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
We lead the industry, in maritime shock-mitigation and human impact science and technology.
Every product we make is intended to support a smoother, safer ride in rough seas.
We build rugged, marinized products that are always fit to fight. We are worth our salt.
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.
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US Navy Coastal Command Boat and 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)
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
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
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
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
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)
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.