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TACO Outriggers Taking Center Stage at Miami Boat Show, Booth C199

The event you’ve been waiting for is almost here! Opening tomorrow at 10 a.m., the Progressive® Miami International Boat Show takes over the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin on Virginia Key. In tent C, booth 199, we’ll be showcasing the TACO Marine Grand Slam Professional Series outrigger mounts, poles and accessories – manufactured for high-performance sport fishing boats.

But why wait until tomorrow to see the latest from TACO? We’re giving you a sneak peek at three of our new Outrigger Top Mounts, carbon fiber and aluminum poles and Sport Fishing Rigging Kits below.

The Grand Slam Pro Series 400 Outrigger Top Mount features heavy-duty construction designed for today’s high-performance center consoles. The GS-400 is built to withstand the rigors of various fishing techniques, such as dredge or high-speed wahoo fishing.

The Carbon Fiber Tele-Outrigger Poles compliment the Grand Slam 400 and feature our patent-pending swivel roller design for a more natural bait presentation. Carbon Fiber is lighter and stronger than aluminum and prevents whipping.

Introducing the Grand Slam 312 Center Rigger Mount – the only center rigger completely functional from underneath the hard top. The GS-312 features an innovative rotating lever to raise and lower the center rigger while standing on the deck of the boat.

The Grand Slam 314 Center Rigger Mount features the same benefits as the GS-312 with the added performance expectations of today’s larger center console boats. The GS-314 is intended for hard tops up to four-inches thick.

Enhance the thrill of blue water fishing with our premium Aluminum Tele-Outrigger Poles – featuring our patent-pending Tele-Outrigger design available in four colors and two sizes: 15 or 18-feet.

Complete your TACO Marine outrigger system with our Sport Fishing Rigging Kits – Available in single, double or triple lines with either mono or braid. Designed for aluminum or carbon fiber poles.

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Our TACO Marine Outrigger Top Mounts and Aluminum Poles carry a 3-year warranty guarantee. Our TACO Marine Carbon Fiber Poles and Rigging Kits come with a 1-year warranty guarantee.

Find the complete TACO Marine catalog here.

For all these great products and more, visit tacomarine.com or fill out the contact form below.

TACO Boating Accessories a Must-See at Miami Boat Show, Booth C199

Introducing our premium line of marine accessories – designed to make your boating experience more pleasant on and off the water. We’ll be showcasing these amazing products and more during the Progressive® Miami International Boat Show Feb. 15–19 in booth C199.

The Come On Board Handle with a Fixed-Base Mount is ideal for constant boarding and constructed with type-304 stainless steel.
The Come On Board Rod Holder Mount accessory features a large grabbing surface with finger-molded pipe for a secure, comfortable grip.
Boarding is easy and safe with the TACO Marine Come On Board Handle – available as either a fixed-base or rod-holder mount.
The Portable Locking Transom Cross Tie Cleat secures dock lines up and away from outboard motors and fits standard rod holders.
The Multi-Purpose Portable Cleat is perfect for boaters who need an instant cleat while also providing space to attach a fender.
The Portable Locking Transom Cross Tie Cleat features a brushed aluminum finish and comes with our TACO Marine 1-year warranty guarantee.
Maximize rod storage with the TACO Marine Olympic Rod Holder Cluster – designed for heavy duty rod holders on a tower, gunnel or behind a leaning post.
The Kite Fishing Rod Cluster is perfect for standard gunnel-mount rod holders and is lightweight, durable and constructed from anodized aluminum.
The Kite Fishing Rod Cluster includes form-fitted, anti-fungal PVC white liner and comes with our TACO Marine 3-year warranty guarantee.
Introducing the Quick Release Fender Lock – perfect for dockside safety and made with type-316 stainless steel. The Fender Lock comes with a 3-year warranty.
The Shore Power Cable Holder features a large ring that accommodates 30-, 50- and 100-amp power cables and is equipped with an adjustable height ring.

Cash-in on this exclusive TACO Marine Dockside Accessory rebate.

Find the complete TACO Marine catalog here.

For more information about all these great products and more, visit us at the Progressive® Miami International Boat Show in booth C199, visit tacomarine.com or fill out the contact form below.

TACO Marine Showcasing Popular LED Lights at Miami Boat Show, Booth C199

We’re gearing up for the Progressive® Miami International Boat Show Feb. 15 –19 in booth C199. We’ll be showcasing many of our innovative marine products, including our premium line of LED Deck and Navigation Lights.

TACO 3-LED Flat Mount deck lights are ideal for hard top, consoles, interior cabins, under gunnels and bait wells – available in red or blue.
TACO 4-LED Flat Mount deck lights are available in powerful 700-lumen white light, white or black housing, and feature a 100-degree beam.
TACO 3-LED Pipe Mount deck lights are ideal for T-Tops, towers, railings, poling platforms and leaning posts – available in red or blue.
TACO 4-LED Pipe Mount deck lights are available in powerful 700-lumen white light and feature a 100-degree spread beam angle.
The TACO T-Top LED Pipe Mount lights are perfect for T-Tops, towers and railings. These powerful 1080-lumen lights are available in white-to-blue or white-to-red.
The TACO T-Top Tube Light with aluminum housing is an attractive, durable and bright LED – available in white-with-blue and white-with-red in polished anodized aluminum.

These TACO Marine LED Lights are IP67 waterproof (non-submersible) and come with our 1-year warranty guarantee. For a limited time, buy two TACO Marine LED lights and receive a $25 rebate. 

For more information on our TACO Marine LED Lights, visit tacomarine.com or fill out the contact form below.

Announcing Two More Exclusive Rebates from TACO Marine

For two months, we’re offering exclusive rebates on some of our most popular boating accessories – LED lights, the Shore Power Cable Holder and the Come On Board Handle.

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Our premium line of LED lights are ignition protection certified by the United States Coast Guard, the International Organization for Standardization and SAE International.*

All of our LED Lights are impact resistant, totally-sealed waterproof and manufactured to withstand the rigors of marine and other outdoor environments. Our highly-efficient hardwired LED Lights provide 75,000 hours of operation with a low draw of less than one amp – preventing battery drain. We offer a wide variety of premium LED lights, mounts and bezel options for the perfect illumination on your boat.

Read more about our TACO Marine LED lights here.

Our Shore Power Cable Holder is the ideal accessory for boats connecting to a power source at a marina. The large ring design accommodates 30-, 50- and 100-amp shore power cables and features an adjustable height ring to compensate for low or high tide.

TACO Marine Shore Power Cable Holder

Discover more incredible features about the Shore Power Cable Holder here.

The Come On Board Handle rebate is good for either the Fixed Base Mount or Rod Holder Mount version of this must-have accessory.

TACO Marine Come On Board Handle – Fixed Base Mount

The Fixed Based Mount attaches permanently to the gunnel or transom platform mount.

TACO Marine Come On Board Handle – Rod Holder Mount

The Rod Holder Mount easily sets into any rod holder and features a solid gimbal mount design for secure locking placement.

Both the Fixed Base and Rod Holder mounts are constructed using type-304 stainless steel with a unique finger-molded groove handle for a comfortable grip. Both handles feature a multiple piece design for easy storage and come with a TACO Marine one-year warranty guarantee.

* USCG, ISO and SAE certified for Ignition Protection. Completely sealed lights have been tested in an explosive environment and exposed to an explosive atmosphere in high temperature that includes powering on-off 50 times without igniting the atmosphere at a temperature not exceeding 200 degree C. These certificates demonstrate the ability to consistently provide product that meets statutory and regulatory requirements that assure customer satisfaction and safety. Ideal for use in engine rooms, battery compartments and anywhere fire safety is of most importance.

For more information on our innovative TACO Marine products, visit tacomarine.com or fill out the contact form below.

Cash In on $200 Rebate Incentive Before Times Runs Out

If you purchase a TACO Marine Capri, Coastal or Captiva Helm Chair between Jan. 10 and Feb. 11, 2018, you can receive a $200 exclusive rebate!

Our made-in-the-USA Helm Chairs are constructed with durable, corrosion-resistant materials and carry our TACO Marine 3-year warranty guarantee.

We use marine-grade stainless steel, anodized aluminum alloys and injection-molded resins to ensure long-lasting protection from constant exposure to the harsh elements of sun and saltwater.

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Discover more about our elite line of Helm Chairs at tacomarine.com. You can also request more information by filling out the contact form below.

Enhance Boat, Improve On-The-Water Safety with TACO LED Lights

Safety and visibility are top priorities for boaters. At TACO Marine, we’ve created a premium line of LED lights that are ignition protection certified by the United States Coast Guard, the International Organization for Standardization and SAE International.*

All of our LED Lights are impact resistant, totally-sealed waterproof and manufactured to withstand the rigors of marine and other outdoor environments. Our highly-efficient hardwired LED Lights provide 75,000 hours of operation with a low draw of less than one amp – preventing battery drain. We offer a wide variety of premium LED lights, mounts and bezel options for the perfect illumination on your boat.

Our 3- and 4-LED Light Flat Mounts are unique, low-profile multipurpose lights – ideal for hard tops, consoles, interior cabins, the underside of gunnels, engine rooms and bait wells.

The 3-LED Deck Light is available in white, black or aluminum housing and blue or red LED with a powerful 540-lumen output and a 100-degree spread beam angle. The 4-LED Deck Light is available in white, black or aluminum housing with white LED. This 4-LED option delivers an 700-lumen output with a 100-degree beam angle.

Easily secure the Flat Mount lights using a stainless-steel swivel bracket or 3M adhesive tape.

We also offer both the 3- and 4-LED Deck Lights for Pipe Mount. With the same incredible features as their Flat Mount counterparts, the Pipe Mount lights bolt directly to 1-inch schedule 40 pipe. The Pipe Mount lights are ideal for T-tops, towers, railings and poling platforms.

Both the Flat and Pipe Mount lights include a wire chafe guard for running wire through tube or pipe. These lights are all USCG, ISO and SAE certified for ignition protection* and are 8.0-watt equivalents to a 55-watt halogen flood light. The Flat and Pipe Mount lights consume minimal power, using less than 1 amp.

The Flat and Pipe Mount lights come with our TACO Marine one-year warranty guarantee.

For all these great products and more, visit tacomarine.com or fill out the contact form below.

* USCG, ISO and SAE certified for Ignition Protection. Completely sealed lights have been tested in an explosive environment and exposed to an explosive atmosphere in high temperature that includes powering on-off 50 times without igniting the atmosphere at a temperature not exceeding 200 degree C. These certificates demonstrate the ability to consistently provide product that meets statutory and regulatory requirements that assure customer satisfaction and safety. Ideal for use in engine rooms, battery compartments and anywhere fire safety is of most importance.

TACO Marine to Feature New Outrigger Line Tensioner at Upcoming Miami Boat Show

Introducing the NEW TACO Marine Outrigger Line Tensioner – ideal for high-performance fishing boats with multiple lines on each outrigger and to be featured at the Miami International Boat Show Feb. 15 through 19.

The NEW TACO Marine Outrigger Line Tensioner.

The Outrigger Line Tensioner is perfect for rigging to the gunnel on the boat. The Tensioner is constructed using 316 stainless steel with a high-polished mushroom head threaded bolt and a heavy-duty lock washer to prevent loosening from vibration. It’s finished with a Ronstan medium cam cleat for 1/8- to 1/2-inch rope.

For easy installation, use a 3/4-inch drill bit through the gunnel and secure with 18-8 stainless-steel mounting hardware, which is included in the packaging. The tensioner bracket is electro polished with countersunk mounting holes.

The Outrigger Line Tensioner comes equipped with our TACO Marine three-year warranty guarantee.

For all our TACO Marine products, visit tacomarine.com or fill out the contact form below.

Thank You For Visiting TACO Marine at the REFIT Trade Show

Thank you for stopping by the TACO Marine booth at the REFIT International Exhibition & Conference Jan. 10 and 11.

Category Product Manager Jose Chao and Aftermarket & Export Sales Manager Phillip Taschioglou worked the TACO Marine booth at the REFIT International Exhibition & Conference Jan. 10 and 11, 2018.

REFIT brings together marine manufacturers, OEM boat builders, yacht owners, boat yards, captains and other key industry members. It is a great opportunity for networking and to obtain important information from within the marine industry.

The show also hosted special seminars created by a panel of yacht owners. Seminar topics included maritime security threats, a captain’s round table, ABYC and international standards and refit management.

From TACO Marine, we had the pleasure of showcasing our premium helm seating line, dockside accessories, LED lights, Rub Rail profiles and our Grand Slam 890 Universal Top Mount.

As the marine industry continues to evolve, TACO continues to innovate – developing a variety of high-performance marine products to carry our customers into the future.

For more information on all our TACO Marine products, visit tacomarine.com, call 1-800-653-8568 or send an e-mail to info@tacomarine.com.

Ship Shape TV Work Party Continues Remodeling TACO Marine Project Boat

The TACO Marine Project Boat is nearly complete! On Tuesday, Jan. 16, representatives from TACO, Ship Shape TV and AA Boat Top & Canvas came together for a work party on Project Boat – plumbing the head, covering edges with Infinity Welt, installing batteries and coating the stainless-steel railing and hardtop frame with a metal protectant, to name a few.

One of the products used to plumb the head was sanitized PVC tubing. Hayden Greviskis from Ship Shape TV said it’s helpful to place the tubing in the sun for several minutes prior to installation. The sun warms the tubing, making it more pliable and easier to feed through the chase way.

For hiding material edges inside the cabin, John Adinolfe from AA Boat Tops & Canvas used a new product he designed called Infinity Welt, a ¾-inch welt cord wrapped inside Infinity woven vinyl material. Check out the video below where Adinolfe showcases the Infinity Welt applications.

Metal protectants are designed to coat structural hardware from the wear and tear of saltwater and other environmental factors. On a boat, it is recommended a metal protectant is applied every six to 12 months, said Mike Strickland, Ship Shape TV technician. Depending on the product used, a protectant can be applied to aluminum, polished aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass or any other metal to prevent staining and discoloration.

To bring Project Boat’s wiring and plumbing up to date, a few holes were drilled inside various compartments. To protect the hull on the inside, TACO Marine Category Product Manager Jose Chao applied 50/50 epoxy primer to the newly-made holes – a combination of epoxy resin and hardener applied to a dry surface making it waterproof. For more information, watch the video below.

Now that the boat’s almost complete, it’s heading to the Pacer Group workshop for electrical wiring, followed by on-the-water tests with a representative from Yamaha Outboards. In a few short weeks, Project Boat winner Roger LeFranc will get the keys to his newly-remodeled Pursuit 2650 and, as he plans, will hit the fishing tournament circuit throughout Florida.

Stay tuned for more updates on the TACO Marine Project Boat. Discover more at tacomarineprojectboat.com and on the TACO Marine Facebook page. Find us on Twitter at @Taco_Marine, Instagram at @tacometals and on LinkedIn, Google+ and tacomarine.com.

Receive a $200 Rebate with TACO Marine® Helm Chair Purchase

Purchase a TACO Marine® Capri, Coastal or Captiva Helm Chair between Jan. 10 and Feb. 11, 2018 and you can receive a $200 rebate!

Find the complete rebate, terms and conditions and mail-in form here and at the bottom of this post.

In the video below, TACO Marine Aftermarket & Export Sales Manager Phillip Taschioglou explains the features and benefits of the Capri Helm Chair Deluxe.

Capri Premium Helm Chairs

Our Capri Helm Chairs come in three variations – the Standard, Deluxe and Bench Chair Deluxe.

The Standard Capri Helm Chair is available with and without armrests, with and without a fixed seat bottom and comes complete with plush foam padding and premium marine-grade vinyl fabric.

The Deluxe Capri Helm Chair, ideal for larger boats, is available with and without adjustable armrests and bolster. Its universal hole pattern fits most spider mounts, seat slides and pedestals, and features a durable fiberglass seat back.

The Deluxe Bench Capri Helm Chair, which includes all the amazing features of the Standard and Deluxe Helm Chairs, comes in either 36- or 40-inches wide.

All of our Capri Helm Chairs are available custom made in a variety of colors, including, but not limited to, light gray, vanilla, black and white.

Captiva Helm Chairs

The Captiva Helm Chair has a stylish inset design and comes standard with rollback bolster cushion, allowing the chair to be used in a leaning position or elevated docking visibility feature at the helm. The Captiva Helm Chair series is also available in comfortable 23-inch size, allowing multiple chairs side-by-side if needed.

Made in the USA, this helm chair is constructed with premium quality marine-grade vinyl treated with anti-microbial and UV stabilizers. The Captiva series features padded vinyl seat back panel, plush foam padding for durable support and marine-grade materials construction.

For boat builders, custom vinyl options are also available. These chairs are built to ABYC H31 standards for permanently installed seating systems in boats and carry the TACO Marine® industry leading three-year warranty.

Coastal Helm Chairs

The Coastal Helm Chair comes in Standard 19-inch or Deluxe 20-inch options and is ideal for smaller crafts up to 25-feet in length.

The Standard has a fixed seat bottom and is available with and without armrests. The Deluxe has an adjustable bolster and includes fixed armrests. Both versions have an universal hole pattern that fits most spider mounts, seat slides and pedestals on the market today.

For more information on all our TACO Marine Helm Chairs, visit tacomarine.com, fill out the contact form below or call 1-800-653-8568 today.