Mark your calendar, because we’ve got some serious deals on deck. Beginning Thursday at midnight, save big on all your favorite SeaDek gear during our annual Black Friday Sale! Whether buying for a buddy or your own boat, enjoy our lowest prices of the year on best sellers such as Helm Pads, Fish Rulers, DIY Sheet Material, and much more, so start making your list and we’ll see you there!
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We’ve always known that the uses for SeaDek extend far beyond the high tide line, and our customers continue to find great applications for our legendary non-skid material.
Whether on the open seas or high up in the trees, SeaDek offers exceptional traction and meaningful fatigue relief. With serious hunters spending long hours in the treeline, many have found that SeaDek’s soft yet rugged characteristics make the perfect addition to their treestands. Check out this Summit Treestand that was customized with our 5mm Desert Camo DIY Sheet Material.
SeaDek Sheet Material is easily cut-to-fit and even easier to install with our 3M peel-and-stick adhesive, making it ideal for adding grip and comfort to your favorite treestand.
Available in all of our most popular colors and sizes, SeaDek Sheet Material is a great choice for your next DIY project—on or off the water.
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 Emirates Team New Zealand, we provide custom SeaDek kits for the AC75, chase boats, and other applications that require exceptional traction and durability. Congratulations to ETNZ on the launch of ‘Te Rehutai’!
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Emirates Team New Zealand revealed its second generation AC75 to the world this evening at its base in Auckland’s Viaduct. It is the boat that will be used to defend the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada in just over 100 days’ time.
The boat was blessed by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and proudly christened ‘Te Rehutai’ by Lady Margaret Tindall in a ceremony in front of close to 900 friends, family, sponsors, suppliers and supporters of the team.
Taiaha Hawke from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei explained the significance of the name: “Te Rehutai: Where the essence of the ocean invigorates and energises our strength and determination.” Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei have named both Te Rehutai’s predecessors, Te Aihe and Te Kāhu. “This time we came up with some options to present to the team so they could come together collectively to decide on a name they felt resonated best with them as a team and clearly ‘Te Rehutai’ struck a chord with them.” said Hawke.
Te Rehutai is the last of the second generation AC75’s to be launched across the AC36 teams. The fleet of boats that will lock horns in the 36th edition of the 170 year old America’s Cup are now on display for the eagle eye enthusiasts to pore over the finer details with the common understanding that the fastest boat has always won the America’s Cup.
For Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton, boat launches are always a particularly proud day for the entire team.
“These occasions are special because they give you a quick opportunity to take a moment and be proud of what has been achieved. But not by a long stretch is this the end, we still have a huge amount to achieve in the next 4 months if we are to win the America’s Cup again.”
The design and build of an America’s Cup boat is often one of the hidden mountains that need to be scaled in any cup campaign because of the necessary secrecy and confidentiality to protect the design IP at vital stages of a campaign.
Emirates Team New Zealand COO Kevin Shoebridge explains just how much of an effort has gone into getting Te Rehutai on the water. “We had our launch date for our race boat in the calendar for probably close to a year. So it really is a huge feat that we are here launching Te Rehutai today considering we lost 5 weeks of build time in the first COVID-19 lock down.
That is an extraordinary effort, which we haven’t ever experienced before as a team. I can’t speak highly enough of the skill and determination that the team at our build facility have shown under exceptionally challenging circumstances for not only them but our suppliers, sponsors and everyone that has contributed. ”
Much is made of the tens of thousands of man hours of the design and construction that go into a boat of this complexity, but it is roughly the same for all of the teams. It is the intangible factors that are the differences that can decide an America’s Cup many months in the future. Time will tell how important those intangibles will be.
There is plenty that is different looking at the overall shape of Te Rehutai. Not a traditional looking hull shape which points to the clear aerodynamic emphasis given to the design.
Dan Bernasconi,Head of Design, said: “We’ve been searching for the perfect balance between hydrodynamic and aerodynamic performance. An AC75 that was optimised purely to accelerate and take-off would look very different to one which was optimised for steady-flight – and that’s reflected in the huge variation we see between our Competitors’ yachts in the fleet. Te Rehutai is designed to excel in both domains – the water and the air – and we’re confident she’ll be competitive across the range of wind-speeds we may see in the America’s Cup.
Across the team, Emirates Team New Zealand had to keep pushing the boundaries from everything that was learned testing with Te Aihe. There was always going to be a convergence of the design of the second generation of AC75’s so there is no room for complacency or being conservative.
However as Bernasconi explains there is an ongoing requirement to remain open minded and fluid in developments over the latter part of the campaign, “We have confidence in our designs, our build and our ideas. But in saying that we also need to be humble enough to realise that until we get out racing in one month’s time there isn’t much to say we are right and even then, we won’t have the full performance picture until March 6th. So we will be pushing our development as hard as possible to make sure we get as much speed and performance out of Te Rehutai as possible.”
The milestone that any launch signifies is the handover from the designers and the boat builders to the sailing team- the ultimate client. An exciting occasion for the man that will take the wheel, Peter Burling. “Getting a new toy is always exciting, but we are pretty much past the point of excitement already as the next 2 weeks are some of the most crucial for the campaign in terms of continuing our development and getting ready to race for the first time in a matter of weeks.”
The sailing team have been off water for close to 5 weeks now spending long hours in the gym, and even more hours in the shed helping prepare Te Rehutai for launch. “The guys are eager to get out on the water again. The designers and boat builders have done their jobs, now it is time for the sailing team to do ours. The pressure is on for sure, but that’s where we are most comfortable so we can’t wait to race.” said Burling.
We love Captain Benny Blanco’s new show, Guiding Flow TV! The newest episode, which airs tomorrow on Waypoint TV, is hosted by Captains for Clean Water, and is shot entirely from the perspective of the next generation. Follow eight-year-old Liam Giberson and eleven-year-old Charlie Ross as they join Captain Benny for a day in the Glades to show what the Park and Florida’s water means to them. Captain Benny wanted to capture the essence of what it really means to pass down these special places to our children and this one will definitely pull on your heartstrings.
Bristol Bay, Alaska. Florida’s Everglades. Two national treasures thousands of miles apart with one thing in common: the possibility of losing them. Together with the outdoor community, Captains for Clean Water is proud to present: Everyone In Between.
This short film explores the value, wonder and threats to these bucket list fisheries through the eyes of fishing guide, Captain John Landry. Watch the full film and discover why wild places like these are worth fighting for.
Custom SeaDek is easier than ever to get, no matter where you like to boat! While based in Spokane, Washington, SeaDek Certified Fabricator Contemporary Marine Flooring installs custom SeaDek throughout much of the Pacific Northwest, and just finished this 2006 Meridian 411 Sedan Bridge at Seaside Marina in Shilshole, WA. Sometimes a traditional teak look is exactly what the doctor ordered. Great work, guys!
In New York Yacht Club American Magic’s ongoing quest for the oldest trophy in international sports – the America’s Cup, training is everything. Check out these awesome custom woodgrain laser SeaDek workout pads for the team’s training facility in Auckland, New Zealand.
Formed in October 2017 by Bella Mente Racing, Quantum Racing and the New York Yacht Club, American Magic represents a joint vision to win the America’s Cup, the highest prize in sailing and the oldest trophy in international sports. American Magic brings together two highly successful racing programs with one of the foremost yacht clubs in the world, united by a campaign to win back the Cup, reconnect the American sailing base with the premier event in the sport and elevate the quality of competitive sailing in the United States. The name, American Magic, is a nod to the New York Yacht Club’s storied America’s Cup history; a combination of the boat the trophy is named for, and the first boat to defend it.
American Magic will develop and support a team that will participate in the America’s Cup competition, the Prada Cup and the America’s Cup World Series events that lead up to both. American Magic’s Official Innovation Partner is Airbus, along with Team Partner TSI Incorporated. Other partnerships include Official Apparel Sponsor Helly Hansen and Official Control Systems Sponsor Parker Hannifin. American Magic is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. www.americanmagic.com
About the New York Yacht Club
The New York Yacht Club was founded in 1844 when nine New York yachtsmen met aboard John Cox Stevens’ yacht and a year later its original clubhouse was built in Hoboken, N.J. The Club’s Annual Regatta was first run in 1845. The Club was the keeper of the America’s Cup from 1851 to 1983, and it organized the first transatlantic race in 1866. The Club maintains two exquisite clubhouses, on 44th Street in the heart of New York City, known for its Model Room and extensive nautical library, and Harbour Court in Newport, R.I., which annually hosts some of North America’s most prestigious sailing events, including the Annual Regatta, Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex, the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup and the Queen’s Cup. www.nyyc.org
Another phenomenal Tristram 741 Offshore was handed over to its owners yesterday who have chosen to store her at the bottom of their garden on the incredible Balex Floating Dock. Team Tristram LOVE this setup!! Balex really have taken their ‘boating made easy’ slogan to new heights with their floating pontoon and Balex automatic boat loader system.
The ‘silver on silver’ vinyl wrapped hull and hardtop were the heroes on this new machine yesterday, accentuating every CAD designed and CNC molded swage line and detail on this 741 Offshore brilliantly in the Auckland sun.
For more details and further photos of this new Tristram and other recently delivered Tristram packages please visit our news page at www.tristram.co.nz.
The new model features SeaDek flooring throughout the cockpit, which is cut for Tristam in Featherston, New Zealand, by SeaDek Certified Fabricator Batavian Rubber.
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: