Skydex Improve Military Boat Decking

Press Release
Friday, June 22, 2012

SKYDEX announces new, improved military boat decking to protect crews from fatigue, injury at high speeds

SKYDEX Technologies – a leader in developing technologies that mitigate shock, vibration and energy forces for the most demanding applications –  announce its new decking surface for high speed military boats – SKYDEX Hydro Deck.

The SKYDEX Hydro Deck surface, which is 100% manufactured in the United States, is an improved design from the company’s current Impact Mitigating Boat Deck , which is currently installed in RABs (Riverine Assault Boat) and RHIBs (Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat) used by the U.S. Navy’s Riverine Patrol Squadrons and expeditionary security groups.

The Hydro Deck’s top surface, SKYDEX Diamond Trac, has superior non-skid protection and is more pliable to provide greater comfort to the crew. The new product has inherent anti-fungal properties and can be custom cut to fit into any watercraft.

The SKYDEX Hydro Deck is designed to absorb energy transmitted through boat hulls crashing into waves during high speed maneuvering. SKYDEX’s patented, geometrically designed thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) technology acts as a spring to absorb impacts and vibrations that would normally transfer directly through the boat deck to the occupant’s feet and legs, causing fatigue, discomfort and injury. In a survey of Special Operations craft operators, 62% reported injuries incurred during maneuvering operations.

SKYDEX, a privately held technology company is headquartered in Denver, CO.

 

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