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The Taco Marine Project Boat Raffle is Launched…

Taco Marine Project Boat RaffleThe Taco Marine Project Boat makeover on Ship Shape TV, and the focus of our Taco Marine Project Boat blog, still has a few more episodes to go – but wait, the Raffle for this boat, valued at around $150,000, is now officially underway! Purchase one $40 raffle ticket, or three tickets for $100 at: RallyUp.com/projectboat.

raffle ticketThe Project Boat Raffle is a fundraiser for the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased now through November 5th when the Taco Marine Project Boat will be given away to one lucky winner at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show!

→ Click here for more information about the Taco Marine Project Boat Raffle Fundraiser.

The I’M LOGAN IT Foundation is a charitable fund maintained by the Pinellas Community Foundation (PCF), a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Taco Marine wins 2014 IBEX INNOVATION AWARD

Taco Marine introduced 5 new products at the IBEX show; LED top lighting, a shock absorbing pedestal, flex-bright rub rail insert, a fender locking device and a ratchet hinge that won an IBEX Innovation award. The ratchet hinge is the focus of this blog.

At the International Boat Builders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced the 2014, IBEX Innovation Awarded winners.The IBEX Innovation Award

NMMA created the Innovation Awards program to recognize significant contributions to marine technology. The winning products were selected from over 90 entries by a panel of experienced technical boating journalists from Boating Writers International (BWI).

Ratchet Hinge is Ideal for sunpad cushions, bolsters, lounge backrestsThe 2014 IBEX Innovation Award for Deck Equipment & Hardware went to Taco Marine for its innovative Ratchet Hinge  —>

Taco Marine’s newly patented 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:


In applications such as the transom seat, you only need one locking and release position, and it can be adjusted based on the draft in the boat. What’s more, while most armrests have to fold upward, Taco Marine’s versatile ratchet hinge provides additional flexibility by allowing the armrests to fold down and out-of-the-way.

For a PDF information sheet about this award-winning product, please click here: Taco Marine’s Ratchet Hinge PDF data sheet.

“Follow” this blog to find out details about our other new products introduced at the IBEX show.

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.