Xact Customs in Booths 4229 and 4230 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Later this week the 2016 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show will be taking place, and SeaDek Certified Fabricator Xact Customs will be showcasing SeaDek in booths 4229 and 4230. Xact Customs has been cutting and installing custom SeaDek for years, and are true SeaDek professionals. Located on Tavernier in the Florida Keys, they are centrally located to service the Keys and South Florida.

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With their booth in the air-conditioned Sailfish pavilion, the Xact team will have plenty of samples to give away, and will be more than happy to schedule a SeaDek installation for your boat! If you are at the show, be sure and stop by to say Hello!

Xact Customs
90800 Overseas Hwy, Suite #1
Tavernier, FL 33070
305-852-3639
xactcustoms@outlook.com
http://xactcustoms.com

 

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SeaDek COO Serenity Gardner Featured in Boating Industry Magazine

We are proud to share this article in Boating Industry Magazine featuring none other than SeaDek Chief Operating Officer Serenity Gardner. Serenity was one of the professionals chosen for “Women Making Waves,” an effort to recognize the numerous women in the marine industry who have made large contributions to its success, propelled its growth, and led their organizations into the future.

Congratulations Serenity!

This is a re-print of the article from Boating Industry, see the complete story Here.

Women Making Waves: Serenity Gardner

October 4, 2016

SERENITY GARDNER

Chief Operating Officer, SeaDek Marine Products

Education: Master’s in International Politics & Economics

Years in the marine industry: 9

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Was it difficult to navigate a career in this industry? Why or why not? Thankfully, no. Within four months of starting with SeaDek in July of 2008, the recession hit and it wasn’t long before we were wondering how we would keep the doors open. By mid-2009, boat builders were beginning to rethink their products and processes, and started taking another look at SeaDek to differentiate themselves from their competition. Since then there has been an eager acceptance of SeaDek in the industry. Boat building has rebounded, and most have acknowledged SeaDek as the premier supplier of non-skid.

As the economy began to recover, we shared a feeling of having weathered the storm together, and I feel that we came out of it stronger as a result. Having spent my entire career navigating more typically male-dominated manufacturing industries, taking a leadership role in the marine industry has been business as usual for me.

If you had to choose one memorable achievement in the marine industry, what would it be and why? The achievement that really stands out in my mind is receiving the Florida Companies to Watch Award presented by GrowFL. We were selected as one of 50 leading second-stage companies based on our exceptional growth, entrepreneurial leadership, and community giving. With the help and dedication of Larry Bernaski of Enterprise Florida, we have been able to build a dynamic economic engine in our community.

How do you hope to inspire other women in the marine industry? There are endless opportunities for women in the marine industry. I hope to show women in the industry that there is no limit to their success. By seizing opportunities and confidently working towards their goals, they are becoming a driving force of our industry.

We have a very strong female presence through all departments here at SeaDek, including Certified Fabricators and Installers who are fully trained CNC operators and CAD designers. At our headquarters, we have an array of strong, intelligent, capable women in charge of human resources, accounting, marketing, logistics, and customer service. Just this spring, a female project manager led the very successful implementation of SAP at SeaDek.

Of the seven owners of SeaDek, three of them — including myself — are women.

What advice do you have for women starting their careers in the marine industry? To start with, I would tell them to lay the groundwork for their careers with education and experience through internships, and then work on attaining leadership positions and exposure to management roles. With these tools, they will be prepared to enter a somewhat male-dominated industry with confidence in their skills and abilities. Beyond that, tenacity, grit and persistence will aid them in their journey.

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JetBoat Pilot SeaDek’s an Everglades 32 CC

For all your custom SeaDek needs in the Panama City, FL area, Will at JetBoat Pilot is a true SeaDek professional that can easily take your custom SeaDek project from start to finish, providing answers and support every step of the way. As one of our very first SeaDek Certified Fabricators, Will has years of experience cutting and installing SeaDek on boats of all kinds, and has taken great pride in introducing SeaDek to the panhandle area.

We just received these pictures of a recent SeaDek install on an Everglades 32 CC from JetBoat Pilot, and the finished boat looks amazing. With limitless attention to detail, the JetBoat team captured the pattern of the boat to include every nook and cranny, ensuring the kit fit just as it would coming from the factory.

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SeaDek is the original and industry leading manufacturer of high quality EVA marine flooring solutions that are specially formulated to stand up to the harsh conditions of the marine environment. SeaDek doesn’t absorb water, get moldy, smell, or retain dirt and grime, making it the ideal non-skid decking solution.

More information on JetBoat Pilot 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

Not in the Panama City area? SeaDek has Certified Fabricators and Installers throughout the country. Click here to find the one nearest you.

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DIY Sheet Material Makes SeaDek a Breeze

While we know that every boat deserves SeaDek, some projects just don’t require the finish achieved through custom fabrication. For many boaters, SeaDek sheet material allows them to enjoy all the traction and comfort of custom SeaDek at a significantly reduced cost. Available in all standard SeaDek colors, there is a DIY SeaDek sheet product for every boat and every application, from an entire deck to a few steps.

We just received these pictures of a DIY Snow Camo job on a 27’ Chesapeake-style workboat from Greg Moffitt. We met Greg at ICAST this year, and he couldn’t wait to show us some photos of his project. On this workboat, sheet material was a great choice and it ended up looking awesome. Nice job Greg!

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SeaDek sheet material is easy to cut and apply. With a little time and patience, excellent results can be achieved by the boater who likes to take projects into his or her own hands. Perfect for any application where soft, comfortable non-skid is required, SeaDek sheet material is the perfect option for the do-it-yourselfer.

Check out our variety of sheet sizes and start shopping now on the SeaDek Webstore!

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SeaDek IBEX Re-Cap Video

Even though we were only able to spend one day at IBEX due to the proximity of Hurricane Matthew to SeaDek Headquarters, we got the chance to connect with lots of old customers and introduce SeaDek to some new ones as well!

With a brand new booth, some really innovative new product offerings, and a SeaDeked Nautique GS20 in the water, there was lots of excitement surrounding the SeaDek team at the show.  Check out this re-cap video to see what all the buzz was about:

Is your boat ready to be SeaDeked? Visit our Interactive Map to find a SeaDek Certified Fabricator or Installer near you to schedule an installation today!

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SeaDek Sponsors New Blue Tube Locations

As a company of boaters, surfers, and water enthusiasts, we always try to do our best to look after the environment we care so dearly about. Not only is the health of our waterways critical to the boating culture that supports SeaDek, but also to the lifestyle that we enjoy every day with our families. Our coasts are fragile ecosystems that need our help to overcome the effects of pollution caused by the hand of man.

And with that goal, SeaDek is proud to announce its sponsorship of Blue Tube, a non-profit company dedicated to clean beaches and plastic-free oceans. Blue Tubes are bright blue, easy-to-spot containers that hold bags. They are installed at beach crossovers and boat ramps so people can grab a bag, pick up trash, and throw it away when they leave. Beach-goers donate their clean, used bags to the container and the cycle continues!

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The SeaDek sponsored Blue Tubes were recently installed at the Lee Wenner Boat Ramp at Cocoa Village and the MacFarland Boat Ramp at 2100 Indian River Drive in Cocoa.

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Next time you a see a Blue Tube on your way to the water, grab a bag and do your part. Don’t believe that this problem is too big to fix. When everyone does a little, together we accomplish a lot.

Learn more about Blue Tube here and see how you can be a part of the solution!

And visit the SeaDek Webstore to check out our extensive line of innovative non-skid products available for immediate purchase.

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SeaDek Giveaway Going on Now at BDOutdoors.com

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SeaDek has teamed up with BD Outdoors, the largest fishing forum on the net, to offer a new Dual Density Helm Station pad in their online giveaway! This is the time to enter to win the helm pad you have been wanting but just haven’t pulled the trigger on.

All you have to do is visit BDOutdoors.com and follow the link to the SeaDek Giveaway. While you are there, stick around for a minute to check out some of the awesome articles and content that BD has become famous for.

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SeaDek Dual Density Helm Pads are the most comfortable, innovative helm pads on the market today. Featuring an all-new 17mm low density bottom layer for maximum shock-absorption, and a 3mm standard density top layer for traction and durability, the dual density pad will save your knees and back during long hours on the water. Enter the contest today for a shot to win your own.

Can’t wait and want to order SeaDek today? Visit our Webstore to start shopping now!

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Batavian Exhibits at Auckland Boat Show

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From one side of the world to another, SeaDek is changing the way people boat. Batavian Rubber, a SeaDek Certified Fabricator based in Featherston, New Zealand, just returned from exhibiting at the Auckland on water boat show and reported a great turnout. Located in the heart of the Auckland Viaduct, it is the show for everything marine and boating, including boats of all sizes, motors, kayaks, accessories, and more.

The Batavian booth looked super:   SeaDek Stand (2) SeaDek Stand (3) SeaDek Stand        Viking Profish GT

Batavian has been SeaDeking all kinds of boats in New Zealand. As a SeaDek Certified Fabricator, they can digitally capture a boats pattern, design a custom SeaDek kit, cut utilizing CNC technology, and perform a professional installation. Check out some of their recent projects:

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Sealegs Interceptor 9000 (2)

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Makaira Ranfurly 840

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Tristram 881 Offshore

Tristram 600 Cabriolet

For all your SeaDek needs in New Zealand, contact Batavian at:

Batavian Rubber
22-30 Birdwood St
Featherston, New Zealand 5710
glen@batavian.co.nz
http://www.batavian.co.nz/index.html

Not in New Zealand and want custom SeaDek for your boat, visit our Interactive Map to find a SeaDek Certified Fabricator near you!

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Eddie the SeaDek Dog Gets a New Ride

When we say that the uses for SeaDek are endless, we really mean it! We just received these photos from Scott and Jeanne Kurtz of Contemporary Marine Flooring, a SeaDek Certified Fabricator based in Spokane, Washington.

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Their dog, Eddie, loves to go riding with them and just got his own personal trailer so they don’t have to leave him at home. To help him get in and out, and so everyone knew whose trailer it was, Scott made this custom SeaDek pad just for Eddie. Good for you Eddie!

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Contemporary Marine Flooring services the Pacific Northwest and can travel to your boat or marina for custom SeaDek service.

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.

Contact Scott or Jeanne from Contemporary Marine Flooring at:

Contemporary Marine Flooring
10907 E Marietta #2
Spokane Valley, WA
509-995-6239
scott@contemporarymarine.com
www.contemporarymarine.com

Not in the Pacific Northwest and want custom SeaDek for your boat?

Visit our Interactive Map to find a Certified Fabricator or Installer near you.

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An Unwavering Dedication to Quality Manufacturing

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Since our very beginnings with EVA foam over twenty years ago, even long before SeaDek, we have taken great pride in manufacturing high quality products that surpass expectations. Most people probably don’t realize that we were a family business making traction pads for the surfing industry long before the boating world knew what EVA flooring was. We even designed a custom line of pads for 11-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater.

Our materials were painstakingly tested and re-formulated time and time again to reach the benchmark of quality that we demanded, and this dedication to quality is what led us to become the trusted supplier of many of the leading boat builders in the world. We were moving forward, unafraid of failure, on a quest for innovation. And we never thought twice about it. That was just who we were. What we stood for.

And it still is.

While we have grown as a company, our mission has remained unchanged: to deliver the highest quality products possible and provide 100% customer satisfaction 100% of the time.

In 2013 we became an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. The International Standards Organization certifies companies who employ a detailed quality management system and pass a rigorous audit verifying that all aspects of the manufacturing process are in accordance with the system. This certification enables us to accurately manage the quality of our product through every step of production.

Every single batch of foam that enters our factory is subject to extensive testing as specified by the ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials) to ensure compliance with our quality standards. We have an in-house laboratory with professional, industry-standard testing equipment that is calibrated yearly by a third party organization.  The lab is staffed with full time technicians, and our testing equipment runs 24 hours a day.

After sampling incoming foam, our materials are subject to two weather tests in our specialized accelerated weathering chambers. The first is an artificial UV light chamber, which subjects the material to accelerated UV rays and tests for polymer degradation that would indicate a material non-conformity. The second is another accelerated weather test using xenon light in the visible spectrum to verify color-fastness. Combined, these two tests confirm the material’s ability to stand up to the rigors of outdoor applications without fading or breaking down.

After weather testing, the samples are tested to confirm that their physical properties are within our acceptable parameters, including all adhesives. These ASTM tests include a durometer test that measures hardness, a shrinkage test, compression test, stretch test, and a tear strength test. Additionally, the samples are subject to a 90° peel test and a T peel test to verify the strength of the adhesive.

Once all these tests are completed satisfactorily, the batch of material is cleared to leave quarantine and enter the facility, where it again is inspected every step of the way through production for conformance to our quality standards.

We feel confident that we have the most rigorous material testing procedure in the industry, but at the end of the day, it is our products that speak for themselves. Quality is a full time job, but for us, SeaDek is more than a swim platform pad or a logo or an ad campaign; it is a passion for what we do. It is a love of life on the water. It is who we are.

Learn more about our extensive line of marine non-skid products here.

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