The last episode of Season 5 in Florida Sportsman‘s Project Dreamboat series features a truly unique restoration of an older Contender Express that has been transformed into a modern styled pilothouse with one primary goal—hardcore spearfishing!
We loved the great commentary from owner and diver Rob Murphy, and the custom SeaDek kit in the cockpit was a beautiful finishing touch for the build. Check out the video:
We are proud to supply 11th Hour Racing with Genuine SeaDek non-skid, and this summer outfitted their newest IMOCA 60 with custom SeaDek throughout the cockpit and cabin. After updating the yacht in Concarneau, France, the team just made a transatlantic crossing and landed in Newport, Rhode Island, which will serve as their base as they prepare for The Ocean Race in 2022/23.
The IMOCA 60 is built for performance and can be downright uncomfortable during long, rough passages, but upon landing in Newport, the team reported that their SeaDek kit was one of the highlights of the trip, providing cushion and comfort for the crew when they needed it most.
Check out these photos of the crossing; this is not your grandfather’s sailing!
Carpet is great when stretching out on the living room floor, and we love a good shag rug between our toes as much as anyone else, but on your boat? We think that’s kind of like putting carpet in your bathroom. Sure, you could, but why?
After years of dealing with wet, moldy, stinky carpet, boaters from around the world have turned to SeaDek as a superior marine flooring alternative. Thanks to its closed-cell PE/EVA foam composition, SeaDek doesn’t absorb water, meaning no mold, mildew, or nasty odors. And while carpet continually gets dirt and grime trapped in and underneath it, SeaDek is easy to clean and bonds straight to your boat deck.
Add the fact that SeaDek is completely customizable, with tons of colors, patterns, and other features available, it’s no wonder boaters are saving carpet for the TV room and choosing SeaDek onboard!
The owner of this 2008 Four Winns H220 recently ditched carpet. He was sick and tired of his drab marine carpet and worked with our Customer Advocate Team to have a custom SeaDek kit made instead. We think the results speak for themselves!
We love to hear from our customers and we love to see them boat! We know that SeaDek makes days on the boat even more fun, so it is awesome to see photos of their newly installed SeaDek kits before they hit the water.
Thanks to everyone for all your great words, we appreciate you choosing Genuine SeaDek!
“Hey guys, I recently did a full install on my 87 correct craft Martinique of your flooring. I love it, it’s the best part of the restoration. Thanks for a great product. – Cambo144“
“Traci, Thank you so much helping me with completing my swim platform with SeaDek, I have attached some pictures—it turned out excellent. Thanks so much for your help. Roderick “
“SeaDek on the THUNDER. What an amazing product!”
“Traci, rec’d and installed. Looks fantastic! Thank you to you and your team. – Frank C.”
If serious fishing is your thing and you aren’t afraid to make a mess in the process, our camo patterns are great for hiding the aftermath of a long day filling the fish box.
Check out this custom SeaDek kit for an Aquasport 22 by SeaDek Certified Fabricator Contemporary Marine Flooring. They used a combination of thicknesses, including 3mm, 6mm, and 13mm, as well as many custom design features such as fish graphics, rulers, laser logos, and routed logos. A unique kit for a unique boat!
Based in Spokane, Washington, Contemporary Marine Flooring provides custom SeaDek for boaters throughout much of the Pacific Northwest, often at their home, boat, or marina. Contact them at:
Contemporary Marine Flooring 10907 E Marietta #2 Spokane Valley, WA 509-995-6239 firstname.lastname@example.org www.contemporarymarine.com
We are proud to be an Official Supplier of New York Yacht Club American Magic, contender for the 36th America’s Cup, and are thrilled to share that their second AC75 has arrived in New Zealand! Patriot utilizes SeaDek extensively throughout the advanced racing yacht.
From American Magic:
Auckland, New Zealand – New York Yacht Club American Magic, a Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, took delivery of its second AC75 racing yacht at its Auckland base on Friday, September 4th, 2020. The yacht is named PATRIOT, and will succeed the team’s current AC75, DEFIANT.
American Magic is expected to use the new boat to compete in three upcoming regattas: America’s Cup World Series Auckland (December 17-20, 2020), the Prada Cup (the Challenger Finals, January 15-February 22, 2021), and the 36th America’s Cup Presented by Prada (March 6-21, if the team wins the Prada Cup).
The team has sustained an aggressive pace of operations during the current America’s Cup cycle. American Magic was the first to launch a full-size test boat, “the Mule,” in October 2018. 11 months later, they were the first to sail and foil on an AC75 shortly after launching DEFIANT. With PATRIOT being the first “second generation” Challenger AC75 to arrive in Auckland, American Magic will now look to maximize testing time on the water prior to the opening regatta.
“We are incredibly grateful to our production team in Bristol [Rhode Island], which includes over 50 people and is led by Brandon Linton, Tim Hacket and Silvio Arrivabene,” said Terry Hutchinson, Skipper and Executive Director of American Magic. “That group built 188 combined feet of foiling monohulls over the past three years, which is pretty staggering. And they did it to the highest possible standard. In simple terms, our production team has put us in position to succeed over the next seven months.”
Bringing a cutting-edge design off the drawing board and into reality was far from the only challenge for the team in Bristol. “The build was running quite smoothly up until the start of the pandemic,” said Linton. “We reacted accordingly, and many of the difficult but necessary changes and precautions we implemented made the process far less comfortable for our build team. It is a credit to them that they worked on through in adverse conditions without missing a beat.”
In terms of how the build process for PATRIOT compared to DEFIANT, Linton noted that all custom boatbuilding requires constant problem solving. “When comparing the build of boat #2 to boat #1, certain parts of the build were easier and others more difficult. This is a different design to DEFIANT and so there are limitations to being able to capitalize on doing the same things twice.”
After being trucked from Bristol to T.F. Green Airport in Providence, PATRIOT was strapped into the cargo bay of an AN-124 transport aircraft, one of the largest in the world. After departing Providence with the AC75, several tons of equipment and American Magic team member Trevor Davidson onboard, the AN-124 made refueling stops in Chicago and Honolulu before landing in Auckland. After a journey of over 9,000 miles across four days, PATRIOT arrived at the American Magic Team Base in Auckland before dawn on Friday.
“We’re coming down the final leg of a big dream for all of us,” said Team Principal and CEO Hap Fauth, a multiple Maxi 72 World Champion. “Our hearts are all in one place, which is to bring the America’s Cup back to Newport and to the New York Yacht Club.” Team Principal and multiple TP52 World Champion Doug DeVos added, “This is another step forward in our quest to win back the Cup, and we have made it this far with the support of our donors, our fellow club members, our sponsors and our fans around the U.S.”
American Magic will continue to sail its first AC75, DEFIANT, for several weeks prior to launching PATRIOT later this year on Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour.
It’s been a while since anyone’s been able to stroll the docks and check out the latest and greatest new boats of the year, but folks in the Northeast are finally getting their chance at this week’s Atlantic City In-water Boat Show!
Taking place at the Golden Nugget Casino Hotel’s Farley State Marina from September 10th – 13th, the Atlantic City In-water Boat Show will feature hundred’s of the best brands in boating, with all types of boats and activities to keep the fun going all weekend.
SeaDek Certified Installer Chesapeake Mfg. Tri-State will be exhibiting in Slip E39, with plenty of samples and SeaDek swag to give away. The Chesapeake team specializes in custom SeaDek installations throughout the tri-state area, so be sure to stop by to say hello and get a quote!
Atlantic City In-water Boat Show
Huron Avenue and Brigantine Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ, 08401, USA
Tristram Marine’s R&D Team have been working on overdrive this year after the release of the all-new 821 Offshore, and more recently – the highly anticipated 741 Vanquish. This fold-down Targa Top model appeals to owners with specific garaging requirements and a keenness for the ‘open-air’ feeling that a hardtop minimizes.
The new model features SeaDek flooring throughout the cockpit, which is cut for Tristam in Featherston, New Zealand, by SeaDek Certified Fabricator Batavian Rubber.
Available in both sterndrive or outboard, the new CAD designed and CNC molded 7.9m long Vanquish shares a hull and deck with the successful 741 Offshore hardtop model – one of Tristram’s most popular models currently, alongside the 701 and 821.
Overnighting comforts are enjoyed aboard the 741 Vanquish with its fully enclosable targa top clears and canvas system. A sliding and lockable cabin door is featured along with large under-floor, under-seat and under-bunk storage cavities. Cooking facilities are standard and fridge options are available.
For more information on this unique offshore game fishing machine, visit www.tristram.co.nz or call Tristram Marine’s team on 07-849-5225.
With SeaDek Certified Installers located throughout New Zealand, Batavian Rubber specializes in custom SeaDek solutions for boats of all ages and sizes. For more information, contact Batavian at:
While Labor Day weekend may be the official end of Summer for many, here in Florida, the weather is hot and we can’t get enough time on the water! With calm seas and great weather predicted for the holiday weekend, it is perfect timing for one of Florida’s license-free saltwater fishing days.
This Saturday, September 5th, the Florida saltwater fishing license requirement is waived for residents and non-residents alike, allowing anyone to get out and experience the awesomeness of Florida’s coastline and waterways. They don’t call us the Fishing Capital of the World for nothing, so get out and wet a line this weekend!
Discover Boating and Take Me Fishing have teamed up to promote all the great reasons to get on the water and go fishing with a series of announcements to get people excited to “Get on Board”!
On August 28th, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) began blasting ground to make way for the canals that will funnel water into the 6,500-acre Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) component of the EAA Reservoir.
The STA is a critical part of the EAA Reservoir as a whole, expected to be complete by 2023. The U.S. Army Corps will build the 10,000 acre reservoir which is expected to be complete by 2028. Ultimately, this project will reduce harmful discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries and send water south to the Everglades and Florida Bay where it’s desperately needed.
While this progress is encouraging, we have to keep Everglades restoration and our water quality a top priority or we’ll see these projects stagnate as they have for decades.