With new creative approaches to boat design, it’s no surprise traditional materials used for elements within boats are also seeing a surge in new options. Flooring, for example, has traditionally consisted of carpeting or wood. While there are benefits to both, neither particularly go well with water.
Although carpet can be visually appealing and soft on bare feet, it’s quick to absorb water and even after a day in the sun, can begin to mold and mildew over time creating a not so pleasant odor. Wood flooring, if not properly cared for, can begin to warp and fade over time before needing to be replaced.
Neil Gilbert, Campion’s world class boat designer, uses fiberglass to optimize the shape and features of every Campion boat. Every single piece of tooling is CNC cut providing unparalleled precision.
While researching flooring options for Campion’s latest multispecies fishing boat, the RAGE R22, the team wanted an option to further elevate the aesthetics and functionality of the boat. The material needed to be durable, stain resistant, and non-slip in order to withstand years of hard-core fishing, plus look as great as the boat itself.
They ultimately decided upon UltraDeck®, a line of synthetic marine flooring manufactured by a company right here in British Columbia.
UltraDeck is “a unique premium blend of closed cell, high quality PE foam produced for the harsh marine environment. It has very high UV resistance, it’s UV tested to over triple the best marine upholstery vinyl with no fade. Being that it is closed cell, it does not absorb, so it will never smell and is stain resistant and cleans up very easy. It provides an excellent shock absorbent, sounds deadening, non-slip, customizable surface for any vessel. The product is backed with the thickest, highest grade acrylic-based 3M pressure sensitive adhesive providing a simple yet durable installation.” ultradeck.ca
UltraDeck flooring is the ideal choice for Campion Boats. The interior of the RAGE is covered with UltraDeck including the full-length swim platform providing a safe, non-slip surface for swimmers coming and going from the water. Plus, fishermen will enjoy the fish ruler built right into the flooring, making it easy to measure a big catch.
Designed for form and function with every detail top of mind from the structural grid, quality of the hinges to the durable yet stylish flooring. UltraDeck flooring, like the RAGE, is a game-changer that any boating enthusiast could get onboard with.
Get in touch with a product specialist to help answer any questions you may have.