FREEMAN MARINE 2400 Series Cast Deck Hatches are specified and used on a wide variety of yachts, fishing boats, tugs, barges, research vessels,offshore tenders, rescue craft and other workboats.

The FREEMAN deck hatch is designed for new boats, for replacing other deck hatches in standard openings, or for improving existing craft. They can be installed in any deck style or material using stock or custom deck rings.


There are many reasons to make Freeman Hatches your number one choice in closure selections….

  • Positive Dogging

    Evenly spaced dogging arms (either 3, 4 or 8 per hatch) exert uniform pull on the cover plate. Handle position shows when dogging arms are engaged or loose.

  • Unlocking

    Simply grasp the handle and pull, the shaft slides up into place, and with less than a quarter of a turn the locking mechanism completely disengages. It’s a matter of one or two seconds.

  • Handle Stays Put

    The handle is built in – permanently part of the hatch so it’s right where you need it every time. Can’t get lost.

  • Hatch Sealed

    Hatch and handle fit flush with the deck, the handle in recessed lock position. Say goodbye to lost cover wrenches – the FREEMAN Cast Hatch handle is always there when you need it.

  • Unique

    Developed and manufactured under various patents by FREEMAN MARINE.

  • Easy Lift

    With the locking mechanism disengaged, the hatch is merely resting on the deck ring and can be lifted out with one hand. Closing is just as quick and easy. Optional inside escape handle performs the same easy way with a push and turn from below.

  • Watertight

    Designed to seal to 30-foot intermittent head, the double-sealing gasket actually seals tighter under pressure.

  • Top Value

     A FREEMAN Cast Deck Hatch is the best buy for every flush hatch application. Measure it against any other deck hatch for long life of materials, strength of design, precision fit, smooth action, dependable mechanism, and built-in, never-lost handle.

  • Value Added

    Yacht-quality linear polyurethane, and anodized finishes available.

  • Fast Acting

    Lift the flush handle, make a quarter turn and lift. That’s all it takes. The dogging mechanism and linked handle do the work smoothly in just a second.

    design, precision fit, smooth action, dependable mechanism, and built-in, never-lost handle.

  • Approvals Lloyd’s Register

    09/60003(E1). U.S. Coast Guard, ISO-12216 compliant. ABS, Bureau Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd’s approvals have been awarded and may be obtained for specific intended uses. Freeman Cast Deck Hatches are currently in use on Coast Guard vessels and U.S. Naval craft of all types.

  • Versatile

    Installs in steel, aluminum, wood or fiberglass decks. Complete unit includes aluminum or steel mounting ring for bolting or welding installations.

  • Reliable

    The unique design, fit, finish and adjustability of the dogging mechanism assures smooth, consistent action – no binding or jamming of parts. This hatch, adjusted to proper tensions, can’t be over or under tightened by mistake. It operates the same each time.

  • Low Maintenance

    All parts are made of superior materials designed especially for marine and other abusive environments.

    The hatch and most parts are corrosion resistant aluminum. All other components are stainless steel, acetal or compatible.