Ask any sportsman to name their favorite tradeshows and chances are good the Fred Hall Shows would make their list. The oldest and largest outdoor recreation shows in the country, Fred Hall Shows have continually set the standard for outdoor recreation events since 1946. Known as “the ultimate outdoor experience,” Fred Hall caters to boaters, anglers, kayakers, hunters, travelers and many more.
As fans of all things boating and fishing, members of the Blue Seas team have attended Fred Hall for years. Now for the second year in a row we will have a booth at Fred Hall Long Beach, March 1-5, and Fred Hall San Diego, March 23-26. The 71-year old Fred Hall Show at the Long Beach Convention Center is the world’s largest sportfishing show, California’s largest boat show and an international leader in hunting and fishing travel. Running for 41 years, Fred Hall San Diego at the Del Mar Fairgrounds is the city’s biggest fishing show, biggest boat show and biggest outdoor recreation event of the year.
Both events are a great chance to see and touch actual SeaDek to better understand what it’s all about. Come grab a sample of the material from us. Check out some of the custom swim steps and cooler tops we’ll have on hand. Ask us your questions. We will be happy to talk things through, and can even set an appointment to customize your boat after the show! Also be sure to ask about special show pricing!
Quick reminder on some of the technical aspects of SeaDek:
The material is made of closed-cell EVA foam. This means that it is non-absorbent and stain resistant. Fish blood rinses off easily. Just clean and maintain your boat as you usually do and your SeaDek will look great for years to come!
SeaDek comes in various thickness, colors and two different textures. Any two colors can be factory laminated together so that when the material is cut or engraved, it reveals the color underneath. This is ideal for adding your boat name, favorite fish graphic or any other art you can imagine.
The design process is straightforward and starts with a scan of your boat. Using our 3D scanner we make an exact template of your boat. From there we create a CAD drawing and drop in any custom logos, lettering, teak patterns, or artwork. Once final art is approved, we fabricate your custom SeaDek on advanced CNC machinery. We then install your totally custom SeaDek kit.
SeaDek color combinations are numerous; however, one of the most popular choices among California-based customers is the faux teak. This mimics a classic yacht deck and not only looks fantastic, it feels much nicer underfoot than hard wood! It also doesn’t get hot like wood so it really adds an extra level of comfort and luxury. Below is a peek at a recent “yacht finish” we did on a Classic Chris-Craft sportfisher!
So make your plans now to come visit us at Fred Hall. A full day’s worth of fun for the entire family is included with the price of admission. With nearly 600 participatory and instructional seminars between Long Beach and San Diego, attendees can enjoy trout pond fishing, kayak test rides, air gun shooting, archery, duck races, tractor pulls, cooking demos, reel repair and much more. Not to mention, there will be hundreds of boats, vehicles, campers and RV’s to cast your eyes on!