JetBoat Pilot Moves Into New Facility

Steady growth necessitates move for company

Panama City, FL (May 26, 2017) – JetBoat Pilot, a marine business specializing in custom SeaDek installation, as well as aftermarket jetboat products, has expanded its operations from 6000 square feet to 28,000 square feet with the acquisition of a new production facility on West Highway 390.

The move will facilitate continued growth for the local company that has found success in the niche jetboat segment.

As a SeaDek Certified Fabricator, JetBoat Pilot patterns, designs, cuts with CNC technology, and installs SeaDek, an innovative EVA non-skid flooring for boats. Servicing the Florida panhandle, the company has seen steady growth with the rising popularity of the product.

In addition to SeaDek, JetBoat Pilot manufactures and sells a wide range of accessories and upgrades for the most popular jetboats on the market today. More information on JetBoat Pilot can be found at: https://www.jetboatpilot.com/index.php.

JetBoat Pilot
3825 Hwy 390 West
Panama City, FL 32405
850-960-3236
jetboatpilot.com@gmail.com
www.dekmyboat.com

 

 

 

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Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament Kicks Off Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, the world’s top watersports athletes will gather on Robin Lake in the beautiful and serene Callaway Gardens to compete in the 58th annual Masters Water Ski and Wake Tournament. Running from May 26-38, Masters is widely accepted as the world’s premier tournament, and is expected to draw crowds in the thousands, with promising weather slated for the entire weekend.

Once again, SeaDek is a proud official event sponsor, and will be on-site throughout the entire tournament with samples, giveaways, and information under the SeaDek tent. If you will be attending, be sure to drop by and say hello to the team!

SeaDek Proteam member Ryan Dodd will be competing in the water ski jump category, and we want to wish him the best of luck! We know he’s been training hard, and can’t wait to see it all pay off with some huge jumps!

Check out Ryan’s latest video:

Your boat deserves SeaDek! Find a SeaDek Certified Fabricator or Installer near you today!

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ABC Tackles Key Issues on Capitol Hill

With a new administration in place and 62 new members of congress, this year’s American Boating Congress aimed to make an impact on legislators and bring issues affecting the boating industry to center stage.

Last week, SeaDek joined many of the most influential members of the marine industry in Washington DC for three days of workshops, panels, speakers, and most importantly, meetings with representatives on Capitol Hill to bring the concerns of the boating industry to the doorstep of our elected officials.

     Welcome reception at the Carnegie Library

     Initial address by NMMA President Thom Dammrich

     Keynote speech by CNN’s Jake Tapper

Issues taking top priority included transportation and infrastructure, workforce development, conservation, ethanol fuels, recreational fishing, access, and trade. Through small and productive meetings with congressmen and senators, these key policy initiatives were brought to the attention of lawmakers with an emphasis on the impact that boating has on the American economy as a whole.

The Florida team had the opportunity to meet with Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (R-FL), Congressman Brian Mast (R-FL), Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL), Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).

     Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Florida District 7

     Florida Senator Marco Rubio

As a marine manufacturer based on Florida’s east coast and employing over 125 people, SeaDek actively supports legislation that promotes the health of the marine industry. American manufacturing is alive and well at SeaDek, and ABC is a valuable tool to give our elected officials a glimpse into the industry that their decisions directly affect.

Learn more about the American Boating Congress at https://www.nmma.org/government/abc

 

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Wake Foiling is Newest Ride on the Lake

We just came across this great video from Slingshot Sports featuring their new Slingshot Wakefoiler, the first production stand-up hydrofoil designed specifically for riding behind boats. Wake foiling delivers a completely new riding experience, bringing the magic of flight to tow sports. Also featured is the fully SeaDeked Super Air Nautique, providing a world-class wake for the foil to carve on.

Check it out and get inspired for this summer!

Is your boat ready for custom SeaDek? Find a SeaDek Certified Fabricator or Installer near you to schedule an installation today!

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Custom Install on Chaparral 2430

Are you looking for a pop of bright color in your SeaDek to coordinate with your boat?

We just received these photos of a sharp looking SeaDek installation on a Chaparral 2430 VRX by Will of JetBoat Pilot, a SeaDek Certified Fabricator based in Panama City, Florida. This kit, complete with pinline accents, is 6mm in Storm Gray over Island Green. Nice job Will!

Jet Boat Pilot
3825 W Hwy 390 Suite B
Panama City, FL 32405
850-960-3236
Email: Will@jetboatpilot.com

 

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SeaDek is Proud to Sponsor BlueTube, Inc.

What is BlueTube?

“BlueTube, Inc. is a 501(c)3 company based in Melbourne, FL with a big mission: create clean beaches and plastic-free oceans. With a little effort from a lot of people in many places all the time we can solve these problems. BlueTubes are bright blue, easy-to-spot containers that hold bags. They are installed at beach crossovers so people can grab a bag on their way to the beach, pick up trash and throw it away. Beach-goers donate their clean, used plastic bags to the container, and the cycle continues. BlueTubes can be found at county-managed beaches in Brevard County, Florida – including Satellite Beach and Melbourne Beach.”

SeaDek Cares About Our Ocean

SeaDek began by sponsoring Lee Wenner boat ramp and McFarland boat ramp in Cocoa last year and is now sponsoring a total of 5 Blue Tubes on the Indian River including Kennedy Point Park, Pineda Landing and Christenson’s Landing.

“BlueTube, Inc. is funded through annual sponsorships of BlueTubes on public beaches and sales of BlueTubes at private beach crossovers. Sponsorships and sales cover the costs of BlueTubes as well as public awareness and research. Part of the proceeds from sponsorships go to Sea Education Association (SEA) out of Woods Hole, Massachusetts for research on plastic in the oceans. SEA has been collecting data on ocean plastic since 1986. SEA students and scientists tow nets along the surface in the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea from their two research ships. Each piece of plastic debris from thousands of tows is counted and preserved, and this data is used for further studies.” – from www.bluetubebeach.org

For more information, visit www.bluetubebeach.org.

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SeaDek joins marine industry leaders on Capitol Hill

Rockledge, FL On May 15-17, 2017, SeaDek Marine Products will join a broad group of marine business owners, representatives, and lobbyists in Washington, DC, in a push to strengthen the industry’s collective advocacy impact.

With a new administration in office and 62 new members of congress, this year’s visit is especially critical, and will provide the opportunity to show the newly elected officials how policies related to trade, taxes, fuel, and the environment have a direct and lasting impact on the boating industry as a whole.

“We are proud to be representing our industry and fighting for the issues that matter to all of us, both manufacturers and boaters alike,” said Jason Gardner, VP of marketing and advertising at SeaDek. “The boating industry is a major economic force, and it is important that we make our representatives aware of the impacts that certain legislation can have on us.”

The ABC is the industry’s most important advocacy event, providing the opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with congressmen and representatives who play a key role in legislation that directly affects boating in America. The two-day event features keynote speakers, scheduled visits to Capitol Hill, and the opportunity to network with other members of the boating community, with the common goal of ensuring a healthy future for recreational boating.  More information can be found at www.nmma.org/government/abc.

About SeaDek Marine Products

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 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 www.seadek.com.

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Bill Booth’s SeaDeked Snake Hunting Boat

The proliferation of Burmese Pythons in South Florida is no secret anymore, with the giant snakes exploding in population and decimating native wildlife that doesn’t stand a chance against the colossal constrictors.

Rising to the challenge of eradicating the foreign creatures, outdoorsman extraordinaire Bill Booth has made a science out of stalking, catching, and removing the snakes from the Florida Everglades, which he has spent his entire life hunting, fishing, and traversing.

When Bill reached out to us with a custom SeaDek project in mind for his new swamp boat, we designed a kit that was perfect for his new backcountry ride. The Olive Green over Black kit prevents any slipping on the boat’s slick aluminum deck, and stays much cooler than the bare aluminum, which can get unbearably hot in minutes in the South Florida sun.

Click here to check out this great article on one of Bill’s recent snake hunts from Outdoor Life magazine.

Thank you for your hard work Bill, every snake counts!

Is your boat in need of custom SeaDek? Find a SeaDek Certified Fabricator or Installer near you to schedule an installation today!

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Batavian Exhibiting at the Auckland Hutchwilco Boat Show

Next week, from Thursday, May 18 to Sunday, May 21, SeaDek Certified Fabricator Batavian will be exhibiting at the Auckland Hutchwilco Boat Show. Taking place at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane, Auckland, the show will feature new releases, prizes, a fishing hall, and lots more.

Batavian is a SeaDek Certified Fabricator based in Wellington, that works with Certified Installers across New Zealand. SeaDek Certified 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.

Batavian can be contacted at:

Batavian Rubber
22-30 Birdwood St
Featherston, New Zealand 5710
glen@batavian.co.nz
646-308-9337
http://www.batavian.co.nz/

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Tristan Fishing for FWC Saltwater Life List

SeaDek brand ambassador Tristan Hill has set his sights high and set out to catch all 71 species on the FWC Saltwater Fish Life List, an ambitious and admirable feat. The young angler from the lower Florida Keys has taken his love of fishing to the next level with the challenge, learning new tricks and techniques along the way and fishing everywhere from the flats to blue water.

Last fall, Tristan submitted photos of himself with 10 of the species on the list, allowing him to join the first tier of the Saltwater Fish Life List Club rewards program. He received a T-shirt and certificate for his efforts. He has even caught the attention of some high profile fishing personalities such as Darcizzle Offshore!

Last week he made a trip out to deep water and nailed his first dolphin and tilefish:

We are rooting for Tristan here at SeaDek, and are happy to have him onboard as he checks more fish off his list every week! Way to go Tristan!

Follow Tristan’s adventures at https://www.facebook.com/TristansKeystoFishing/

To learn more about the Saltwater Fish Life List Club, visit catchafloridamemory.com.

SeaDek has a large selection of products to make your days fishing even better, such as helm station pads, coaming bolsters, fish rulers, and more. Visit our Webstore to start shopping now!

 

 

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