The boatScope is a product that finds its origin in two seemingly unrelated fields, medicine and sailing. Naval architects design a hull to be rigid and with as little flexing as possible. By adding an inspection window in the hull, compromises to optimal hull integrity are made. The keel, the drive shaft and rudder still have to be observed for debris, but will a window compromise the design so much that the hull will no longer meet engineered specifications? The boatScope provides an ideal alternative.