If you have been around boats for a while, you know how important it is for there to be a way of locking refrigerator/freezer doors. Without it, the contents of your fridge at some point will inevitably wind up on the floor.
Hampton uses full size home refrigerators, typically those designed to be "built-in" to the cabinetry. The hulls we have seen use a lock like above. It is spring loaded, and it works great.
But it has to be actuated every time you want to open a door (or drawer if that is how your fridge is designed). A boat spends most of its time at anchor or at the dock, where a lock isn't required (let's hope).
So Debbie had the bright idea of asking them to make a different style of lock to work with this idea.
Our fridge has a door above, and two drawers below. Beautiful panels they made, aren't they?
So these are the locks, in their locked position.
And here they are in the open position. Just a quick flick will change from locked to unlocked or vice-versa. There is no spring. All these little things add up to more convenience and enjoyment of our time on the water.
If you are thinking these are pretty similar to the lock they designed for the swim ladder, you are right! Just a 90 degree turn.