There can be a big difference between having heard of SeaDek and having experienced SeaDek. Those who have only heard of the many benefits of SeaDek probably think, “that sounds good, I may want to check it out.” Those who have fished on a boat with SeaDek in any capacity most likely say, “I have to have this on my boat now!!”
Yes it is that good and probably one of the most versatile boating products that have been invented in years.
What is SeaDek? A closed cell, non-skid PE/EVA foam that transforms boats and accessories into user-friendly versions of themselves. SeaDek is made from a UV protected non-absorbent foam, featuring innovative surface textures such as a thermoformed micro-dot pattern or a subtle brushed texture for enhanced non-slip characteristics.
Formulated with a 3M™ acrylic based high-bond 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 stain resistant, SeaDek also provides protection for boat surfaces, especially in high traffic areas. Other benefits that SeaDek offers include:
- Exceptional traction even when wet
- Unparalleled comfort when standing, walking or leaning on boat surfaces
- Shock absorption, which decreases fatigue
- Protection for boat surfaces against scratches, chips and dents
- Noise reduction characteristics – ideal for fishermen
SeaDek can be tailored to fit a wide variety of applications on just about any type of boat, including: sport & commercial fishing boats, flats boats, kayaks, sailboats, ski boats, commercial marine craft, house boats, personal water craft, towboats and more. If you have a boat, you have a place for SeaDek. Additional applications for SeaDek include:
- Swim platforms and cockpit pads
- Step kits
- Helm station pads
- Poling platforms
- Coaming bolsters/pads
SeaDek can be customized to fit any need, but they also offer pre-made accessory options that you stick on yourself.
We recently toured the SeaDek Factory in Rockledge, Florida. The operation was amazing and everything was spotless and first class. CNC machines whirred, working their magic under the watchful eyes of SeaDek’s experienced crews. Layers of different colors were thermo-laminated on state-of-the-art custom designed machines for a bulletproof bond, while computers and engineers created the technical magic that brings this incredible foam material to life.
Color choices abound and so are the many ways they can be laminated together to create just the look and function that you desire for your boat, PWC or sporting accessories.
SeaDek can also route out a myriad of custom and standard designs from two layers of foam. They have a variety of standard fish designs or can easily custom “engrave” a helm pad or any piece for your boat.
They now have state-of-the-art laser engraving which ups the level of detail they can provide making the possibilities limitless.
Are you a DIY enthusiast? You can order sheets of SeaDek material to install yourself or you can get a template kit and lay out your own patterns that SeaDek can work from to make you a custom, self-installed, but professionally cut kit.
You really have all the options at your fingertips with SeaDek.
SeaDek is broadening their variety of pre-made options like helm pads, cooler pads, phone pads, fish rulers, kayak kits and more. You can choose from a variety of colors and design options to give that custom look and function to your boat and equipment in a few simple steps.
Whether you fish offshore or inshore, your fishing program can benefit from SeaDek in many ways. You can get the entire deck and gunnels protected by SeaDek or just pick the areas you want to cover. SeaDek is a great option for a non-slip finish that lasts year after year, and it also provides some stress relief for your body by reducing fatigue from standing or pounding all day while fishing.
You can even have a classic teak-look without the cost, weight and constant maintenance of real wood. SeaDek has faux teak material in a variety of board widths and textures.
Looking good has never been so easy.
Check out the SeaDek website for more info on how you could improve your outdoor life with SeaDek. Click here to get a free sample kit so you can see this amazing material for yourself. Click HERE to find a custom SeaDek fabricator and installer nearest you for that professional look.