ABOUT ALU MARINE CHAIRS
Alu Design of Norway offers a selection of high quality pilot chair, skipper seat or helmsman chair packages inclusive of pedestal and footrest. As standard, Alu seats are delivered with a huge array of functions and features, all included within a modest price. Genuine leather seats mounted on a shock absorbing, robust pedestal providing a stable seating experience in all conditions. If style and functionality isn’t enough, Alu’s range of chairs have also been tested to 12g, according to HSC (High speed craft) 2000, annex 10. The Alu pedestal, chair and footrest package can be mounted direct to the deck as a stand-alone unit or in combination with Alutech deck rails.
Alu utilises the same deep seat cushioned base across its range. A base which measures an impressive 17cm (c. 6 ¾”) of firm and extremely comfortable cushioned seating that protects skippers even in the very worst conditions. Whilst the seat base is constant, clients can select from three choices of back rest; 300/600, 400/500 and the 300/600 OP model. Each being a high backrest that also serves to protect the head and neck.
All seats are supplied in genuine black leather with lumbar support for further protection of the lower back. The seat back angle can also be adjusted from the sitting position. Armrests have a height adjustment feature and tip up facility, making it easy to exit the seat from the side in restricted spaces. Furthermore, Alu offers a range of standard bolt-on parts to armrests from basic cup holders, a ‘fisherman’s pocket’ or more elaborate electrical equipment and controls.
- Tested to 12g according to HSC 2000, annex 10
- Embroidered logo (free of charge)
- Genuine leather (black)
- Lumbar support
- Seat back angle adjustment
- Head and Neck support
- Height adjustable armrests
- Tip-up armrests
- Extra wide armrests
- Armrest accessories; cup holders, charging points, secure compartments for personal items
- Client supplied upholstery and bespoke stitching
Pedestal and footrest
Alu Design have developed a robust yet stylish pedestal unit, built to endure the demands of the most challenging conditions. As with the seat, Alu has not compromised on extras with many features and functions included within the price. The shock absorbing pedestal has a height adjustment feature that can be controlled from the sitting position. Designers have avoided metal to metal contact in the pedestal, making pneumatic adjustment quiet, smooth and controlled. There are no welds in the assembly which eliminates vulnerable weak areas when the pedestal is exposed to high stresses whilst at sea. A rotation plate is built into the pedestal that allows the seat to rotate through 355 degree and lock in any position required.
Formed specifically to provide high end seating solutions to the marine industry, Alu Design has developed a large and loyal customer base across the globe. With ALU, a high specification seat is delivered as standard. From their headquarters in Norway, ALU has developed a reputation for producing a robust and aesthetically pleasing seat package from a straightforward pedestal mounted skipper seat, to the most complex of operator chairs.
ALU Design understands the intensive work environments which their products are required to perform in. Attention is focused on ensuring suitability with a product range that satisfies those demands. ALU states their goal as being ‘to create an optimum working environment for the operator, prioritising the usability and functionality of each chair and accessory’.
Crown Marine Seats has been awarded exclusive dealer status in the UK and Ireland for ALU since 2016.