Caframo

Award-winning boat hatch fan removes stale cabin air in 30 seconds.
At a glance:

Caframo engaged Design 1st to creatively design and deliver a high volume boat hatch fan blade design to drive maximum air within the confined space of a boat hatch opening. The blade design required CFD finite element analysis. A second requirement was to have the fan rotate out of the way for people to use the hatch to exit the boat.

Fan Product Design - 3D CAD geometry
Design 1st’s designers and engineers demonstrated the right creativity and technical understanding, managing the product design and testing process. The result is an award winning product the market has really embraced.
- Mike Tettenborn, Director of Engineering, Caframo Ltd.
Testing Flow - quick mockup of boat cabin to test air evacuation calculations
Injection Tooling - fan parts close up
Fan Parts for Test Build
Caframo Marketing Brochure - fan in use