Rib Decks – Synthetic Teak

Deckfab Products

Synthetic teak tends to be used on the higher end ribs instead of deck paint or plain vinyl. Panels can be fabricated to fit to almost any sized boat and include logos and designs.  PVC is the harder wearing product but foam is also used more generally  in warmer climates because it is softer and cooler to walk on.  We can produce decks from all these materials from a template. In the case of foam we can convert the template to an electronic machine file for production on a CNC machine. 

PVC Synthetic Teak System

PVC Synthetic Teak surface texture resembles wood with a very realistic natural grain, making it almost indistinguishable from natural teak. We manufacture strips of varied and popular colour PVC extrusions in 20 metre length rolls which are used to fabricate synthetic teak deck products mainly for the marine leisure market.  PVC is widely used in many countries because of its durability, easy maintenance and its remarkable resemblence to natural wood. However it is labour intensive to fabricate and like teak can get hot to walk on in hotter climates. The most populat colour for ribs is aged. Examples of rib decks are shown here: Avon; Azure, Ballistic; Brig; Cobra; Lomac; Marlin; Novorania; Nuova Jolly; Ribeye; Ring; Selva; Shearwater; Zodiac 

Foam Synthetic Teak System

Foam synthetic teak is less durable than other systems but popular in warmer climates because it is cool and soft to walk on. It is esxpecially popular on sportsboats and ski boats. Our foam deck panel products are cut out from a 2.4 x 1.2 metre semi rigid foam sheet. There are a wide variety of foam products in terms of quality and costs so it is prudent to check carefully before purchase. Many can disintegrate quickly. As a general rule the more easily the product rolls the more likely it is to be inferior quality. We offer teak and grey colours more in keeping with natural teak but ski boats sometimes choose less common colours as there is less impact on resale values with these types of boats

Foam synthetic teak for a rib