Originally Posted by ScotSeats
We are a family run business based in Ayrshire, Scotland who specialise in building additional seating for commercial vehicles, 4x4's, buses, taxis and trains. For the past few years we have been supplying boat builders mainly Redbay boats with our Scotia range of seating for there RIBs both on fixed pedestals and on suspension bases basically the same as KAB seating bases as used in trucks etc. Some of you may have seen our stand at the Seawork show a few months ago.
We are currently working on increasing our range of boat seating for both commercial work / passenger carrying boats and leisure boats. This new range of boat seating will include jockey style seats on suspension systems, we intend to have a couple of variations of this seat on a budget version aimed more at the leisure market who are looking for improved comfort/safety over stanadard jockey seats but without spending the huge amounts of money they would currently have to for an Ullman seat for example. We will also be producing another seat aimed for the more serious RIB user who is looking for the ultimate in comfort and safety even in the heaviest of seat conditions.
For larger cabin boats we will be producing helmsmans seats working to the same principles as above, a more budget version for leisure use and another seat for the more serious RIB/boat user.
I would be very interested to hear people ideas of what they would like to have in a suspension seat and even opinions on what they would change on seats that are currently available.
You can view my website for more details www.scotboatseats.co.uk
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I could also be in the market for a RIB for myself to use for testing/demonstrating our seating and also for personal use. Probably looking for something around 5.5 to 7 metres max as would have to be ok for towing. Due to what we want a boat for we would be happy to take something which was needing interior work done or was almost bare inside.
Anyone who has anything or wants to speak to me about seating can email me email@example.com
Scot Seat Direct Ltd
Here's an idea,
A lot of people have standard pods not through choice (various reasons to many to mention),who are now thinking, after having the boat, that suspension would be the way to go,if you could design a retrofit suspension unit that could be fitted to existing pods 'internally' so it could be moved to the new rib and the existing pods go with the sold rib, if you know what I mean ....I think that market would be considerable and presently unexpolited. you could do a 5.85 Ribcraft as a freeby for a good idea..
One other issue;the best position for wind deflection on my and most others ribs is directly central behind the consol, (between the pods) where there is obviously no seat. I find pods uncomfortable over significant distances. If there was a way of having an occasional standard type seat that shared the load between both front pods and allowed you to sit in the middle out of the wind but when not in use fitted inside the pod ....I would buy it...
The market for new builds presently must be getting smaller.