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Three opportunities to view SHOCK-WBV shock mitigation units at SIBS

by Zella Compton 13 Sep 2019 05:29 UTC 13-22 September 2019
Barnet Marine Centre's XS RIB featuring SHOCK-WBV R-series © Zella Compton

Underpinning SHOCK-WBV's rapid growth and proven results, three of the UK's most renowned powerboat manufacturers are exhibiting the brand's shock mitigation units on boats at Southampton International Boat Show (SIBS).

SHOCK-WBV, by Sea Sure, is a seat suspension system for powerboats to decrease shock and therefore substantially increase comfort and length of time spent on the water. Currently selling to over 20 countries worldwide, the third generation, high-performance shock mitigation units are a cost-effective way for users to safely use their boats in comfort. The units are available for commercial vessels (C-series), pedestal mounted seats (P-series) and RIBs (R-series). They can be retro-fitted or installed at manufacture. All are powered by market leading FOX Float EVOL shock absorbers as standard and are straightforward to adjust for passenger weight and sea conditions.

View SHOCK-WBV's C-series with Ring Powercraft's Vengeance

Ring Powercraft's Ranger 25 Vengeance makes its debut at SIBS (F005), featuring two SHOCK-WBV C-series units. Manufactured in black and orange to match the boat's colourways, the units feature SHOCK-WBV's new seat sliding system which allows the seat to be moved fore and aft for the optimum helming position.

"As Whole Body Vibration (WBV) technology continues to advance," says David Jackson, Ring Powercraft CEO, "Sea Sure's innovative and flexible approach make them the ideal partner to blend our race experience with the latest shock mitigation systems. Our new Ranger 25 Vengeance features Ring High Back Seats with C-series suspension and slider units for both comfort and usability."

"It has been great to work so closely with Ring Powercraft on the design of the custom C-series units," says Graham Brown, managing director Sea Sure. "We design and manufacture inhouse which means our collaborations are truly flexible. Plus, the custom colour way looks fantastic and is something that more and more customers are asking for."

View SHOCK-WBV's R-series with Barnet Marine Centre, and Lymington Ribs

SHOCK-WBV R-series units, designed specifically for leisure and commercial RIBs, are on display at Barnet Marine Centre (F002), and Lymington Ribs (EO71). In both cases the units have been specifically designed to fit between the standard GRP seat box and the seat, to turn a standard jockey seat into a shock mitigation seat.

SHOCK-WBV only uses the highest-grade components. Aircraft grade aluminium plate and 316 stainless steel are used in onsite production in Warsash, Hampshire. Sheet material has higher integrity and tighter tolerances than cast aluminium. It provides strength, reduces weight and increases lateral stability, all of which combine to leave the competition standing.

The SHOCK-WBV and Sea Sure team will be on hand at Barnet Marine Centre's stand (F002) throughout the show to talk about your requirements for your powerboat. Get in touch via or call on 01489 885 401.

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