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The man behind the world’s best boat seats It is not every day one gets stopped by a living legend. This is however what happened at the RIBEX boat show today. The Swedish medical doctor and inventor heard me speaking Norwegian on my mobile.

Frode Pedersen <frode@batliv.com> Publisert: 12.mai 2007 kl.19:49 Sist oppdatert: 12.mai 2007 kl.20:05

Carl Magnus runs the business and Johan sits in the back seat when one of the world’s most famous boat seat inventors goes onboard.

BÅTLIV: RIBEX 2007 Isle of Wight. Hello, my name is Johan Ullman and I have got something I’d like to show you. I start realising what this is all about. Hoping he is, I ask if he is the man behind the Ullman Seats. - Have you heard about them? - Yes, aren’t they supposed to be the best seats in the world?

This is what “The Ullman seats” look like.

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It is 22 years since he came up with the idea of what today is considered some of the best boat seats in the world. We are not talking soft leather upholstered armchairs, but suspension seats that make the reflexes of the human body follow in the movements of the boat, instead of struggling to fight them. ”The Ullman seats” are world famous, among professional boats operators. In the RIB world having Ullman Seats onboard is highly prestigious. We were instantly invited out in the 3-meter high waves, today raiding the waters around the English Channel. What an experience! We sat in the premium priced seats, smiling from ear to ear. I have been standing in many RIBs in varying weather and sea states. Today I could sit down, even when the waves built up to 3 meters in the worst wind gusts.

The seats are built with their own special suspension system, which handles the movement of the body, when the hull slams back into the water, after running over large waves. This is to reduce the load on the spine, which is the most exposed body structure onboard, says Dr Ulman. He got the idea when serving as a doctor in the Swedish Navy, encountering that many healthy 19 years old conscripts ended up with back problems, after serving onboard the MTBs. (Motor Torpedo Boats.) Together with his son Carl Magnus, the doctor, naval officer and inventor Johan Ullman runs production of seats out of Gothenburg Sweden. They reference several Norwegian customers and mentions one who just ordered half a dozen seats in three different sizes, to accommodate the family, adults, the older kids and even custom made for the youngest. This kind of customers make the Ullman family smile

Here we are ready for take off, in what was to become a Swedish-English joyride.

We may mention that the most visited boat at the show, the monster RIB from the Dutch Sea Rescue, of course had the Ullman Seats onboard.

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