In his quest to explore the unique water quality issues facing waterways on all of Florida’s coasts, Captain Benny Blanco’s newest episode of Guiding Flow brings him again to SeaDek’s backyard—the Indian River Lagoon.
Plagued by years of unchecked runoff, as well as massive home development and population increase on both sides of the lagoon, its once lush seagrass beds have all but disappeared. But with a new focus on the issues that have caused the mess and a grassroots movement of people dedicated to restoring the world-class fishery, we are now in a position to enact positive change to preserve the fragile ecosystem for generations to come.
Join Captain Benny as he chases snook and seatrout with local guides that shed light on the problems, solutions, and why the waterway is worth fighting for.
Episode 4 of Guiding Flow premiers on Waypoint TV at 10:00am on Saturday, May 30th, and can be streamed live anytime after.
Did you know that a parasite called dinoflagellate Hematodinium sp. causes one of the most common diseases in Florida blue crabs, known as “bitter crab”?
We didn’t either until we got talking to the FWC blue crab research team tasked with learning more about the health of Florida’s blue crabs!
It turns out that this parasite has significant effects on blue crabs during stressful environmental events, such as high salinity and high temperature. To understand and manage the fishery properly, it is critical to understand the prevalence and role this disease has on natural mortality and fishery dynamics.
Part of the FWC’s research involves catching blue crabs to study, and anyone that has ever done any crabbing knows that it is a messy business, with fouled-up crab traps inflicting some pretty heavy abuse on boat decks.
To remedy the situation for the researchers, we made a custom SeaDek kit for their research vessel utilizing SeaDek HD, a new material with a rugged outer skin that is perfect for commercial applications and hard-wearing areas.
SeaDek HD features a tetrapod texture for great traction and our standard 3M pressure sensitive adhesive for easy peel-and-stick application. Currently, it is available in 5mm single color Storm Gray and Black, or as an 8mm (5mm over 3mm) laminate with any of our standard available colors on the bottom. The FWC’s research boat features 8mm Storm Gray over Bimini Blue.
First Licensed Foam Flooring Supplier to Offer Sea Ray Logo to Aftermarket Customers
Rockledge, Fla., May 19, 2020 – SeaDek Marine Products, the leading manufacturer of non-skid traction products for the marine environment, is pleased to announce it has signed a licensing agreement with Sea Ray, a division of Brunswick Corporation, to offer the Sea Ray logo on custom SeaDek kits and select retail products including cooler tops for model year 2019 and preceding model year boats.
SeaDek has provided
non-skid foam flooring to Sea Ray’s aftermarket customers since 2003 and has
worked with Sea Ray to provide factory-installed decking on new model year
boats since 2012. Though Sea Ray’s flooring options have evolved – from 6 mm,
multi-color Swim Platforms adhered with an acrylic-based adhesive, to full 11
mm, Faux Teak Cockpit Kits with removable Snap-In mats – customers have
consistently requested trademarked logos as a way to demonstrate their
affiliation with Sea Ray’s craftmanship.
with Sea Ray is a reflection of our vested interest in providing an exceptional
customer experience,” said Jason Gardner, SeaDek Vice President of
Marketing. “We want to provide every customer, whether they’re buying
their dream boat or their first pre-owned boat, with access to a SeaDek kit as
uniquely personal as the experiences they have on the water.”
Sea Ray selected
SeaDek for its superior appearance, quality, design and
“At Sea Ray, we
know that time spent on the water is the best kind of time; which is why we do
all we can to ensure every moment spent onboard a Sea Ray is perfectly crafted.
Therefore, it’s no surprise that Sea Ray would establish a licensing
partnership with SeaDek,” said Shelby Kirby, Sea Ray Director of
Marketing. “This partnership will make it easier for Sea Ray Owners to
customize their foam matting order to include the Sea Ray logo quickly and
While initially available through SeaDek directly, the company plans to expand its licensed logo usage to select Certified Fabricators and Installers in the coming months. To purchase a custom Swim Platform or Cockpit Kit featuring the Sea Ray logo, contact SeaDek’s Customer Advocate Team at 888-964-6860, email@example.com, or by filling out a request form online at: https://www.seadek.com/get-in-touch#consumer.
About SeaDek Marine Products
SeaDek manufactures a wide range of PE/EVA non-skid products for OEM boat builders, aftermarket customers, and dealers. In addition to custom products, SeaDek offers an extensive line of retail items, including DIY sheet material, anti-fatigue helm station pads, coaming bolsters, and more. As a safe and comfortable alternative to molded-in non-skid, paint-on textures and other marine traction products currently available, SeaDek provides exceptional traction and aesthetically pleasing stylistic options. Made from UV protected non-absorbent PE/EVA foam, SeaDek utilizes an acrylic-based 3M™ pressure sensitive adhesive for a lasting bond and simple peel-and-stick application. With a wide array of colors, textures, and thicknesses available, there is a place for SeaDek on every boat, and their quickly growing network of SeaDek Certified Fabricators and Installers has made getting custom SeaDek easier than ever. Learn more at www.seadek.com.
About Sea Ray
Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Sea Ray is the world’s leading creator of superior quality pleasure boats. For 60 years, Sea Ray has pushed the limits of performance and craftsmanship to elevate the boating experience. Each Sea Ray is designed to make every moment exceptional, supporting boaters’ unique lifestyles with a customized balance of unparalleled comfort and performance and world-class technology throughout. Learn more about the Sea Ray Experience at SeaRay.com.
Headquartered in Mettawa, Ill., Brunswick Corporation’s leading consumer brands include Mercury Marine outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; Mercury global parts and accessories including propellers and SmartCraft electronics; Power Products Integrated Solutions; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood, Garelick, and Whale marine parts; Land ‘N’ Sea, BLA, Payne’s Marine, Kellogg Marine, and Lankhorst Taselaar marine parts distribution; Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Heyday, Lowe, Lund, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Thunder Jet and Uttern boats; Boating Services Network, Freedom Boat Club, NAUTIC-ON, OnBoard Boating Club and Rentals. For more information, visit Brunswick.com.
Our involvement with the America’s Cup dates back many years and we are proud of the work we have done to support some of the best sailing organizations in the world. That support continues today, and as an Official Supplier of New York Yacht Club American Magic, we provide custom SeaDek kits for the AC75, chase boats, and other applications that require exceptional traction and durability.
The America’s Cup teams continually push the boundaries of modern sailing, and their innovations have lasting impacts that traverse many industries. The foiling technology that allows the AC75 to “liftoff” is no exception. Watch Defiant take to the skies; this is sailing like you have never seen before!
Partnership underscores SeaDek’s expansion in the bass boat market
Rockledge, Fla., May 11, 2020 – SeaDek Marine Products, the leading manufacturer of non-skid traction products for the marine environment, is proud to welcome angler Bill Lowen, a ten-time Bassmaster Classic Qualifier, to their Brand Ambassador program.
Based in Brookville, Indiana, Lowen’s 13 years competing in the Bassmaster Elite Series have earned him 10 Bassmaster Classic berths and 148 Top 10 finishes.
“SeaDek has changed the face of boating, and now, most importantly to me, improved one of the weakest links in the competitive bass boat by replacing carpet,” said Lowen. “I demand the finest in performance and quality so I can perform at the highest level, and with SeaDek, I have a unique advantage over my competition.”
Born from Lowen’s longstanding relationship with aluminum bass boat manufacturer Xpress Boats, who was an early adopter of SeaDek’s innovative flooring products, the new partnership will foster even more synergy between the freshwater fishing community, boat builders, and the SeaDek brand.
“This is an exciting time for SeaDek,” said Jason Gardner, Vice President of Marketing and Advertising at SeaDek. “The demand for an alternative to carpet has been longstanding in the freshwater market, and by collaborating with progressive partners such as Xpress, we feel that this is the beginning of a major turning point for bass boats. We are grateful to have an angler of Bill’s stature behind us and are thrilled to welcome him to the SeaDek family.”
About SeaDek Marine Products
SeaDek manufactures a wide range of PE/EVA non-skid products for OEM boat builders, aftermarket customers, and dealers. In addition to custom products, SeaDek offers an extensive line of retail items, including DIY sheet material, anti-fatigue helm station pads, coaming bolsters, and more. As a safe and comfortable alternative to molded-in non-skid, paint-on textures and other marine traction products currently available, SeaDek provides exceptional traction and aesthetically pleasing stylistic options. Made from UV protected non-absorbent PE/EVA foam, SeaDek utilizes an acrylic-based 3M™ pressure sensitive adhesive for a lasting bond and simple peel-and-stick application. With a wide array of colors, textures, and thicknesses available, there is a place for SeaDek on every boat, and its quickly-growing network of SeaDek Certified Fabricators and Installers has made getting custom SeaDek easier than ever. Learn more at www.seadek.com.
About Xpress Boats
Xpress Boats is a family owned and operated business for over 53 years and is the “Original All-Welded-Aluminum” boat who pioneered the “Original and Only” high performance aluminum featuring a padded hull design, longitudinal rib construction, infusion of expandable foam throughout the hull to not only meet but exceed coast guard standards. Today Xpress operates out of a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Hot Springs, AR producing top of the line boats for nearly any application. Learn more at https://xpressboats.com/.
While our hearts yearned to do more, members of the SeaDek family from around the world have found ways to join the global effort in fighting the pandemic. It turns out that our PE/EVA material is a perfect component for making face shields, which are in dangerously short supply. With the help of employees, friends, and families, many masks were produced and shared with healthcare workers and at-risk individuals. Way to go team SeaDek!
SeaDek’s Marketing Manager, Sasha Tinkham, had her family join the effort!
Episode 3 of Captain Benny Blanco’s new show, Guiding Flow, is especially meaningful for the SeaDek team, as it calls attention to the perils in our own backyard— the Indian River Lagoon. In search of the large schools of redfish that made it famous, Benny travels to Mosquito Lagoon, where he joins Captain Billy Rotne for some great fishing and a deep dive into the water quality issues that are plaguing our estuary.
After a legendary career on the field, former NFL wide receiver Devin Hester is spending some quality time on the water these days. He recently brought his 22 Regal FasDeck ESX by SeaDek Certified Fabricator Next level Inc.’s shop for a proper tricking out.
In addition to a thumping JL Audio system, Next level designed a custom SeaDek kit in Black over Ruby Red that really took his new Regal up to an eleven!
Solid work guys, nobody will miss Devin on the water this summer!
Your boat deserves SeaDek! Our SeaDek Certified Fabricators and Installers are standing by to take your boat to the next level.
While working with a SeaDek Certified Installer or through the SeaDek factory yields beautiful custom cut pads with superior fit and finish, sometimes using our DIY Sheet Material can produce great results at a fraction of the price.
Jon boats are an excellent example. Most have slick painted interiors that get scorching hot in the sun, and as they are often used for hunting, fishing, and working, don’t need a premium appearance.
SeaDek DIY sheets provide the same exceptional traction as custom SeaDek, and keep surfaces cool and comfortable all day long. Available on the SeaDek Webstore in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns, SeaDek DIY sheets are easy to cut-to-fit and provide eye-catching results that are both functional and economical.
Treat your feet and add SeaDek to your boat to make every minute on the water better. Your boat deserves SeaDek!