Category Archives: Helm Chairs & Seats

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 – New Taco Marine Products

Come see us at the IBEX show (booth 2343), September 15-17 in Louisville, KY.

New products we’ll have on display for 2016 model year include:

• Larger bench chair with a 60/40 bolster feature.

• Small footprint leaning post for smaller cockpit applications will be joining our top-of-the-line Neptune Leaning Posts. 

• Polished low profile version of the Seaspension® shock-absorbing pedestals. (They are great for marine seating and dramatically reduce boater’s fatigue from vibrations and pounding waves).

• Sportfishing: Carbon fiber outrigger system and several other new items such as the Olympic Rod Cluster and Deluxe Kit Trident holders.

• Marine Accessories: Innovative hinges, latches and never before seen boating related products.

 Flex Chrome rub rail inserts. They offer the elegant look of stainless steel – but the easy handling and cost-savings of flexible vinyl. They install without fasteners for a clean, smooth look. Plus many other rub rail innovations.

Other products on display:

Ratchet Hinge is Ideal for sunpad cushions, bolsters, lounge backrests• Ideal for sunpad cushions, bolsters, lounge backrests, this Ratcheting Hinge adjusts every 15° and locks into place at 5 different inclined angles. It goes back to being flat with a quick flick of the backrest.  (An IBEX Innovation Award Winner)

LED lighting for T-tops T-top mounted LED low profile lights. These low profile lights are designed to fit 1″ IPS pipe, making it ideal for tops, towers and railings.

Taco Marine’s LED Light Rub Rail mounted LED navigation lights enable the elimination of deck mounted versions. These LED lights are mounted in a heavy gauge Stainless Steel joiner cover.• These clever LED navigation lights can be installed right into your rub rail. Eliminate tripping and  stubbing your toes on deck mounted navigation lights – plus, they are easy to install. To see if they will fit into your current rub rail, click here: LED Nav Lights

To see any of these products online because you are not able to go to the show, just click on the product name above, or go to our website at: http://tacomarine.com.

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

 

What do you give or suggest for Father’s Day?

Reel in one of these Taco Marine products for Father’s Day and it could be the-catch-of-the-day:

Boat fender quick-release clipQuick Release Fender LockFor dockside safety and convenience, Taco Marine’s fender lock clips secure and quickly store fender lines at the best length. Just simply insert the pin into the fitting to protect your boat with the fenders in their ideal position.

 

The adjustable poly Filet Table: This clever adjustable Filet tableadjustable table swivels around and locks in the angle you need. It also has slots for a filet knife and fishing pliers. This high-strength table will not crack, mildew, discolor, or absorb fish odors – plus it’s easy to clean. It’s designed for extreme durability and is UV resistant. (It can also be used as a handy table for food and drinks).

Taco Marine leaning post backrestUniversal Leaning Post Back Rest: This Universal Leaning Post Back Rest is designed to fit all Taco Marine Neptune brand leaning posts as well as most standard leaning posts available in the market. The arms fold for easy and convenient storage.

Rub Rail Kit with Flex Chrome Insert  Taco Marine’s semi-rigid rubRub rail insert kit rail kit with flex chrome is both rigid and flexible. This great looking shiny rub rail, is one continuous piece and bends easily for quick installation. This kit includes rub rail, flex chrome insert, end caps, screws and installation guide.

Where to buy these great Father’s Day gifts? Click here and type in your zip code for stores near you.

Taco Marine seats and pedestals …

Seats and leaning posts

Taco Marine is recognized for designing and building durable, high quality, engineered marine seating and pedestal systems. Our seats and pedestals are constructed from strong, corrosion-resistant materials and carry a 3-year warranty. What’s more, we only use 316 marine-grade stainless steel for hinges, brackets and all metal components for optimum performance. Plus, our anodized aluminum alloys and injection molded resins ensure long-lasting protection from constant exposure to the harsh elements of sun and saltwater. Check out the short video in the right column to watch how a Taco Marine seats are made.

Taco Marine’s award winning stainless steel ratchet hinge is designed to provide boaters the ability to easily adjust the sitting angles for sun-pads, loungers, and many other types of boat seats. The ratchet hinge automatically locks securely into place every 15 degrees – adjustable depending on the seating application. It’s easy to adjust by simply pulling up on the seat back to engage or past 90 degrees to release the hinge. To see it in action, watch this 1 minute video:

Helm Chairs Fit for Santa – And a Christmas Present for Your Boat!

Helm chairs for boats at Christmas

Here’s a great Christmas present idea for the boat that needs  comfortable new helm chairs.  DIY easy – Santa’s helper shows you how to replace your old seats, chairs and leaning posts with Taco Marine seating – they’re easy to install, watch this video and see how. It may not fit under the tree, but it will look and feel good in your boat or sleigh…

For more information –  http://tacomarine.com/cat–Helm-Chairs–cat_helm_chairs.html

New Taco Marine Products being shown at the IBEX Marine Technology Showcase in Tampa

New Taco Marine products at the Marine Technology Showcase in TampaCome see us at the IBEX Marine Technology Showcase on September 30th through October 2nd, at the Tampa Convention Center.

Taco Marine has a 20×20 display space at the IBEX show, on the center aisle; booth number 1433.

New Taco Marine products on display for the 2015 model year include: Premium helm chairs, aluminum leaning posts, shock-absorbing pedestals, clever ratcheting hinges for a variety of uses, LED low profile lights for mounting to T-tops and pipe, LED rub rail navigation lights, Flex-core rub rail, and a Flex-chrome rub rail inserts.

How to Install Taco Marine Seats

This instructional video covers removing your old seat/leaning post cushion and installing new Taco Marine seating.

How to install a Taco Marine seat.

Click on this image to watch a brief video on how easy it is to install a Taco Marine seat.

The secret to making great Marine Seating

Click on this image to watch a short and informative video about how Taco Marine manufactures high quality helm chairsVideo from Taco marine on how to make quality seating and marine seating in the USA, (Clearwater, Florida).

Each of our seating technicians have over 15 years experience, demonstrate incredible precision, and 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. 

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Taco Marine Is ABA Supplier of Choice

ABA-company-logosWe are proud to renew our supplier of choice agreement with the American Boatbuilders Association (ABA) and eager to work closer with them in 2014. Listening to our customers helps us fully understand their needs so we can provide them not only the best solutions, but extraordinary service and support – from design through delivery.

You may know us for our rub rail and extrusions, but Taco Marine is an innovator and manufacturer of these products also: Tube, pipe and fittings for marine canvas and metal fabrication, as well as  rod holders/storage, sport fishing outrigger systems, helm seats, chairs, pedestals, hardware, specialty hinges and latches.  If you need custom aluminum and stainless steel hardware and fabricated parts, we have that too.

Beyond our wide range of products, what sets us apart from our competitors, is our total commitment to innovation, quality and service. We are always developing new and innovative products that give our customers a competitive edge – by enhancing their products and help to reduce their total costs. What’s more, we insist that every new Taco Marine product adheres to our highest standards of quality by undergoing proper testing, applying process improvement and utilizing best practices.

Mike Kushner, VP Sales