Fastmount’s Stratlock Rail System follows on from the company’s Stratlock Range of clips, providing boatbuilders with an integrated and purpose-built system for building deckhead and wall framework substrates to attach interior panelling to.

It comprises a custom-built aluminium extrusion profile and three cast aluminium connectors to enable installation flexibility.

The extrusion is designed to be used on either the vertical or horizontal plane, which can be cut to size to build a grid allowing builders to create a precise framework to mount panels to.

“In the last few years, we have seen many of the larger boatbuilders move towards the reliability and security of aluminium extrusions to frame up deckhead and wall panel framework, instead of or in addition to plywood or timber framework,” said Gregg Kelly, founder and head of innovation at Fastmount. “Creating this system felt like a natural progression for Fastmount, staying ahead of the curve in terms of construction processes.”

The die-cast aluminium connectors offer options according to specific construction requirements: a fixed 90º connector (SL-RCF90), a flexible 180º adjustable connection for perpendicular profiles such as connecting a wall to a ceiling (SL-RCA180 + SL-RCF90) and a flexible 180º adjustable connection for parallel profiles such as wall corners (SL-RCA180 + SL-RCF90).

The Stratlock Rail System will debut at METSTRADE on the Kroon stand 02.226.