Got butter? We hope so, because today marks the beginning of Florida’s highly anticipated lobster mini season! By now, thousands of divers are already on the bottom in pursuit of the coveted crustaceans with hopes of scoring some tails for the table.
To celebrate, enjoy 30% off all of our Dek Decals, including new releases such as the Spiny Lobster, Cobia, Wahoo, Redfish, and Seatrout!
Are you joining the hunt? Tag us on social media for a chance to win one of ten Lobster Dek Decals! Just post a photo of your catch with the hashtag #BugsonDek to be entered to win. Winners will be selected on Monday, August 3rd.
With current events changing many people’s summer plans, scores are turning to boating as a safe way to get out and have some fun! With warm weather and a virtually limitless amount of water to explore, this is truly the summer of boating, and our SeaDek Certified Fabricators and Installers have been busier than ever, helping to make days on the water even better with safe and comfortable custom SeaDek kits!
In the Pacific Northwest, SeaDek Certified Fabricator Contemporary Marine Flooring has been scanning boats and installing custom SeaDek kits throughout Washington state and beyond. They just shared some photos of a recent installation on a 34′ Carver with three-color Capuccino/Black/Cream. As always, their attention to detail really shows—clean work guys!
Check out some great news we just received from our friends at Captains for Clean Water, who despite everything happening in the world today, are continuing the fight for changes that will ensure we have clean water to enjoy for generations to come!
With today’s markup of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee demanded the Army Corps of Engineers minimize discharges of toxic water to Florida’s estuaries.
Thanks to our members and supporters for fighting the attempts by some members of Congress to limit the Army Corps’ ability to do this by subjecting the new Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) to the savings clause.
That harmful language did not make it into WRDA 2020. This is a huge win for all Americans who enjoy Florida’s fishing, beaches and environment.
Thank you Congressman Brian Mast and Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell for your bipartisan leadership on Everglades restoration. This is one more step forward in the marathon to save the Everglades.
Background: Three months ago, we learned of an attempt being driven by special interests to reconfigure the Lake Okeechobee release schedule, securing their irrigation water supply as the priority consideration for all Lake Okeechobee release decisions. This was being done under the cover of a global pandemic and is the type of political scheme that has hindered Everglades restoration progress for decades. Read more about this issue.
Scott “Butch” Bouchard has been a part of the SeaDek family for years, and he’s always been game for ratcheting things up a notch when it comes to his boats. So when he partnered with Nautique Boats and Billabong on a brand new custom G23, we just had to get involved.
Butch brought his new ride by the SeaDek factory and our Hyperfit Team got to stretch their muscles, creating a custom SeaDek kit that both complemented the subtle hues of the color scheme and made a big impact at the same time! The triple color kit features Storm Gray over Caribbean Blue over Dark Gray, with custom logos throughout.
We know this G is going to make a serious splash this summer, so keep your eyes peeled for the blue beauty throwing a fat wake on a lake near you!
Ready to make your boat one-of-a-kind? Our international network of Certified Fabricators and Installers specialize in custom SeaDek for all types of boats, and can come right to you!
Talk about a winning combination! Last month, Captain George Gozdz of Unfathomed Fishing brought his new Caymas 28 HB up to the SeaDek factory, where we got him outfitted with an extra-special custom SeaDek kit. When he’s not filming new episodes of Unfathomed, he’s guiding clients all around Florida’s East Coast, where comfort, safety, and a sweet looking ride are essential for any great day of fishing.
Our Hyperfit Team pulled out all the stops, with the end result being a rig that is guaranteed to turn heads at every dock she meets!
While there is no disputing that custom cut SeaDek provides a clean and finished look that always turns heads at the dock, we know that there are times when a DIY project is perfect for adding cushion and traction that still looks great—for a fraction of the price.
That’s why we offer SeaDek DIY Sheet Material, the perfect option for the do-it-yourselfer when a machined finish isn’t necessary or in the budget. Our sheets offer all the same benefits as custom SeaDek, including our robust 3M peel-and-stick adhesive, and can be easily cut to fit whatever applications you can dream up!
Over the years, we’ve seen some pretty awesome DIY installs from folks who love a good project, and we couldn’t help but share these photos from Will W., who put his whole family to work on their Ranger Cherokee. Nice work guys, we are loving the Snow Camo! Thanks for sharing!
With time and a bit of patience, excellent results can be achieved cutting your own SeaDek pads at considerable savings to custom work. SeaDek sheet material is available in a 5mm thickness with an embossed or brushed texture in our most popular colors.
Ready to start your next SeaDek project? Head to our Webstore to order now!
The new model features SeaDek flooring throughout the cockpit and pilothouse, which is cut for Tristam in Featherston, New Zealand, by SeaDek Certified Fabricator Batavian Rubber.
According to Tristam Marine, this long-range blue water sports fishing boat is set to change the GRP trailer boat industry in New Zealand with its highly sought after 8.77m LOA and 2.78m beam, broad shoulders, wide side decks, raised sheer and trademark aggressive but sleek ‘Tristram’ profile.
In addition to the ever-popular diesel sterndrive powerplant option, Tristram has also released a twin outboard configuration in the all-new 821 Offshore with optional joystick piloting for 360-degree skipper control and Skyhook digital anchoring.
In conjunction with Simrad, Tristram now exclusively offer a full glass helm in the 821 Offshore, uniquely featuring a 100% digital information display. What begins as a black glass panel lights up to reveal two 12” screens featuring a range of GPS chart, depth sounder, engine and on-board system displays with just the turn of the key.
Since the new model’s inception, the brief has been ‘wide open seas’. Therefore size, range and performance immediately became the hero features of Tristram’s new 821 Offshore. Crafted in-house once again with state-of-the-art CAD software, the all new model is within 1mm of accuracy port to starboard and bow to stern, with subtle mouldings that create an incredibly soft, dry and stable ride in even the most severe of New Zealand’s offshore weather conditions.
Several unique features for the most discerning of game anglers are found across the 821 Offshore’s deck platform. Large storage lockers are found under bunks, seats and the cockpit floor including two 3m long underfloor rod lockers to suit 50 wide game reels. Gear can be washed in situ with each locker featuring drains to the 821’s on-board sump system.
Built-in tuna tubes (two or four) can be optioned into the transom of the 821 Offshore. An 80L live bait tank is also featured on the new model with the ‘Tristram’ logo routered into the curved acrylic front.
For more information on the unique and NZ-first features aboard this 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:
We’ve been receiving lots of updates from Scott and Jeanne of Contemporary Marine Flooring, our SeaDek Certified Fabricator based in Spokane, Washington. With summer in full swing, business has been as hot as the afternoons for their team, with many new SeaDek projects underway.
Contemporary Marine Flooring services much of the Pacific Northwest and can travel to your boat or marina for custom SeaDek service. Check out this recent install on a 1995 Catalina Islander 34, which used Smoke Gray over Dark Gray on the bridge and Smoke Gray over Black in the cockpit and on the swim platform.
SeaDek Certified Fabricators specialize in the entire SeaDek process from start to finish. They template boats, create CAD drawings, cut SeaDek PE/EVA material using CNC technology, and install the final products, ensuring a perfect fit and finish. All custom SeaDek pads are installed using 3M™ pressure sensitive adhesive, which is inspected and applied at the SeaDek manufacturing facility in Rockledge, Florida.
Make dad’s day with the best upgrade of the summer for his boat! Celebrate this Father’s Day with up to 50% off select retail products from June 11-14. Discounted items include our Fish Rulers, SeaDek Flat Fenders, Dek Magic™ cleaner, Helm Pads, apparel, and more, so don’t miss this opportunity to save big on your favorite SeaDek products and gear!
While we have patterns for many popular boat makes and models already on file, customers wishing to take their SeaDek project into their own hands always have the option of creating templates and working directly with our Customer Advocate Team here at the factory.
This route is straightforward, easy, and perfect for the boater who prefers to work on their boat themselves, yielding a custom kit with the same fit and finish one would receive from a SeaDek Certified Fabricator or Installer.
The process begins with ordering a Template Kit, which includes mylar templating material, a marker, and design forms. Once templates of the areas to be covered are made and sent back to us, we scan them in and a CAD designer will design a custom SeaDek kit based on the provided information (colors, thickness, patterns, etc.). At this point, revisions can be made, and the customer may choose to order a dry-fit of the kit to test the fit. When the drawing is approved, we cut the custom kit and ship it out for installation.
This has been a busy season for custom projects, and we have received some great photos from customers who designed their own Deks! Check out their solid templating work!
2019 Tracker Grizzly 1448 – 6mm Terra over Black with Fractal Pattern
2007 Formula 330 SS – 6mm Storm Gray over Black
1998 Sea Ray 310 Sundancer – 6mm Storm Gray over Black with 2″ teak
1999 Cruiser Yacht 3575 Esprit – 6mm Mocha over Black with 2″ teak
Are you ready to get your SeaDek project started? Contact our Customer Advocate Team at 321-632-4466 or email@example.com.