We are BoatCatch
Boatcatch is a patented boat trailer accessory which makes launching and retrieving your boat on the boat ramp quick and easy. After it is installed, you should never need to stand on the slippery part of a boat ramp ever again. No wet feet and slime no mud no risk of falling. Best of all, you will save time and no one will be telling you to “hurry up”.
Once installed, Boatcatch allows you to launch and retrieve your boat by yourself with safety and dry feet because you do not have to go near the winch or safety chain. Or if you have two people you can launch and retrieve in as little as 20 seconds once you are practiced (See our Youtube video named “Boatcatch fast launch and retrieval” as proof). Spend less time on the boat ramp and more time enjoying your boating.
If you want to get technical, Boatcatch is a “positively locked” coupling system which helps form a quick release connection between your boat trailer the bow of the boat.
There are two sizes and Boatcatch is supplied as a kit complete with a universal mounting bracket and all components you usually need for your boat-trailer arrangement. With complete instructions supplied with every Boatcatch and online or phone support if needed, our product in most cases is easy to install and can be fitted by the average handyman.
It can be hard to explain the product to someone who hasn’t seen one before, so please watch the Youtube video clip named “What you receive when you buy a Boatcatch” for a quick thorough introduction. Alternatively, visit our Facebook Page or Youtube Channel for more videos.
Boat Retrieval System
Gallery of Boatcatch fit-ups
If you would like to view a collection of photographs that show Boatcatch installed on numerous types of trailer and boat type set ups just visit the gallery page.
The revolutionary launch and retrieval system
Boatcatch™ was invented and designed by Australian abalone diver Greg Staples who wanted to get his boat into and out of the water faster, safer and hassle free.
Made of 100% marine grade stainless steel(316). This is an incredibly strong and robust product that comes with a lifetime warranty. With only three moving parts, it requires little maintenance and being highly polished, Boatcatch is a very attractive accessory to any traller boat.
Fitting the Boatcatch
Most handymen who own a drill and some basic spanners can fit the Boatcatch. The device is clamped simply and directly to the trailer bow post with ‘u’ bolts and nuts. The most technical job is cutting the metal universal mounting kit ‘tube’ to length with a hand saw or similar tool.
One or two people can be used to launch and retrieve with a Boatcatch. The two person method chosen by most operators is where you have an operator for the boat and a driver the car and trailer. When well practiced this makes for a speedy ramp work.
Different trailer sizes
The device comes in two sizes of the same design. The small size may be fitted to all aluminium boats under 6 metres long, and light duty fibreglass boats under 6 metres. The large unit will accommodate a vessel as small as 6 metres and a boat of any length and having a maximum weight of 8 tonne.
Everything you need
Boatcatch comes with a universal mounting bracket, U-bolts, washers, nuts, pull cord, bow eye and spacer to suit most boats as well as a very comprehensive and clear instruction manual to help you install it yourself.
Fits almost any boat & trailer
Whether you’ve got a small ‘alloy’ boat, a large fiberglass boat or even a cat, you can cut the supplied mounting arm and position the Boatcatch to suit just about any boat and trailer combination!
Boatcatch won’t break
The device comes in two sizes of the same design. The small size may be fitted to boats under 6 meters (20ft)long. The large unit will accommodate a boat 6 metres (20ft) or over in length, but having a maximum weight of 8 tonne (16,000lb). Note, if your boat is between 5 and 8 tonne (10,000 and 16,000lb) please contact the manufacturer about suitable/heavy mounting brackets
Position the trailer in the water and when ready, drive your boat in. The Boatcatch has a heavy duty pin that locates inside the eye automatically when retrieving and secures the boat upon the trailer. It’s incredibly strong so you can easily drive your vehicle to the parking lot before having to secure the winch cable.
Once fitted it’s ready to use. When about to launch, you simply prepare by releasing the winch cable from your boat in the parking lot. Afterwhich, reverse the trailer into the water. Boatcatch allows you to move around until you choose to remotely pull the release leaver and calmly motor off.
ALLOWING BOATERS TO “RELAX AT THE BOAT RAMP” SINCE 2008.
TENS OF THOUSANDS OF AUSTRALIAN COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL BOATS NOW USE BOATCATCH.
OUR ”LIFETIME WARRANTY” IS AN INDICATION OF JUST HOW DURABLE AND RELIABLE BOATCATCH IS.