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SeaDek will be exhibiting at the 2014 METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) in Amsterdam RAI from November 18th-20th. SeaDek will be onsite at Booth EL.47 in the Construction Material Pavilion, which will also be home to the new Innovation LAB. See the METS press release below for more information on the Innovation LAB:
Innovation Takes Centre Stage at METS 2014
Innovation has been a crucial theme at METS since this leading B2B marine equipment trade show opened its doors in 1988. Surveys of the many thousands of visitors from around the world consistently show that innovation is the number one reason to come to Amsterdam each year for METS. With this in mind, METS organisers Amsterdam RAI are introducing the brand- new ‘‘Innovation LAB’’, an onsite activity platform that pays even greater attention to the exhibition’s innovations, products and technologies. This year’s METS is planned to take place from 18 until 20 November.
With a full show floor, with over 1.320 exhibitors expected of which 220+ are new companies from a global origin, and larger SuperYacht, Marina and Construction Materials Pavilions than ever, METS 2014 is sure to be an unmissable event for professionals in the leisure marine equipment industry. Taking a forward-thinking approach, the METS organisers continually seek new and innovative ways to enhance the show’s attractions even though it is already the world’s leading event of its kind.
By tradition, METS highlights the innovative character of the industry via its renowned DAME (Design Award METS) award. The winners of this prestigious prize receive enormous publicity throughout the global leisure marine industry and the DAME award stimulates the industry to invest in research and development.
“Innovation propels the marine equipment sector forward and METS has long been the platform of choice when it comes to showcasing new (design) developments,” says Amsterdam RAI’s maritime domain manager Irene Dros. “In addition to the DAME awards, with its extra focus on design, METS always showcases thousands of innovations and new products. Due to the large number and wide range of marketing and promotion opportunities, not all these premieres get the attention they deserve. The new ‘Innovation LAB’ concept will resolve this through a variety of channels.”
Six innovation ‘’pillars’’ at the heart of the show
Situated in the Elicium building at the core of the Amsterdam RAI, the ‘Innovation LAB’ is built on six pillars. Firstly, the products nominated for the DAME award will be displayed in the entrance of the Holland Complex (halls 9-10-11). Each category will have an IPad presentation of the products offering visitors more background information. Secondly, the DAME award category winners will be on display in the Elicium, again supported by virtual presentations and an explanation of the DAME jury decisions.
The third pillar of the ‘Innovation LAB’ will be a special Innovation Stage in the Elicium featuring a large AV screen and an open audience seating area. Visitors can drop in for inspiration via new product presentation videos and interviews. All DAME winners will present their products and the stage will also see inspirational keynote speakers examining new technologies and insights on the future of the industry. Last but not least, the Innovation Stage will host workshops, debates and presentations, all of which are free to attend.
The fourth pillar into innovation is the Innovation Newsroom, powered by IBI magazine. This media centre will be home to live interviews conducted by IBI, recorded and cut live by RAI film crews and shown on the large AV screen in the Innovation Stage. IBI’s roving reporters will also collect content about the show and its exhibitors, which will feature in the METS Daily News Bulletin distributed around the show each day.
Pillar five revolves around the Material Xperience area of the Construction Material Pavilion (CMP). Suppliers and experts from the global network Materia will display raw materials that they believe can add considerable value to the maritime sector. Last but not least, the final pillar of the ‘Innovation LAB’ is the Innovation Café. Here innovative sustainable catering will be served that matches the atmosphere and generates an ideal environment for networking.
Fresh new ideas across the board
There are also other innovations underway at METS 2014. The SuperYacht Pavilion will be bigger than ever at METS 2014, with an increase of ten percent in exhibitors to at least 200. “We have created a new stand design for this area based upon the specific wishes of participants,” adds Dros. “This will provide for more open spaces, generating a stylish look and feel that reflects the unique nature of the superyacht sector. At the same time the uniform character of the pavilion and METS as a whole will be retained, keeping the focus on B2B activities to the fore. ”
Another key factor at METS is the demand for networking opportunities. “This year we are going to facilitate even more meetings than before,” continues Dros. “A new ‘online introductions’ concept will be launched, designed to bring people in contact with each other in order to stimulate networking opportunities and make them more accessible.”
Add in the various ways of meeting peers and sharing knowledge and best practices such as at the Global Superyacht Forum, the HISWA Symposium on Design and Yacht Construction, the International Sailing Summit, the ICOMIA /IBI Technology Seminar and the NMEA educational sessions, and it is clear that METS 2014 will embody innovation throughout every aspect. Featuring extended opening hours, METS 2014 will be held from 18 to 20 November in the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre.
METSTRADE.COM is the leading online platform for marine leisure professionals. It offers a market overview and information on all marine industry events organised by Amsterdam RAI. METS is the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry. It is organised by Amsterdam RAI in association with ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations). Three dedicated specialist pavilions are part of METS: the SuperYacht Pavilion, the Marina & Yard Pavilion and the Construction Material Pavilion.
We just cut 4 custom SeaDek Anti-fatigue Helm Station Pads for the U.S. Coast Guard. These pads will go on the bridge of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered WPC-1104. The WPC-1104 is part of the 7th Coast Guard District and is getting ready for deployment out of Miami, FL.
SeaDek Anti-fatigue Helm Station Pads provide the utmost of comfort while standing for long hours on the water. Made from closed-cell EVA material, these pads feature 13mm foam that absorbs impact and a brushed or embossed surface with exceptional non-skid characteristics to provide safety and stability. SeaDek Helm Station Pads are available in a wide variety of colors on our webstore: www.seadek.com/c-11-helm-station-pads.aspx. For custom logos and color combinations, please contact customer service at: email@example.com or 321-632-4466.
To learn more about the USCGC Robert Yered and the US Coast Guard please visit:
U.S. Coast Guard website: www.uscg.mil
About Robert Yered: coastguard.dodlive.mil/2010/10/coast-guard-heroes-robert-j-yered
*The Coast Guard logo and stripes are laser treatment and swap out prototypes and not yet available for order.
Earlier this month we posted a custom faux teak SeaDek kit made for Jeff Murray’s Gheenoe LT25. After the pads were completed Jeff brought the Gheenoe into our manufacturing facility for a custom install. Check out the before and after pictures and the installation video:
*Bimini Blue SeaDek, Apex, and Canvas Company logos are swap out prototypes and not yet available for order.
For more photos of this SeaDeked Gheenoe, view our Flicker Album: www.flickr.com/photos/seadek/sets/72157645688659648
Check out this pair of custom SeaDek SUP traction pads.
This is a Storm Gray over Black traction pad with routed radial lines made to fit a 10′ Infinity board.
This traction pad is Storm Gray over White with a routed design and SeaDek logo, for a Boardworks Supernatural board.
Stay tuned for some post installation pictures of the pads on their boards!
For stock SUP traction kits, visit our webstore: www.seadek.com/c-96-stand-up-paddleboard-pads.aspx. To order a custom kit please contact customer service at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-632-4466.
*The Rasta SeaDek logo is a swap out prototype and not yet available for order.
Here are a pair of SeaDek kayak kits custom made for Bob over at B & C Power Yaks (bcpoweryaks.com/company). These kits fit a Diablo Chupacabra and a Diablo Adios.
Diablo Adios – This is a 6mm Mocha over Black, Faux Teak custom kit with routed SeaDek and B & C Power Yaks logos. Stay tuned for stock Diablo Chupacabra, Adios, and Amigo kayak kits to be added to our webstore: www.seadek.com/c-97-kayak-non-skid-pads.aspx. To order custom kayak kits please contact customer service at: email@example.com or 321-632-4466 (Chupacabra reference # Z104088 ; Adios reference # Z104089).
SeaDek Marine Products, the industry leader in innovative marine flooring solutions, is excited to announce that they will be exhibiting at the 2014 METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) in Amsterdam RAI. The three-day show runs from 18-20 November 2014 and the SeaDek team will be onsite at stand EL.47 in the Construction Material Pavilion to answer questions and highlight new product options.
Durable and shock absorbent, SeaDek provides not only an exceptional traction surface but also lessens the fatigue brought on by prolonged standing and working on hard decking and platforms. SeaDek also protects your deck from scratching, chipping and dents. Fishermen will appreciate SeaDek’s noise reducing qualities.
SeaDek is manufactured from nonabsorbent, closed cell EVA material specifically formulated for marine applications. Sports & commercial fishing, flats boats, sailboats, ski boats, commercial marine, house boats, personal water craft, platforms and steps are just a few of the unlimited applications for SeaDek Non-Skid Marine Traction. SeaDek’s marine grade 3M™ pressure sensitive adhesive backing makes application a breeze. Just measure, cut, peel and stick. It’s that easy!
SeaDek is available in a variety of sizes, thicknesses and colors. SeaDek replaces the need for molded non-skid, helping OEMs save time and money in their manufacturing processes. SeaDek’s capabilities include:
Stop in and find out how SeaDek can help separate your boats from the competition. Leverage SeaDek’s growing brand identity to project your products into the international marine industry through exposure on our social media platforms as well as print and TV advertising campaigns. Your boats deserve SeaDek.
METS is the world’s largest trade show of the international marine leisure industry. It takes place from 18-20 November 2014 in Amsterdam RAI with an attendance of 19,000 international marine industry professionals. During 3 days filled with inspiration and innovation, METS provides the perfect platform to network, exchange ideas and do business.
Learn more about METS: http://www.metstrade.com/
METS 2014 Floorplan
Construction Material Pavilion
Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia is home to the Radical Rodents Surf Team, and just as it sounds… they’re mice! Known as the smallest surfers on the planet, these mice are trained as babies and ride custom handcrafted boards, just like the pros.
Shane Willmott, coach and board shaper, is making SeaDek surf traction pads for his little guys out of 2mm EVA foam.
Shane’s mini traction pads bring SeaDek full circle with where we started. SeaDek was born out of our original product line X-Trak, a leading brand in the surf industry. In addition, we made pads for 11 time World Champion Kelly Slater under his K-Grip and Community Project labels.
Here’s Australian pro surfer Mick Fanning hanging with one of the tiny surfers.Rodent Express YachtEven the bow of their yacht is SeaDeked!
Watch the Radical Rodents catch some waves:
Rockledge, Fla. (August 22, 2014) – SeaDek is proud to have been selected as one of fifty leading second-stage companies chosen from more than 500 nominations statewide, as this year’s Florida Companies to WatchSM winners. All 2014 winners will join an esteemed group of 150 Florida alumni honored over the past three years.
Florida Companies to Watch
Presented by GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Hard Rock Live, CityWalk
Florida Companies to Watch is an awards program that celebrates privately held second-stage companies headquartered in the state. To be eligible, applicants must employ between 6 and 99 full-time equivalent employees and have between $750,000 and $50 million in annual revenue or working capital in place. Awardees are selected for demonstrating the intent and capacity to grow based on employee or sales growth, exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, sustainable competitive advantage, outstanding corporate culture, inspired community giving and other notable strengths.
“Florida Companies to Watch is honored to recognize another outstanding group of stage-two companies,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president for the University of Central Florida’s Office of Research and Commercialization. This is our fourth year of celebrating second-stage business leaders throughout the state of Florida. The companies selected for the Florida Companies to Watch awards program stand out among their peers as companies that should be celebrated. In Florida, they account for 5 percent of the companies and nearly 30 percent of the jobs. These companies make a difference and we’re happy to offer the recognition they deserve.”
“It is such a good feeling to be creating jobs again and providing a dynamic economic engine in our own community. We survived the recession and have come out the other side a stronger, better company.” – Jason Gardner, CoOwner and VP of Marketing and Advertising at SeaDek Marine Products
Florida Companies to Watch is unique because of its focus on second-stage companies and the wide-ranging industries they represent. The impact of these companies on Florida’s economy is immense, and this year’s honorees are examples of such companies in the state. Overall, the 2014 winners had $370 million in total annual revenue in 2013, which was a 36 percent increase in total annual revenue compared to 2012. They employed 1,757 full-time equivalent employees, with 462 net new jobs projected for 2014.
2014 Sponsors include Wells Fargo, TWSquared, University of Central Florida, Florida High Tech Corridor, atLarge, Inc., Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, Filmscape, OUC, AMTIS Inc., Enterprise Florida, Fifth Third Bank, Florida Power & Light, Insperity, LSQ Funding, Sorensen Moving & Storage, SunTrust, USF Connect. For more details on Florida Companies to Watch, visit flctw.growfl.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorships for the 2014 event are still available.
SeaDek manufactures a wide range of marine products for OEM boat builders,
after-market customers and marine retailers. SeaDek non-skid materials offer safe and comfortable alternatives to molded-in non-skid, paint-on textures and other marine traction products currently available. Made from UV protected non- absorbent foam, SeaDek features an innovative, textured micro-dot surface for added non-slip characteristics or a unique brushed faux teak finish.
Formulated with an acrylic based high-bond 3M™ pressure sensitive adhesive, SeaDek’s robust, peel-and-stick application makes it easy to install and requires no mounting of hardware. Easy to clean and highly stain resistant, the product also provides protection for boat surfaces, especially in high traffic areas as seen on the tender.
For more information about SeaDek and its wide range of products and capabilities please visit: www.seadek.com.
GrowFL was created in 2009 by the Florida legislature as an economic development program focused on assisting second-stage growth companies prosper in the state of Florida. By providing strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through Strategic Research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring, GrowFL helps companies overcome obstacles to growth and leads them towards prosperity. Based on the philosophy of Economic Gardening®, to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state, GrowFL, the Florida Economic Gardening Institute, is a critical component to the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. GrowFL is a statewide economic development organization certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation. Website: growfl.com
Contact: Geri Fairbanks
The Kayak Fishing BoondoggleTM Combines Educational Workshops and Product Demonstrations with Fishing and Family Fun at KARS Park
Area residents wanting to learn more about kayak fishing are invited to join the educational workshops, product demonstrations, and the Vendor Village at KARS Park this October Columbus Day weekend.
Titusville, Fla. (August 13, 2014) – The Kayak Fishing BoondoggleTM invites all paddling and fishing enthusiasts to join a growing number of kayak anglers from around the nation who will assemble over the Columbus Day weekend, October 10 and 11, 2014 at KARS Park in Merritt Island, FL.
For those who want to learn more about paddling and kayak fishing, you are invited to join the free, family-friendly event which offers educational workshops, product demonstrations, kid’s fun zone, and products for sale in the Boondoggle’s Vendor Village.
Boondoggle weekend festivities begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday with the Vendor Village exhibits and continue on through an early evening Meet and Greet where food and drink will be on hand for participants to establish friendships and exchange fish stories.
Vendors will open their exhibit booths a second time between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday. Educational workshops and kayak demonstrations are scheduled throughout the day, followed by a catered BBQ dinner and door prizes with a variety of products that have been donated by sponsoring vendors. Prizes consist of kayaks, paddling and fishing gear and accessories.
The Boondoggle supports local charities like Heroes on the Water, which helps our nation’s injured military personnel reintegrate with society through kayak fishing and the outdoors.
“Somehow, everyone who comes to the event becomes a part of the Boondoggle family, even if they’re a newbie,” said Adam Hayes of YakAngler.com. “It’s pretty amazing. We come from different states, but we’re like one big, happy family.”
Passionate about the Boondoggle, kayak anglers travel from locations throughout Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, Virginia, Texas, and from as far away as California, NewHampshire, and Maine. The Boondoggle isn’t just a bunch of people who like to camp and fish from a kayak – it’s a community of anglers who have become supporting fans, and much loved friends.
The Boondoggle is a four-day camping and kayak fishing event which occurs twice a year over holiday weekends in different locations throughout the southeastern United States. It provides an escape for kayak fishing enthusiasts looking to relax, hang out, and fish with like-minded individuals in a new location. Boondoggle locations are chosen for their pristine waters set against a beautiful landscape, plenty of breathing room, and an abundance of fish.
Participants are encouraged to join the daytime educational workshops, kayak demonstrations and the Vendor Village. To learn more about the Kayak Fishing Boondoggle and to register for the free event, visit www.KayakFishingBoondoggle.com.
About Kayak Fishing Boondoggle LLC The Kayak Fishing BoondoggleTM is a four-day camping and kayak fishing event which occurs twice a year over holiday weekends in different locations throughout the southeastern United States. With more than 500 in attendance, the Boondoggle provides an escape for kayak fishing enthusiasts looking to relax, hang out, and fish with like-minded individuals in a new location. Boondoggle locations are chosen for their pristine waters set against a beautiful landscape, plenty of breathing room, and an abundance of fish.
About YakAngler.com YakAngler.com is your “Ultimate Kayak Fishing Resource”. The company was founded in 2009 by Mark Watanabe and Adam Hayes, in an effort to provide users with the best kayak fishing community and resource site on the web. With its ever expanding community of kayak anglers YakAngler is quickly becoming the resource for all kayak fisherman.