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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.

See the Taco Marine Project Boat at The Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 23-26

The Taco Marine and Ship Shape TV Project Boat will be on display at the 32nd Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show. Most of you have been following the Taco Marine Project Boat renovation that showcases innovative products from more than 30 of the marine industry’s leading equipment and accessories suppliers. Now actually see it at the South entrance at the intersection of Flagler Drive and Lakeview Avenue, March 23-26.

The completely refitted boat will be auctioned at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and the proceeds will benefit the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation, created by Taco Marine owners the Kushner family in memory of Logan Matthew Kushner. The non-profit foundation raises money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) and provides college scholarships for student athletes who exhibit similar values and qualities as Logan including strong sense of leadership, resilient in spirit, team pride, good sportsmanship and helping others.

Check out all of the Project Boat blog episodes at: https://tacomarineprojectboat.com

TACO Metals Receives United Marine Manufacturers Association Supplier of the Year Award

NMMA AwardMIAMI, FLORIDA (USA) – TACO Metals was selected as the 2016 Supplier of the Year by the United Marine Manufacturers Association (UMMA).

Founded in 1995, UMMA represents more than 90 boat builder member companies that build over 20,000 boats annually. The Supplier of the Year Award recognizes an equipment and accessories supplier for exemplary service to UMMA members.

A global leader in the recreational marine industry, TACO Metals is a trusted source for UMMA members for rub rail, sport fishing products, premium seating, pedestal systems and specialty marine hardware. TACO Marine is a division of Taco Metals.

Reel in the New Year with Taco Marine!

The New Year marks a time for reflection on the past year, and contemplating what we learned from the past 365 days to make the coming yeRing in the new year with Taco Marine.ar even better. Yes, it’s a time to celebrate past success, but also a time for bold moves with new outrigger poles; a time to dream of the comfort of shock-absorbing seats, and rub rail both old and new. It’s an opportune time to raise a toast to those who share your passion for boating and those impressed with your choice of Taco Marine products and hopes for more in the future.

The year 2016 marks a new beginning. New people to meet, new boating adventures to enjoy and new memories to create. Here’s wishing you the gift of peace and good fishing throughout 2016, and wishing you the happiest New Year’s ever!

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


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).

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Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV: Episode 1

Ship Shape TV Host John GriviskisTaco Marine  an exciting year-long project with Ship Shape TV that encompasses upgrading a 1989 Pursuit 2650 boat to 2016 Model Year standards using the latest, most current Taco Marine products. Once completed, the boat will be auctioned off with proceeds being donated to a non-profit organization. With the help of Taco Marine's Ship Shape project boatShip Shape TV and other companies in the marine industry, like Taylor Made and Yamaha, this boat will surely be in high demand. Watch the first episode below:

Click here for a Taco Marine $100 Outrigger coupon and Click Here for a $25 coupon for LED marine lightingBoth Only good until March 31st – so hurry!

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:

Taco Marine hopes you learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

Happy new year from Taco Marine

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain.

Want to know what’s hot?  Here’s our most popular blogs for 2014:

1. Innovation: Putting LED navigation lights right in the rub rail.

2. How navigation lights are mounted into rub rail.

3. What makes Taco Marine outriggers the best?

4. Miami boat show editors choice: Taco Marine’s antenna mount.

5. What everybody ought to know about Taco Marine outriggers.