Below is a list of terms and popular boat types. Use the terms below to help you when ordering and asking for assistance at Contemporary Fiberglass.
Safe Step ®
Style: Original Safe Step
Style: Divers or Ski
Step Down vs Flush Mount
Flush Mount Overlay
Ladder Pocket and Lid
Dock 'N' Safe Safety Railing
Registered Trademark for Contemporary Fiberglass's swim platforms
Contemporary Fiberglass offers several styles to choose from but can custom make any size or style swim platform. Just tell us what you want.
A swim platform which can be custom fit to any size boat. Skirt is perpendicular to the deck vs. the Euro design (tapered).
A swim platform custom designed to fit the relatively flat back of a boat that does not currently have a swim platform.
A swim platform designed with a tapered skirt. Euro vs original Safe Step design (style) simply implies a tapered skirt vs a skirt that is perpendicular to the platform.
Platforms for diver or ski boats are generally replacements of Teak platforms. They occasionally use the old mounting. This type of platform has little or no skirt.
lf the customer prefers, or if the boat transom configuration dictates, the platform can be mounted either flush with the existing platform or utilize a slight step down from the existing platform to the new one. Usually chosen to get closer to the water.
A flush mount overlay is an installation and describes the process of attaching the new platform directly over the old vs butting up to the transom and truly extending the existing platform.
A pocket built into the swim platform to hold the ladder.
Special low profile ladder specially designed for pets
Lights installed around the rub railing and/or swim platform.
Ski and Wakeboard
Personal Water Craft (PWC)
Bowrider has an open bow area with seating, usually between 17' and 30', stern drives or outboard engines.
Cruiser, Usually 25' to 45' in length
Cuddy: similar to a Bowrider but with the front enclosed for a small cabin or storage area.
Runabout is a category that covers many boat types, generally the front deck is closed on a runabout.
Ski and Wake Board boat, designed specifically for water sports, often has a rack to hold equipment.
High Performance boats, are built for speed and performance.
A House Boat is a large boat containing a shelter or living area.
Pontoon, has floatation devices to allow for use in shallow water, often has a canopy to provide protection from sun and rain to passengers, can have one or two outboard motors.
Jet powered boat, one popular brand is Seadoo. They are small and quick to maneuver.
Walkaround boats have a railing around deck to allowing passengers to walk around the deck.
Yacht, Mega Yacht, and Motor Yachts are large luxury boats.
A Power Catamaran is larger than the Beach Catamaran and contains an engine.
A Utility Boat is a small boat with an outboard motor.
Dinghy, small boat, powered by oars, may contain a small HP motor
Jetski and Seadoo are popular types Personal Water Craft (or PWC)
A Canoe, 1,2, or 3 man boat using paddles.
A Paddle boat is foot operated, peddle powered, and can contain an electric motor.
A Kayak is similar to a canoe with additional coverage for the passenger. Most Kayaks use a paddle but some have peddles.
An inflatable boat filled with air, can contain a small motor .