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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.


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.

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


The Neptune Tackle Storage Bag

Wouldn’t it be nice to easily carry all your “gear” on board in one convenient bag by throwing your tackle, towels, phone and everything else into one convenient carry-on bag? If you have purchased a Taco Marine leaning post, you know how handy the Taco Marine Neptune Tackle Storage Bag is – because it’s  included in the purchase of a Taco Marine leaning post. Because these storage bags have been so popular with boaters, they can now be purchased separately.

Neptune Storage Bag

The handy Neptune Tackle Storage Bag fits right under the leaning post. On the inside of the bag,  the main center compartment is 28” wide which will hold a wide variety of tackle trays. In addition the main compartment has one 28” long side pocket which will be ideal for pliers, crimpers, fillet knives, sharpening stones, de-hookers etc. as well as two side pockets for gloves towels, sunglasses sun block, hat or visor, cell phones, portable GPS or back up portable VHF and wallets. On the outside of the bag there are two side round pockets with drain holes and double zippers for easy access. These pockets were designed to hold 5 spools of fluorocarbon leader on each side. Overall the Neptune Tackle Storage Bag offers an enormous amount of storage compared to other tackle bags on the market today. It’s great for boats with a standard 30” center compartment which are typically found on boats up to 25ft.

The waterproof bottom of the Neptune Tackle Storage Bag is made from a ballistic nylon. The water resistant 1000 denier fabric and marine grade YKK zippers are designed for longevity and performance. This durable bag will hold up to 75 LBS of tackle and gear with a wide snap on shoulder carrying strap to transport to and from the boat. For more specifications about the Neptune Tackle Storage Bag, click here.

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 at the Miami International Boat Show (Feb. 12-16)

2015 Miami International Boat ShowThe Miami Boat Show is the biggest boat show in the World! See all of the latest featured Taco Marine products has to offer, on February 12-16th in Miami, Florida. Talk to Taco Marine product experts and touch and feel the actual product!

Taco Marine’s Sleek 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.Featured products:

Navigation Lights built right into the rub rail. The patent-pending, rub rail-mounted, waterproof LED navigation lights are Coast Guard approved for two nautical miles. They provide a 120 degree unobstructed visibility and mounted in a highly polished stainless steel joint cover with USCG approved engraving.

The Seaspension shock-absorbing pedestal for seats, leaning posts, benches and helm chairs. Introducing our new low profile shock-absorbing pedestals – designed to sit on top of a fiberglass box or other marine enclosures. 


Newest innovation in rub rails: Flex Core which has a “softer” construction for easier molding to deck contours and lighter weight characteristics. Also new, is Flex Chrome, a unique way to have the look of a stainless insert but without seeing fasteners holding it in place. This presents a beautiful appearance without the need for fastener costs or the labor to install screws.

LED Lights: All types and sizes for t-tops that blend right into the frame. (Watch video in the right column) –>

We hope to see you at the show, as this is the easiest and quickest way to compare Taco Marine’s product quality vs. competitive products.

Seaspension ®  U.S. & International Patents   Manufactured under license by Taco Metals, Sparta TN

Come Visit Taco Marine at the Atlantic City Boat Show

Booth #547, February 4 – 8, in Atlantic City Convention Center, NJ

Boat show in Atlantic City

See what’s new! Find the boat of your dreams and everything to go with it.  Walk and shop hundreds of new boats and marine gear at the Atlantic City Convention Center. From luxury motor and sailing yachts to sport fishers and performance boats – there are boats for every lifestyle, activity and budget. If it’s for boating, you’ll find it here.  Plus, check out the Marine Marketplace, a 93,000 sq. ft. “show within the show,” which features 440 booths showcasing all the latest in marine technology, engines, accessories, nautical gifts, and more. This 5-day event is your once-a-year chance to compare makes and models, secure insurance and financing and gear up with the latest accessories all at one time, under one roof.  Make sure you visit Taco Marine at booth #547, and see what’s new!

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

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.