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Catamaran Boat Decks

Deckfab Products

Deck refurbishing can be undertaken using a variety of materials and it is a matter of deciding which is the best choice for your boat and practical needs. Complex and large sized panels can be fabricated to fit to almost any sized boat.  PVC is the general purpose product.  We can produce decks from all these materials from a template. In the case of rubber panels we can convert the template to an electronic machine file for production on a CNC machine. 

PVC Synthetic Teak System

.For a catamaran, our PVC Synthetic Teak surface offers a texture that closely resembles wood, complete with a natural grain that makes it nearly indistinguishable from real teak. We produce strips of PVC extrusions in the popular colours, available in rolls of up to 20 meters in length. These strips are utilised in crafting synthetic teak deck products, primarily catering to the marine leisure market.

PVC has become a staple material in sailboat cockpits, seats, and side decks due to its widespread usage. Its popularity stems from its durability, ease of maintenance, and remarkable similarity to natural wood. However, it’s worth noting that fabrication can be labour-intensive, and like teak, PVC can become hot to walk on in warmer climates.

For catamarans, our weathered color option stands out as the most popular choice in exposd cockpits, adding a touch of authenticity to your vessel’s appearance. Examples of catamaran deck panels are shown here: Fountaine Pajot, Lagoon, Prout.

Fountaine pajot deckfab

Rubber Synthetic Teak System

Rubber nitrile composite is a roll panel product used to provide a practical, durable and cost effective deck solution.  It is an ideal  product for larger wood and steel boats where it can be laid easily over large areas and grooves cut and filled to create a deck patterns. It is soft to walk on and yet very durable and cool in warmer climates. Nitrile rubber does grey in UV sunlight so it can be protected with a coating used seasonally to maintain its colour. Some prefer to allow it to weather like natural teak. It is also possible to CNC cut making it a good alternative to PVC on cockpit seats and floors. There is only one colour option but the treatment can provide different shades if required.

Steel boat with composite cork deck

Teak Carpet and Vinyl Panels

Manufactured and designed in Britain using Deckfab patent technology. The deck design is printed onto a fabric and cut out to replicate the appearance of a traditional teak deck. It can be printed onto either a composite material or more traditional tuft carpet. It is soft to walk on like a carpet. Manufactured from a solid vinyl reinforced base with a densely packed short fibre surface of nylon strands which are anchored firmly into the base layer. A technically advanced printing process allows beautiful marine designs to be created on the surface.  It is a very capable indoor/outdoor product for cockpits. 

Teak Carpet

DIY Composite Cork System

Composite cork is a mixture of cork and rubber which is supplied in strips. The strips can be adhered to the deck with 5mm gaps which can later be caulked to give the appearance of a swept teak deck. The cork should ideally be treated annually to provide protection from UV and maintaining an appearance of teak.

Cork synthetic teak boat decking for DIY fitting