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Crowther 12.17m

Reini G sailed Ave Gitana, his Crowther 12.17m trimaran for over 50,000 miles before competing in the 2009 OSTAR. His goal was to raise awareness and funds for 'Light for the World' to combat blindness. [14R]

Jon Sayer 42'

Dave and Melinda G's 1984 42' Jon Sayer sloop. [14R]

Pyewacket 70'

This custom 70' racing boat is all Pyewacket, from the bow to the stern with its cat graphic. [14R]

Catalina 34

Tasha and Ryan's Catalina 34 sailing into the sunset ... then on to the Bahamas and places farther south. [14R] [19R]

Jeanneau Sun Farst

Naya and Jorgen C were our first customers from Denmark. Unfortunately the Danish postal system conspired to keep our PortVisors from being delivered. When the second package succeeded, Jorgen sent this photo with the message below. We look forward to seeing more of their 2006 Jeanneau Sun Farst 23i. [14-R]

Today we have received the package from you, as you can see from the picture my wife is very happy and looking forward to we get it mounted on the boat. Thank you for your patience and the letter that was in the package.

Pyewacket 70'

On this 70' custom Pyewacket, PortVisors are at home among the racing gear. [14R]

Pyewacket 70'

Robbie H writes, "As the Project Manager for all of the Disney Family racing yachts named Pyewacket, I have always wanted some kind of visor to keep water out of open Lewmar hatches. We sail a lot in hot weather and do many races where water is constantly coming over the deck. The visors we received from Seaworthy Goods now make it possible to be very comfortable below decks by allowing the hatches to be open all the time!" [14R]

2000 Hylas 46' . [14R - fits better] [15R]

Hylas 46'

2000 Hylas 46' . [14R - fits better] [15R]

Catalina 34

Tasha and Ryan's Catalina 34. [14R] [19R]

Hylas 46'

Tim F currently sails his 2000 46' Hylas, Caregg, in Camden, Maine. [14R fits better] [15R]

Tim writes, "I purchased a couple of port covers a month or so ago & you requested some photos. The 14½ ones [14R] probably fit the best… the 15R was a little large… it would be helpful if you told people to put some sort of alignment tape on the ports & the hull before removing the cover of the sticky tape. They seem to work pretty good… heavy rain will still come in but nothing like without them. I was surprised that I did not seem to kick them… they have only been on for a month but I would recommend them for folks in rainy areas like Maine. I’ll order a couple more when I get a chance. Thanks."

Westsail 32

Don M and Lana N's Westsail 32.

Westsail 32

Don M and Lana N are avid sailors that began their sailing experience racing a Sweet 16 in the Midwest, winning local, regional and national awards. Don and Lana have recently sailed throughout the Caribbean totaling more than 15,000 nautical miles aboard their Westsail 32, Mary Rose V. They write travel and repair articles and publish them in various periodicals and on their blog. [They are hopeful we will start making round Portvisors again.] [14R]

“We found the PortVisors to be very helpful in keeping air circulating in inclimate weather,"

Jon Sayer 42'

Dave and Melinda G sailing in Indonesia aboard Sassoon, a 1984 42' Jon Sayer sloop. [14R]

Dave and Melinda write,"Hi, here are some long overdue photos of the PortVisors on our yacht 'Sassoon'. We are very pleased with them as they were easy to install, are not in the way as it is a busy traffic area, and most importantly they keep the rain out and allow ventilation of the aft cabins. This is very important here in the Asian Tropics."

Beneteau 461

Tony Pellegrini's Beneteau 461. forward head [13R]; aft head [above 14R]

Catalina 34

Tasha installing PortVisors on their Catalina 34. [14R] [19R]

Beneteau 461

Tony Pellegrini writes, "We sail in the RI area close to where our children, grandchildren and two great grandchildren live and they join us regularly aboard our Beneteau 461, 'Voyager'. The boat spends the winter in RI, but we return to our home West Palm Beach where it is always warm and sunny." forward head [13R above]; aft head [14R]

I received the PortVisors on Thursday and installed them on Friday, just in time for a weekend of rain. They are great—easy to install and keep the rain out unless it's blowing sideways. The PortVisors allow us to keep the ports open when it rains to avoid the heads from getting stuffy and smelly."

Catalina

Larry Fiorenza sails his Catalina in Florida's Tampa Bay. [14R]

Catalina 34

Tasha is a Traveler who became an English Teacher and then a School Owner but really wanted to be a Ski Bum and instead became a Sailor. When her husband Ryan blurted out in 2005, "It's my dream to sail around the world," her response was, "That's ridiculous. Who lives on a boat?!" Which resulted in them not speaking. But the idea festered. So in October 2012, Tasha found herself sailing out of New York City with Ryan and their two cats aboard a Catalina 34 sailboat with an appetite for adventure and a blog url. You can follow their Surf to Turf journey and you can read their endorsement of PortVisors. [14R] [19R]

Mirage 29

Niska's home port is Gimli. [14-R]

Mirage 29

Niska is Stuart and Michele Attwood's 1986 Mirage 29. They spend their time enjoying the Manitoba summers on Lake Winnipeg, usually day sailing from her home port of Gimli. [14-R]

MedMarine Monte Carlo

Susan and Will Burton have a 1990 MedMarine Monte Carlo 43, built in South Africa. They write, "We have taken her to Guatemala, Belize and Mexico where we learned the importance of having rain guards on the ports. We are planning a new adventure, leaving in a few days to go to Mexico for a week or two and then make our way to Cartagena, Colombia. Wish us luck!" [14-R]

Stuart writes, The PortVisors are awesome, look great and allow ventilation while it's raining. Thanks again for a great product. [14-R]

Heidi II

David Dissmeyer gives a PortVisor a new home aboard Heidi II in sunny San Francisco, California. [14-R]

This is a good way to help increase ventilation in aft cabins. [14-R]

Amel Maramu

John King writes, Great product, does fine in light rain with no wind. We now leave these 3 ports open most of the time. Thank you." [14R]

Amel Maramu

A photo from inside the Amel Maramu looking out through the open porthole and the PortVisor™. [14R]

Amel Maramu

Maryann King relaxes in the cockpit of their Amel, while the PortVisor continues to work. [14R]

Forgus 37

Forgus 37 with PortVisor™, somewhere in the Pacific after a rainshower. [14R]

Forgus 37

Finding ways to make their Forgus 37 comfortable and safe have been top priority for Annika and Björn. They have been very happy with PortVisors™. [14R]

"Anikka writes, "They work excellent. We can have the portlights open when it is raining. Another advantage is that the condensation is almost gone on the two portlights with PortVisor. We are still in NZ and it is raining a lot.”

Jeanneau 42DS

Brent Meyer's Jeanneau 42DS. [14R]

Jeanneau 42DS

It's always nice to take a break from running the Nassau Group aboard his beautiful Jeanneau 42DS (2008). That's just what Brent Meyer does in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. [14R]

Beneteau 461

John Pedersen's Okoboji deux in Cruz Bay, St John, USVI. 1999 Beneteau 461. [13R] [14R] [26R]

James Kane's Beneteau

James Kane sails his 2005 Beneteau 393 in the Florida Keys, among other places. The boat uses both the 26-R and the 14-R size PortVisors. In this photo the 14-R is in the foreground. [14-R, 26-R]

James Kane's Beneteau

James Kane sails his 2005 Beneteau 393 in the Florida Keys, among other places. The boat uses both the 26-R and the 14-R size PortVisors. In this photo the 26-R is in the foreground. [14-R, 26-R]

Beneteau 461

Mike and Rae Sutcliffe are currently based in Vancouver, Canada, and sent this beautiful photo taken in Hotham Sound. They've sailed for many years and spent 9 years sailing offshore, with a circumnavigation of the world from '92 to '97, in a Maple Leaf 42 sloop. They now have Frangipani, a Beneteau 461.

Beneteau 461

The Sutcliffe's Beneteau 461 has slightly recessed ports, but allow enough room for the PortVisors to attach. [14R]

Beneteau 461

The Sutcliffe's Beneteau 461, Frangipani, after PortVisors™ were installed. [14R]

Mainship 390

Nick and Wendy Bray of Ottawa, Canada, sent a note and photo of their 2003 Mainship 390, Corvette Conversion IV. "The picture was taken in our favourite cruising area, the Bay of Quinte, off Lake Ontario." [14-R]

"We spent three weeks on the boat and absolutely love those visors! Being able to leave the boat with the ports open in any weather is wonderful. Thanks again for the excellent service."

Beneteau 461

Tony P writes, "We sail in the RI area close to where our children, grandchildren and two great grandchildren live and they join us regularly aboard our Beneteau 461, 'Voyager'. The boat spends the winter in RI, but we return to our home West Palm Beach where it is always warm and sunny." 

 

"I received the PortVisors on Thursday and installed them on Friday, just in time for a weekend of rain. They are great—easy to install and keep the rain out unless it's blowing sideways. The PortVisors allow us to keep the ports open when it rains to avoid the heads from getting stuffy and smelly." 

forward head [13R above]; aft head [14R]

Hunter 35 engine panel

Jeff G is using a PortVisor™ to protect the ignition switch and engine shutdown cable from errant foot damage on his 1988 Hunter Legend 35. [This convinced us to make PanelVisors.] [13-R]

Beneteau 461

Tony P's Beneteau 461. forward head [13R]; aft head [above 14R]

Hunter 35 engine panel

Jeff G is using a PortVisor™ to protect the ignition switch and engine shutdown cable from errant foot damage on his 1988 Hunter Legend 35. [This convinced us  to start making PanelVisors.] [13-R]

He writes, "Nice product, good directions for installation."

Hunter 28.5

James McC installed a PortVisor™ over the porthole in the T cockpit of his Hunter 28.5. Water from the seat used to run off the seat (and the seat drip channel) onto the porthole. [13-R]

"Now I can leave the aft quarterberth port open and not let water running off the cockpit seat wash into the quarterberth cabin. And I am able to let light in - compared to the solid white visors I've seen."

Beneteau 461

John P's 'Okoboji Deux' in Cruz Bay, St John, USVI. 1999 Beneteau 461. [13R] [14R] [26R]

Devlin Boats

Lee S's Devlin. [13R]

Devlin Boats

Lee S found his boat, 'Red Schooner', on CraigsList a year ago spring and restored her over the past year. She was built by Devlin Boat 31 years ago in Tumwater, Washington. Lee is the office manager at Devlin Boats where the custom designed boats are made from plywood and epoxy. [13R]

"We have so much rain here in the Northwest that the PortVisors will be a real treat to have. I'm looking forward to using Red Schooner right through the winter. With the new PortVisors and the little woodstove I'm installing, rain and cold nights won't prevent cruising during our endless rainy season."

20' Flicka

John D from Cary, NC owns the smallest boat to have PortVisors — a 20' 1978 Flicka. What 'Iota' lacks in length, she makes up for in charm and the extraordinary sense of humor of her Captain. [13R]

Crowther 12.17m

Reini G sailed Ave Gitana, his Crowther 12.17m trimaran for over 50,000 miles before competing in the 2009 OSTAR. His goal was to raise awareness and funds for 'Light for the World' to combat blindness. [14R]

Jon Sayer 42'

Dave and Melinda G's 1984 42' Jon Sayer sloop. [14R]

Pyewacket 70'

This custom 70' racing boat is all Pyewacket, from the bow to the stern with its cat graphic. [14R]

Catalina 34

Tasha and Ryan's Catalina 34 sailing into the sunset ... then on to the Bahamas and places farther south. [14R] [19R]

Jeanneau Sun Farst

Naya and Jorgen C were our first customers from Denmark. Unfortunately the Danish postal system conspired to keep our PortVisors from being delivered. When the second package succeeded, Jorgen sent this photo with the message below. We look forward to seeing more of their 2006 Jeanneau Sun Farst 23i. [14-R]

Today we have received the package from you, as you can see from the picture my wife is very happy and looking forward to we get it mounted on the boat. Thank you for your patience and the letter that was in the package.

Pyewacket 70'

On this 70' custom Pyewacket, PortVisors are at home among the racing gear. [14R]

Pyewacket 70'

Robbie H writes, "As the Project Manager for all of the Disney Family racing yachts named Pyewacket, I have always wanted some kind of visor to keep water out of open Lewmar hatches. We sail a lot in hot weather and do many races where water is constantly coming over the deck. The visors we received from Seaworthy Goods now make it possible to be very comfortable below decks by allowing the hatches to be open all the time!" [14R]

2000 Hylas 46' . [14R - fits better] [15R]

Hylas 46'

2000 Hylas 46' . [14R - fits better] [15R]

Catalina 34

Tasha and Ryan's Catalina 34. [14R] [19R]

Hylas 46'

Tim F currently sails his 2000 46' Hylas, Caregg, in Camden, Maine. [14R fits better] [15R]

Tim writes, "I purchased a couple of port covers a month or so ago & you requested some photos. The 14½ ones [14R] probably fit the best… the 15R was a little large… it would be helpful if you told people to put some sort of alignment tape on the ports & the hull before removing the cover of the sticky tape. They seem to work pretty good… heavy rain will still come in but nothing like without them. I was surprised that I did not seem to kick them… they have only been on for a month but I would recommend them for folks in rainy areas like Maine. I’ll order a couple more when I get a chance. Thanks."

Westsail 32

Don M and Lana N's Westsail 32.

Westsail 32

Don M and Lana N are avid sailors that began their sailing experience racing a Sweet 16 in the Midwest, winning local, regional and national awards. Don and Lana have recently sailed throughout the Caribbean totaling more than 15,000 nautical miles aboard their Westsail 32, Mary Rose V. They write travel and repair articles and publish them in various periodicals and on their blog. [They are hopeful we will start making round Portvisors again.] [14R]

“We found the PortVisors to be very helpful in keeping air circulating in inclimate weather,"

Jon Sayer 42'

Dave and Melinda G sailing in Indonesia aboard Sassoon, a 1984 42' Jon Sayer sloop. [14R]

Dave and Melinda write,"Hi, here are some long overdue photos of the PortVisors on our yacht 'Sassoon'. We are very pleased with them as they were easy to install, are not in the way as it is a busy traffic area, and most importantly they keep the rain out and allow ventilation of the aft cabins. This is very important here in the Asian Tropics."

Beneteau 461

Tony Pellegrini's Beneteau 461. forward head [13R]; aft head [above 14R]

Catalina 34

Tasha installing PortVisors on their Catalina 34. [14R] [19R]

Beneteau 461

Tony Pellegrini writes, "We sail in the RI area close to where our children, grandchildren and two great grandchildren live and they join us regularly aboard our Beneteau 461, 'Voyager'. The boat spends the winter in RI, but we return to our home West Palm Beach where it is always warm and sunny." forward head [13R above]; aft head [14R]

I received the PortVisors on Thursday and installed them on Friday, just in time for a weekend of rain. They are great—easy to install and keep the rain out unless it's blowing sideways. The PortVisors allow us to keep the ports open when it rains to avoid the heads from getting stuffy and smelly."

Catalina

Larry Fiorenza sails his Catalina in Florida's Tampa Bay. [14R]

Catalina 34

Tasha is a Traveler who became an English Teacher and then a School Owner but really wanted to be a Ski Bum and instead became a Sailor. When her husband Ryan blurted out in 2005, "It's my dream to sail around the world," her response was, "That's ridiculous. Who lives on a boat?!" Which resulted in them not speaking. But the idea festered. So in October 2012, Tasha found herself sailing out of New York City with Ryan and their two cats aboard a Catalina 34 sailboat with an appetite for adventure and a blog url. You can follow their Surf to Turf journey and you can read their endorsement of PortVisors. [14R] [19R]

Mirage 29

Niska's home port is Gimli. [14-R]

Mirage 29

Niska is Stuart and Michele Attwood's 1986 Mirage 29. They spend their time enjoying the Manitoba summers on Lake Winnipeg, usually day sailing from her home port of Gimli. [14-R]

MedMarine Monte Carlo

Susan and Will Burton have a 1990 MedMarine Monte Carlo 43, built in South Africa. They write, "We have taken her to Guatemala, Belize and Mexico where we learned the importance of having rain guards on the ports. We are planning a new adventure, leaving in a few days to go to Mexico for a week or two and then make our way to Cartagena, Colombia. Wish us luck!" [14-R]

Stuart writes, The PortVisors are awesome, look great and allow ventilation while it's raining. Thanks again for a great product. [14-R]

Heidi II

David Dissmeyer gives a PortVisor a new home aboard Heidi II in sunny San Francisco, California. [14-R]

This is a good way to help increase ventilation in aft cabins. [14-R]

Amel Maramu

John King writes, Great product, does fine in light rain with no wind. We now leave these 3 ports open most of the time. Thank you." [14R]

Amel Maramu

A photo from inside the Amel Maramu looking out through the open porthole and the PortVisor™. [14R]

Amel Maramu

Maryann King relaxes in the cockpit of their Amel, while the PortVisor continues to work. [14R]

Forgus 37

Forgus 37 with PortVisor™, somewhere in the Pacific after a rainshower. [14R]

Forgus 37

Finding ways to make their Forgus 37 comfortable and safe have been top priority for Annika and Björn. They have been very happy with PortVisors™. [14R]

"Anikka writes, "They work excellent. We can have the portlights open when it is raining. Another advantage is that the condensation is almost gone on the two portlights with PortVisor. We are still in NZ and it is raining a lot.”

Jeanneau 42DS

Brent Meyer's Jeanneau 42DS. [14R]

Jeanneau 42DS

It's always nice to take a break from running the Nassau Group aboard his beautiful Jeanneau 42DS (2008). That's just what Brent Meyer does in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. [14R]

Beneteau 461

John Pedersen's Okoboji deux in Cruz Bay, St John, USVI. 1999 Beneteau 461. [13R] [14R] [26R]

James Kane's Beneteau

James Kane sails his 2005 Beneteau 393 in the Florida Keys, among other places. The boat uses both the 26-R and the 14-R size PortVisors. In this photo the 14-R is in the foreground. [14-R, 26-R]

James Kane's Beneteau

James Kane sails his 2005 Beneteau 393 in the Florida Keys, among other places. The boat uses both the 26-R and the 14-R size PortVisors. In this photo the 26-R is in the foreground. [14-R, 26-R]

Beneteau 461

Mike and Rae Sutcliffe are currently based in Vancouver, Canada, and sent this beautiful photo taken in Hotham Sound. They've sailed for many years and spent 9 years sailing offshore, with a circumnavigation of the world from '92 to '97, in a Maple Leaf 42 sloop. They now have Frangipani, a Beneteau 461.

Beneteau 461

The Sutcliffe's Beneteau 461 has slightly recessed ports, but allow enough room for the PortVisors to attach. [14R]

Beneteau 461

The Sutcliffe's Beneteau 461, Frangipani, after PortVisors™ were installed. [14R]

Mainship 390

Nick and Wendy Bray of Ottawa, Canada, sent a note and photo of their 2003 Mainship 390, Corvette Conversion IV. "The picture was taken in our favourite cruising area, the Bay of Quinte, off Lake Ontario." [14-R]

"We spent three weeks on the boat and absolutely love those visors! Being able to leave the boat with the ports open in any weather is wonderful. Thanks again for the excellent service."

Beneteau 461

Tony P writes, "We sail in the RI area close to where our children, grandchildren and two great grandchildren live and they join us regularly aboard our Beneteau 461, 'Voyager'. The boat spends the winter in RI, but we return to our home West Palm Beach where it is always warm and sunny." 

 

"I received the PortVisors on Thursday and installed them on Friday, just in time for a weekend of rain. They are great—easy to install and keep the rain out unless it's blowing sideways. The PortVisors allow us to keep the ports open when it rains to avoid the heads from getting stuffy and smelly." 

forward head [13R above]; aft head [14R]

Hunter 35 engine panel

Jeff G is using a PortVisor™ to protect the ignition switch and engine shutdown cable from errant foot damage on his 1988 Hunter Legend 35. [This convinced us to make PanelVisors.] [13-R]

Beneteau 461

Tony P's Beneteau 461. forward head [13R]; aft head [above 14R]

Hunter 35 engine panel

Jeff G is using a PortVisor™ to protect the ignition switch and engine shutdown cable from errant foot damage on his 1988 Hunter Legend 35. [This convinced us  to start making PanelVisors.] [13-R]

He writes, "Nice product, good directions for installation."

Hunter 28.5

James McC installed a PortVisor™ over the porthole in the T cockpit of his Hunter 28.5. Water from the seat used to run off the seat (and the seat drip channel) onto the porthole. [13-R]

"Now I can leave the aft quarterberth port open and not let water running off the cockpit seat wash into the quarterberth cabin. And I am able to let light in - compared to the solid white visors I've seen."

Beneteau 461

John P's 'Okoboji Deux' in Cruz Bay, St John, USVI. 1999 Beneteau 461. [13R] [14R] [26R]

Devlin Boats

Lee S's Devlin. [13R]

Devlin Boats

Lee S found his boat, 'Red Schooner', on CraigsList a year ago spring and restored her over the past year. She was built by Devlin Boat 31 years ago in Tumwater, Washington. Lee is the office manager at Devlin Boats where the custom designed boats are made from plywood and epoxy. [13R]

"We have so much rain here in the Northwest that the PortVisors will be a real treat to have. I'm looking forward to using Red Schooner right through the winter. With the new PortVisors and the little woodstove I'm installing, rain and cold nights won't prevent cruising during our endless rainy season."

20' Flicka

John D from Cary, NC owns the smallest boat to have PortVisors — a 20' 1978 Flicka. What 'Iota' lacks in length, she makes up for in charm and the extraordinary sense of humor of her Captain. [13R]

TESTIMONIALS

Matthew & Natasha H — Cairns, Australia

"PortVisors are great, they stop the rain coming in at night so dad doesn't have to get up and close the hatches. Then he isn't cranky when doing our home schooling the next day."

[This feedback and pic are from 2008, right after we started Seaworthy Goods. Both are still our favorites because they gave us inspiration when we needed it most.]

Mark R — NEW ZEALAND

"What a fantastic product! So easy to install and so effective! This has completely transformed my boat and the way I live inside. I can leave the windows open in most weathers and my boat can breathe! I would also like to commend you on the quality of the product, strong, durable and attractive. 16 months on and they are exactly as on the day of installation with no issues whatsoever! I can honestly say that this is the best 'value' thing I have done on my boat."

Regina C —Jacksonville, FL
"I would like to tell you how happy we are with the PortVisors we ordered last week. As new sailboat owners, you worry that you might get carried away with buying stuff. Well, that is not the case with PortVisors. They proved their worth this week after a storm.

[with 2nd order] We really loved the first 2 we ordered last week. A wonderful addition to our boat and increases our quality of life."

Steve D — BC, Canada

"I received the PortVisors on Friday, installed them on Saturday and I'm very pleased with the results. I was a little concerned about the tape when I ordered them but as I was doing the installation I soon realized it holds very well and does the trick and I'm glad I didn't need to drill holes. Thanks very much for an excellent product."

Val f — St Francis 44' cat

"I am pleased to say that my port visors are on and life aboard has changed ... I can leave the portholes open and especially at night we get a much more comfortable night's sleep. Thank you! The brilliant port visors do the job!"

Janice P — 35' Marine Trader

"These visors and this company is the best! I bought 3 in 2012 and they are still perfect, except for the epoxy that somebody dripped on one of them. I am most comfortable recommending Seaworthy Goods to everyone."

Robyn & David P — Sarawak, Malaysia

"We love your PortVisors. They allow us to live in the topics and get air through the boat without the accompanying rain. Terrific. Thank you."

John P — USVI

"Hurricane Irma almost totaled my Beneteau while on the hard, so I need to replace 2 PortVisors. The other 8 stayed on. Your PortVisors are awesome!

When it rains I'm happily getting ventilation while other yachts are hunkered down running their AC or just closed up sweating down below. I tie off my anchor to my starboard forward cleat and open all the ports on the port side where the galley, etc resides. No problem!"

Sara & Larry G — Trawler in Canada

"We recently purchased some PortVisors from you guys and love them to death. We have owned our trawler for five years and this is the first time we have opened up the front sleeping cabin. Finally fresh. They have not let any water in though wide open during some severe rain storms. So thank you very much ... and thanks for being so helpful when ordering."

Matt S — CRUISING

"We installed four Visors in 2010. Then went cruising for 6 years, Florida to Trinidad and back; up to Newport and down, and now in Guatemala. All kinds of weather, seas, and abuse — being kicked occasionally. They held up quite well. We are definitely pleased with your product. Thanks for making it!"