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Telescopic marine gangways are vital to offshore safety systems for two main purposes. These telescopic retractable gangways allow for personnel access offshore installations, but also support utility transfer lines for cargo, electricity, water, mud, and even fuel. As the leading manufacturer of custom marine equipment, Safe Harbor has earned a reputation for high-quality custom gangways that perform reliably in harsh marine environments. Our telescopic gangways provide access to difficult-to-reach areas on ships and between docks and ships. Their telescopic retractable gangways and ramps allow for easy storage without using excess space.


Custom Telescopic Marine Gangway Design

Our engineers have the experience and application knowledge to design a telescoping retractable gangway to meet your exact application requirements, whether you are transporting passengers between dock and ship or need to provide access to difficult-to-reach equipment or cargo holds. Safe Harbor specializes in custom designs and we have the capabilities to design and manufacture your custom telescopic marine gangway to meet your requirements while meeting your budget and delivery deadline.

Our telescoping marine gangways for boats and ships are retracting, two-stage gangways designed for easy extension and retraction. They are constructed to withstand heavy use and are available in a wide range of sizes and styles to handle the capacity and length you require for your application.

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Telescopic Gangway Features


  • Pneumatic assist and spring counter support
  • Hydraulic assist and spring counter support
  • Automatic standard right stanchions
  • Manual standard right stanchions


  • 24-72” widths
  • 3-7’ lengths
  • Standard 500 pound load capacity (custom load capacities available)
  • Standard 22" extension (custom telescoping extensions available)
  • Self-leveling treads that allow access 40’ above or below horizontal

Safety Features

  • Oversized top rail
  • Midrail painted yellow
  • Rubber bumpers
  • Safety cage
  • Cleat styles that allow for more secure footing at steeper angles


  • Stainless Steel
  • Brass
  • Aluminum

*Telescopic gangways are specifically designed for use in marine and saltwater environments with welded joints that are corrosion and saltwater resistant.

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OSHA Standard Compliance

Our retractable & telescopic gangways meet OSHA and OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) standards and can be manufactured to meet industry standards if required.

At Safe Harbor, we are committed to providing you with the solution to your personnel and cargo loading and unloading challenges. As a telescopic gangway manufacturer, we will work with you to design and manufacture a telescoping ramp that will meet your exact requirements and will continue to perform well for many years. We support our products with superior customer service that will ensure that you are satisfied with your Safe Harbor telescoping gangway.

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