SeaDek Marine Products joins the American Boatbuilders Association


Rockledge, FL (December 1, 2015)

SeaDek Marine Products is proud to announce their new relationship as the Exclusive ABA Supplier of Choice for EVA Non-skid Products. As the world’s leading manufacturer of innovative EVA nonskid products, SeaDek has revolutionized marine flooring for OEMs and the marine aftermarket. As a supplier to many of the world’s most prestigious boat builders, SeaDek’s entrance into the ABA (American Boatbuilders Association, Inc.) family further solidifies their standing as an industry leader in marine flooring.

In 2014, Central Florida-based SeaDek Marine Products purchased a 72,000-square-foot production facility, a big step up from the 17,000 square-foot building they moved from. The move came after several years of sustained growth that necessitated multiple off-site facilities for machine space and material storage. The move brought all operations under one roof and greatly increased the capacity to meet and exceed customer’s needs.

About the ABA:

The roster of membership in the American Boatbuilders Association (ABA) is an industry Who’s Who of strong, privately held, boat manufacturing companies. Since 1992, the group’s aim through collective buying power is to obtain the highest quality materials at the lowest possible cost. ABA is all about leveraging purchasing power.

This alliance brings the united voice of a prestigious group of independent boat manufactures to the table. In the aggregate, The ABA Group ranks first in retail market share of fiberglass boats that are 16 feet and up. With annual boat sales over $1 billion, and material purchases of approximately $600 million, ABA Boat Builders represent a strong growth opportunity for Suppliers.

The benefits of this trade association reach beyond positive economics for members as well as Suppliers. There is a savings from pooled purchasing and technical services as well as reduced transaction costs. Improved competitiveness and efficiencies translate into better pricing for the boat buying public and drives increased sales and product turns for Manufacturers and Suppliers alike.

For the Supplier, ABA represents a stable source of volume purchasing with limited financial exposure.

About SeaDek:

SeaDek Marine Products is a leading manufacturer of a range of EVA non-skid products for marine and sports use. A viable alternative to carpet and molded-in nonskid products, SeaDek’s line of products are targeted for OEM boat builders, resellers and end-users. The company was originally formed to produce cutting-edge surf products and nonskid traction pads, including
X-Trak® surf traction and K-Grip®, a line of pads designed for world champion surfer Kelly Slater. The company later expanded its product offerings to the boating industry thanks to its innovation with marine-grade EVA materials.

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