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Bristol Yacht receives patent for stairs


Essex, Connecticut, USA –– Exclusive Yacht Sales, L.L.C., the parent company of Bristol Yacht
Components, was recently assigned a U.S. Design Patent for the company’s Bristol Boarding
Stairs™. The patent, No. US D664,494 S, was issued on July 31, 2012.

According to the company, Bristol Boarding Stairs blend innovative engineering, advanced
carbon fiber technology, and marine-proven materials to provide a reliable, lightweight, safe
access system for motor and sailing yachts. Bristol Boarding Stairs are self-leveling, easy to
deploy and stow, and are available in 4 to 14-step units.

“We are very pleased with the U.S. Patent Office’s favorable review of our application,” says
company president, Todd Schenk. “The unique design of our system contributes to its durability,
ease of operation, enhanced safety and performance, with a look that blends modern industrial
design with classic yachting elements such as inlaid teakwood and polished stainless steel.”
For more information, or a custom price quote, contact Bristol Yacht Components at
860-883-4904, or online at

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