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Shockwave design, develop and manufacture a range of marine suspension seating. Shockwave ICE - Integrated Control Environment - are suspended cockpits designed to provide adjustable, multi-axis shock mitigation for vessel crews, equipment and electronics.

Shockwave is dedicated to marine safety and adventure with a history of taking products into some of the most severe open water conditions on the planet. Shockwave have been building marine suspension seats since 2001 but the company history in performance products goes back to 1965…

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Shockwave’s parent company Professional Components, originally founded in 1965 by David Smith, was created to develop, build and supply safety products for NASCAR racing vehicles. The company focused heavily on chassis suspension and driver safety, which eventually led to the shock mitigation technology found in Shockwave products today.

In 2001, Shockwave Founder and President, David Smith wanted to do something he had never done before - travel from his home on Vancouver Island up to Alaska in a 24 foot (7 metre) aluminum boat he built himself. He knew that the waters in the North Pacific would be rough and his hard-bottom boat was likely to be hard on his back during the long passage. His solution was to build a prototype Shockwave seat for his own boat.

With the shock mitigation technology installed, he set off for Alaska at a record pace. On his return trip from Alaska he travelled the entire length of West Coast Canada, 450 miles from Prince Rupert to Nootka Sound, in only ten hours. Following this initial testing David and the team at Professional Components went to work refining and developing Shockwave suspension seats for use in military and professional craft. The lessons learned were used as Shockwave seats evolved to fit the requirements of military, coast guard and professional organisations worldwide as they adopt new and innovative vessel designs.

In 2010 British adventurer Bear Grylls contacted David with an idea to travel in an open boat through the Northwest Passage. David agreed to bring Bear one of his boats, a 36 foot (11 metre) triple engined RHIB fitted with a Shockwave ICE suspension unit. Rather than transporting the boat up north by barge, David decided to leave from St John’s, Newfoundland to meet Bear in Pond Inlet, thousands of miles away. As part of their on-water testing the crew made the trip through rough ocean conditions, ice floes and storms.

After using David’s boat for over a week of travel and filming in the Northwest Passage, Bear had one more thing to tell him, ‘You’ll never forgive yourself if you don’t finish the journey.’ David continued to complete the full passage in the open RHIB. Covering over 8000 miles from St John’s to Pond Inlet, through the Arctic Circle and Northwest Passage, over Canada and Alaska and back to his home on Vancouver Island.

David Smith - Founder & President

"The conditions in the North Pacific are some of the most challenging proving grounds anywhere in the world – and we have a fleet of boats dedicated to putting our products to the test in those waters."

"Our employees are Transport Canada certified coxswains who regularly put our seats through the ringer, testing for durability, speed, comfort and any other variables that could affect our products. Having a firsthand understanding of how our product performs helps our technicians and designers build the next generation of Shockwave suspension seats for extreme applications."

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"We use a combination of in water testing backed up by laboratory testing in a controlled environment. Shockwave has its own drop testing system and our design engineers continue to exploit new technologies to demonstrate certified performance."

"To improve seat cushion comfort we have recently partnered with Corbin, the performance seat and upholstery manufacturer. Based in the United States, Corbin produces high end seats for motorcycle manufacturers from Harley Davidson to Honda."

"At the end of it all, we remain a relatively small company dedicated to marine safety and adventure. We constantly take our own products into some of the most severe open water conditions on the planet and trust them to get our friends and families home safely – a commitment we extend to anyone who uses our products."

Design & Engineering Team

"We take pride in our simple design, with meticulous attention paid to neatness and thoroughness of welds, riveting, machine screw assemblies, painting and sharp edges. To cut down on potential service issues we use as few moving parts as possible. Seats are easy to service and repair, meaning fast installation and readiness for operations."

"Shockwave seats feature the FOX Float H20, a suspension shock developed in tandem with FOX Defense Engineering to meet specific military requirements for marine environments. FOX Float H20 Shock absorbers have been designed with advanced spring rate, speed sensitive dampening and an EVOL tuning canister."


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"To control corrosion in saltwater environments all Shockwave seats are constructed using non-ferrous materials, including marine-grade aluminum, stainless steel, titanium and carbon fibre. All parts are either electro polished, hard anodized or powder coated in-house for further protection from the elements."

"Shockwave have developed a complete line of seats where the boat builder or end-user can mix or match components to provide the ideal seat for their requirements. This system consists of suspension modules in various travel lengths that can be coupled with Jockey Seats or low, mid and high back Helm Chairs. As Shockwave seats are built in house, we can easily customize specifications to meet specific requests."

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Shockwave S2 Corbin Suspension Seat

Applications: Internal / External

FOX H2O FLOAT Suspension: 150mm / 6 inch Travel

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Shockwave S3 Corbin Jockey Seat with Storage

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FOX H2O FLOAT Suspension: 200mm / 8 inch Travel

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Shockwave S2 Corbin Flip Bolster Seat

Applications: Internal / External

FOX H2O FLOAT Suspension: 150mm / 6 inch Travel

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Shockwave S3 Corbin Suspension Seat

Applications: Internal / External

FOX H2O FLOAT Suspension: 200mm / 8 inch Travel

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Shockwave S3 Corbin Seat with Storage

Applications: Internal / External

FOX H2O FLOAT Suspension: 200mm / 8 inch Travel

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Shockwave S3 Corbin Drop Down Seat

Applications: Internal / External

FOX H2O FLOAT Suspension: 200mm / 8 inch Travel

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Shockwave S3 Corbin Flip Bolster Seat with Storage

Applications: Internal / External

FOX H2O FLOAT Suspension: 200mm / 8 inch Travel

Seat Weight: Information to follow

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Shockwave S2 Corbin Pedestal Suspension Seat

Applications: Internal / External

FOX H2O FLOAT Suspension: 150mm / 6 inch Travel

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Shockwave S2 Corbin Drop Down Bulkhead Mount Seat

Applications: Internal / External

FOX H2O FLOAT Suspension: 150mm / 6 inch Travel

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Shockwave S3 Corbin Folding Mount Jockey Seat

Applications: Internal / External

FOX H2O FLOAT Suspension: 200mm / 8 inch Travel

Seat Weight: Information to follow

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Shockwave ICE 1 - Integrated Crew Environment

Suspended Cockpit: Multi Axis Shock Mitigation

FOX H2O FLOAT Suspension: 300mm / 12 inch Travel

Shock Mitigation: Crew / Controls / Electronics

Configuration Options: 2 to 6 Person

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Shockwave S3 Corbin Jockey Seat

Applications: Internal / External

FOX H2O FLOAT Suspension: 200mm / 8 inch Travel

Seat Weight: Information to follow

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Shockwave S3 Corbin Integrated Seat & Control Pod

Applications: Internal / External

FOX H2O FLOAT Suspension: 200mm / 8 inch Travel

Seat Weight: Information to follow

Seat Dimensions: Information to follow

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Shockwave ICE 2 - Integrated Crew Environment

Suspended Cockpit: Multi Axis Shock Mitigation

FOX H2O FLOAT Suspension 300mm / 12 inch Travel

Shock Mitigation: Crew / Controls / Electronics

Configuration Options: 2 to 6 Person

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Shockwave S3 Corbin Flip Bolster Seat

Applications: Internal / External

FOX H2O FLOAT Suspension: 150mm / 6 inch Travel

Seat Weight: Information to follow

Seat Dimensions: Information to follow

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Shockwave S2 Corbin Jockey Seat

Applications: Internal / External

FOX H2O FLOAT Suspension: 150mm / 6 inch Travel

Seat Weight: Information to follow

Seat Dimensions: Information to follow

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Shockwave S2 Folding Troop Seat Bulkhead Mounted

Applications: Internal / External

FOX H2O FLOAT Suspension: 150mm / 6 inch Travel

Seat Weight: Information to follow

Seat Dimensions: Information to follow

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Shockwave ICE 3 - Integrated Crew Environment

Suspended Cockpit: Multi Axis Shock Mitigation

FOX H2O FLOAT Suspension: 300mm / 12 inch Travel

Shock Mitigation: Crew / Controls / Electronics

Configuration Options: 2 to 6 Person

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Shockwave S4 Corbin Integrated Seat & Control Pod

Applications: Internal / External

FOX H2O FLOAT Suspension: 300mm / 12 inch Travel

Seat Weight: Information to follow

Seat Dimensions: Information to follow

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