarking and disembarking. We would recommend the BMC design team, and The DockSteps.”

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