Marine News from the Great Lakes

US Coast Guard Receives Newest ‘Travel Brow’ Boarding Ramp

Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Yacht Boarding Systems, Inc. recently shipped its thirtieth 12ft Steadi-Plank boarding ramp (the Travel Brow) to the Coast Guard for their 154’ FSC Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter.

These vessels perform various Coast Guard missions which include, but are not limited to, PWCS (Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security), Defense Operations, Maritime Law Enforcement (Drug/migrant interdiction and other Law Enforcement), Search and Rescue, Marine Safety, and environment protection.

These very busy and important cutters use the Travel Brow ramp when they are away from their home port. Steady and strong, made of marine-grade aluminum and an internally-welded frame, it’s no wonder the US Coast Guard trusts these ramps to safely deliver their sailors from ship to shore and back.

Yacht Boarding Systems is also the only U.S. manufacturer of a light-weight, portable ramp for wheelchair accessibility. All YBS ramps float, handrails are available, and a list of other options await you. Make a great investment in the safety, convenience, and comfort of your family and guests today.

For further information, contact Jeff Karstadt, General Manager, at 813-645-6666, visit, or email sales[email protected] today.


About Yacht Boarding Systems

In its thirteen years of business, YBS has manufactured boat boarding ramps for recreational boaters (both power and sail) for use on vessels from 18’ to 154’. YBS has sold to the military – Navy, Coast Guard/Homeland Security, and Army alike – commercial vessels, as well as to other markets. They are located in Apollo Beach, FL.


This article first appeared in the Fall Issue (Sep/Oct) 2019 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.

tags: Accessories, Boat Docks, Safety

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