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What We Do

SHOXS provides highly engineered, premium quality shock-mitigation seating systems designed for extreme use on the water. Our military heritage and high performance standards result in exceptional products and unwavering customer support.

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We've equipped some of the hardest-working men and women on earth in jobs where life and health are at stake and brought them home safely time and time again.

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We've introduced some of the world's most technologically advanced impact-mitigation solutions, and we're constantly testing ways to further measure and mitigate impact shock.

Discover our process for impact evaluation and testing.

Who We are

SCIENCE

We lead the industry, in maritime shock-mitigation and human impact science and technology.

SAFETY

Every product we make is intended to support a smoother, safer ride in rough seas.

SALT

We build rugged, marinized products that are always fit to fight. We are worth our salt.

Why SHOXS

Many of the original SHOXS seats are still operating in the field after a decade because:

We have a high level of in-house competency for upholstery, suspension, and electronics, meaning we’re not dependent on third-party suppliers, and we have precise control over the quality of specialized components.

Parts are bolted instead of welded, allowing us to engineer tight tolerances for less play between parts and a solid feel. Bolted construction allows seats to be highly serviceable in the field, so repairs do not require specialized labor or an onsite factory technician.

Our warranty claims are the lowest in the industry. End users experience less maintenance, fewer repairs, and a lower total cost of ownership.

We use CNC machined parts with hard anodized surfaces for every one of our seats.

Every single critical component is tested, serialized, and certified, providing a traceable history and confidence in the quality.

Parts are never painted or powder coated, which means surfaces will not peel, chip or scratch over time.

Our Sales and Support Team

Bryan Wood

Regions: Eastern United States, Canada, Europe/Baltic Region, Middle East, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Africa
Direct line: 206.962.1986
Email: bryanwood@shoxs.com

Tony Van Meter

Regions: Western United States, Central/South America, Asia, Australia/New Zealand
Direct line: 503.949.4672
Email: tonyvanmeter@shoxs.com

Andrew Hughes

Regions: United Kingdom, European Union
Direct line: 44.773.032.8991
Email: andrewhughes@shoxs.com

Phil Gibson

Regions: Latin America, Asia Pacific, Middle East and US Federal Programs
Direct line: 228.342.5598
Email: philipgibson@shoxs.com
Jordan Tilton

Jordan Tilton

Dealer and OEM Program Manager
Regions: Global
Direct line: 614.306.0539
Email: jordantilton@shoxs.com

Global Sales and Support

Parts, Sales and Customer Support Line
(Toll Free): 1.888.637.4697

Direct Office Line:
1.250.652.6003

Where You'll Find Us

US Navy Coastal Command Boat and Patrol Boat MKVI

US Navy Coastal Command Patrol Boat MKVI

An 85-foot (26m) patrol boat designed to patrol riverine, offshore and littoral waters and perform missions from search-and-seizure to supporting special operations forces. Carrying a crew of 10, with accommodation for 8 more, the interior features eight SHOXS 4800 seats with integrated workstations for the operators, and SHOXS 4600 seats for additional occupants. In integrated SHOXS TRAXS mounting system allows the seats to be quickly reconfigured or removed.


US Navy Riverine Command Boat (RCB)

US Navy Riverine Command Boat

Operating in rivers, harbors, and littoral areas, the RCB is capable of command and control for a range of situations, including port security, troop insertion or extraction, counter-insurgency operations, and maritime interdiction. The RCB cockpit is constructed with armor plating, protecting the crew and engine compartment against small arms fire. The SHOXS 2000 series seating on the RCB protects crews from fatigue on long patrols and injury on high speed maneuvers. Troop seating is made up of a series of SHOXS 8100 series jump seats for up to 18 troops.


US Navy Force Protection Small, Medium and Large

US Navy Force Protection

SHOXS seats were named in the US Navy specification for the Force Protection fleet, a fleet that consists of 25, 33, and 38 foot patrol craft at US Navy installations throughout the United States and around the world. SHOXS was recently chosen to outfit the replacement Force Protection-Medium, a fleet of 119 boats with SHOXS 2000 series seating.


US Coast Guard Response Boat Small

US Coast Guard Response Boat Small

After 9/11, the USCG required a fleet of 500 maneuverable fast-response security boats. Precise handling characterizes the 25' Response Boat-Small with its 102-inch beam and impressive 4 second time-to-plane. The cabin of the RBS is equipped with four SHOXS 2000 seats with 5-Point harnesses, arm rests, and hand grips so crews remain safely in position even under rough conditions. The RBS-1 program is the largest fleet of standardized boats in the world.


US Coast Guard and US Customs
Special Purpose Craft — Law Enforcement (SPC-LE)

Special Purpose Craft Law Enforcement SPC-LE

With a maximum speed of 45+ knots and a range of 300 nautical miles and equipped with state-of-the-art radar and sensing equipment, the 33-foot Special Purpose Craft — Law Enforcement vessel is ideal for pursuit, interception and boarding missions in areas of extreme weather conditions. The SPC-LE is built with SHOXS 2000 series seating to protect the crew from wave impacts at high speeds.


UK Ministry of Defence PAC 24 RIBS

UK Ministry of Defence PAC 24 RIBS

In 2014 the MOD tendered an open call for shock-mitigating seats to be tested, with the aim of determining the best product with which to equip the Royal Navy's fleet of small boats. Twelve seat manufacturers submitted seventeen products, and the MOD conducted an arduous testing program in 2015. At sea, basic functionality and operability were assessed by experts, and a Human Factors Integration assessment was conducted. Ultimately the SHOXS 5005 and 5050 were selected as the winners, and the Royal Navy ordered 60 of BAE's next generation PAC 24 Mk IV boats equipped with SHOXS seats. Refit of existing assets is also underway for the existing PAC 24 fleet.


US Coast Guard Transportable Port Security Boat (TPSB)

US Coast Guard Transportable Port Security Boat (TPSB)

The mission of the TPSB is to protect personnel and supplies in the maritime domain, and the boats have been instrumental in Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom, and after September 11th and Hurricane Katrina. The TPSB is capable of speeds greater than 40 knots and is armed with .50 caliber and M240 machine guns for crew protection. Back-to-back SHOXS 4800/6100 seating improves crew endurance while in transit and ensures the Coast Guard arrives fit and ready to fight.