Sea Sure’s seating now onboard USA’s Ultimate Marine & HCB powerboat
Said to be ‘possibly one of the hottest powerboats of the year’, Ultimate Marine & HCB’s latest creation in the USA is using Shock-WBV P series units for its seating.
The HCB53 Suenos Sea Dreams is the first project for marine division, Ultimate Marine.
Every aspect of the new boat, Sea Dreams, has been customised or altered to fit the client’s brief. It features five customised Mercury 450 outboards, 96 LED JLAudio Speakers, 12 Subwoofers powered by 20,000 watts, and five Shock-WBV Fox Factory suspension systems manufactured by Sea Sure in Southampton.
“Our client specified suspension units for the seating on the boat to improve the ride comfort when travelling at speed or in rougher weather,” says Michael Nicastro of Ultimate Marine.
“We chose the Shock-WBV unit after seeing the guys from Sea Sure at the Miami Boat Show in 2019 and being extremely impressed with the quality and performance of their product. All of the projects that we are involved in use the highest quality components and products to produce a real luxury product that is completely one of a kind.
“The suspension mechanisms made by Sea Sure fitted with this ethos and both we and the client are very happy with the way the boat has turned out. The advice that we got from the team at Sea Sure was fantastic and made the whole purchasing process extremely easy. The whole process from approaching Sea Sure to taking delivery was under two weeks which made things really easy.”
Designed, tested and manufactured in Warsash, the Shock-WBV P series units on board Sea Dreams use shock absorbers manufactured by Fox Factory to significantly reduce shock caused by wave impacts to make the ride more comfortable.
“Our Shock-WBV product range is a rapidly growing part of business,” says Graham Brown, Sea Sure’s MD. “We have supplied units all over the world and currently have over 200 units in build, due to make their way to boat builders in Europe and Asia. To keep up with increased demand we have installed a new Hurco 5 axis machining centre that has increased the speed at which we can produce components for the Shock-WBV range by over 300%.”