Annual program highlights young leaders in the marine industry with passion and promise
Our very own Jordan Tilton, Dealer and OEM Programs Manager, is recognized in the 2021 Boating Industry 40 Under 40 program. The awards program, now in its fifth year, shines a spotlight on emerging young leaders in the marine industry.
Jordan describes his initial entry into the marine industry with a job as an R&D Captain for Cummins Mercruiser Diesel in Charleston, South Carolina. He credits his father for spending pivotal time with him growing up and inspired his love of the outdoors.
Why Will Parkinson of Smartfishing UK uses shock mitigation seats
When Will Parkinson isn't fighting fires with the UK Fire and Rescue Service, you'll probably find him on the water fighting fish with his team, Smart Fishing UK.
Will is also a passionate supporter of the Firefighter's Charity, a UK nonprofit organization that supports men and women in the line of duty with resources to manage their mental, physical, and social well-being. He and the team raise funding and awareness for this remarkable organization by competing in fishing tournaments. He outfitted his boat with four 3200 X4 shock mitigating helm seats and frequently travel long distances over the water in nearly any condition to get to the fish.
New offices in Florida and Singapore bring shock mitigation worldwide
Allsalt Maritime Corporation recently opened two new offices to accommodate rapid growth in the commercial and recreational boating industry and deliver superior regional support to new and existing customers.
Allsalt Maritime’s United States office is located in Edgewater, Florida, and will be led by newly appointed Brand Development and US Managing Director Lisa Wood, a marketing and business development professional with more than 20 years of experience managing brands such as Stanley, Continental Tire, and ARB 4x4 Accessories.
Partnership allows instant download via online app store
Allsalt Maritime, owner of the Shoxs and Kinetix product lines, has partnered with leading electronics manufacturer Raymarine to integrate Kinetix monitoring systems with the popular Axiom multi-function display (MFD).
For vessels installed with Shoxs shock mitigating seating, Kinetix is an optional software that alerts vessel operators of harmful wave impacts through a console display, providing a visible indication of risky conditions. The software will caution vessel operators of potential hull damage or passenger injury, allowing them to slow down, choose a different route, or reposition passengers or gear.
Safe, low maintenance seating for commercial workboat operators
Kevin Smith, owner and operator of British Columbia-based Maple Leaf Adventures, selected shock mitigation seating for his adventure tour business both for passenger comfort and safety as well as his own. After spending nearly a decade as a training officer in the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, the impacts from traveling at high speed on the water caused pain and injury to his back that he's paying for today...literally. "I spend thousands and thousands of dollars a year with chiropractors looking after my back," Kevin says.
Comfort wasn't the only reason Kevin chose two 3700 X8 helm seats from Shoxs. Running a busy adventure tour business doesn't leave much time for equipment repairs. "Everything has to work all day, every day," he says. He didn't want the added time requirement of adjusting, fixing, or repairing his seats on his Jasper Marine-built vessels. He says the Shoxs seat have now had a full season of hard use with no maintenance or repair, which keeps his operations running smoothly and his customers and employees happy. He says his team can "use, abuse, and forget about" the seats, because they just keep working.
The right seating system can extend your time on the water.
Many boaters and anglers intent on beating the masses to the best spots have blasted through rough chop and suffered the woes of back pain the next day. What they may not realize is that repeated exposure to shocks from boats can contribute to chronic pain and increased risk of injuries over time.
Wave impacts and the hazards they pose have not escaped the attention of major sea-faring organizations and governments. A special report by the Office of Naval Research indicated that 65% of their Special Boat Operators reported mechanical shock injuries, many serious enough to require medical attention. Through its vibration directive 2002/44/EC, the European Union has gone so far as to impose strict shock dosage limits to protect its workers.
CDG, parent company of Shoxs and Kinetix, evolves name and business structure
CDG Coast Dynamics Group, Ltd, a global leader in marine shock mitigation, announced today that it is changing its corporate name to Allsalt Maritime Corporation. The name change reflects the company’s broader commitment to shock mitigation technology and its expertise in driving the innovations needed to shape the future of maritime impact management.
“The new name, Allsalt Maritime, allows us to emphasize our two product lines, Shoxs and Kinetix, and to change the way we deliver intelligent, science-backed solutions for agencies that operate high speed vessels,” said Ray Cao, President and CEO of Allsalt Maritime. “As a company with roots in the marine shock mitigation community, we are committed to building premium-quality vessel seating systems, while also offering shock monitoring systems and personalized guidance so that agencies can measure and optimize their impact mitigation programs to better protect their crews and vessels.”
In these difficult times, even the most basic protective equipment is hard to find, and even harder to get to those most in need of it. Allsalt Maritime staff member Chris Santos, a member of the Langford, BC community, saw an opportunity to help where he could, and ended up donating 100 masks to essential local workers.
While grocery shopping recently, Chris noticed that one of the store clerks would only speak to customers with his back facing toward them. He found out that the grocery store had run out of masks for their workers and were unable to obtain more. The staff was now nervous about trying to preserve their health as they performed their jobs. The same day, he spoke with a neighbor who works as a homeless advocate in downtown Victoria, who reported that his volunteers were concerned about protection and could not find masks. The volunteers do the essential work of providing meals to those in need and checking in on their day-to-day well-being.
The RNLI’s Severn class lifeboats will receive updated crew seating
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has selected SHOXS suspension systems to refit and upgrade the charity’s Severn class lifeboats. Introduced to the RNLI in 1995, the 17-meter Severn class lifeboats are the largest lifeboats in the RNLI fleet and are designed to handle the toughest weather. The RNLI has chosen SHOXS 4800 variant seats for the coxswain, helm, mechanic, navigators, doctor and crew and plans to refit up to 44 Severn class lifeboats with SHOXS seating.
“The volunteer crews of the RNLI head out when sea conditions are at their worst. Our goal is to keep rescue teams performing at their peak and to keep them safe while doing so with impact mitigation seating,” says Andrew Hughes, Business Development Manager for SHOXS. “We’re honored to be part of their mission of saving lives at sea.”
Our response to the ongoing public health challenge
During the current public health challenge of COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees and customers remains our top priority. We are doing our best to continue our commitment to deliver high-quality products and stay connected with our customers and stakeholders.
Here’s how we’re responding:We’re open for business, and we have implemented a rotating schedule of remote work and in-office hours to reduce employee contact. The safety of our staff is a priority, and we are continuing to follow local guidance and best practices.This means that we are keeping operations as close to ‘business as usual’ as we can, but please bear in mind that some responses may be delayed as we work through this transition.If you need to reach us for any reason, please call at 1 (888) 637 4697, or email email@example.com.Your continued support during this difficult time is very much appreciated. The best thing we can all do is to stay informed and support each other as we adopt best practices to keep everyone safe.Kind regards,The SHOXS team.