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2014 Innovation Award

Seattle, WA November 25, 2014 – 15 marine products were recognized at the Fisheries Supply first annual Innovation Award show following the opening of the Pacific Marine Expo at Safeco Field in Seattle on November 19th. Fisheries Supply sought the help of marine media, brokers, retailers, builders and boatyard industry experts to judge the Innovation Awards program. Awards were given to products that differentiated from the competition, provide value and fill a need in the boating industry.


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Best Marine Hardware: Taco Marine, Seaspension Shock-Mitigation Pedestal, A pedestal system for boat chairs that absorbs shock and vibration to prevent pounding on the back and legs caused by rough seas. Reduces fatigue and provides comfort and safety.This innovative shock-mitigation system helps to make the complete boating experience safer and more enjoyable. Seaspension shock-absorbing pedestals are now available with Taco Marine’s Coastal and Capri chairs.

“From helm chairs to bench seats and leaning posts, we cover a broad range of applications for boat builders and aftermarket alike” says Mike Kushner, VP of Sales & Marketing at Taco Marine. Because typical pedestals are rigid, they transfer wave jolts and vibrations directly to the seats. Rough seas often force boaters to stand up and hang on, putting them at risk of falling and getting injured. “The Seaspension shock-absorbing pedestals from Taco Marine allow for a safer, more comfortable experience, as boaters can now remain seated and relaxed” added Kushner.

Taco Marine is headquartered in Miami, Florida and designs and manufacturers its products in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Sparta, Tennessee. Taco Marine sells products to boat builders, marine product manufacturers, distributors and leading marine retailers throughout the US.

To learn more about Taco Marine’s Seaspension pedestals, visit our website at or our blog at blog

About Taco Marine
Family owned Taco Marine has provided products for the boating industry since 1959 with primary emphasis on recreational and sport fishing boats. The company utilizes their in-house engineering and technology expertise to develop innovative sport fishing equipment, canvas and metal fabrication hardware, marine seating, and pedestal products – all supported by Taco Marine’s technical support staff.

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