V-LOCK Press Release
The V-LOCK Company announces a Strategic Partnership with Teak Isle Manufacturing.
The V-Lock Starboard® version is now available for purchase at www.V-Lock.com and select boat shows across the US.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL. November 1, 2011 - The V-Lock Company and Teak Isle Manufacturing have created a synergistic partnership. Teak Isle has agreed to manufacture and distribute a marine grade version of the V-Lock universal mounting system in King Starboard® (HDPE).
High density polyethylene (King Starboard) has revolutionized the design and manufacturing of marine accessory components. Starboard’s durability against marine environments, ease of manufacturing, and lack of necessary maintenance make it a primary material substrate choice of boat builders worldwide. Teak Isle helped pioneer the use of Starboard in the manufacture of marine products, and has become the largest consumer of King Starboard in the industry.
According to Mike Rowan, one of the principals at V-Lock - “We were looking for a partner to manufacture accessories to mount on our V-Lock system and Teak Isle appeared to be the best choice for marine accessories that fit the bill. So after creating several prototypes, including drink holders and rod holders, it became apparent that a Starboard version of the V-Lock just made good sense, it is light, durable and very attractive for mounting on marine vehicles.”
V-Lock is a Universal Mounting System that solves the problem of multiple, diverse and permanent accessory mounting devices. With the V-Lock system you simply install the base unit around your boat in logical, convenient locations. Each accessory, device or tool is then mounted to a V-Lock insert and can be placed in any V-Lock Base giving you location flexibility and efficiency. The V-Lock system allows you to move an accessory on or off the boat, transfer locations and replace accessories with another without the use of any tools! V-Lock gives you utility, flexibility and safety. For additional details and images visit www.V-Lock.com
Teak Isle is a custom OEM manufacturer dedicated to creating customer satisfaction by manufacturing quality products and providing on time deliveries. With a strong prototyping team that offers design assistance, Teak Isle is committed to serving as an extension of your company by creating completely customized products designed to accommodate any desired need. By employing a variety of lean manufacturing principles Teak Isle takes pride in accommodating short lead time orders. Teak Isle pioneered the use of Poly (King Starboard) in marine manufacturing and consistently strives to stay ahead of the curve in styling and part design. www.teakisle.com
Mike Rowan, Partner