Multihull Owners: Recall issued for Goiot escape hatches
If you are sailing a Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot, Catana-Bali, or Nautitech multihull contact your dealer or manufacturer immediately to find out if this escape hatch recall affects you.
Published 3 years ago
Goiot Systems has notified multihull builders Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot, Catana-Bali, and Nautitech of a recall campaign concerning the escape hatches delivered before September 2018 and the Goiot safety kits.
Goiot say there is a danger that the ports could detach from their frames, which could affect safety during navigation.
Boat builders have already notified their customers of the models that are involved in the recall, but anyone owning a used boat, should contact either the builder or a dealer to see if their cat is included.
Owners will be able to find out immediately if their vessel is fitted with the escape hatches in question and subject of the recall. They will also be able to read each manufacturer’s recommendations on how to proceed.
Escape hatches are located on the inner hulls of many catamarans, often under the stairs that lead down to the pontoon cabins. They act as a safety measure should the boat ever capsize, trapping the crew below.
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We own a used Fountaine Pajot 2014 LIPARI and hove taken measures in our own hands after some of the recall issues with Goiot. My husband has manufactured reinforcements for the escape hatches that what we believe are bomb proof to the issue of the hatches failing.
If you would like to see what and how he did so please check out our video with the upgrade and feel free to ask any questions or comment on the link below.
Kindly, Warren & Erica
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