Southport Boats a Winner at the Newport International Boat Show with SEAmless Marine

Southport Boats - Newport Boat Show WinnerWhile you may know that SEAmless Marine was featured in a booth at the annual 2013 Newport International Boat Show in Historic Newport Harbor, you might be aware that they also played a supporting role in this year’s winner of the “Best Powerboat Under 30 Feet” award. Debuting at the Newport International Boat Show in September, the winning boat is now available for test drives at select Southport Boat dealers.

True Crossover Design

Southport Boats, which is a division of Maritime Marine Group, LLC, was this year’s winner in the under 30-feet powerboat category for their brand new 29 FE model. SEAmless Marine is the exclusive supplier of T-Tops to Southport Boats. The Southport 29 FE is a crossover model, which features all of the amenities and luxuries of a family cruiser, without sacrificing any of the details that make for a serious fishing experience.

According to a statement released by Peter Galvin, the Vice President of Marketing at Southport Boats, the concept for the brand new 29 FE originated two years ago in Newport when prospective customers inquired about the possibility of combining the family-friendly seating features of our 27 CC model with one of our larger 29′ center consoles.

Designed equally for boaters who enjoy entertaining and fishing, the new crossover design is a success. Galvin says, “We listened carefully, incorporated several new features and the 29 FE was born.” The feedback that they received at the 2013 Newport International Boat Show from the attendees was over the top. Clearly, the judges felt the same way.

Functional Luxury

When it came time for Southport Boats to design the 29 FE model, they knew that they wanted to provide customers with all of the luxury and room that they had come to expect from previous models, but with all of the function and fishability that would be desired by a true sportsman. Adjustable-height tables, forward-facing seating on the console, deluxe helm chairs and other attractive features make the 29 FE a great boat for entertaining family and friends.

Seating folds down to make more space for fishing and a fully-equipped bait rigging station, complete with an insulated bait storage area, cutting boards and a fresh water sink are available behind the aft lounge seat. There are six flush mount rod holders that come standard on the Southport 29 FE model and six rods can be stored horizontally under the gunwale.

The SEAmless Marine T-Top comes standard on the Southport 29 FE model and is made from a heavy duty aluminum frame and a high quality fiberglass top. The very durable “super clear” acrylic windshield, complete with a wiper and fresh water rinse, is designed to shield you and your guests from wind and improve visibility during summer rain showers or ocean spray.

The SEAmless Marine Difference

In the mid-1990s, Jeff Botelho, General Manager and Designer of SEAmless Marine introduced a fiberglass top on a fixed frame that eliminated the costly expense of canvas replacement, which was the staple product of center console boats. However, they didn’t stop there. The team developed an advanced frame with no visual obstructions, which became known as the V-brace. As a result of that innovation, SEAmless Marine was asked by dealers, manufacturers and customers to design an exclusive line of T-Tops for very specific boat lines.

SEAmless Marine has set the standard in the industry that many others have now attempted to follow. When it comes to providing a top quality product with all of the features, design advantages and quality you demand, SEAmless Marine stands out from others in the industry, creating a truly impressive line of innovative T-Tops.

For more information about SEAmless Marine and their line of T-Tops, Hard Tops, Sports Towers, Hard Dodgers and other quality products, visit or contact them direct in New Bedford, Massachusetts by calling 508-644-2878. SEAmless Marine is so confident in the products that they produce that they offer a LIFETIME WARRANTY to the original owner. Call today to learn more about the SEAmless Marine difference!