Since the opening of the Marine Design & Engineering Center in late January, the world has undergone a major transformation. While COVID-19 shuttered businesses during the months of March and April, May saw many businesses reopen and everyday life start to return to some sense of normalcy. Families have had to cancel vacations, sporting event participation and other large group activities that would normally take place during the summer months. This has led to a boom in the boating industry.
Here at the Marine Design & Engineering Center we have seen many boat manufacturers come through and continue to work on new designs with Design Concepts/Marine Concepts. Many new models will be shown starting this fall at dealer meetings, whether it be virtually or in person and at fall boat shows. As a supplier to boat manufacturer’s we have many products to offer while you are designing your new boats. Some of these include electrical systems from BHE, MEP and IMP, t-tops and towers from GG Schmitt, Fishmaster, EM&C and XTP. If it is, a new fuel system you need FMT can help with design, tip study and manufacturing of tanks out of aluminum, stainless or rotational molding. To help keep you cool and out of the sun maybe canvas is on your list and either DOWCO or Great Lakes Boat Top can help. If it’s a hardtop or arch you are in need of SEI or XTP can assist. Are audio items on your list? If the answer is yes, we encourage you to look at Hertz and Rockford Fosgate.
Speaking of SEI, we want to welcome them to the family of marine products that Patrick Industries has to offer. SEI, located in Cromwell, IN is a premier supplier of aluminum-fabricated products for the marine industry. For more information on SEI visit www.madebysei.com or stop by the Marine Design & Engineering Center to discuss this and any of the other products we have to offer. The Marine Design & Engineering Center is located at 1651 Whitfield Ave, Sarasota, FL 34243. We look forward to your visit!