SeaSpan Access Gangways

Access Gangways are a hugely important component of any well-designed marina and an elegant gangway will serve as an introductory focal point, drawing attention to the development. Above all, our gangways are designed and built without compromise to ensure they deliver many years of continuous service.

Each one we supply has its own unique set of requirements and our design engineers take pride in making sure that all structures bearing our name are easily capable of withstanding harsh conditions whilst providing pedestrians with safe and secure access. For additional peace of mind and assurance, all structures are independently assessed and backed up by external consulting engineers.

The gangways are available in standard widths and lengths and are constructed of either mild steel or aluminium. Individual shore frames are incorporated to allow installation onto a wide variety of structures such as sheet piled and concrete harbour walls and quays, breakwater platforms and piers.

Where necessary, heavy-duty pivots are incorporated into our designs to minimise lateral stresses which avoids overloading.  A variety of rollers and "T" pins are also installed onto landing pontoons to provide rise and fall movement in tidal zones.

Standard anti-corrosion protection is established by way of hot-dip galvanising. We can also provide special high performance painted finishes for a more individual look.

To complement our gangways, we can provide a wide choice of security railings and gates. We manufacture these to provide an individual, bespoke design and it is possible to incorporate logos, place names and motifs. In addition to this, we can install access locks and keypads to provide secure entry to authorised users.

Technical (Standard Model)

Design Loads

  • 2.5 kN/m2 applied UDL as standard, higher loadings are available.

Design Guidelines

  • YHA Code of Practice, 7th Edition & Current ISO Standards for Steelwork.
  • Material: Structural Steel OR Aluminium Alloy.


  • Completely welded fabrication consisting of channels, angle and hollow structural steel sections.


  • Mini-Mesh GRP (standard), optional Composite, Softwood/Hardwood.


  • Tubular steel rails mounted either above top rail on low height OR incorporated along inside at standard height.

Corrosion Protection:

  • Mild steel components hot dip galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461.
  • Paint finishes from a wide selection of durable marine coating systems.