Sea Shocks chosen "Most Innovative New Product" By Boating Writers International And The NMMA

Las Vegas, NV - Cutting-edge technology, used by Navy SEALs, is now available to protect recreational boaters from the hard impact of a boat on rough water

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) presented a New Product Innovation Award to SKYDEX Technologies for Sea Shocks™, its new high performance shock-absorbing boat deck mat for the consumer market.

Designed to be placed on the deck at the helm or center console area, the Sea Shocks boat mat can absorb impact up to 75 percent better than foam or rubber products. The same cutting-edge technology is currently used to fight fatigue and chronic injury on high-speed Navy SEAL assault boats. Sea Shocks are powered by SKYDEX cushioning technology, the same high performance shock absorbing material used in many Nike shoes and in the latest NFL football helmets.

The NMMA award was presented in the Safety Products category at the 2004 Marine Aftermarket Accessories Tradeshow (MAATS). A panel of writers representing Boating Writers International judged the awards competition, which is designed to recognize excellence in new products and technologies that benefit the boating consumer.

Sea Shocks technology was initially developed for the United States Special Forces to better absorb the extreme G-forces experienced by Navy SEALs on high speed assault boats. In independent testing at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center, Sea Shocks reduced peak G forces by 90 percent compared to the Navy SEALs incumbent foam decking material. Sea Shocks military boat decking is now installed by a variety of boat builders, including Zodiac, Willard Marine, USMI, SeaArk and Aluminum Chambered Boats.

“We’ve taken military-grade technology and created the Sea Shocks mat for recreational boaters who want a first-class fatigue and injury reducing solution,” said Mike Buchen, SKYDEX chief executive officer. “We’re extremely honored to be recognized for the effectiveness of our technology.”

Sea Shocks are available in two high-tech translucent colors, require no installation and little maintenance, and come with a 30 day satisfaction guarantee and 1 year warranty. Sea Shocks, currently priced at $109.95, are currently available on the web at or by calling 1-866-SEASHOCKS (732-7462).

About SKYDEX Technologies (
SKYDEX™ shock absorbing technology is redefining cushioning and protective characteristics in a wide variety of products, from helmets and running shoes to stadium outfield walls. SKYDEX materials have been proven to outperform and significantly outlast foams, gels, and other products. Patented SKYDEX technology combines high performance polymers with proprietary geometries for superior cushioning power, and the technology can be endlessly customized for a wide range of cushioning and protective applications. SKYDEX Technologies, Inc., is a privately held company based in Centennial, Colo. Slated to become a household name in cushioning and impact protection, SKYDEX technology already is used by some of the world’s most innovative consumer brands, including Schutt Sports, Nike, and Burton, as well as the U.S. Military.