A bosuns Chair is a piece of marine equipment which is used to suspend someone from the ropes or mast on a boat or ship to perform maintenance. Also known as boatswain's chair, these were originally made from short planks of wood or were canvas hammocks. Although first used for maritime applications, similar chairs were developed for maintenance work in other industries. Commercial window cleaners, for instance, still use equipment based on this idea.
Modern bosuns chairs are fashioned from robust, lightweight fabrics. They are safe, sturdy and feature safety mechanisms including leg straps. Contemporary bosuns chairs also offer handy features like D rings and attachment points for securing tools.
Our Bosuns Chair with Tool Pocket is made from ultra-tough 210D nylon with a reinforced thick PVC backing. Safety straps are included for additional security together with a padded wooden seat and handy tool pockets.
You can work in confidence with the Crewsaver Crewlift 40. This comfortable bosuns chair is manufactured from PVC coated nylon and features welded stainless steel attachment triangles. An adjustable waist belt and thigh straps create a secure fit. This chair also benefits from a detachable tool pouch and webbing tool rack to carry your essentials and to keep your hands free to work.
The Spinlock Deckware Mast Pro Harness is a great alternative to a bosuns chair for working at height on a yacht. It was specifically developed for marine application and features adjustable buckles made from marine grade stainless steel. Leg strap covers protect you from abrasion and lumber support is provided by an ergonomic waist belt. Tool attachment points are also included.
The latest bosuns chairs are certainly a step up from a plank of wood! Safe, durable and practical, contemporary bosuns chairs enable you to work in comfort and will serve you well for years.