Category Archives: Boat seats

TACO Marine Showcasing New Products in Booth 1433 at IBEX, Oct. 2 – 4!

Leading up to IBEX, we’re excited to announce that we’ve submitted two new products for Innovation Award consideration!

HIDEAWAY CHILLAX HINGE

In partnership with Malibu Boats, we developed the Hideaway Chillax Hinge– a ratcheting hinge that allows a standard square cushion to ratchet up out of the lounge seat and become a Class-A backrest. Its unique below-the-deck design gives the appearance of no hinge. The curved design of the ratcheting arms allow a standard square cushion up to 7” thick to fit snug in the lounger and still rotate up into a backrest.

The Hideaway Chillax Hinge is easily modified for wider or narrower seatbacks. A long seatback can also be separated into multiple backrests that operate independently. Additionally, other applications can benefit from this hinge design, such as fold-down transom seats, hideaway tables and access doors.

Features & Benefits:

  • Ratchet ups in three locking positions that can be easily adjusted or added to by changing the side plates
  • The clean look of the below-the-deck mounting make it invisible when stowed
  • Low profile, below-the-deck design and only 4-¼” thick
  • Top- or side-mount design with multiple backrest positions
  • Adaptable to any width backrest
  • Manufactured from Stainless Steel Type-316L and electro-polished
  • Designed for thick cushions for extra comfort
  • Allows a backrest to be added anywhere in a lounge or sun pad
  • Effortlessly return the cushion to the lounge position
  • Multiple backrests can be added that operate independently
  • Returned into the lounge position with no sign of a hinge
  • Patent number US8875347

GRAND SLAM 900 ANCHOR LIGHT

 

 

Our new Grand Slam 900 Anchor Light was created specifically for the safety and convenience of today’s boater. Climbing on the boat gunnel to raise and lower an anchor light is dangerous, time consuming and frustrating. The GS-900 allows boat operators to lift and descend this navigational requirement from the safety of the deck, right under the top and without ever having to climb on the gunnel again. Simply extend the crank handle and rotate the light to the upright position or back to its stowed, towing location.

The light runs on 12 volts and consists of four 3-watt LED Cree chips driven by two Mean Well drivers. Its smooth operation, attractive machined aluminum frame and cast stainless-steel rotator make this item a must for any boater.

Features & Benefits:

  • Machined / Anodized aluminum body
  • Light brushed finish
  • Polished Type-316L stainless steel crank handle
  • Folding crank handle locks flush into base
  • USCG Approved, 2-nm LED light and shaft included
  • Threaded shaft for consistent lift and descent
  • Delrin bearings for smooth operation
  • Roller bearings in crank assembly
  • Mounts through up to 2″ thick hardtops
  • Includes 4″ x 1/4″ round backing plate (hardware not included)
  • Light tube length allows for modification by installer to exact height
  • No more climbing on T-tops or gunnels
  • Safe, no-hassle raising and lowering of an anchor light

OTHER NEW PRODUCTS

Boca Sport Helm Chair, as seen on Sportsman Boats.

We’re also showcasing a slew of other new products, including but not limited to our new Rub Rail Navigation Lights, Aluminum and Carbon Fiber Sun Shade Poles, Boca Sport Helm Chair, Siesta Sport Helm Chair and Siesta Sport Helm Bench. Come see all these new products and more in booth 1433 at IBEX!

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.

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.

TACO Marine® Products to be Featured at the 2018 REFIT International Exhibition & Conference Jan. 10-11

MIAMI, FLORIDA (USA) – The TACO Marine® team will be on deck in Broward County Convention Center booth 512 at the 2018 REFIT International Exhibition & Conference January 10-11, offering attendees a wide range of TACO products for refit projects.

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” size, allowing multiple chairs side by side if needed.

Made in the USA, this helm chair is constructed with premium quality marine-grade vinyl that has been 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.

Capri Premium Helm Chairs

The ergonomically designed Capri Helm Chair is available in light gray, black, vanilla or white, with a standard rollback bolster seat or a fixed seat and adjustable armrests. A smaller version is available without armrests and it is also available as a bench-style seat from 36” to 55” wide and constructed from strong, corrosion resistant materials.

Marine-grade stainless steel, anodized aluminum alloys and injection molded resins ensure long lasting protection from constant exposure to the harsh elements of sun and saltwater. Custom vinyl options are available for boat builders. These chairs are also built to ABYC H31 standards for permanently installed seating systems in boats and also carry the TACO Marine® industry leading three-year warranty.

Triton 3-Stage Adjustable Table Pedestal

The Triton 3-Stage Pedestal is a convenient, easy-to-install, one piece, complete assembly with three telescoping columns (4”, 3” and 2 3/8”) and offers added strength and three height positions.

A gas shock provides smooth operation of column adjustment and a one-motion clamping mechanism easily locks in the height positions. Keyed columns prevent rotation. Made of aluminum and stainless steel with long-lasting Delrin bearings for years of trouble-free use, it also comes with a smooth, satin anodized finish.

New Grand Slam 890 Universal T-Top Mount

The Grand Slam 380 Universal T-Top Mount is designed for mounting a VHF or AM/FM antenna, a flag pole or light on a t-top for boats 25′ with easy installation. It can be operated from the helm to raise and lower under the top for convenience and safety.  No more climbing on the gunnels.

The Delrin roller bearings provide for smooth operation and durability. The light-brushed anodized aluminum finish will provide years of reliable service, even in the most demanding saltwater conditions. It fits standard 1-inch x 14 threaded rod for antenna, flag pole or anchor light.

For more information about TACO Marine® products, visit booth 512 at Refit 2018, tacomarine.com, fill out the form below or call 1+305.652.8566.

TACO Marine®, a division of TACO Metals, Inc., designs, manufactures and distributes a wide range of products that include Rub Rail, Marine Extrusions, Canvas & Metal Fab Hardware, Seating and Pedestals, Sport Fishing Equipment and custom/specialty products. All are backed by industry leading warranties and guaranteed to provide years of trouble-free use.

 

TACO Marine Capri, Captiva Helm Chairs Featured at REFIT Trade Show

At TACO Marine, we manufacture all of our Helm Chairs right here in the United States at our seating production factory in Largo, Florida.

Next week at the REFIT International Exhibition & Conference tradeshow in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we’ll be featuring our Captiva and Capri Helm Chairs, with a special limited-time $200 rebate, which will be available at the show and online at tacomarine.com starting Jan. 10.

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.

We’ll also be featuring our Captiva Helm Chair, which is ergonomically designed for maximum comfort on long trips. The 23-inch chair is ideal for smaller boats, up to 30-feet, and comes with a pleated insert, folding armrests and a hinged bolster pad. Custom two-toned variations are available and it matches with TACO Marine seat slides for passenger adjustment.

All of our TACO Marine Helm Chairs are constructed from top-of-the-line materials to ensure a lifetime of worry-free, reliable use on your boat. To ensure quality, our Helm Chair lines are wood-free and made with corrosion-, mildew- and stain-resistant materials. Using the finest marine-grade stainless steel and anodized aluminum alloys, our Helm Chairs carry a 3-year warranty – protecting it from the harsh elements of sun and saltwater.

For more information on our TACO Marine Helm Chair lines, visit tacomarine.com today, send an e-mail to info@tacomarine.com or give us a call at 1-800-653-8568.

Bolsters and Cushions: Part 20 – Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV.

Taco Marine Project Boat

 

Replacing your boat seating? We show how bolsters and cushions are made up of different combinations of foams in Part 20, of the Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV. We provide insight on how combinations of different densities of foam are used for maximum comfort. Plus, an interior designer provides helpful tips on when to use plain and patterned fabrics. Click here to go to the Taco Marine Project Boat blog for a short video and the inside scoop on bolsters and cushions.

The New Taco Marine Captiva Helm Chair.

Taco Marine Helm ChairThe Captiva Helm Chair has these 4 main advantages:

1. Convenience: The articulating armrests are tightly assembled to prevent chance movement.

2. Flexibility: Rollback seat bolsters enable the driver to stand at the helm or sit at higher position.

3. Safety: The rollback seat hinge features a unique shield that eliminates dangerous pinch points and secures the bolster in place preventing it from flipping down.

4. Quality components: We only use 316 Marine-Grade Stainless Steel hinges, brackets and all metal components for the best performance.

Captiva Helm Chairs

Most of our seating technicians have over 15 years of experience. They demonstrate incredible precision and are focused on building quality into all of the seating products they make. Taco Marine actually exceeds the ABYC H-31 test. We only use high quality components, including anti-mold and mildew materials and 316 marine-grade stainless steel. The Taco Marine helm chairs carry a 3-year warranty.

Captiva Helm ChairCustom two-tone options are available, white base with color insets or color welt and piping.  For more information on the Captiva Helm Chairs, click here to go to that page on the Taco Marine website.

 

IBEX Show: October 4-6, Tampa, Florida

IBEX show

Visit our booth 1433 at the International Boatbuilders Exhibition & Convention (IBEX) show in Tampa, Florida to see our latest marine helm chair, the Captiva. Also on display at our booth are our LED low watt deck lights for flat or pipe mount, a wide variety of rub rails and many, many other innovative boat products. If you are not going, check out our recent new products you might find handy:http://tacomarine.com/category/new_products/New-Product

Taco Marine Project Boat – Part 3 Now Posted

In Part 3, we discuss the types of boat seats, styles and sizes that could be incorporated into the Taco Marine Project Boat. 

Some older boat seating designs are the basic square foam pads, with no armrests, and low-grade fabric. To check out the new features for boat seating , here’s the link to the Taco Marine Project Boat blog: http://tacomarineprojectboat.com

 

Announcing the Taco Marine Project Boat – Blog Site

Taco marine Project boat
Ship Shape TV Host John Greviskis with Taco Marine President Jon Kushner

We’re excited about the Taco Marine Project Boat, so much so we have devoted a separate website/blog just for it. It will have short videos and graphics with a show-and-tell approach of how we, with Ship Shape TV, are updating a 1989 Pursuit 2650 boat to 2016 standards. If you are a DIY kind of person, or just like to watch old to new transformations, join us at our Taco Marine Project Boat site and learn handy fix-it tips along the way. Make sure you click the “follow ” button (see upper red arrow below), so it alerts you when a new page is posted, (about once every week or two): http://tacomarineprojectboat.com

When you go to the Taco Marine Project Boat blog, the latest posting is in the main page area and the previous episodes/parts are listed in order in the right column (see lower red arrow).

Taco Marine Ship Shape TV