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!
“This Coronavirus thing was different than red tide—it was like an overnight kick between the legs.” Florida native, fishing guide, and fly shop owner, Captain Josh Greer isn’t quiet about the fact that Florida’s water quality will be our economy’s saving grace post-pandemic. For those whose business and way of life depend on the outdoors—everything is on the line.
West Wall Outfitters Offering a variety of fly fishing charters and kayak tours, West Wall Outfitters prides itself on having the knowledge and know-how to make your day on the waters of Charlotte Harbor one to remember. Book Captain Josh at westwallflyshop.com.
About “On Deck” “On Deck” is a short film series sharing the stories of guides and businesses dealing with COVID-19 and the importance of water quality, presented by Captains For Clean Water.
The SeaDek family now stretches around the world, and it is with the help of so many great partners and friends that we have grown into what we are today.
Scott Bouchard, or “Butch” to those who know him, is definitely one of those people. Scott is an East Central Florida native, cutting his teeth surfing first peak at Sebastian Inlet and spending every minute he could in, on, or under the water growing up. After turning pro, Scott partnered with brands such as Billabong and rode X-Trak surf traction—the company that paved the way for the creation of SeaDek.
As a self-proclaimed water addict, Scott’s passion has led to a diverse career. He was a pioneer in the early days of wake surfing, and went on to become an esteemed board shaper. Like SeaDek, he also worked closely with Nautique boats, and had one of the first models that did away with carpet and utilized SeaDek non-skid flooring. In the fishing realm, Scott is a local legend, and can be seen charging offshore out of Sebastian Inlet in his Regulator on any given day. Simply put, he’s the man.
Enjoy this SeaDek Snapshot and take a minute to meet “Butch”.
In the Pacific Northwest, SeaDek Certified Fabricator Contemporary Marine Flooring has remained operational, continuing to pattern, cut, and install custom SeaDek kits on boats across the region.
As one of our very first Certified Fabricators, Scott and Jeanne have been designing and cutting SeaDek for years, and their enthusiasm and experience shows in every project they do! Check out this 2005 Cobalt 232 that just got Deked out with Terra/Black. We love the unique pattern, guys!
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