This past spring I finished up my biggest project to date. The captain of the boat Nils Erickson and his fiancee Meredith Pridgen were heading up a large refit of a Gunboat 62 formerly named Lickity Split 2 up in the Newport Shipyard. In the world of sailing, Gunboat is the very top tier when it comes to performance and quality. They specialize in building high performance multihull sailing yachts. Coming from a fishing boat background I had a lot to learn in the sailing world, but can appreciate true craftsmanship and design in any type of boat. The retro fit included about everything you could possibly imagine, it almost seems it would have made more sense to order a new boat, but the lead time is very long to have one built so this was the next best option. Nils and Meredith run a boat called Soma, a Formula 40, that they charter and sail down in the Virgin Islands. It is the fastest charter sailboat in the Caribbean and quite possibly the world. The tops of the hulls on Soma are completely decked out in SeaDek making for a comfortable and safe ride whether cruising or racing. When it came time to figure out what to do on the decks on Zenyatta they had a crazy idea to fully deck it out in SeaDek. The only reason I say crazy is because it had never been done before to this extent on a boat of this size or caliber. Needless to say it was quite the project with a lot of detail involved due to all of the hardware and rigging, but one that when it was all finished you can take a step back and not help but smile. Special thanks to Rick Lohre from Rick Lohre Photography for taking and providing the amazing pictures of Zenyatta. You can check out more picture of Zenyatta here.
Castaway Customs just finished a trip down to Islamorada to install custom SeaDek on a Maverick HPX-V sitting on the bow of a Garlington. The boat captain was tired of slipping on the nonskid and looking for something to make those long days fishing more comfortable. We decide to deck out everything to give the boat a fresh new look. We decided to go with a cool gray over storm gray to give it a nice subtle look. The original carpet in the skiff, although not that old, was starting to fall off and look a little dingy so we also decide to upgrade to SeaDek on the undergunnels. This is a very popular option on the Maverick line of boats and any flats boat really. We also decked out a couple of Yeti Coolers with Hogfish logos on them for the boat. Keep checking back in for a write up on the cockpit of the big boat. We are working on a neat job for her. If you are interested in getting any custom SeaDek work done on your boat, no matter how big or small, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Captain Troy Sapp is a fishing guide based out of West Central Florida fishes what they call the Nature Coast of Florida. He guides out of a Maverick 21′ Master Angler as well as this Rampage 34′ Express. He wanted to know if the SeaDek product could dampen the growl of 920 HP diesels under the floor. The sound deadening ability is one characteristic of SeaDek that is often overlooked or forgot about. From a large Sportfish or express style boat like Troy’s Rampage to a small flats boat or skiff, SeaDek definitely quiets a boat down. He also was looking for something with comfort and traction which SeaDek also provides. After deciding upon the colors I made a trip back over to install the boat. The pictures don’t do the boat justice. The marlin logo designed by Boldwater really sets the boat off. The black border around the beach sand is a very nice color combination which really pops also. The boat looked like a brand new boat after it was installed. For more info on getting custom SeaDek for your boat contact Castaway Customs at 321-537-2039 or shoot me an email at email@example.com.
I was recently up in New England area for about a week or so working on some projects. This 32′ Intrepid was one of the boats that I installed SeaDek on. The faux teak has become pretty popular lately so we ordered a few different versions of faux teak. This particular version had the holly as the planking with the teak grooves. To be honest, I wasn’t really sure how the holly over teak was going to look in the boat, but after the install it was clear that the customer had made the right color choice. With the engines painted white and tan accents in the coaming bolsters and cushions, the flooring looked great and really tied into the look of the boat. The customer decided to add the Intrepid logo on the pad going to into the cabin and also on a hatch behind the helm of the boat. We even did the interior floor of the cabin. This boat is used primarily as a family cruising boat and the non skid had become very slippery over the years so the customer was concerned about his kids slipping and getting hurt. Like all SeaDek products, the faux teak also provides excellent traction and makes for a more safe and enjoyable boating experience. If you are interest in getting some faux teak SeaDek in your boat feel free to call me at 321-537-2039 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I got a call recently from a gentlemen who was fed up with the snap in carpet in his Carver Yacht holding dirt and water. He gave me a call and made an appointment to meet up and have me digitize his boat. Within about an hour I scanned the cockpit, fly bridge, and step areas on the boat. The boat owner had gone with real teak decking on his last boat and while he liked the look he hated the maintenance that came along with it. After scanning the boat I went over a few different layouts of how we could design the teak. Some customers like the planking to run all the way to the edge of the pad while other like to have everything bordered out. In this instance, the owner wanted to go with the borders and we used the existing non-skid pattern molded into the deck for a pattern to follow. This allows water to drain and looks very clean. After working out all the details I swung by and installed the SeaDek, the owner was out of town at the time, but amazed out how nicely everything came out. If you are interested in having faux teak SeaDek designed for your boat contact Castaway Customs at 321-537-2039 or you can email me directly at email@example.com.