We at Seaspension want to show you how you can spend more time on the water, enjoy the time that you spend on the water even more, and protect your body from the shocks and jolts that are a part of your current boating experience. Seaspension® can:
How do we know that Seaspension® can do these things for you? Seaspension was founded by someone who was looking for solutions to the same problems that you face while boating.
Years ago, Peter Burer, the President and founder of Seaspension was riding in an off-shore sport boat. He was standing up, holding on as tight as he could while feeling the pounding from the waves jar his legs, back, and neck. He started thinking that there had to be a better way to enjoy boating by somehow absorbing the shock waves that he felt in that boat.
Peter’s vision was to develop a pedestal that was relatively simple in design without a lot of parts. It had to be retrofittable so it could be mounted underneath existing seats. It had to be versatile so you could use it both under a single seat, a bench seat, or a bolster seat. It also had to be cost-effective so that boat owners could afford it.
Seaspension® was born out of this vision and has been awarded a U.S. Patent and several other foreign patents that recognize it as a unique answer to the problem of how to protect boaters from shock on the water.
Extensive testing was conducted in both real-time sea conditions and in the lab to ensure that a strong, but lightweight and reliable product were developed. He received overwhelmingly positive feedback from commercial, recreational, and military users that validated the effectiveness and reliability of the original design.
The images below show the difference that a Seaspension® pedestal can make. These images show impressions of the pressure experienced by the same person sitting on a test seat with a standard pedestal (left side) next to a Seaspension® pedestal (right side). Notice the high-pressure area as indicated by the color red on the left side compared to the right side. Seaspension reduces the amount of impact that you feel while seated. You will be able to sit more and your body will not be exposed to as much shock and vibration. The result – you have more energy, feel better, remain alert during and after the time on your boat, and stay safer!
This test was a 5.5 G test; using the previously stated equipment the mannequin felt an impact of approximately 2.5 G. This is a reduction of 55%. The red line is representative of the impact onto the floor of a vehicle that is transmitted through the vehicle and into the base of the chair, in this case, the Seaspension® tripod pedestal. The impact is then transmitted through the chair and its components, in this case, the PPI race chair, and the Mitigator™ seat cushion. After this, any force that has not been absorbed or redirected is then transmitted to the occupant of the seat, in this case, a crash-test mannequin. The blue line is representative of the impact felt by the mannequin.
This test was conducted at approximately 24 G’s; using the previously stated equipment the mannequin felt an impact of approximately 3.5 G’s. This is a reduction of 86%.
Looking at the chair plots, (the red line), it may appear that the test was conducted closer to 30 G’s, but this is due to the sensitivity of the accelerometer attached to the floor/chair picking up the efforts of the Seaspension® pedestals absorbing the energy of the drop and returning it to the test platform and not to the mannequin. This same phenomenon can be seen on a much smaller scale in the lower G test. This “bouncing/rebounding was absorbed by the Mitigator™ cushion, on all levels of testing, the Mitigator™ also provided much of the shock absorption on all tests conducted above 10G’s
The graph on the top is an image of a screen shot with an unobstructed view of a relatively large impact event depicted towards the right side. The same graph at the bottom shows a peak boat deck load (blue line) impact of 6.699 G’s (see table at the bottom of the graph). The Seaspension® seated occupant (green line) felt a load of 2.027 G’s. That is an impact reduction of 70%.
The graph above shows the unprotected occupant (red line) on a rigid pedestal generating a peak load of 3.33G’s. At the same time, the protected occupant on a Seaspension® shock-absorbing pedestal is almost at rest at 0.989 G’s. This again is a shock reduction of 70% when comparing the two seated individuals during this impact event.
The graph at the top is an image of a screen shot with an unobstructed view of a relatively large impact event depicted towards the left side. The same graph at the bottom shows a peak boat deck load (blue line) impact of 6.113 G’s (see table at the bottom of the graph). The Seaspension® seated occupant (green line) felt a load of 2.732 G’s. That is an impact reduction of 55%.
The graph above shows the unprotected occupant (red line) on a rigid pedestal generating a peak load of 5.713 G’s. At the same time, the protected occupant on a Seaspension® shock-absorbing pedestal is registering a load of 2.36 G’s. That is a reduction of 59% difference felt between the two seated occupants during this impact event. Check out our product section to see which of our solutions fit your needs and give us a call. We invite you to “Sit Down and Enjoy the Ride!” ™