Caframo: Taku Hatch Fan
Award-winning boat hatch fan removes stale cabin air in 30 seconds.
Design a powerful easy-to-install boat fan to exhaust hot cabin air in under 30 seconds.
Use 3D modeling tools to simulate airflow and bench model testing to perfect design.
Caframo Taku Hatch Fan - Winner of 2013 Pittman Sail Innovation Award
Ensure fan was easy-to-install and accommodates a variety of hatch hinges on boats.
Move the hatch fan product development from concept through to production in under six months.
The 12 Volt fan draws only 4 amps of power in turbo setting and 1 amp in lower speeds.
Air Flow Design:
Optimize hatch fan blade design for optimal air push, power efficiency and noise reduction.
3D modeling of hatch fan concept prior to FEA flow analysis
Benchmodel testing of fan design to optimize air flow and power draw
Pre-production prototype parts of boat fan for testing
First volume production unit of Taku Hatch fan in use