This is the third in a 4-part series looking into technical detail showing why the Seakart is described as a high end, high performance craft.
Why does the Seakart provide such a different experience on the water compared to a Jet Ski or a rigid inflatable boat?
In this week’s article, we explain the quality of The Seakart 335 build as well as showcasing the customisable options to make Your Seakart Your Way.
Part 3 – Quality and Customisability
Seakart ensure that every boat is built to the highest standards. Their skilled craftsmen ensure that every section of the boat is finished to the highest quality – they even make their own inflatable tubes rather than buying them in ready made which is rare in today’s RIB market.
Only the best materials are sourced, using world class Hypalon fabrics for the tubes and high end marine upholstery means that this boat feels special in every way possible.
Of course, when you mention quality you cannot overlook the quality engine. At Yamaha they pride themselves on performance and durability in every market they are a part of. The reliability of the Yamaha engines will vary depending on the motor of choice and can have a life span from anywhere between 1,500 – 3,000 hours!
Every part of the Seakart that you can see is fully customisable! We will run through the varying options available should you wish to build to order:
Seakart has chosen the best supplier of Hypalon fabric in the world. Hypalon is a far superior fabric to PVC which is more prone to cracking than Hypalon and has a shorter life span of approx. 5-10 years versus Hypalons 15-20 years.
The Orca Hypalon comes in a variety of finishes and every finish is available in a rainbow of colour choices.
Again, Seakart does not disappoint with the choice of seat fabric supplier. The Spradling range is the “go-to” range for Marine Exteriors and Interiors. Their coated fabrics are engineered, tested and certified to resist the toughest conditions in marine environments. They offer a seriously wide range of over 25 fabrics which can vary from offering 1 colour choice up to 26 colours choices depending on fabric chosen.
Gel coat - hull and deck
Should you wish, Seakart can offer the gel coat to be a different colour – depending on gel coats available. The most popular seem to be all black or all white but other colours are available upon request.
Gel coat - nose and console
Much like the hull and deck – the nose and console cover on the Seakart can be your colour of choice. This is a popular choice when keeping the hull and deck white to customise to your tastes – we’ve seen a wide variety of colours from blue, yellow, grey, red, pink and of course black!
Seakart have recently developed some carbon fibre parts which are gradually being rolled out – the carbon fibre console cover looks awesome! Pictures available on request - its that new we don't have any to share yet!
Marine Audio System
When it comes to marine audio systems – Fusion is the best! Their award-winning entertainment systems are designed for all shapes and sizes of boats. For the Seakart, the best option is to have a hidden stereo in the nose of the boat, with a remote control located on the steering wheel for instant access to all your music. We believe the best combination to be:
2 x 8.8” Signature speakers in the nose
2 x 4” speakers under the console at the helm
Stereo and amplifier hidden in the nose
Remote control on the steering wheel
The chosen unit will most likely have Bluetooth functionality as well as a USB port hidden with the console switches. The choice of combinations is yours and the speakers come in a variety of colours / finishes. Oh and did we mention the top of the range 8.8” Signature speakers are backlit too!
Seakart offer both on-board and under water lighting. The lights of choice, yep you guessed it are of a high quality. The underwater lights have the full LED spectrum of colours even though there is more basic lighting available – who wouldn’t want a colourful light show of their own!
There are 2 main types of decking available in the marine sector – both are synthetic but are very authentic too! On one hand you have the SeaDek synthetic teak which is the “spongier” material and very comfy underfoot. It comes in a wide variety of main and caulking colours to match your colour scheme of seating for the sporty look.
However, our personal preference is the Flexiteek 2G which is designed to be safe and comfortable in extreme conditions and to last for many years with minimal maintenance. Available in stylish, contemporary colours its no wonder that over 200 of the worlds leading boat builders choose this product – and Seakart is no different!
Other modification options
All the chrome fittings are optional and should you wish to choose a different handle shape Seakart will source to your tastes and order following approval. Chrome fittings such as flag poles, extra handles in the foreseats, cleats and grabrails on the transom for re-boarding.
We hope you have enjoyed learning all about The Seakart and what makes it so special. The fun starts when you choose Your Seakart Your Way … and continues when you’re out on the water!!
Look out for the final part-4 next week when we will be summarising why we think the Seakart 335 stands out above and beyond that of Jet Ski’s and traditional RIBs.
Should you like what you have read so far, contact us for a virtual tour so that we can get you out on the water this summer!
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