Electric linear actuators provide a reliable lift on the engine hatch, making it easier to access the heart of the vessel. The engine hatch protects the engine from seawater splashes which can corrode and cause further damage to the engine’s life span. To ensure the boat engine is well protected, the hatch cover tends to be large and sometimes quite heavy. Opening this alone can be difficult and at times, impossible to do alone. In such cases, a motorized lift for the engine hatch would provide easy access to the engine while retaining the protection needed against the elements.