SeaDek Exhibiting at the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference and Expo

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Rockledge, FL – SeaDek, the leading manufacturer of EVA non-skid products for the marine industry, is excited to announce that they will be exhibiting at the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference and Expo December 6-8 in Orlando, FL.  MDCE is the premier conference for marine dealers from around the world, and will feature seminars, workshops, and an exhibition hall, all geared towards development of marine industry professionals.

The SeaDek team will be on hand in booth #643 with samples, literature, and information on new SeaDek products that will be coming to market in the coming months. We love to meet our customers, old and new, so stop by and say hello if you will be attending.

Marine Dealer Conference and Expo

December 5-8, 2016
Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Center Hotel
9840 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
http://www.marinedealerconference.com/

About SeaDek:

SeaDek manufactures a wide range of 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 in the USA from UV protected non-absorbent EVA foam, SeaDek utilizes an acrylic-based 3M™ pressure sensitive adhesive for a lasting bond and simple peel-and-stick application. In 2014, SeaDek became an employee owned company with the implementation of an ESOP profit sharing plan. With a wide array of colors, textures, and thicknesses available, there is a place for SeaDek on every boat. Learn more at http://www.seadek.com.

 

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Wakeworld Toys for Tots Fundraiser Underway

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The season for giving is upon us, and now is the time for us to think about all the less-fortunate kids that we can bring a smile to this holiday season. In the spirit of giving, WakeWorld has begun their 12th annual U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Holiday Fundraiser, and SeaDek was proud to donate a $500 gift certificate for a custom swim platform pad to the auction. With the overwhelming support of the wake community, WakeWorld has been able to raise over $79,000 for Toys for Tots to date.

The auction started on Tuesday, November 29 at 10:00 AM and will run for one week. Featuring all types of donated wake gear from some of the biggest names in the industry, there is something for every wake enthusiast, and all for a great cause. Visit WakeWorld to start bidding now!

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Founded in 1974, Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys in the months leading up to Christmas and distributes the toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children who otherwise would not have anything to open on Christmas morning. The goal of the organization, through the Christmas toys, is to let all children experience the joy of Christmas, and to deliver a message of hope that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, and patriotic citizens.

Learn more about SeaDek here.

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Thanksgiving at SeaDek

As the SeaDek family continues to grow, the traditional SeaDek Thanksgiving feast just gets larger and larger. This year we had almost 100 employees join together for the meal, the most in our history. After growing out of our inside meal area, we brought dinner into our breezeway, where we set up tables for the feast and enjoyed the cool (for us Floridians) November breeze blowing through the building.

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Dinner consisted of all the Thanksgiving favorites, with four giant turkeys and all the trimmings. This year we deep-fried the turkeys, a first for many of our employees, and they turned out wonderful—crispy, juicy, and delicious.

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Before eating, CEO Kurt Wilson got up to say a few words, thanking SeaDek’s employees for all their hard work, and counting everyone’s blessings for the prosperity that SeaDek has experienced and shared with their staff.

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The SeaDek family truly is blessed, and we look forward to the holiday season, thankful for what the year has brought us.

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Share SeaDek with someone you are thankful for! Visit the SeaDek Webstore to start shopping now!

 

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SeaDek Featured in ECN Magazine

​SeaDek Marine Products of Rockledge, Florida, prides itself in providing quality non-skid decking products to its customers. When the company needed a solution to an existing material limitation for a type of foam, called closed-cell EVA, used for its padded deck protectors, experts from the Cryogenics Test Laboratory (CTL) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center stepped in to give them a hand.

Cryogenics experts James Fesmire, senior principal investigator, and Adam Swanger, senior research engineer, both from the CTL, suggested some new materials test and evaluation procedures, and access to testing equipment that would not be cost-effective for the company to purchase themselves.

“With our experience in materials and thermal management for real-world environments, we were able to suggest a new approach to the challenge of the marine application,” said Fesmire. “It is exciting to see the technical intersection between our two different areas and participate with SeaDek to help find a solution and advance their products.”

The meetings and exchange of information were made possible through NASA’s Regional Economic Development (RED) Program, an agencywide initiative that began in 2010. Kennedy and the Economic Development Commission (EDC) of Florida’s Space Coast formed a strategic alliance in January 2015 for a regional economic development pilot program called Technology Docking to help the center engage with local companies in the region.

After a screening process, the RED Program matches interested small companies with corresponding experts at Kennedy, who offer advice, help solve a problem, provide a new or cost-saving way to solve the problem or suggest an alternative solution.

“As a progressive manufacturing company doing business in the heart of the Space Coast, working with our neighbors at Kennedy Space Center was a natural fit,” said Kurt Wilson, SeaDek CEO. “We have spent many years breaking down material boundaries, and the assistance from NASA and the EDC brings fresh insight and resources to our mission as a company.”

Robert Ashley, with the Exploration Research and Technology Directorate at Kennedy, is the project lead for the center’s RED Program. When the EDC selects companies for the program, Ashley helps to match them with subject-matter experts at the center.

“The RED Program is the means by which NASA can use its tremendous talent and capabilities, purchased by taxpayer investment, to return a dividend to local communities by engaging with area companies to help them overcome technological challenges and bring new or better products to market faster than otherwise possible, leading to job creation and economic growth,” Ashley said.

Ashley said sometimes companies just need the reassurance that they are going in the right direction. Other times, they need additional consultations and technical assistance.

“We also have had some instances where helping companies ultimately ends up helping us as well,” Ashley added.

Another company that received assistance through the RED Program, was GeNO LLC, a biopharmaceutical company in Cocoa. The company produces nitric oxide drug delivery products for a variety of therapeutic uses. The challenge involved a reaction vessel that worked intermittently and how to correct the problem.

Several NASA mechanical engineers with backgrounds in fluid dynamic analysis, thermal modeling and structures were matched with the company.

Charles Moore, an aerospace engineer with the Launch Services Program, met with GeNO and recommended the development of a material equation of state that would provide far greater insight into the gas evolution process within the reaction vessel.

“The Technology Docking Program was a productive experience for GeNO LLC,” said Ryan Denton, an engineer with the company. “The subject-matter experts assisted us in a search for an answer that would have taken us an additional two years to find on our own.”

Denton said the face-to-face meetings with NASA engineers were always very stimulating. “Technology Docking not only saved us product development time, but also saved us money,” Denton said.

Ashley said there are plans to broaden the program’s reach to make it easier for companies to partner with the center, including an umbrella Space Act Agreement with the EDC that will serve as a conduit and make it easier for smaller companies to access Kennedy’s expertise.

“This effort is about connecting our regional industry with NASA’s technology, capabilities and resources, with the goal of solving technology challenges together and driving economic successes for the region,” said Elizabeth Huy, EDC senior manager of business development.

Kennedy is one of six NASA centers participating in the Regional Economic Development Program, part of the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, and currently the only one formally partnering with an economic development organization. Over the past two years, 69 companies have participated in initial discussions with NASA experts, and fourteen of those companies have been selected to receive additional NASA assistance through the Technology Docking program.

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Golden Mic Podcast SeaDek Exclusive – Dano Interviews Brad Smeele

It’s been a little while since we have posted a SeaDek Exclusive, but this one was completely worth the wait. Dano the Mano, with the Golden Mic Podcast, interviews professional wakeboarder, Brad Smeele. This was Brad’s first trip back to Orlando since his accident. Together, Brad and Dano were able to announce this years 2016 Wake Awards and they absolutely killed it!

In this interview, Dano and Brad talk about Brad’s experience getting back to the United States after his injury, what it was like going back to the spot that he last stood, and what you can do to help Brad and other people with spinal cord injuries around the world. Check out the video:


Visit https://www.facebook.com/bradsmovement to learn more about Brad, his injury, and what he is doing to overcome it.

Listen to The Golden Mic Podcast here.

Your Boat Deserves SeaDek!

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SeaDek Contributes to Homes for Hope Project

Answering the call from Ryan Dodd, world champion waterski jumper and SeaDek proteam member, SeaDek was honored to recently support Ryan and his wife Breanne as they traveled to Ensenada, Mexico to take part in building a home with the Homes for Hope team.

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The recent project built a new home for Magdalena, a single mother raising four children and working twenty hours a day in Ensenada. Magdalena was living in a crude dirt floor dwelling constructed of random pieces of plywood and plastic with a bed sheet for a door and no running water or electricity.

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The team brightened the life of the family with a new home that will drastically improve the rest of their lives. Way to set a great example and show the true meaning of giving back guys!

See Breanne’s awesome blog about the entire project with more photos here!

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Scott Smith of Yellowfin Only Featured in Angler Magazine

We at SeaDek are truly blessed to have so many awesome anglers and athletes using and representing our products. The Yellowfin Only Fishing Team had been relying on SeaDek cooler pads and helm pads for years, and we couldn’t wait to share Scott’s recent spotlight in Angler Magazine.

As competitive king mackerel fishermen in the SKA, the Yellowfin Only team fishes hard in some of the toughest conditions that the ocean has to offer, and SeaDek’s non-skid products keep them planted to the deck and looking good all at the same time. Scott and the team are great ambassadors of SeaDek and offshore fishing, and we are happy to have them onboard. Check out the article:

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Here are some pictures of their most recent batch of cooler pads and helm pads, featured in both White over Bimini Blue and Cool Gray over Bimini Blue.

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Swap-out logos are prototypes and not available for purchase at this time. Manufacturer logos require written consent.

To get custom SeaDek for your boat, visit our Interactive Map to find a SeaDek Certified Fabricator or Installer near you!

 

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SeaDek Announces Biggest Black Friday Sale Ever

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Starting at Midnight on Thursday 11/24, we will be holding our biggest sale in history! Some of our most popular stock items will be dramatically reduced on our Webstore for immediate purchase, so seize this opportunity to score some SeaDek products at the very best prices of the year!

60% OFF

– Large Teak Helm pads
– Large Helm Station Pads
– Small helm Station Pads
– Coaming bolster Kits

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50% OFF

– Dual Density SeaDek Helm Pads
– Large Sheet DIY Material

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40% OFF

– Fish Rulers
– Large Cut Pads
– Small Cut Pads
– Small Sheet Material
– Reel Pads

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– Step Kits
– Teak Step Kits

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Can’t wait for the sale? Visit our Webstore to start shopping now!

* Sale ends at Midnight on Sunday 11/27.

** Please allow 5 days or more for sale items to ship.

 

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SeaDeked Dynamarine Airboat by Dek Designs

As our network of SeaDek Certified Fabricators and Installers continues to grow, it is getting easier and easier for boaters across the globe to get custom SeaDek installed at their home or dock!

We just received these photos from Dek Designs, one of our newest SeaDek Certified Fabricators. Dek Designs is located in Topeka, Kansas, and has really been pushing the envelope with some innovative new design ideas.

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This recent project was a Dynamarine airboat featuring 6mm Black over Storm Gray with a pinline and pentagon geometric shape pattern. This airboat turned out looking sweet; way to go Dek Designs!

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Certified SeaDek Fabricators specialize in the entire SeaDek process from start to finish. They template boats, create CAD drawings, cut SeaDek EVA material using CNC technology, and install the final products assuring the perfect fit and finish. All SeaDek pads are installed using 3M™ pressure sensitive adhesive which is inspected and applied at the SeaDek manufacturing facility in Rockledge, Florida.

For custom SeaDek in Kansas, contact Dek Designs at:

2529 N Topeka Blvd Suite 4
Topeka, KS 66617
Email: shane@dek-designs.com
Phone: 785.484.2465
www.dek-designs.com

Not in the Kansas area and need custom SeaDek for your boat? Visit our Interactive Map to find a SeaDek Certified Fabricator or Installer near you!

 

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SeaDek Gets a Surprise Visit from Red Bull!

You just never know who is going to pop into the SeaDek factory, and last week, it was the girls from Red Bull to perk everyone up with some ice-cold Red Bull!

The SeaDek team was thrilled to get a pick-me-up on a hot afternoon, and everyone was excited when the famous Mini Cooper pulled up to the factory. Thank you so much Red Bull!

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Visit the SeaDek Webstore to shop for SeaDek now!

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