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When it comes to securing the best seating for your boat, pick something that is economical in size yet comfortable and durable - something that provides multi-functional use while also offering premium quality local material at an affordable price. When making this upgrade, many boaters turn to leaning posts for multi-functional seating compared to your standard captain's seat.

This is when the wise boater gets the perfect sized signature Birdsall Rocket Launcher Leaning Post for that added space, versatility, quality, and convenience! Birdsall is proud to do a quick feature of the 32” Mini Rocket Launcher Leaning Post - Great for a little 17’ or 15’ foot boat!

This leaning post is designed for smaller center console boats. Using only the highest quality materials assembled and sourced locally, Birdsall Marine installs the rod holders and offers customizable options for the upholstery and many different available accessories and add-ons.

Read more below about our Original Rocket Launcher Design or learn more about our product quality and manufacturing standards here!

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

 

One of the most beloved things about Birdsall Marine Products is the level of customization available for nearly all of our products! The 32" Mini "Rocket Launcher" Leaning Post is no different!

As a standard, you can expect the following:

- Marine quality anodized pipe construction

- Integral non-folding foot rest

- New 1-1/2″ cooler retaining strap with quick release buckle

- 4 welded-in rod holders (two 10° and two 15°)

- The cushion is constructed of foamed PVC board, epoxied to an aluminum base and covered with closed cell flotation foam

 

Additionally, there are many customizations available that we will work with you to design, fabricate, ship direct, or install in our South Florida Marine Manufacturing Warehouse. Choose from Rear Handrail or Whaletail Handrail additions, a Folding Backrest or even an upgraded Folding Footrest, Removable Dive Tank Racks, Pleated or Smooth Upholstery(custom upholstery by panel too!), Custom Colored Covers, and more.

 

Whether you live local to our headquarters or afar, you can trust Birdsall Marine to provide the highest quality in-house marine design, manufacturing, fabrication, welding, and installation services for their products and clients. You can count on our knowledge, experience, communication and shipping reliability while getting a customized boat addition that doesn’t just look good, but lasts a lifetime.

 

Shop Birdsall Marine online and purchase yours today or come on into our store in West Palm Beach Florida to talk to our team! Our family will be happy to  answer your questions and guide you in the right direction so  that you get exactly what you, your family, friends and boat need to help you enjoy and get the most out of your time on the water together!

Let’s talk about center consoles.

There is much debate on the subject, but the prime contenders for the first boats to commercially incorporate the innovation seem to be Boston Whaler in 1963, & the Aquasport 222 in 1964. The beauty of the concept came from the fact that the operator could stand & drive from the center of the boat, while enjoying the handy walk-around room provided.

It took a few years, but center consoles eventually became so popular that they generated a whole new genre in the boating business. Console mounted T-tops were the next innovation inspired by the design, allowing for more fishing room without the restrictions of gunwhale mounted legs used for Bimini and other full coverage designs. Over time, hull sizes grew and grew, until they included the 40-plus foot giants available today. Actually, Birdsall Marine Design was started in 1979 specifically for the manufacturing of high quality aluminum T-tops for center console boats. We were one of the very first companies to do so, and have been in the game for a long time now!

Over the years, as T-tops sizes increased relative to the sizes of the boats that they were attached to, the importance of the structural integrity of center consoles themselves became more and more apparent. The strength and durability, not to mention operator and passenger safety, provided by proper center console design and construction were and remain important. The failure of some boat manufacturers to recognize this fact led us to start manufacturing our own line of replacement center consoles in various sizes. The strength of helm, control, and grab handle mountings are very important – even without the consideration of a T-top! Rather than concentrate on price point engineering, Birdsall Marine Design chose to produce the most reasonable compromise that included proper structural integrity. That is why our consoles include high quality waterproof foam cored sides and control mounting surfaces, along with biaxial fiberglass reinforcements – features that cheap units ignore in order to lower their costs.

We have kept up with the evolution of screen mounting sizes and other features that modern equipment requires. Our designs also provide efficient dimensional proportions that all of our many years of experience have proven to allow for additional room in many different sized vessels, both for OEM and replacement applications. Check out our various models to determine if we can provide solutions that add both safety and value to your boat.

Welcome to Birdsall Marine Design, where our legacy in the marine industry speaks of American-made quality and innovation since our founding in 1979. Bob Birdsall, his son Bobby, and a dedicated team of professionals have built a marine supply company that’s not just a name but a family that countless boaters have been able to rely on for quality and reliability.

Birdsall Marine Stands For Quality You Can Trust

We understand that boat parts and accessories are the heartbeats of any vessel. As lifelong avid boaters who love spending time on the water ourselves, we design and build what we know works with materials that we know will last. That’s why our products, ranging from sophisticated rocket launchers and versatile rod holders to durable T-top hardtop towers and arches, are crafted to meet the highest durability and performance standards.

Innovative Seating Solutions

Our hallmark offerings include our range of backrests and boat seating options. From folding rear bench seats to our 42” cooler master deluxe, fixed rocket launcher, or the mini rocket launcher leaning post, every boat accessory we offer has been designed with comfort, space efficiency, and style in mind. Our boat seating solutions provide a comfortable rest for those long days on the water while adding space for drinks or a touch of elegance to your vessel.

Essential and Functional Accessories

Understanding the dynamic needs of every boater, Birdsall Marine Design has curated a selection of boat accessories that blend functionality with style (check out our other blog, “Top 6 Must-Have Boat Accessories For Your Boat”). Whether you’re looking for robust boat coolers, rod holders, or the convenience of a boat boarding handle or step box, we have it all when it comes to marine supplies. Being able to design and build our products in-house means that everything we offer is not just an add-on to your boat; it’s an item designed and tested to become your essential companion that enhances your boating experience in multiple ways.

Essential Items To Help Upgrade Your Boating Experience

Every boat has its story and character. At Birdsall Marine Design, we have helped countless captains bring their unique vision to life with our customization services. Our rocket launchers, t-top towers, center consoles, and hardtops offer ways to customize your boat to meet your needs. We offer a wide range of boat accessories and parts that will help you transform your boat when it comes to comfort, efficiency, and reliability. All our boat parts and accessories are carefully constructed and tested to ensure they can withstand the rigors of open-water use.

Custom Marine Canvas and Upholstery

When boaters want to change or upgrade their boat's outdated look and feel, they come to Birdsall Marine for our custom canvas and upholstery service. Our marine canvas and upholstery services offer a way to spotlight your style and personality with your boat. As all our work is completed at our West Palm Beach location, we can customize it to your needs. We use American-sourced materials and have helped countless captains transform their boats into something they. Your dream boat that turns heads while providing style and comfort can be as simple as a canvas or upholstery replacement away!

Customer Service That Treats You Like Family

Our commitment to quality extends beyond the products we create. It includes our dedication to quality customer service that treats our customers as part of the Birdsall Marine family but don’t just take our word for it. Our site's testimonials feature countless customers who are grateful they joined the Birdsall Marine family and celebrate their boats' transformation by choosing Birdsall’s quality boat parts and accessories.

Birdsall Marine Design is a leader in American craftsmanship, innovation, and customer satisfaction in marine design. We supply quality boat parts and accessories for South Florida boaters and captains across the USA and worldwide who are looking for American-made and designed marine parts that offer durability, style, and functionality while remaining competitive in pricing.

We know you have options for finding a marine supply store near you or another boat parts and accessories store online. Yet, with many cheaper options coming from overseas, we see customers repeatedly returning to us, stating their satisfaction with the quality and versatility of our boat accessories and products compared to many other major names or low-cost options in the market.

Crafting Unmatched Quality USA Boat Parts and Accessories for Over Four Decades

Birdsall Marine Design fabricates quality boat parts catering to competitive sport fishermen, speed boat racing, and recreational boaters. Our American-made and designed marine craftsmanship will help you revamp your boat's look and feel while enhancing its functionality and performance on the waters. A blend of superior materials, precision engineering, and unrivaled expertise makes Birdsall's boat parts or accessories a reliable addition to any boating vessel.

American Boat Parts Designed, Manufactured, With Material Source In The USA

Nestled in West Palm Beach, FL, Birdsall Marine stands out in the marine industry thanks to our unwavering commitment to quality and innovation. Each product—from rocket launchers and rod holders to custom marine upholstery—is meticulously designed and built on American soil by skilled craftsmen sourcing materials from the USA. This ensures we can stand by our commitment to the quality, durability, and functionality that Birdsall Marine has become known for.

Premium American Boat Parts That Upgrade Your Vessel

Birdsall Marine’s extensive range features everything a boater might need to enhance their watercraft. Highlights include their famed Teaser Reels, Folding Backrest With Rod HoldersT-Top Canvases, and Custom Canvases, - All designed with superb ergonomics and user experience in mind. Whether you're into competitive sport fishing or leisure boating, the robust product lineup has something for everyone.

Experience American Marine Craftsmanship At It’s Finest

As we continue to serve the boating community, we invite you to explore our vast range of products and experience the difference quality makes by choosing Birdsall Marine Design. Whether enhancing your boat's comfort with our seating options, upgrading functionality with our accessories, or opting for our custom canvas and upholstery services, Birdsall is here to make your boating experience a breeze.

Step aboard and experience why Birdsall Marine is the go-to choice for high-quality, American-made marine products. Explore our online store or stop in at our showroom to experience the craftsmanship, durability, and innovation that Birdsall Marine Design is celebrated for — where quality and innovation meets the open water.

Every boat enthusiast knows that the key to a great day at sea or a relaxing afternoon on the lake depends on the reliability and quality of their vessel. Access to the right boat parts can help significantly impact your boating experience, offering peace of mind while enhancing how it looks and performs.

That's where Birdsall Marine Design comes in. We are your local South Florida marine design and boat part supply superstore. Whether you are a casual boater, sports fisherman, or power-boat racer, our boating shop in West Palm Beach, Florida, is here to provide you with quality and reasonably priced boat parts and accessories made locally in the USA.

Choosing the right boat parts can be overwhelming, but at Birdsall Marine Design, we simplify the process. This article will provide some boat parts and accessories we recommend to our customers and the various elements of boating that they can support. Our commitment at Birdsall Marine is to promise access to the finest boat parts on the market, backed by our seasoned expertise and passion for boating. Each product in our extensive line of boat parts available in our store has been tested for quality, durability, and reliability while keeping our prices competitive.

What Boat Parts & Accessories Do You Recommend?

At Birdsall Marine Design, we understand the importance of getting the right boat parts for your vessel. We created this article to help you figure out which boat accessories would take your vessel to the next level and help you enjoy your time on the water.

Fishing
When it comes to boat parts, we have boating accessories that can take your angling experience and fishing game to a new level. Check out our premium rod holders to secure your fishing rods during the most challenging fights with the sea, or our robust rocket launchers, which offer efficiency and ease for every cast.

Protection & Driving
Our range of boat accessories and boat parts includes impressive T-Top Hardtop Towers & Arches, which are functional centerpieces that help enhance your vessel's appearance and functionality. These boating upgrades help provide shade and a platform for mounting essential gear, demonstrating high-quality boat parts' practical and aesthetic value. Birdsall Marine is an industry leader in quality, look, and durability.

Handling & Navigation
Console accessories are some of the most undervalued boat parts, yet they are vital for a well-organized helm. Our console accessories streamline your handling and navigation, helping transform even an amateur captain into a seasoned professional.

Comfort & Convience
Our team at Birdsall Marine Design in Palm Beach, Florida, is continually expanding our inventory with cutting-edge boat parts and accessories. Our latest additions, like ergonomic grab handles, space-saving folding rear bench seats, and versatile dual drink holders with water-tight storage, combine convenience and class into your boat's design.

Premium & Affordable Boat Parts & Accessories Near You ~ Birdsall Marine Design

When it comes to boat parts and accessories, we are the local marine store near you that is home to the latest and greatest boat parts that every boating enthusiast should explore. Our team has been trusted for over 30 years as the go-to marine design and boat customization partner because we love bringing our clients' boating dreams to life.

We invite you to explore Birdsall Marine Design's exceptional array of boat parts to discover how they can revolutionize your marine adventures. Whether you're upgrading for performance, utility, or style, our boat parts deliver on promise and potential.

When it comes to having the ultimate fishing adventure off the coast of South Florida or the Bahamas, experienced fishermen know that the spot matters as much as having the right equipment. What separates the amateur from the professional sports fisherman (the one who can stay longer on the water and seems to catch more as well as the bigger fish) always comes down to how well-equipped their boat is.

As sports fishermen, we know the thrill of the chase and the fight of a catch, such as reeling in a tenacious marlin, mighty sailfish, or cunning redfish. Overall, we have learned that the experience and catch rate always comes down to having a well-equipped vessel. Birdsall Marine Design’s range of boat parts and accessories ensures your boat becomes a formidable sea predator, ready to tackle the most challenging game fish.

What Boat Parts & Accessories Are Fishing Must Haves?

In the sport of fishing, every detail matters - from the choice of bait to the quality of your boat parts. Birdsall Marine Design recognizes that dedication to quality in our extensive line of custom and off-the-shelf marine products. Whether you're seeking the thrill of the catch or simply enjoying the peace of the open water, our products assure you of reliability, efficiency, and unparalleled performance.

How To Make Managing Multiple Lines Easier
Our rocket launchers offer an exceptional advantage, allowing anglers to maximize their rod storage without cluttering deck space.

  • This ingenious solution lets you have multiple lines in the water and ensures easy access to your tackle, essential for when the action heats up, and you're in the throes of a reel scream.
  • Choosing the right rocket launcher is akin to selecting the perfect fly from your fly box - it's all about precision and suitability to the task at hand.

How to Free Space While Adding Extra Seating
Take your angling and fishing game to the next level by enhancing the comfort and functionality of your deck without losing space.

  • Our folding rear bench seats and fender cleats were designed to ensure ease and efficiency for comfortable seating that saves space.
    The extra space and seating help make baiting a hook or spooling a reel easier and make the time between reels more comfortable.

How To Enhance Your Boat Look & Functionality
Birdsall Marine Design’s T-Top Hardtop Tower & Arch and Console Accessories enhance your vessel's aesthetics and functionality.

  • A well-structured T-Top offers much-needed shade without compromising freedom of movement, which is crucial when battling a particularly tough tuna, tarpon, or marlin.
  • Furthermore, it provides a platform for additional lighting and electronics, critical components for those dawn or dusk forays when the sea's bounty is most abundant.

At Birdsall Marine Design, our products are custom-designed and built with the angling enthusiast and professional sports fisherman in mind. We know how to ensure a seamless fishing experience that leads to more catches while maximizing comfort and time on the water.

Catch A Deal On Boat Parts To Reel In More Catches With Birdsall Marine

For those ready to elevate their fishing and boating experience, Birdsall Marine Design offers the pinnacle of boat parts and accessories, marrying functionality with style without compromising quality. Birdsall Marine Design has been an indispensable ally for West Palm and South Florida anglers wanting to get the most out of their time on the water for over 30 years, whether you are a serious and competitive angler or just fishing for fun.

We invite you to explore our website, check out our product spotlight, and read about how our unique father-son duo, along with a talented team of professionals, has continued to set benchmarks in the marine industry for fishing and power-boat racing.

Contact us or stop by our store to share your best fishing story with us!

 

More About Birdsall
We are South Florida's trusted go-to local boat parts and custom marine design professionals for sports fishing and power-boat racing. Founded in 1979 by Bob Birdsall and later joined by his son Bobby, our family business takes pride in crafting the highest-quality marine products and boat parts made in our Palm Beach, Florida, shop with materials and fabric sourced here in the USA. Our passion for water sports and a competitive spirit in sport fishing and power-boat racing have driven us to develop unparalleled products that stand the test of time and the challenges of the deep blue.

Is your boat in need of some TLC? Look no further than Birdsall Marine Supply, located in sunny West Palm Beach, Florida as we specialize in custom canvas and upholstery work for vessels. At Birdsall Marine Supply, we offer a wide range of services to help upgrade the appearance, functionality, and protection of your boat. With our local and in-house expertise, Birdsall Marine has become known for delivering outstanding results for T-Top canvas replacement and custom upholstery jobs (we spotlight these in our blog)to help your boat look its best, without breaking the bank!

Why Choose Custom Marine Canvas and Upholstery from Birdsall Marine Supply?

With Birdsall Marine Supply, you can enjoy several distinct advantages when it comes to custom upholstery and canvas work.

Local and In-House Service

Birdsall Marine Supply takes pride in performing all custom upholstery and canvas work in-house, right here in West Palm Beach, Florida.

We have a team of experienced professionals who understand the local boating scene and are well-versed in the specific needs of boats in South Florida and the many locations boats head to after leaving Florida waters. This enables us to promise in confidence the quality and craftsmanship of our work for every job.

Precise Fit and Unique Designs

One of the main benefits of our custom canvas and upholstery work is our being able to guarantee a perfect fit for your boat. Our team takes precise measurements and uses our seasoned expertise to implement the right solutions that will match the dimensions and contours of your boat.

Additionally, our custom design capability allow you to express your unique style or desires to make your boat unique and an expression of you truly, however you want to.

Protection and Durability

Custom upholstery and canvas from Birdsall Marine Supply helps to add a stylish touch to your boat while also providing essential protection from the elements.

Our high-quality materials and expert craftsmanship ensure durability and resistance to UV rays, wind, rain, and other harsh conditions. This means your boat stays in great shape for years to come to help protect your investment, as well as you when you are on the water.

Warranty for Peace Of Mind

Birdsall Marine offers a one-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship for all our products. If you discover a defect within the warranty period, contact us. If the defect is covered, we will repair or replace the product if we can. You can learn more about our warranty and more in our FAQ section.

For smaller products that can be shipped through UPS, customers can send them pre-paid to Birdsall Marine for repairs. In the case a repair isn’t covered by warranty, we are happy to repair the product at a reasonable charge and keep it straightforward throughout the process.

Experience the Difference of Custom Upholstery and Canvas From Birdsall Marine Supply

If your boat's canvas or upholstery is showing signs of wear and tear, now is the perfect time to contact us and get your boat in so we can have her ready to hit the water so you can properly enjoy the Florida summer.

Freshen up your T-Top canvas and vessel upholstery with a new custom design while saving money by contacting Birdsall Marine Supply today at https://birdsallmarine.com/contact/ or call us directly at 5618327879 to learn more about our custom canvas services and other offerings. Our knowledgeable team is ready to assist you and answer your questions so your boat is in its best form for the upcoming summer season and many years to come.

Stop in to say hello in person at our West Palm Beach, Florida showroom to share your best fish story or dream boat project. We would be glad to listen and discuss how we might be able to keep your boat looking its best or perhaps make it easier and feasible to transform your boat into something you won’t ever want to take out of the water.

One crucial aspect of boat maintenance is ensuring that your T-Top canvas and upholstery are in top-notch condition. Is your boat's T-Top canvas and upholstery worn out or damaged? If you're considering T-Top canvas or upholstery replacement, you've come to the right place.

Whether you're a recreational boater or a fishing enthusiast, a well-maintained T-Top helps enhance your boat's aesthetics while also providing protection from the elements. Many of our clients are thrilled after a simple custom upholstery job helps radically change the look and comfort of their vessel, resulting in a much more pleasurable boating experience for all.

Today we wanted to explain why T-Top canvas replacement and custom upholstery are essential along with the signs that indicate your boat needs these services.

Signs Your Boat Needs T-Top Canvas Replacement or Custom Upholstery:

When it comes to T-Top canvas replacement and re-upholstery, there are certain signs to look out for. T-Top canvas replacement is necessary to protect your boat from the sun, water, and other elements. Yet over time, the canvas may wear out and become less effective in shielding your boat.

Signs that Your Boat Needs T-Top Canvas Replacement:

  • Damaged or faded canvas: If you notice tears, holes, or significant fading in your T-Top canvas, it's a clear indication that it needs replacement.
  • Outdated appearance: An outdated-looking boat can benefit from a new T-top canvas. Updating your T-Top offers an opportunity for a new look, color, style, or perhaps one that is bigger to help provide more sun protection.

Custom upholstery and re-upholstery help enhance the comfort of your boat while also adding a touch of personalization. Whether you need new seats, cushions, or other upholstery services, here are some signs that it is time for re-upholstery.

Signs that Your Boat Needs Custom Upholstery:

  • Uncomfortable seating: If your boat's seats feel worn out, uncomfortable, or lack proper support, it's time to consider custom upholstery to improve your boating experience.
  • Outdated appearance: An outdated-looking boat can benefit greatly from fresh upholstery or can change the whole boating experience.

Getting the job done is one thing, but doing it right is another. Make sure you work with a professional able to choose the right materials that match your boat's color scheme and feel. Upholstery work should be ethically and locally while still being affordable and not sacrificing on quality or comfort.

Birdsall Marine Advantage

Birdsall Marine Design specializes in custom boating upholstery services and T-top canvas replacement. We use state-of-the-art tools and techniques to ensure precision and attention to detail in every T-Top canvas replacement. All custom upholstery work is done in-house here in Florida with materials sourced from the USA.

Why Choose Birdsall Marine?

When you choose Birdsall Marine Design for your T-Top canvas replacement and custom upholstery needs, you can expect:

  • Personalized service.
  • Top-notch materials sourced locally here in the USA.
  • Unparalleled craftsmanship.
  • All work is done by our seasoned experts in-house here in South Florida.

From the initial measurement and design phase to the final product installation, we make sure when you get custom boat upholstery work or canvas replacement done that’s done right and lasts forever. As part of the Birdsall family, your satisfaction is our utmost priority. With over 40 years of design experience creating custom boating solutions for our clients, we take pride in the work we do on boats off the water, to help ensure owners can enjoy their time when they are on it.

Revitalize Your Boat Today!

Don't let a worn-out T-top canvas or outdated seating affect your boating experience. If your T-Top canvas is showing signs of wear or you're ready to upgrade your boat's upholstery, Birdsall Marine Design is here to help.

At Birdsall Marine Design, we specialize in providing top-quality T-Top canvas replacement and general custom upholstery services.

Contact us today at 561-832-7879 to discuss your boating needs or visit our website to learn more about how we can help with your T-top canvas replacement or custom upholstery needs.

Elevating Boating Comfort: Birdsall Marine's Innovative Additions

Greetings from the sunny shores of Birdsall Marine in South Florida!

Birdsall Marine specializes in providing high-quality marine products and boat parts. Customers come to us with their specific needs, and we take pride in offering innovative solutions to enhance their boating experience.

Today we're excited to showcase some fantastic additions requested by one of our customers looking to take their 23' Albury Brothers boat and boating experience, to the next level. Here is a list of some of the modifications we provided with the full video up on your YouTube here.

All New 40 CoolerMaster with White Powder Coating:

  • One of the standout additions is the Albury Brothers 40" Cooler Master featuring a sleek white powder coating.
  • This not only adds a touch of elegance but also reflects the commitment to quality craftsmanship.
  • The Albury Brothers logo and backrest complete the look, ensuring a stylish and comfortable seating experience.

 

Functional Design with Storage Trays:

  • What sets Birdsall Marine Design apart is the thoughtful design, and the 40" Cooler Master is no exception.
  • All 40" Cooler Masters come with storage trays beneath the seat, providing a convenient space to keep essentials.
  • The folding footrest adds an extra layer of comfort to this well-designed seating solution.

 

Frigid Rigid Cooler and Innovative Cooler Slides:

  • This particular setup features a Frigid Rigid cooler with a three-inch setback and Birdsall's signature cooler slides.
  • The convenience of these slides is truly remarkable – a simple pull with two fingers extends the cooler for easy access, and a gentle push effortlessly slides it back into place.
  • It's a testament to Birdsall's commitment to user-friendly and practical design.

 

Custom Front Addition with Vertical Mile Pockets:

  • A notable customization for this boat includes a stylish front addition.
  • Responding to the customer's desire for added comfort, Birdsall Marine introduced a backrest feature.
  • This thoughtful addition transforms the boat's bow into a more inviting space, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the ride.
  • The vertical mile pockets, a unique creation by Birdsall, complement the design, and a well-crafted wedge cushion enhances both style and comfort.

 

Tailored Albury Brothers Setup:

  • The entire setup is part of the Albury collection, specifically designed to suit the characteristics of this boat.
  • From the cooler to the backrest and front addition, every element seamlessly integrates into a durable, cohesive and visually appealing ensemble.

Your Local South Florida Marine & Boat Design Family

Birdsall Marine continues to impress with its dedication to innovative design and customer satisfaction. The Albury setup and customization of this 23' Albury Brothers boat exemplifies one example of our dedication to enhancing the boating experience for our clientele and their mates.

By combining style, functionality, and comfort we invite you to explore the many options and benefits that new additions to your boat can promise for an even more enjoyable, productive, and stylish journey on the water. Visit Birdsall Marine's website to explore more of our exceptional marine products and services made here in Florida and the USA.

Choose Birsdsall Marine For Your Boating Needs

This Birdsall Marine project represents a perfect blend of creativity and craftsmanship. From the innovative console design to the thoughtful additions of seating and accessories, every element is carefully curated to elevate the boating experience. The result is a one-of-a-kind Sea Craft that not only performs exceptionally but also captures the essence of Birdsall Marine's commitment to excellence.

We invite you to envision the possibilities and explore the unique features that make this boat a true eye-catcher on the water and consider how Birdsall Marine can help take your boat and boating experience, to the next level.

At Birdsall Marine craftsmanship meets innovation, as evidenced by our recent project involving a 23-foot Sea Craft. The boat, brought in by a passionate West Coast enthusiast, underwent a series of enhancements showcasing Birdsall Marine's commitment to quality and custom design.

Large Birdsall Console with Forward-Facing Seat:

The focal point of this project is our large Birdsall console, uniquely equipped with a forward-facing seat. This console not only enhances the aesthetics but also provides convenient access for rigging, making it a standout feature of the boat.

 

Custom Leg Assembly and Stand-Thru Hardtop:

To complement the console, a custom leg assembly was meticulously designed for the Birdsall stand-thru hardtop. This innovation ensures stability and durability, supporting the driving station on the boat. The hardtop, colored Sky Blue underneath, adds a touch of elegance to the overall design.

 

Wraparound Transom Backrest with Aft Seating:

A distinctive feature of this Sea Craft is the custom wraparound transom backrest, offering aft seating for a comfortable and stylish experience. The aft-hinged bailwell cushion further enhances the functionality and aesthetics of the boat.

 

Cooler Master with Wraparound Backrest:

The incorporation of a 40" Cooler Master, accompanied by a wraparound backrest in Matterhorn Gelcoat, not only adds a practical element but also contributes to the overall visual appeal. This setup provides a perfect spot for relaxation and enjoyment on the water.

 

Full Bolsters and Bow Cushions:

For comfort and convenience, the boat boasts full bolsters throughout, ensuring a comfortable experience for everyone on board. The addition of full bow cushions enhances the overall comfort and aesthetics of the boat, making it an ideal space for relaxation.

 

Matter Horn Gelcoat and Custom Design Details:

The meticulous attention to detail is evident in the Matter Horn Gelcoat applied to all surfaces, matching the interior seamlessly. The closed transom with a bracket allows for a clean and polished appearance, showcasing our dedication to delivering a visually appealing final product.

 

Special Features and Accessories:

The boat comes equipped with a range of special features, including spreader lights, recessed lighting, JL 77 speakers, Luma spreader lights, and a bolt-on rocket launcher rod rack. The custom seat structure, standing platform, footrests, and grab handles add both functionality and style.

Work Performed and Products Used:

  • Large Birdsall Console w/ Forward Facing Seat and Matterhorn Gelcoat
  • Custom Leg Assembly
  • Stand Thru Hardtop w/ Driving Station and Sky Blue Color on the underside of the top
  • Custom Wraparound Transom Backrest w/ Aft Seating and Aft hinged Bailwell Cushion
  • 40" Cooler Master w/ Wraparound Backrest with Matterhorn Gelcoat
  • Full Bolsters throughout the boat
  • Full Bow Cushions

 

This 23' Seacraft is fully outfitted by Birdsall Marine with a Large Birdsall console featuring forward seating and a fiberglass stand-through hardtop with custom pipe work. Boasting a 40" Cooler Master Helm Seat with a wrap-around backrest. Custom Aft Wraparound Backrest, Bow Cushions, and Bolsters all the way around.

 

An Article by Birdsall Marine Designs' Own Zed Bennett

Although we all use the generic term “fiberglass” to refer to all the material that most of our boats are made of, the proper term for the construction material used in most modern boats is FRP, or Fiber Reinforced Polymer, construction. What makes this a better term is the fact that it more accurately describes the synergy inherent to composite materials, and fiberglass fabrics are only one component in what is really a composite.

The term composite is generally defined as “something composed of multiple elements”. In the case of FRP construction, the glass fiber, or whatever type of reinforcing fiber that may be involved, is used in conjunction with a polymer matrix. It works the same way that concrete/steel construction does: the steel takes most of the tensile loads applied, while the concrete matrix serves to not only hold the steel “in column”, but also to assume any primary compressive loads involved. By themselves, the fibers involved in boat construction – whether they be fiberglass, carbon, or Kevlar – have no more natural dimensional stability than the T-shirt that you might be wearing. When potted into a polymer matrix of some sort, the fibers assume a whole different load bearing potential. The resulting combination of materials is stronger than any single one alone! This is “synergy”.

In FRP construction, structural strength is dependent on the physical characteristics of all of the elements involved. For example: filaments are principally rated by what kind of tensile load they can survive without failure. In composite engineering the next consideration is how far they can stretch & still return to their normal dimension. This is called “elongation” and is expressed as a percentage of dimension. The loads that resin matrices might experience are determined the same way, but with a bit more attention given to compression forces. When engineering with FRP materials, it is important that consideration is given to how closely both the fibers and resin matrix’s various physical properties complement each other. Structural magic is achieved when the various materials involved compliment each other.

Special consideration needs to be given to the fact that FRP construction displays its load bearing capabilities in a primarily 2D linear fashion. Materials like metals are considered to be isotropic. This means that they display the same physical characteristics in every direction of length, width, and thickness. In comparison, FRP materials are anisotropic, which means that their ability to assume loads is fundamentally confined to two dimensions on the same plane. This becomes important when selecting the resin matrix to be used. A common problem with FRP structures is delamination between layers of fabric, which can occur when panels are flexed. You can easily see the potential shearing forces involved if you take a fairly thick soft cover book and bend it downward over your knee. The sideways shifting of the pages serve as a good illustration of what happens when a structure deforms. The top pages will be trying to stretch, while the bottom pages are trying to compress, with the two forces meeting in the middle, resulting in a shearing effect. When flexing becomes too great, the various layers of fabric can separate from each other, or delaminate. This is why the physical characteristics of the resin matrix are so important. The matrix has to be able to resist the shearing forces between layers that might be encountered in order to prevent delamination between the various plies!

Fabricators using FRP materials currently enjoy a large menu of polymer resins to use on their structures. These resins display a variety of elongation, compression, and bonding strengths that allow the clever engineer to solve many strength and durability problems inherent to complex shapes. The fact remains, however, that the energy of the initial loads will primarily be transmitted along the fiber reinforcements chosen – like a guitar string, or a bicycle spoke. This highly directional effect makes careful consideration of the “load paths” formed by fiber orientation relative to the form important. If more flexure is desired, a woven fabric can be selected. Weaves present a series of S-curves that can help dissipate load energy in, for example, angle changes. If linear stiffness is needed, a “knit” or “axial” fabric can be incorporated. These fabrics are not woven, but rather use straight-pull filaments that are actually sewn together with either 45-0-45 or 0-90 degree fiber orientations. Biax, triax, & quadrax fabrics are widely used in the boating industry to assume long loads. On the other hand, fiberglass chopped strand mat, which displays randomly orientated 1 ½” long strands, is used for short impact loads & to resist “print through” from fabric layers behind the gelcoat. Due to the randomness of its fiber orientation, chopped strand mat also works well to simulate anisotropic structures and control shrinkage in smaller parts.

In summation: fiberglass is a simplified term for what can be a fairly complex manufacturing system. The composite engineer’s job is to carefully choose from a large menu of FRP materials to arrive at the most elegant engineering solution practically possible for the task at hand.

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