Only way to travel: Pilot Ladder Magnets


Each day sea pilots board large vessels to assist in bringing them to safe harbour. Their job involves matching vessel speeds and then a sometimes precarious transition from the pilot boat to the ship, via a ladder.

These men and women are experts at this transition but nonetheless, safety is paramount.

Serpent and Dove’s Pilot Ladder Magnets (also known as Yellow-Mags, Hull Magnets or Boom Magnets) have been specifically developed to make life safer for sea pilots. The magnets provide removable anchor points for the ladders on the ship’s hull.

The Pilot Ladder Magnets, are designed to withstand aggressive marine environments and have no internal moving parts or entry points for sea water – a natural enemy of neodymium magnet material.

Powder-coating in safety yellow for high visibility, and resin encapsulation of magnetic elements makes the product seaworthy.

As an added bonus, they are lightweight (about 3kg), yet immensely strong.

They provide more than 300kg of clamping force – even through layers of paint, scale and grime on a ship’s hull.

A delrin roller makes the Hull Magnet simple to attach and release. The magnets are also used to anchor floating spill booms and maintenance vessels and are also known as Boom Magnets.

Serpent & Dove
Ph: 02 9971 7577