SailStep is the only rigid boarding ladder for aluminum toe-rails. There are three alternative products on the market, the Edson One Step, the Doyle QuickStep, and the Fender Step. They’re all rope ladders, and while each is different, they’re all inherently unstable.
Honestly, we’d have bought the ideal boarding ladder, if it existed. Instead, we ended up building a series of prototypes, culminating in what you see here. We’re proud of our results. With rigid aluminum risers, and a sturdy welded construction, SailStep is absolutely rock-solid for use in motion.
Frankly, our knees make our freeboard feel a bit higher every year. Our first prototype was built to keep the inventor’s wife from making that harried jump from deck to dock (she’s the model in our photos, and SailStep’s biggest fan). We’re sure your crew will love SailStep too.
We can guarantee SailStep’s strength and construction, but only you can guarantee its safe use.
Climbing to height on dock steps actually amplifies dock movement. And then, you step onto a rocking boat. We’ve all seen our friends pause awkwardly at this juncture; stepping between two independently moving objects feels completely unnatural.
We designed SailStep to put the interface at the very first step, creating a stable and intuitive experience. The athletically inclined will step on or off in two easy steps, bypassing the top step. More cautious guests may choose to climb on and off facing the ladder. SailStep has been used by folks age 4 to 97!
SailStep folds to about the size of a briefcase, and at 5.5 pounds it’s often lighter than our usual workload. But when it’s time to play, leave work behind; explore the distant ports you’ve dreamed of!
Experienced crew can walk your boat out of the slip, and effortlessly step aboard. On approach, your crew can step off with dock lines in hand. No hazardous jumping required!
We, too, used plastic dock steps for many years. It was hard to discard our tired, but still serviceable plastic steps, so we gave them a new home,… to folks with a motorboat. They couldn’t be happier, and neither could we!