American Boating Congress Productive for SeaDek

On May 9-11, SeaDek Marine Products joined a Florida Delegation at the American Boating Congress (https://www.nmma.org/government/abc) in Washington DC, where they met with representatives of the Senate and Congress to bring attention to issues directly impacting the recreational boating industry.

Jason Gardner, co-owner and VP of Marketing, and Serenity Gardner, Chief Operating Officer, traveled to the Capitol to build and strengthen relationships with representatives who play a key role in legislation that expressly affects boating in America.

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Among others, they addressed Senator Bill Nelson, Congressman Bill Posey, Congressman Patrick Murphy, Congressman Daniel Webster, and Senator Marco Rubio.

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“It was our first year attending the ABC,” said Jason Gardner, “And it was refreshing to bring issues to the table that we deal with everyday as a growing company in the marine industry. Our elected leaders work for us, and it is important that they understand how certain policies directly affect how we do business.”

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One topic of concern was skilled workforce development.

At the center of the workforce issue is a nationwide shortage of skilled workers entering the marine industry. There are shortages everywhere, and states, along with various organizations are scrambling to combat the problem. One solution is a Jobs Act that would help fund community college programs focused on non-secondary education and vocational training.

“We’ve got some great employees, and not everyone here needs a four year education to be a great fit for our company. The problem is, we have guys on the factory floor that we would love to use inside, say as a CAD designer for instance, and it is tough to bear the burden of providing the necessary education to bring these guys up to speed, “ said Gardner.

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Another prominent issue was trade, and specifically, U.S. exporting.

Over the last few years, SeaDek has been working to bring their products to new markets overseas. Determining new international markets and developing plans to reach them is a monumental task, and Enterprise Florida—with special help from Larry Bernaski— has proven to be a major asset through the process.

Enterprise Florida is a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders, and is the principal economic development organization of Florida. For SeaDek, Enterprise Florida has helped to offset the cost of exhibiting at trade shows in Europe, assisting in acquiring grant money to develop an export development plan, and supported efforts to evaluate and determine which overseas markets would best support SeaDek. “This program has been such a great resource for us, and we have a lot of respect for them,” said Gardner.

After such a successful trip to The Hill, SeaDek is already looking forward to next year. As a growing company providing employment and security for many Brevard county residents, SeaDek is helping to grow its local economy one job at a time. Gardner said, “SeaDek is boosting manufacturing on the Space Coast; and by communicating our needs and concerns with our elected officials, we can push for policies that allow businesses like ours to continue moving forward and helping to rebuild our economy.”

For more information visit www.nmma.org or www.seadek.com

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SeaDek a Returning Sponsor of 57th Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament

On May 27-29, 2016, the SeaDek team is heading to Pine Mountain, Georgia for the 57th Masters Water Ski and Wake Tournament (http://www.masterswaterski.com/). The tournament began in 1959, and to this day is the premier event for the world’s most elite watersports athletes.IMG_3760The Masters tournament will take place at Callaway Gardens on Robin Lake, a site built specifically for the Masters that features gardens, lakes, and resort attractions to provide the ultimate event venue.IMG_3590

Once again, SeaDek Marine Products will be a returning event sponsor, and members of the team will be on hand with SeaDek gear and the SeaDek Nautique G23 (http://www.nautique.com/) to check out.   Additionally, SeaDek Pro Staff member and World Champion Water Ski Jumper Ryan Dodd will be competing in the tournament. If you will be at the event, be sure to stop by and say Hi to the gang!

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For more information visit: http://www.masterswaterski.com

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Using SeaDek to Baby Proof a 1986 Sea Squirt

Recently we had a worried father ask us if we could SeaDek his entire boat so it would be child-proofed for his new baby. He wanted to introduce his child to the boating lifestyle at a young age, but wanted to do it safely.  So, we covered his entire boat with soft and durable SeaDek so he can now feel comfortable knowing that the baby isn’t going to slip and fall while on the boat. This father now has peace of mind knowing that the young boater will be safe, making their time on the water more pleasurable for them both.

See before and after pictures of his 1986 Sea Squirt , which is equipped with 6mm Cool Gray over Black faux teak below:

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To order custom SeaDek for your boat, please contact customer service at customerservice@seadek.com or 321-632-4466

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More Great Reviews From Our Customers

Summer is around the corner and things are really starting to heat up around the SeaDek factory. Boating season is upon us, and judging by our customers, people are ready to get back on the water!

And naturally, preparation for many boaters includes SeaDek. We have been hard at work creating all types of kits and custom projects for boaters around the world, and our customers have been really excited about it, sending us some great reviews that we want to share with you.

Our first review comes from Chris in East Windsor Connecticut:

I mistakenly ordered the wrong year template for my Hobie Pro Angler 12 but a quick call to customer service resolved the matter with no issues. Of course I confessed to being a total dolt but nonetheless they patched things up ASAP, adjusted to charge my card the correct amount and my product was delivered with no issues

I would up going 6mm camel, black bevel edge, brushed and it looks KILLER on my boat. Quite honestly Hobie should partner up with Seadek and offer this product as a factory install. It’s quiet, no slip and makes things feel very friendly under foot. Especially for an out of shape, overweight, lazy accountant like myself :-)

I HIGHLY recommend this product because it is quality and the company behind it is also quality. Trust in Seadek, and you won’t be disappointed

Chris Wirth
East Windsor, CT

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Chad in Clermont, FL wrote:

 I bought the Cuda 12 whole kit. I have a tan kayak and bought the army camo so the colors and the kayak just pop. The SeaDek feels great on my bare feet and doesn’t seem to get hot while I’m out in the sun all day. If you want your kayak to look and feel awesome, spend the $100 and customize it…

Ian from Florida’s Gulf Coast sent us some pictures of their new Yeti Cooler pad and a description of the boat:

 It’s a 24 foot pirate ship that sails the Gulf of Mexico out of Crystal River, scouring her bottom for the finest booty she has to offer. We fish for trout, sharks, cobia, grouper, and snapper, and snorkel/dive for Scallops.”

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 And finally, Steve on Kentucky Lake used SeaDek on his boat lift to avoid any unintended swims:

“I applied the Seadek to the top of the boat lift tubes. Now no more slipping when working around the boat.”

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Thank you to everyone for reviewing SeaDek. We wish we could post everyone’s for the world to see, but there are just too many great reviews and happy customers!

Be sure to rate and review your new SeaDek products and be sure to send us photos of your finished products to be entered into our regular giveaways.

Find your SeaDek at: www.seadek.com

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JetBoat Pilot SeaDeks a Sea Ray 450

We just received another set of photos from Will at JetBoat Pilot. This time he Deked Sirens’ Song, a 1996 Sea Ray 450 (www.searay.com). Sirens’ Song was ready for a facelift, and she truly looks like a brand new boat after having a new SeaDek kit installed. The customers decided to go with a traditional teak plank look, using Mocha/Black with a brushed faux teak texture.

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SeaDek brings comfort, safety, and a finished look to boats old and new with the added benefit of covering chips, dents and spider cracks, eliminating the need for costly gel coat repair.

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More information on JetBoatPilot can be found by contacting Will at:

JetBoat Pilot

2243 W 24th Street
Panama City, FL 32405
Ph: 850-960-3236
Email: Will@jetboatpilot.com
Website: www.deckmyboat.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/JetBoatPilotcom

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2010 Stryke 37 by Five Star Restoration

Summer is almost here, and for many of us, that means getting the boat ready for the long days of fishing, diving, cruising and relaxing that lie ahead. To get your boat looking sharp for the season, nothing beats a new SeaDek kit for its comfort, durability and style. And for those of you in the Ft Lauderdale area, Five Star Restoration is your go-to SeaDek Certified Installer that can take care of all of your SeaDek needs.

Five Star Restoration just sent us some photos of a SeaDek install they completed on a 2010 Stryke 37 enclosed console. The new decking turned this boat from plain to insane, and will no doubt be turning some heads at the marina. The customer went with Mocha over Black with a brushed faux teak texture, and Five Star decided on wider 4” teak planks due to the large beam of the boat.

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Five Star Restoration is located in Ft Lauderdale, FL, and can SeaDek your boat at their shop or travel to you. As a Certified Installer, they are factory trained to capture your boat’s pattern, design a custom kit, and install the final product. Certified Installers work directly with SeaDek Certified Fabricators or the SeaDek factory, so every pad is made to the highest standard of quality and craftsmanship.

Find more information about Five Star Restoration at:

Website:www.5starrestoration.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/5starrestoration/

2323 W State Road 84
Fort Lauderdale, FL
602-821-3631
info@5starresto.com

 

 

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SeaDek Down Under

SeaDek up north and Seadek down south—down under that is. Folks in Australia love SeaDek too! The boating industry in Australia is huge, and it should come as no surprise that they are finding all types of uses for SeaDek.

We just received these pictures from Ross of King’s Fiberglass (www.kingsfibreglass.com/au) in Melbourne, Australia. Ross used SeaDek to Dek out this ski boat trailer. It will help protect the hull and also the people getting the boat on, as they don’t have to worry about slipping in a slimy boat ramp.

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The uses for SeaDek are endless, and we love seeing all of the great projects that our customers send us!

To get SeaDek in Australia, contact our Distributer Southern Cross in New South Wales.

 www.sctextiles.com.au

Southern Cross Textiles Pty Ltd

28 Sunblest Crescent
NSW 2770
Australia
Tel: +61 2 9832 0848
Fax: +61 2 9832-0843

 

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Kayak Fishermen in Germany Love SeaDek

We just got some great photos back from Torge, our kayak fishing friend in Germany. Torge is part of the European Hobie Fishing Team (www.facebook.com/hobie.fishing.eu/) and fishes from a 2015 Hobie Pro Angler 14 (www.hobiecat.com).

Recently he reached across the ocean and had us design a custom kayak kit for him in Desert Camo over Black with an embossed texture and it looks really great on his kayak.

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05-16_Hobie Germany-95Torge’s kayak is featured at most of the German fishing and boating shows alongside an “out–of-the-box” Hobie to show what a great addition SeaDek is.   He is helping to lead the kayak fishing revolution in Germany, even though he describes the movement as “Still in its kid shoes.” Way to promote the sport, Torge!

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*All manufacturer logos require written approval for use.

SeaDek provides a safe non-skid surface for getting in and out, and good traction for those that like to stand up. With kayak fishing soaring in popularity, SeaDek’s noise reducing characteristics are perfect or the angler that need to silently stalk his prey, even after dropping a pair of pliers on the deck. And perhaps the main draw for some people are the eye-catching designs and color patterns that set your kayak apart from the rest.

SeaDek has a large selection of kayak kits that are designed with precision to fit more than 40 of the most popular models on the market; and if a pattern doesn’t exist, we can always create a custom kit to ensure a perfect fit. With two textures and 17 colors to choose from, there are countless ways to make your kayak unique. If it hasn’t been SeaDeked, your yak isn’t complete!

 

Find a SeaDek kit for your kayak at:

http://www.seadek.com/c-97-kayak-non-skid-pads.aspx

 

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SeaDek Featured On Full Page in Soundings Trade Only

Those of us in the industry are no doubt familiar with Soundings Trade Only magazine (http://www.tradeonlytoday.com), the comprehensive magazine for marine professionals.   In the May issue, SeaDek was featured in the annual “Marine Coatings” section.   It was a great chance to show people why SeaDek is the smart choice for marine decking solutions—the future of flooring.

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Carpet stinks, paint chips, and abrasive non-skid skins knees. SeaDek is soft and comfortable, doesn’t absorb water, and holds up to the harshest conditions of the marine environment. Fully customizable, and available in numerous colors, textures, and styles, SeaDek is the only marine coating you should ever need for your topside.

For more information about SeaDek and its wide range of products and capabilities please visit: www.seadek.com.

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SeaDek Creates Custom Team Kits

Recently we did some custom work at the SeaDek factory for Utah Water Sports, a MasterCraft dealer with locations in Salt Lake County and Utah County in Utah.   Utah Water Sports (https://www.utahwatersports.com/) had permission to use some team logos on their tricked out MasterCraft X23’s (http://www.mastercraft.com), and the boats came out looking amazing.

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Utah Water Sports is an award winning MasterCraft dealer for Utah, Southeast Idaho, and Western Wyoming. They are a premier full-service marine dealer, and offer a wide range of products and services, including boat sales, service, parts, winter storage, valet service, pro shop gear, and year-round events.

*Any manufacturer or team logo must have written permission for use.

 To Get Custom SeaDek visit www.SeaDek.com

 SeaDek Marine Products
5440 Schenck Avenue
Rockledge, FL 32955
Factory: 321-632-4466
Email: customerservice@seadek.com

 

 

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