Made of carbon fiber, the gangway adds considerable value to the custom line of our company. This latest version retains the slightly arched line of Exit Engineering's range and it has been designed to obtain a highly stable and comfortable structure.
Measuring 76 cm in width, the Blade is the widest carbon gangway available on the market. It has 6 cm high side guards that enable a crossing to be made in complete security. Consequently, it is perfectly capable of meeting the requirements of owners of yachts and superyachts, as well as being ideal to use for chartering.
This new design is especially suited to those people who might use scooters, wheelchairs, and generally speaking anyone who experiences difficulties in terms of mobility.
The gangway, which is built with carbon fiber pre-pregs and autoclave cured as the entire standard production, is easy to handle, extremely sturdy and lightweight.
A highly customizable teak surface
The carbon gangway walking surface can be made of teak wood. It is always a very elegant choice.
Exit Engineering uses high quality sheets of teak of 2-3 mm thickness in order not to excessively increase the final weight of the passerelle.
We now offer you many possibilities for customization.
The teak lines can be in dark colour with wengè wood essence or light colour in maple wood.
The yacht name which can be realized in Wengè wood or in maple wood on your teak surface is realized through a CNC water-jet cutting machine.
Finally, you can also choose either approach in contrast light and dark.
So you'll have teak - wengè - maple on the same surface.
S/Y Indio - Wally 100
»»» February 2012
Exit Engineering carbon fiber gangways and wheels - The Smart Solution
Florida Boat show season
Come to have a look at our carbon fiber gangways
You are welcome to visit Exit Engioneering dealer Quickline USA at the Miami Boat Show from February, 16th to February, 20th.
This year the Florida's largest annual event spans three locations—the Miami Beach Convention Center, Sea Isle Marina and Yachting Center and Miamarina At Bayside.
Quickline staff will be honored to introduce you to our exclusive carbon fibre boat gangway and steering wheels.
At booth you'll have the possibility to see and try a folding carbon gangways.
Quickline USA is a world-class importer and distributor of quality marine gear and accessory products.
To set an appointment or for any information please contact Randy Boelsems
- (714) 843-6964 - www.quickline.us
Booth in the Convention Center Hall C Booth 1814.
»»» January 2012
Carbon gangways at the Seattle Boatshow
Exercise your right to boat is the catchy and creative slogan of the West Coast's Largest Boat Show.
Please visit Quickline USA - Exit Engineering dealer.
To set an appointment or for any information please contact Randy Boelsems
- (714) 843-6964 - www.quickline.us
At Booth East 304 you'll find the carbon folding gangway 216 cm of lenght.
The carbon passerelle is built with pre-preg carbon fibre fabrics and autoclave cured like the rest of Exit Engineering's production, guaranteeing the same excellent record of consistent strength and quality. Metal parts are custom built with hard anodised NC machined light allo
»»» NEW YEAR - A VERY GOOD STAR
Exit Engineeringis proud to be supplier of the carbon steering wheels
of the Maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V
------------------------------------------ 9 January 2012
The fourteen sailors aboard the Maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V just entered history of offshore racing by becoming the fastest men around the globe with crew, after 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes 53 seconds of sailing.
Loick Peyron and his crew improved the reference time of the Jules Verne Trophy held by Groupama 3 since March 2010 by 2 days 18 hours 1 minute and 59 seconds.
Departed on November 22nd at 09:31:42 Paris time (08:31:42 GMT), after having crossed the imaginary line between Ushant (Finistère-France) and Lizard Point (southern tip of England), the Maxi Banque Populaire V crossed the finish line of the Jules Verne Trophy at 23:14:35 Paris time (22:14:35 GMT) this Friday. She undertook this sailing around the world in 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes 53 seconds days at an average speed of 26.51 knots, covering a total distance of 29 002 miles.
Under the leadership of the skipper Loick Peyron, Thierry Chabagny, Florent Chastel, Thierry Duprey du Vorsent, Kevin Escoffier, Emmanuel Le Borgne, Frederic Le Peutrec, Jean-Baptiste Le Vaillant, Ronan Lucas, Pierre-Yves Moreau, Yvan Ravussin, Xavier Revil, Brian Thompson, Juan Vila and onshore router Marcel van Triest, are the new holders of the Jules Verne Trophy.
Bravo to the fastest men around the globe
»»» November 2011
St. Petersberg Boat Show
You are welcome to visit our American dealer, Quickline USA, at the St. Petersberg Power & Sailboat show in Florida.
The St. Petersberg boat show will be held from 1st to 4th December 2011.
Quickline USA staff will be honored to introduce you to Exit Engineering carbon fibre boat gangways and steering wheels.
Quickline will be located at Booth Land 522 there you will find Exit Engineering folding gangway 216 cm of lenght.
It is the smallest folding gangway produced by Exit Engineering.
It measures 216 cm (7' 1") in length and 39 cm (1.3") in width.
And the weight? A mere 5.6 kg (12.3 pounds)!
Exit Engineering gangways are sturdy and
easy to manage.
Quickline USA 8700 Warner Ave, Suite 110
Fountain Valley, CA 92708 www.quickline.us
»»» October 2011
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
You are welcome to visit our American dealer, Quickline USA, at the Fort Lauderdale boat show in Florida.
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat show will be held from 27th to 31st October 2011. Quickline USA staff will be honored to introduce you to Exit Engineering carbon fibre boat gangways and steering wheels
Quickline will be located at Booth 450-451 in the Bahia Mar Tent, there you will find Exit Engineering Best-Selling boat gangway.
Designed for medium and big yachts, the folding gangway measures 285 cm (9' 4.2") in length and 45 cm (1' 5.75") in width. And the weight? A mere 6.9 kg (15.2 pounds)!
Being both elegant and well proportioned, yacht owners particularly like its manageability and lightness.
Quickline specializes in quality marine products that work to provide for the ultimate boating experience.
Quickline USA 8700 Warner Ave, Suite 110
Fountain Valley, CA 92708 www.quickline.us
»»» March 2011
Socket with anti-theft system:
no more worries about the gangway in marina!
Thanks to an high request we developed an anti-theft system for our range of
carbon fiber gangways.
The anti-theft system, made of stainless steel, in addition to the hole for the insertion of the deck fitting pivot is also fitted with a lock with key and a slider knob.
Once inserted the pivot into the hole it can be locked sliding the knob and closing the lock.
The knob will be locked until the lock is opened by inserting the key, making impossible the theft of the gangway.
The new socket can be bought for those who have already purchased Exit Engineering carbon gangway.
»»» December 2010
Best Selling Product of the Year
Our best selling product of the year proved to be the folding boat gangway 285 cm!
Designed for medium and big yachts, the folding gangway measures 2850 mm in length and 45 mm in width.
The exclusive gangway can hold a maximum load of 350 kg! And the weight? A mere 6.9 kg!
This only goes to confirm our pride at Exit Engineering regarding the growing sales of the very latest innovation in our ultra high end carbon fibre
Being both elegant and well proportioned, yacht owners particularly like its lightness and manageability.
The 285 cm model has tended to be chosen by owners of motor yachts ranging from 36' to 60' as an alternative to more heavy and bulky hydraulic gangways.
Meanwhile, sport fishing boat owners predominantly prefer it due to the fact that the gangway provides valuable additional space in the stern area and it is really easy to use.
Indeed, the most popular of the 285 cm gangway configurations of the year is carbon finished with the anti skid tread made with teak.
Exit Engineering is pleased to confirm that we are able to deliver a wide range of options for our customers to customise the
carbon fibre gangway.
In particular, one of the most popular options is the exclusive boat name that is made with wengè wood, which is inlaid into the teak walking surface.
Furthermore, many gangways have been fitted with waterproof LED lighting, which results in a truly outstanding visual effect.
»»» September 2010
Trapeze with guys
Keep your Exit Engineering Carbon Gangway ready for use without being bothered by the rolling noise of the wheels on the dock.
Exit Engineering Carbon Fibre Complete Trapeze will keep your gangway silently ready for you.
Based on the best selling Exit Engineering Carbon Fibre Spreader Bar, the new Trapeze is made with high tech 4 mm Vectran ® lines and has fully adjustable Lateral Guys.
The main lines are 4 meter long, to avoid interference even when the gangway is installed on a lower dock.
All ends are fitted with Stainless Steel Carabiners for high speed assembly.
Lateral guys are fitted to the boat through high tech Vectran ® loups, and their length can be finely adjusted using the supplied Blocks with V-Cleats.
When it comes to weight you learned to expect the incredible from Exit Engineering, hence the improvement of our Carbon Fibre Trapeze Spreader Bar with the new exclusive polymer ends providing the lightest package on the market.
We are proud to be supplier of the steering wheels of IMOCA 60 "Group Bel".
Founded in 1991, IMOCA is the class association, which takes care of 60-foot Open monohulls (18.28 metres).
With more than thirty skippers signed up, its championship includes two round the world races, a round Europe race and several ocean races. The IMOCA class aims to make ocean racing more international and it brings together ideas about competitions, innovation, human adventure and safety.
»»» March 2010
ENLIGHTING THE GANGWAY
The new exclusive gangway option: LED lighting
Long life, low power consumption, totally waterproof and CE certified high intensity LED lamps mounted with special fittings below the boat gangway surface.
Yes, you won't have the typical square transparent block on top of your gangway ruining the smooth profile!
Thanks to the extra-thin walls of Exit Engineering carbon pre-preg boat gangways we can mount the lamps on the bottom, with their light showing on top through small holes on the sides of the walking area.
The most elegant fitting you can find.
And part of the light will be reflected on the water below your gangway and on the dock with a great visual effect.
»»» January 2010
SUPERYACHT CARBON FIBRE BOAT GANGWAYS
The incredible lightness of the autoclave pre-preg construction is now available also to the superyacht market with lengths up to 6 meters.
Recently a leading American shipyard, builder of reknown superyachts, asked Exit Engineering a new and complex task: to deliver a one-off gangway with the same technical and quality features of our series production.
Key features of the gangway
Length 4.5 meters
Max Load 350 kg
Weight only 14.4 kg!!!
Thanks to our professionalism and expertise in designing composite material components and using dedicated software for the surface modelling and Finite Elements structural analysis we can offer extralight gangways even to customers needing extra long sizes.
»»» August 2009
WORLD SPEED AND ATLANTIC RECORDS PULVERIZED BY BANQUE POPULAIRE V
907 miles in 24 hours at almost 38 knots average speed.
3 days, 15 hours, 25 minutes and 48 seconds to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
Was that a nuclear powered cruiser?
Nope. It was the Banque Populaire V trimaran, skippered by Pascal Bidégorry.
A VPLP designed sailing boat built with the highest attention to weight saving and strength by some of the best specialists in the world to safely run FAST across the most challenging oceans of the world. At EXIT ENGINEERING we are hugely proud that our standard 1200 mm diameter steering wheels have been chosen by this incredible team to steer such a boat.
Our warmest congratulations go to Pascal and all his team for this huge achievement.
Thanks to our patented Continuous Shell Construction Method, any sailor can have those same 1950 g (4.3 lbs), autoclave cured monocoque wheels safely steering his boat across the oceans without any additional weight and inertia to slow him down.
The technology developed by Exit Engineering to manufacture carbon fibre boat steering wheels has quickly become the benchmark for this industry worldwide.
Exit Engineering was the first company to develop a steering wheel made from a single moulded structure, successfully offering exceptional strength and low weight.
The European Patent Office has confirmed the innovation, originality and industrial applicability of the international PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) application made by Exit Engineering for its manufacturing process of a monocoque structure. An Italian patent was granted at the end of 2008, and International Patents are awaiting publication.
The elegant three spokes design characterises Exit Engineering’s marine steering wheels as the lightest and strongest available. The detailed development of this design through lessons learnt producing thousands of units, means that the Exit Engineering boat steering wheel that you choose is the same as the ones used on a Volvo Ocean racer or professional maxi racing yacht. An Exit Engineering boat steering wheel is ideal for anyone looking for a more responsive helm, light steering loads and enhanced comfort without sacrificing strength.
Once installed on board, Exit Engineering marine steering wheels dramatically change the look of the cockpit, thanks to a perfect combination of design and technology.
Exit Engineering wheels are easily fitted and are supplied with a hub to fit the existing steering system.
Exit Engineering sailing boat steering wheels are manufactured in Italy and are CE certified.
»»» May 2009
The unique and elegant design characteristic of Exit Engineering ultra-light carbon fibre boat gangways has also conquered the market of motor yachts, after a leadership of several years in the sailing arena.
These extraordinarily light and manageable boat gangways are extremely quick and easy to use, making this modern boarding system a valid alternative to expensive traditional hydraulic gangways.
Practical and easy to stow aboard, carbon fibre boat gangways are often used on motor super-yachts as additional gangways and for boarding at the sides.
On sport fishing boats, using a carbon fibre boat gangway instead of a hydraulic one provides valuable additional space in the stern area.
Sturdiness is the crowning achievement of Exit Engineering boat gangways, which are all designed and tested to bear a load of 350 kg.
Exit Engineering’s industrial production cycle, entirely made in Italy, has made this carbon fibre accessory an extremely reliable and longlasting product and, despite the many possible customized features offered, it is ready available.
»»» January 2009
Volvo Ocean Race 2008/ 2009
We are proud to be chosen by Team Russia as supplier of the boat steering wheels fitted on "Kosatka", the VO 70 currently racing in the Volvo Ocean Race, one of the most important and spectacular sailing race in the world.
»»» January 2009
You are welcome to visit our English dealer Advance Yacht Systems at London Boat Show in the North Hall, Stand no. N32A from 9th to 18th January 2009.
Advance Yacht Systems staff would be glad to introduce Exit Engineering carbon fibre boat steering wheels, which are built in one piece, using a proprietary patented technology and Exit Engineering carbon fibre boat gangways.
»»» November 2008
18-19-20 November - Amsterdam METS
You're welcome to visit our stand n 05.355
We will be showing our carbon fibre boat steering wheels, which are built in one piece, using a proprietary patented technology.
Their refined design is a key element in our uncompromising search for lightness and strength.
Our carbon boat gangways, well-known for their elegant design, are incredibly light and easily handled.
Manufactured using carbon/epoxy pre-pregs, autoclave, and female moulds, our gangways can carry up to 350 kg and have a beautiful high gloss carbon fibre finish as standard.
They are supplied with a wide range of accessories and customizing possibilities.
»»» September 2007
35th Grand Pavois de la Rochelle (September 19-24, 2007)
Visit our dealer Amati Yacht Services ( Pontoon 14, Mooring N°40 ) to see our carbon fiber boat gangway and marine steering wheels fitted on the new Latini 52 Race.
»»» June 2007
The new small one by Exit Engineering
To complete Exit Engineering's range a new carbon fibre boat steering wheel was put into production upon request of a well-known foreign shipyard and a few sailing teams.The preference agreed to Exit Engineering, against the competition of companies that already produced boat wheels of this diameter, confirms the high professionalism and reliability recognized to this young Italian industry by the international markets.
Here the measures: overall diameter 1050 mm, hub thickness 60 mm, rim thickness 35 mm, weight 1,6 kg.
As all Exit Engineering's marine steering wheels it is built with the patented Continuous Shell Construction Process and designed using the most modern software of structural simulation. The industrial process consolidated and perfected in five years of production permits Exit Engineering to obtain an extremely light, strong and cost competitive boat steering wheel. Exit Engineering confirms the elegant, widely appreciated 3 spoke design that allows a clear view of the instruments. The standard finishing is high gloss carbon fibre with transparent anti UV coating. The wheel is supplied with the suitable hub for any steering brand, built with aluminum alloy and protected with hard anodizing against corrosion and wear. It's easy to install.
The sailboat steering wheels range now comprises diameters of 90 cm, 105 cm, 120 cm, 160 cm, 170 cm, and 180 cm.
Exit Engineering's boat steering wheels are cured in an autoclave at high pressure and temperature and are built in one piece becoming a strong monocoque carbon fibre structure with a perfect finish without any sanding, filling or polishing. The much lower rotational inertia of Exit Engineering's sailing boat steering wheels compared to heavier brands makes for a much more responsive helm. This gives a serious advances to the racer and less fatigue to the cruiser increasing the pleasure and precision of manoeuvres. It is also stated that the power drain on the auto-pilot system becomes considerably lower too.
The delivery time for the complete production that comprises also carbon fibre gangways is 8 to 12 days, and very consistent. This is the big difference between a modern industrial production and an hand-made one.
TP 52 - C quadrant
»»» January 2006
January 2006 - Dusseldorf Boat Show
Exit Engineering is steadily improving its reputation as an innovative yet consistent carbon fibre equipment supplier.
True to its name, Exit Engineering opens new real world opportunities to those boatyards who seek high quality alternatives to traditional marine equipment with no risk of inconsistent delivery schedules.
By bringing into play pre-pregs and autoclave curing, coupled with thorough process engineering, Exit Engineering became a supplier of Dehler Deutschland GmbH for its new 47 SQ sailing yacht which will be introduced at Boot Dusseldorf, Hall 17, Stand C19, from January 21 to 29.
Exit Engineering's Technical Director will be in Dusseldorf on the first weekend, 21-22 January, for the official introduction of this new boat and he'll be glad to meet interested persons. Please contact Exit Engineering's offices to set up a meeting in Dusseldorf.
We were very pleased when Dehler called to tell us of this new, carbon fibre cruiser racer. They told us they wanted to equip it with our carbon fibre boat gangways, acknowledging their quality, but also understanding that our technology was the ideal solution for the production volumes of a boatyard like Dehler.
This kind of boatyard needs consistent high quality, on time deliveries, and the guarantee that production will be able to meet demand. The only solution allowing the simultaneous achievement of these three goals is a series production driven by careful process engineering, whilst paying attention to product engineering.
What is required is depth of design experience, a highly specialized workforce and a broad knowledge of production processes. Exit Engineering has all this qualities coupled with the high motivation of a young and growing company.
This makes Exit Engineering the perfect partner for the boatyards who manufacture high tech boats in an industrial setting, with medium to big volume series production.
»»» November 2005
Exit Engineering's innovative boat steering wheels: now it's official
An International Search Report by the European Patent Office confirmed the Novelty, Inventive step, and Industrial applicability of Exit Engineering's International PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) concerning its Continuous Shell construction method for making carbon fibre boat steering wheels in one piece.
This report is valid in any country adhering to the PCT. 128 countries are signatories to the PCT, including all of the major industrialised countries.
After the successful filing for an Italian Patent in 2004, followed by the Nomination at DAME Awards 2004 at its first presentation at METS in Amsterdam, this is another important endorsement of the quality of Exit Engineering's wheels.
In the meantime, Exit Engineering has been extending its range of sailing yacht steering wheels, distinguished from the competition by being a single hollow monocoque carbon fibre structure, with no glue join lines or weak joints.
All Exit Engineering's products are series built with pre-preg carbon fibres and are cured at high pressure and temperature in an autoclave.
Access to complex industrial processes is available to Exit Engineering by vertical integration with one of the major composites industries in Europe, who supply structural components to Formula 1, America's Cup and several aerospace industries. This agreement allows Exit Engineering to concentrate on its core competencies of R&D, design and product development, product assembly, sales and marketing, and distribution.
»»» November 2005
November 2005 - Gangway has been nominated at Dame Awards 2005
Our biggest, 3.5 meter boat gangway has been nominated for the DAME Awards 2005 in the Deck Equipment category.
We are really proud of this important recognition by the DAME Jury, coming in a row, after our Nomination at DAME 2004 with our first wheel, testifying the persistent success of Exit Engineering's R&D program.
At 3500mm long and weighing just 13 kg it is designed for one person to handle and deploy with ease.
Because of its incredibly light weight, Exit Engineering has been able to break with the tradition of gangways being narrow.
At 600 mm wide, this new boat gangway is 50% wider than most comparable products, making for a safe, comfortable crossing from ship to shore.
No more dangerous balancing acts on long narrow boards!
Manufactured using carbon/epoxy pre-pregs and autoclave curing in female moulds, this gangway has a max load of 350 kg and a beautiful high gloss carbon fibre finish.
»»» March 2005
Spring / Summer 2005 - Exit Engineering aboard Jeroboam
We are glad to be technical sponsor of Jeroboam, the Swan 45 managed by the Sailing Planet team, obtaining excellent results in the most important Mediterranean regattas.
»»» November 2004
METS 2004 - DAME AWARD NOMINATION
Design Award METS, better known as DAME, is the most prestigious prize for boat equipment products and it is the only prize which does not have to be assigned each year. In fact, it is only assigned if products which have enough qualities to merit the award are submitted.
For the same reason, the jury, led by the famous boat designer Tony Castro, has no obligation to nominate products in each category.
EXIT ENGINEERING is thus really proud of their nomination for their patented carbon fibre boat steering wheel, in the most crowded category of deck equipment.
The nomination represents major recognition of this young company's innovative products.