Are your current coaming bolsters faded, cracked, or generally looking tired? Well when it comes time to replace, SeaDek is the perfect alternative to traditional upholstered bolsters, usually at a much more affordable price. Installation is simple thanks to a 3MTM pressure sensitive adhesive—just peel and stick. And SeaDek bolsters are manufactured from a unique blend of UV-resistant PE/EVA closed cell foam, so they won’t absorb water and promise a long lifespan even if they get nicked by a stray gaff or feisty tuna.
Check out these customer photos of a nice bolster installation on a 2007 Sailfish 2660. They worked with the SeaDek factory to have their custom bolsters made and installed them themselves when the weather warmed up in the Northeast.
SeaDek coaming bolster kits are available for immediate purchase on the SeaDek webstore, and include two 4.5” x 37” bolsters in a 20mm thickness. Click here to start shopping now!
We are really loving watching Rush and Ali’s weekly adventures in the hit show Local Knowledge. With the completion of the 32’ Andros build, it’s time for the new LK boat to make the journey to the West Coast. Stopping along the way in Louisiana, Rush and Ali visit friends Eric and Monique Newman of Journey South Outfitters in Louisiana, to help break in the new ride in one of the fishiest places in the nation.
Local Knowledge Episode 6 “Couch Crashers” airs June 17 & 24 at 8AM on Discovery Channel. Don’t miss it!
JetBoat Pilot was one of SeaDek’s original Certified Fabricators and they haven’t slowed down since day one. But don’t let their name fool you, they provide complete custom SeaDek services for all kinds of boats either at their facility in Panama City, Florida, or at your home, dock, or marina. We just received these photos of a 2016 Scarab 215 HO Wake that got a brand-new look with Storm Gray over Black faux teak on the swim platform, walkthrough, and throughout the cockpit. It’s amazing what a SeaDek kit can do!
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The team from Batavian, New Zealand’s SeaDek Certified Fabricator, had a huge presence at the Hutchwilco Boat Show last month. With a great looking stand and over 40 SeaDeked boats on display throughout the show, Batavian showed everyone in attendance how SeaDek is taking the stage as the ultimate marine flooring solution for all types of different boats! On top of that, of the 10 boats awarded prizes for best in category, 7 of them had SeaDek. Great job guys, we love the booth and all the custom kits!
Robby Maschhaupt aka Mr. #PassTheHandle aka @wakesurfing_gasman on Instagram and 2017 Wakeboarding Mag Wake Award Winner is Dano’s guest on Episode 95 of the podcast. The former pro race car pit crew gasman turned philanthropic wake sports enthusiast, who in 2017 organized and operated 35 #passthehandle events — never charging a soul. Now, a role model and mentor to folks around the nation, Robby is helping bring towed watersports and wake surfing, in specific, to more people in one summer. He already has 75-plus events on this year’s calendar. The two discuss how Robby got into the sport of wake, his days in the big leagues, running around with wake and NASCAR royalty and his current commitment to the industry.
We had a great time working with HyperliteWake and some of the best wakeboarders on the planet on the “Wakes of Summer” video project.
We roll into an epic Wakeboarding season with some of our team riders in “Wakes of Summer”! Wakeboard adventures with your homies create everlasting memories and this time we captured our most recent including Noah Flegel, Rusty Malinoski, JD Webb, JB ONeill, Elliot Digney and Shaun Murray!
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SeaDek was honored to be at the 2018 Nautique Masters at beautiful Callaway Gardens last week.
Pine Mountain, GA (May 27, 2018) – The all-new Ski Nautique made an incredible impression this weekend at the 59th Nautique Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament® presented by GM Marine Engine Technology at Callaway Gardens. During the final day of competition, new Masters champions were made at the most prestigious event in all of watersports. The all-new Ski Nautique pulled the best waterskiers in the world to victory, while the Super Air Nautique G23 was on-hand to pull the best wakeboarders and wakeskaters to Masters titles as well.
In the Women’s Trick division, Neilly Ross took home the win beating the rest of the stacked final of all Nautique athletes. Neilly scored 9,550 points to earn the victory. “It’s been a whirlwind of a weekend,” said Neilly “Competing in Junior Slalom and then Pro Trick, I had a tough winter with an injury but have worked extremely hard and couldn’t be more grateful to be back on the water at the Nautique Masters. There’s no other event like it and I’m so honored to be here and take home my second pro Masters title.” After Neilly, team Nautique athletes Erika Lang (USA), Natallia Berdnikava (BLR), and Anna Gay (USA) rounded out the Final round respectively.
In the Pro Men Trick discipline another Nautique athlete, Aliaksei Zharnasek (BLR), posted an incredible score of 11,870 to notch yet another win under his belt. Danylo Filchenko (UKR) came in second place with a score of 10,900 while Franck Desboyaux (USA) came in third place with 9,280 points.
During the Final round of the Masters Big Dawg competition, Jeff Rodgers (USA) claimed victory against Greg Badal (USA). We’d like to congratulate Federico Jaramillo (COL) on winning the O’Brien Watersports scholarship during the Junior Men Slalom exhibition.
Manon Costard (FRA) won the Pro Women’s Slalom division after defeating Regina Jaquess (USA) in a run-off after they both ran an exceptional 2 @ 39.5-off. Pulled by the all-new Ski Nautique, Whitney McClintock grabbed third place after running 1 @ 19.5 off.
In the Pro Men Slalom Finals, the crowd watched intently as Team Nautique athlete Nate Smith found himself on top of the podium for the 5th time at the 59th Masters. Nate skied incredible behind the all-new Ski Nautique grabbing 3 @ 41-off to take home another Masters title. “I’m extremely excited to come away this weekend with my 5th Masters title,” said Nautique team athlete Nate Smith. “Robin Lake is a place where I love to ski, and I felt great this year behind the all-new Ski Nautique. That was my 4th Masters win in a row, and next year I’ll be looking for 5!”
In the Wakeskate division, The Super Air Nautique G23 set up perfect wakes for Reed Hansen (USA) to earn himself a Masters title with a score of 85, followed by Coco Mendez (USA) with an 80 and Brian Grubb (USA) with a 75.67.
The PCM, GM Marine powered Super Air Nautique G23 wake was on point During the Women’s Wakeboard Finals, where the many on hand witnessed Meagan Ethell (USA) grab another Masters title. After Meagan it was Nicola Butler (USA) coming in second after she put together 2 clean passes and scored an 89.33 and Nautique athlete Erika Lang (USA) in third with an 80.67.
Robin Lake laid down flat during the Men’s Wakeboard event. This year, Harley Clifford (AUS) took the win landing multiple double flips and a heelside 900 off the double-up behind the award-winning G23 earning himself a 97.67. Nic Rapa (AUS) took second followed by Nautique Athletes Tony Iacconi (AUS) and Mike Dowdy (USA).
Nautique athlete Jacinta Carroll continued her reign with another win in the Pro Women’s Jump division. Jacinta blasted a 176 foot (53.8m) jump in the final to beat fellow Nautique team athlete Natallia Berdnikava (BLR) who posted a 159 foot (48.3m) jump. They were followed by Hanna Straltsova (BLR) and Lauren Morgan (USA) respectively.
During the Pro Men Jump division it was Freddy Krueger (USA) taking home the victory after jumping an incredible 231 feet in the final round. He was followed by Nautique team athlete Ryan Dodd (CAN) with a 223 foot jump 228 feet, Jack Critchley (GBR) with a 211 foot jump.
About Nautique Boat Company: Celebrating 93 years of excellence in the marine industry, Nautique is a subsidiary of Correct Craft and has been on the waters of the world with a passion for innovation since 1925. Nautique is known to push the envelope of possibility on the water, and our owners have come to expect nothing but the absolute best. The Ski Nautique has been reinvented as the lightest ski boat on the market, the G-Series has won numerous awards for wakeboard boat and wakesurf boat of the year while unlocking new possibilities in wakeboarding and wakesurfing, and our GS-Series has given families endless days on the water without compromise. Through our Nautique Cares initiatives we’re dedicated to not only making a difference on the water, but to people in need around the world. The world’s best ski boat, world’s best wake boat, and a company that cares. To learn more visit Nautique.com.
Mega center consoles are no longer new, but the new Belzona 40CC is certainly unique in this increasingly popular class of boats. For one, it’s not merely a fishing boat. It’s designed to be a dive boat, an entertainment platform, an offshore fishing vessel, and a boat that can make an easy run over to the Bahamas. Its unique feature is the sliding cockpit door to starboard that has become the builder’s signature calling card. No other manufacturer builds anything like it, a fiberglass component that slides aft on a stainless-steel trolley system mounted on a self-lubricating track. It’s so much more than a dive door. In fact, it’s wide enough to accommodate wheelchair entry from a dock. But there’s more to this boat to consider, starting with its performance.
While the 40CC can be rigged with quadruple outboards, our test boat came equipped with triple Mercury 350 Verados, which did an exemplary job of getting this 16,900-pound boat off and running. When I pushed down the throttles, the 40CC smoothly climbed onto plane with no appreciable bow rise obstructing the view from the helm — aided in part by the aft keel pad that helps generate lift. The deep-V hull tapers to 22 degrees of deadrise at the transom. Visibility from the helm station, raised 13 inches above the aft cockpit, is excellent at all times through the forward-raked windshield that protects the crew from the elements. With the engines revving between 4,500 and 5,000 rpm, the boat hit its sweet spot, settling into a mid-30s cruising speed that felt smooth and dialed in, tracking straight and true in a tight chop and steady crosswind. We hit 53 mph at wide-open throttle, never once feeling the 1-foot bay chop we blasted through while underway. Adding the fourth outboard should boost top-end speed by about 5 mph. Turning and handling felt surprisingly responsive for a 40-foot boat. And back at the marina, the joystick control made docking a nonevent.
The 40CC’s deck layout is also different than what is typical of the genre. As mentioned, the helm station is elevated from the main cockpit, accessed via walk-throughs to each side. Rather than the stadium-seating arrangement — forward-facing rows of seats — found on competitors such as the Boston Whaler 420 Outrage ($803,882 with quadruple 300 Verados), the Belzona features a single pedestal-mounted captain’s chair in front of the wheel with an L-shaped lounge behind it. Belzona says the design encourages more socialization. The captain’s chair rotates so the driver can join the conversation when the boat is at rest. Mount the table there to create a dinette. The steering wheel on our test boat was offset to port, but during the build process it can be shifted to center at the owner’s request. A second pedestal chair can be added, and many of the features can be customized to the owner’s liking. Belzona will also be adding a lockable glove box in future production, as well as a much-needed passenger grab rail at the helm.
The aft cockpit features flip-down jump seats and a transom bench, as well as a portside walk-through to the extended platform behind the transom. Our test model featured a barbecue on the entertainment center of what would be called the leaning-post station on a typical center console. Belzona will also customize this real estate to suit the owner’s needs. A sturdy hardtop covers the helm area, and an electric SureShade extends over the cockpit at the push of a button. Fishy types can add a tower to the hardtop. Our tester’s hardtop featured four rear-facing Bazooka speakers. The hardtop piping also has seven built-in overhead rod holders. Just be sure to remove any rods before you try to deploy the SureShade.
Creature comforts? Coaming bolsters wrap the inwales from stem to stern, and the SeaDek flooring underfoot cushions your feet while providing traction. Perhaps no spot exudes comfort more than the bow area, which resembles that of a European cruiser. It features wraparound seating with a recessed grab rail and strategically placed cup holders and stereo speakers. The area just forward of the helm, elevated to accommodate the cabin below, sports twin sun loungers with adjustable backrests. The front of that area features a forward-facing love seat with adjustable armrests.
The cabin is bright and spacious, with 6 feet 7 inches of headroom. It features a dinette that can be converted to a V-berth for overnighting. The head to port is well-appointed and features a separate shower. The galley on our test model was small, featuring a microwave and refrigerator just below the ship’s systems, but Belzona can install a larger galley at the owner’s request. Belzona is owned and built by avid boaters who understand that different people like to use and equip their boats a certain way. With the new 40CC, the ways to use and enjoy it are many.
Antennas and navigation lights on the hardtop lower with the push of a button for bridge transit.
Visibility from the elevated helm is excellent through the wide forward-raked windshield.
Sliding dive door to the starboard-side of the cockpit is a Belzona staple.
Extended engine-mounting platform behind the transom makes it hard to swing big fish around the outboards.
Needs an additional grab handle at the helm for passengers, which Belzona says it is adding onto production models.
Price: $745,681 (as tested)
Available Power: Outboard
Belzona 40CC Certified Test Results
How We Tested Engines: Triple Mercury 350 Verado outboards Props: Revolution 4 161/4″ x 17″ 4-blade stainless steel Gear Ratio: 1.75:1 Fuel Load: 250 gal. Crew Weight: 380 lb.
Belzona Marine – Miami Lakes, Florida; 305-512-3200; belzonamarine.com
SeaDek Certified Fabricator Batavian has been busier than ever cutting custom SeaDek in New Zealand. Between supplying local boat builders and meeting ever-increasing demand from the aftermarket, the team at Batavian works tirelessly to deliver exceptional customer service and high quality, well-fitting parts for every project, big or small.
They just fabricated this genuine SeaDek kit for a Senator 800 Typhoon. Senator Boats are built in Napier, New Zealand, and feature all-aluminum construction and one of the smoothest riding hulls on the water. Nice job, team!
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