Skip to main content

Marine Mat close to gaining patent for EVA foam traction mat

mat1210

Marine Mat said it obtained patent-pending status for removable EVA foam traction mats.

"This invention is a huge step forward in making EVA foam traction mats more appealing to boat owners and competitive with traditional flooring products, like carpet," Marine Mat owner Greg Pickren said in a statement.

"Historically EVA foam has been glued down in marine applications," Marine Mat general manager John Salvatore said. ”Our removable traction mats snap in like carpet, which makes it very easy for boatbuilders to offer it as an upgrade.”

Marine Mat has named the product Snap It Series and will begin marketing it next year. Custom colors, logos, and patterns will be available to boatbuilders.

The product line will be produced at the company's new factory in Oldsmar, Fla.

Marine Mat is a privately held Florida company that shares common ownership with the companies and brands of SBT, SEI Marine Products, API Marine, Watercraft Superstore Inc. and BlackTip Jetsports.

Related

CRUISERS

Industry Mourns Cruisers Yachts Owner

K.C. Stock, who was 84, was known for his “commitment to the employees at Cruisers Yachts.”

GRANDBANKS

Grand Banks Purchases Florida Property

The parcel, which is opposite the company’s Stuart yard, has berths for up to nine boats and will increase service capabilities.

LIMESTONE-Q3

Limestone Boat Co. Posts Q3 Results

Unit production was down compared with the second quarter, and revenues decreased 33%.

SIREN-YAMAHA

Yamaha Dealers Now Carry Siren Systems

Siren Marine’s “Connected Boat” technology can be purchased and installed at more than 2,100 Yamaha outboard dealers.

Northpoint

Northpoint Expands Marine Presence

Northpoint Commercial Finance has partnered with Elite Recreational Finance to offer retail financing.

BRP

BRP Reports 71% Increase in Q3 Revenues

The Sea-Doo manufacturer had total revenue of $2.7 billion, but North American marine retail sales were down 47%.

Airmar

Airmar Announces Training Dates

Certified Installer and SmartBoat system classes are being held this month in New Jersey and next year in New Hampshire.

Norm

The Survey Says …

Surveying customers to find out what they think about your business has never been more important.

1_MDI

Marine Development Inc. Changes Hands

Mick Webber, the former president/CEO and owner of HydroHoist, has purchased the company from its founders.