One of the great aspects of the Newport boating scene is the sense of community that all boat owners and industry professionals share with each other. Since 1983, Mac Designs has been a local staple here in Newport, so it seems that everywhere I look, I see a project that we have been involved with at one time or another. This year however, has been drastically wild and different as the world struggles with the Coronavirus pandemic. Since yachting, especially on the professional level, is such an international affair, this summer has felt like an echo of the usual festival...
Nearly 100 boats gathered in Narragansett Bay during the weekend of October 2-4, 2020 for what continues to be the oldest annual regatta in North America. The 166th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta started with an Around-The-Island race on Friday, then switched to two days of buoy racing in the bay in order to tally in another 3 races. Wild Horses, the W-76 class yacht helmed by Donald Tofias, took this regatta by storm. Winning the ATI race by 8 minutes on corrected time, and then smashing the second half of the regatta by posting a 1-1-3, Wild Horses won their...
From SeaDek HQ: As we’ve grown as a company, our network of partners has expanded to touch most places in the world, and our work with the competitive sailing community has allowed us to partner with some of the most influential end esteemed people in sailing. So when it came to providing a custom SeaDek kit for American Magic CEO Rob Ouellette, the power of the SeaDek family was stronger than ever. Based in Newport, Rhode Island, MacDesigns (and their SeaDek division, Performance Sail Tools), has been a mainstay in the sailing industry for decades, working with top teams on all types of high profile...
This isn't your normal Storm Gray over Black SeaDek material. This is the debut and our first install using just one of the endless possibilities SeaDek offers: Full sheet laser patterning. This Parker fishing boat is fully covered with the WAV3 laser pattern and is now ready to conquer whatever it catches in style.
This custom trimaran has been built from the ground up and outfitted with SeaDek for the finishing touch! This customer completed DIY templates and in return has a beautiful, fully covered trimaran. 3mm brushed Cool Gray for the deck and 6mm brushed Mocha over Black faux-teak for the cockpit and a few accent pieces. Our creative process offers awesome flexibility pertaining to DIY measuring, templating and installing to get the perfect look! Please reach out to us if you're interested in the DIY route! Please see more before & after photos below:
Check out these two Aquila 36 Powercats all dressed up! One being in Mocha over Black 4" faux-teak and the other in Storm Gray over Black 4" faux-teak, these luxurious boats should never hit the water without the superb aesthetic and quality of SeaDek. Photos below:
Introducing our new SeaDek HD material! This is our first install with the 5mm EVA non-skid material, which is the perfect match for Jamestown's Coastal Queen Charter as it is the most comfortable, durable non-skid ever produced. It is great for areas with high foot-traffic and has a highly refined geometric pattern on its surface, allowing the boat to handle more and look even more pristine than before. Please check out the video below to see more!
This Yellowfin 42' CC 'CHAOS' has officially been fully dek'd out! This brushed 6mm Storm Gray over Dark Gray faux-teak SeaDek has perfectly tied this vessel's rightful name, aesthetic and purpose together and it has beautifully complemented its amazing 'CHAOS' hull graphic and accents. With its interior being truly brought to life, this boat has never been more ready to tackle the biggest tuna and swordfish it comes across! Check out the photos below including a bonus photo of this thing in action!
When it comes to the customization of SeaDek for your boat, the possibilities are seriously endless! For owners who want a portrait or name of their dog milled into the SeaDek material, we have you covered! 6mm brushed Mocha over Black faux-teak.
This 6mm brushed Storm Gray over Ruby Red SeaDek with custom faux-teak pattern and rulers gives this 2020 Rockproof River Jett the perfect complement!
It was such a tremendous, fun experience working with Tyler and SeaDek HQ to transform Pinwheel to look its absolute best! This of course doesn't come without the functional aspects as well, like the superb cushioning and non-skid properties that SeaDek is known for. From the Aqua Camo Cockpit Sole and Coaming bolsters to the Storm Gray Cabin and Coachroof, Pinwheel looks completely Dek'd out, especially with the intricately designed logos integrated throughout the vessel. Check out some install process and before/after photos below! We wish Tyler and his crew nothing but the best on Wicked Tuna! From SeaDek HQ:...
Whether it's a cruiser or a high performance powerboat, there's always the right amount of complimentary patterning that can be applied to the cockpit to achieve the perfect balance aesthetically. This SV52 powerboat from Outerlimits is no exception, as its sleek, but powerful exterior graphics and color scheme offer a very solid foundation for implementing a clean, mean diamond-pattern design to the cockpit deck. Please see more before/after and detailed photos of this project below!
This Downeast 38 fly bridge has been 100% covered with Mocha over Black faux-teak and it looks stunning! It's as if SeaDek should be on the deck from the beginning!
This Nauset Pilothouse has been fully dressed up and looks even classier with the original nonskid being covered with 6mm brushed Mocha over Camel faux-teak (Our Teak and Holly look). Some before/after photos below!
Talk about intricate designs! This J-121 has been completely outfitted with 6mm brushed Dark Gray, Storm Gray, Bimini Blue and Black (over Black) pieces using the inlay technique which allows each piece of SeaDek to be fit perfectly flush together puzzle-style. This design and installation showcases our expertise and willingness to get a project done right, regardless of its complexity. The crew can now sail with exceptional traction, comfort and style! Please see more photos below!
To match this massive yet nimble ARGO Trimaran Yacht, the SeaDek design and color combination really needed to pop. Implementing 5mm brushed Storm Gray with an embossed Sunburst Yellow logo does just that and accentuates this vessel perfectly. Argo then went on to win the 2019 Pineapple Cup, smashing the record by over 10 hours! Congratulations ARGO team! See more photos of the custom SeaDek for the cockpit and seat and a video link of ARGO in action below! ARGO 2019 Pineapple Cup
Check out this total refresh for the storage area on this enormous charter vessel using 6mm brushed Smoke Gray over Black! To see more, please watch this start-to-finish timelapse:
From dirty off-white gelcoat to crazing every few inches, this boat was in desperate need of a SeaDek® makeover! Now, she's the ultimate day fishing boat, looking stylish and comfortable where ever she goes. This boat now features 6mm Brushed Storm Grey over Bimini Blue faux teak on the cockpit sole as well as the wrap around top decks. 23mm Brushed White over Snow Camo bolsters were added for the best comfort while fishing. 3mm Brushed Snow Camo and Cool grey were added along the interior walls for comfort and superior non-skid properties... for those times when you have to...
SeaDek® and Cuda... a match made in heaven. Check out this 6mm Brushed Mocha over Black faux teak install we did down in New London for the Sharkin' Cabo 35! Another transformation!
6mm Brushed Storm Grey over Black faux teak for this beautiful SeaRay 290 in Essex Connecticut.
A classic look for a classic boat. This Dutch Harbor 22 got a classy looking Mocha over Black faux teak treatment on the cockpit sole and seats.
I'm sure that's what everyone will be saying after they step on this swim platform. Check out this transformation!
Back-to-back VX One's rolling out of the shop this spring. This time we have an install on USA #122 in preparation for Charleston Race Week in just a few short days!
Check out this install on VX One USA #167! Looking for VX One Products? Check out our One Design store!
Check out this custom SeaDek® kit on the C&C 30 Themis! Check out our C&C 30 page for all your One Design Needs!
Good things are coming! Be sure to visit the Performance SailTools and SeaDek® booth at the Newport International Boat Show this weekend!
We sure wouldn’t mind watching the J Class Worlds from the custom SeaDek decks of this Boston Whaler, which we did an install in earlier this summer (mocha over camel brushed faux teak).
Performance SailTools’ Custom SeaDek deck install for youth sailing team MudRatz on their Melges 24
Who says SeaDek is just for the deck? Not us! Check out this little dashboard revamp we did on powerboat Salty Dog earlier this month. For "before" photo, see below:
Every boat truly deserves SeaDek Marine Nonskid. Here is the faux teak 4" install we did in mocha over camel on Albemarle 360 Express last month.
A little “Performance SailTools” magic happened onboard this J/24, now equipped with SeaDek Marine Nonskid decking.
TGIF! We hope everyone enjoys the beautiful weather on the water this weekend! Robalo 1820 powerboat that we installed SeaDek Marine Nonskid decking to today (mocha over black faux teak)
Summer is fast approaching, so make sure your boat is dressed to impress! Stop by Mac Designs/Performance SailTools to check out our SeaDek Marine Nonskid samples and learn more about the product and the custom decking options we provide.
New year, new look for C&C 30 Extreme 2, which is outfitted with a custom SeaDek Marine Nonskid deck by Performance SailTools/Mac Designs. The team is currently leading in its class at Quantum Key West Race Week. Sail fast! Click here for more details on our custom work
If you need a Christmas present for the yachtsman who has everything…think SeaDek Marine Nonskid by Mac Designs/Performance SailTools! Check out the faux teak installation we did on this SeaRay 420 Sundancer.
Amazing to see the transformation of a 41-foot Silverton’s many deck areas into a veritable show piece for Performance SailTools’ SeaDek faux teak installations. The New Jersey owner can’t wait for next Spring when he and his boating friends can enjoy it! Click here to learn more about our faux teak decking options:
Performance SailTools' custom SeaDek Marine Nonskid featured in the latest edition of Multihulls Magazine. For the full September/October Issue, visit http://multihullsmag.com/
Congratulations to Quantum Racing, now a three-time winner of the world's leading high-performance monohull circuit, the 52 Super Series. The team’s 2016 victory was secured by winning four of five regattas this season AND having the sure footing of SeaDek non-skid marine decking provided by Performance SailTools. (photos by Martinez Studios) Full event release here: Quantum Racing Crowned 2016 Champions Winners of four of the five regattas this season, Quantum Racing were crowned 2016 52 SUPER SERIES champions in Cascais, Portugal on Saturday evening. The American-flagged team - who has also won the circuit in 2013 and 2014 - secured...
Testimonial from Josh Rosenthal, owner of the 37-Foot Midnight Express Powerboat Never On Sunday :
“I decided on SeaDek as a solution to clean up the look of my new tackle station. After calling SeaDek directly they recommended me to Mac Designs Creative Solutions out of Newport. I talked first with Bill about what I was looking for. After emailing me a few proofs and samples of different textures we decided on a direction."
For sailing and boating enthusiasts looking to protect and upgrade their boat’s decking or flooring, Performance SailTools will be at the Newport International Boat Show (Tent G, Booth 5) to show them how to do it right with SeaDek closed-cell EVA marine nonskid. The alternative to molded-in or painted-on nonskid for decks and carpet down below, SeaDek features non-slip characteristics that sailors and boaters can appreciate no matter where it’s installed.
Check out Performance SailTools' install of a faux teak SeaDek in storm gray/black for the swim platform of a Concept 36.
Performance SailTools has “SeaDeked” the 53-foot Custom Catamaran Fujin with 5mm SeaDek Marine Nonskid in Cool Gray
Check out Performance SailTools' latest SeaDek EVA foam deck: a teak deck for the swim platform on a 2013 SeaRay.
We’ve just completed fabricating and installing a SeaDek EVA foam deck for Phoenix, and we want to show it off! Phoenix is a TP52 designed by Botin Partners and launched in Valencia prior to the 2015 52 Super Series. Its new decking solution, with an inlay of the yacht’s captive phoenix logo, is a super lightweight (3mm) application that promises sure footing during the demanding sailing that’s required of its crew. Plus it means that high-tech sheets, foul weather gear, etc. won’t get “roughed up” like they do with other non-skid applications that are typically abrasive. Phoenix is not the...
We’re psyched to have our new CNC machine up and running at Mac Designs. It was delivered, shrink-wrapped, in the middle of a cold night this past January (a late Christmas present, of sorts), and now we have capabilities in-house that we didn’t have before. In particular, we are able to fabricate and deliver SeaDek custom decks directly to our grand-prix and one-design sailboat racing clients. We also have a new Performance SailTools e-commerce site to make it easy to browse and shop for SeaDek and other products we offer. Stay tuned...there's more cool to come! Quick Links: About Us...