A practical first step in the process of installing marine suspension seating
What is a SHOXS Infoset and why should I use one? You asked, we answered.
When planning any new boat build involving shock mitigating seats, there are number of questions that likely need answers. How many seats will fit at the helm, and how much space should be between them? Can the occupant see over the console? Will the driver’s knees hit the dash?
Experience the 5000 range of jockey seats on a 7.8 meter Gemini RIB
Put our seats to the test and see why maritime agencies around the world trust SHOXS to protect crews and extend careers on the water. We plan to exhibit our latest impact-mitigation technology and provide on-water demos at this year's Defence and Security International (DSEI), the world's leading event for governments, national armed forces and industry. Berthon Boats will display a Gemini Wave Rider 780 RIB outfitted with eight SHOXS 5000 series seats.
On the water, the 7.8 meter stepped-volume monohull RIB is unsurpassed for soft ride, dryness, and safe predictable handling. Combined with shock-mitigating seating, crews remain safer and more protected from wave impacts at high speeds.
How acceleration on the water is measured and mitigated to protect crews from injury
While designing for dynamic environments, like those found on high-speed vessels, engineers are constantly challenged with problems of acceleration. Acceleration is often measured in units of “g”, with 1 g equal to what is experienced due to gravity at earth’s surface (9.8 m/s^2).Acceleration imposes strict limitations on safety, and under severe exposure humans and hardware can quite literally break.
The human response to acceleration can include all sorts of adverse reactions to the body. Prolonged exposure can affect circulation and rupture blood vessels and endanger skeletal structures. At high accelerations, G-LOC, redding-out, and greying-out are among the possibilities. For comparison's sake, astronauts can sustain 3 to 4 g during launch, but the limits of human tolerance depend on multiple factors, including magnitude, direction and rate of change. What a person can withstand in the forwards-facing direction might be entirely different from what they will tolerate in the vertical.
The X Series shock mitigating pedestal integrated with a RECARO helm seat
Fishing boat skippers spend very long hours at the helm, often in extremely bad weather. Crown Marine Seats, a UK-based supplier of premium boat seating, and SHOXS have introduced a seating solution to keep skippers safe and comfortable in rough seas. A unique combination of a RECARO luxury skipper seat and a SHOXS X8 shock mitigating pedestal results in a seat built for fishermen or anyone who spends long days on the water, complete with sporty, dynamic design, outstanding ergonomics, and the latest marine shock-mitigation technology.
The seat, a RECARO Maritime Northsea, has an integrated headrest, an adjustable backrest and lumbar support, and can be mounted on a shock mitigating pedestal with 8" of suspension travel and height adjustment to ensure optimal sightlines at the helm, no matter the size of the occupant. The seat is available in leather or fabric, with or without a four-point belt. The X8 pedestal is crafted from anodized aluminum, and is designed with no pinch points.
Brødrene Hukkelberg will represent X Series, 3000, and 5000 series
We are pleased to announce the recent addition of Norwegian distributor Brødrene Hukkelberg to our worldwide dealer network. For more than 20 years, Hukkelberg has specialized in the design and building of high-speed aluminum workboats from 9-15 metres, and additionally offers a wide variety of marine products to Scandinavia, from lighting to seating, and more.
Hukkelberg will primarily represent the SHOXS X-Series line of shock-mitigating seat pedestals and the 3000 and 5000 range of seating, as well as provide local service and installation to customers in the region.
If you’re planning to head to Southampton in June for Seawork, be sure stop by stand A15 to learn more about the latest advancements in shock-mitigation. We’ll have a wide selection of our shock-mitigating seats in the booth, so stop by and chat with our team about your next project.
SHOXS and Ares Shipyard built and designed custom seating for the bridge
SHOXS patrols coasts all over the planet, and keeps men and women in uniform safer and injury-free. The Qatari Coast Guard has acquired ten high speed offshore patrol vessels, a 110 Hercules multi-role patrol craft built by Ares Shipyard in Antalya, Turkey. The vessel, 34 meters in length, is built to travel at high speeds: max speed is 30 knots. The boat is designed for search and rescue, anti-terrorist protection, and coastal surveillance.
SHOXS 2400 shock mitigating seating was selected for the captain and officers’ seating to keep the crew comfortable and safer while underway. Ergonomic, shock-absorbing seat designs reduce fatigue and enhance performance on long patrols.
SHOXS is pleased to announce the grand opening of a new office in Blandford, United Kingdom to offers service and support to customers in the greater Europe area.
SHOXS is pleased to announce the grand opening of a new office in Blandford, UK to offers service and support to customers in the greater Europe area. The 2600 square foot office and warehouse, located in close proximity to the southern coastal regions, will be led by Andrew Hughes, Business Development Manager at SHOXS Europe.
We’re excited to see the SHOXS office open in Europe because it demonstrates our commitment to growth and expansion,” commented Andrew Hughes. “Our mission is to deliver outstanding service, and we believe local support is one of the ways we can continue to provide value to our customers."SHOXS is dedicated to maintaining and expanding its competencies and expertise across the globe to address the diverse needs of its clients. The new SHOXS Europe location will provide local sales and technical support and will stock parts and spares for faster deployment.
Presentation focuses on the growing trend of ‘smart’ technology for professional watercraft
SHOXS is pleased to support NEXT GEN 2019, an international maritime industry exchange combining technical presentations with dynamic panel discussions. The sessions bring together an international group of 25 experts armed with the latest knowledge to identify challenges and highlight potential solutions within the worldwide maritime sector. Focused on high-speed professional watercraft in the under-24 metre sector, this unique program of one-day safety workshops is being held at the Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton on April 2-4, 2019.
NEXT GEN Shock Mitigation Solutions on April 4th focuses on managing the risk of operating planing craft in waves. Extreme applications have driven rapid development and solutions are now becoming available for lower speed vessels. Andy Hughes, Business Development Manager for SHOXS Europe, will present “Vessel Monitoring Systems to Keep Crews Safer.”
Professional Angler and Owner/Operator of Pacific Pro Charters
Born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Brent spent many of his childhood days fishing with friends and family. Angling turned into an obsession during his teens and led to the pursuit of professional guiding, which he continues to do today.
Brent’s charter company, Pacific Pro Charters, explores the waters from Victoria to Port Renfrew in British Columbia, Canada. His 30’ Northwest Aluminum Craft is outfitted with SHOXS suspension seating – a SHOXS 6155 at the helm and dual SHOXS 6300 companion seats on the port side.