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SternPerch® Sailboat Seats
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New boats have them, you can too
SternPerch seats on Catalina 30 1990
Catalina 30 1990
(with optional cushions & pads, $532.80)

The SternPerch sailboat seat is custom designed for each model boat. It simply mounts to the stern rail without altering the rail itself, and without the use of tools. Drink holders (holds insulated) are standard.

The SternPerch is constructed of only the finest marine grade polymers on the market today and the unit is completely UV inhibited and weather resistant.

Click here for a list of boats with pictures for which SternPerch seats are available.

Pads & Rail Cushions
Pads to sit on and rail cushions to lean against. 80% of customers order rail cushions, 50% order pads.

For boats that have only one rail, we offer a Rail Kit.

Seats are available in White or Sanshade (beige) to better match your boat.

Pricing for items in picture to left:
$532.80 includes (pair) of seats, seat pads & rail cushions.
Retail price seats only $295.00

Benefits of SternPerch Sailboat Seats

  • Allows your first mate to accompany you at the wheel.
  • All seats come with integrated drink holders.
  • Enhanced view from cockpit.
  • Easily removed for racing.
  • Every ones favorite seat.
  • Additional cockpit seating for 2 extra people.
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Stern rail seats on Catalina 30 1980


"Last year you fabricated seats for my husband’s 27’ Columbia sailboat. We’ve enjoyed the seats and have heard many comments about them."
Mrs. Steve Glass of Richmond, VA | read more

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Best seats on the boat
Glen Brumbaugh of Annapolis, MD | Beneteau First 38s5 (1990) | May 2017
I put these seats on the boat between 15-20 years ago, so this is a quite belated review. After all of these years, the seats still look great. They are my favorite seat in the cockpit. Up a little higher for a better view. On many a long reach, I have sat in the seat for hours while steering with my foot. Probably one of the best "bang for the buck" improvements I have made.

What has made them really comfortable are the rail cushions. These are what you back will lean against, so they both look great and are highly functional.

The installation was easy and the seats were a perfect fit, including around an existing support stanchion. I had to modify one of the seats later when I installed a hoist mounted to the port rail, and that modification came out looking fine, so the seats can be customized after installation (if required).
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Stern Rail Seats
Jim McGrath of Staten Island, NY | August 2014
I recently purchased stern rail seats for my 1981 Catalina 27. Zarcor was very helpful and shipped them fast. They fit perfectly. I am sorry that I did not order them years ago. I have recommended them to all my sailing buddies.
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Stern rail seats a perfect fit
Dale Fletcher of Titusville, FL | July 2014
Love the stern rail seats we purchased for our Ericson 35 Mk III. I actually installed them while underway only having to cut the height of the support leg. The seats immediately became everyone's favorite place to sit.Thank you Zarcor!
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They are amazing!
David Bickert of Rye, NH | 1988 Freedom 28 | July 2013
They look fantastic, have quickly become the most popular seating area on my boat, the quality is great, the fit was perfect and it took all of about 10 minutes to install them. Another BIG advantage is that my cockpit is a bit on the small size and becomes somewhat crowded with 4 people. This extra seating capacity has changed everything! I also suspect when selling my boat, being able to advertise stern perch seats will certainly be a plus to the buyers. Thank you all for a terrific product!
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Zarcor & Sternperch Seat Pads - Great
James Worsham of Irving, TX | January 2011
I have a preowned boat that already had the sternperches added but the pads had worn out from use/sun. Contacted Zarcor about replacement pads and they knew that my boat had about 7 different potential sternperch shapes that could have been used. No problem, they simply mailed me paper patterns of all the various shapes they could be and I matched one up to the what was on my boat. With that info they were ready for production. Zarcor does use an outside vendor for the pads and so were at the mercy of that vendors schedule. They knew this too though and so forewarned me of a potential wait which was acceptable to me. Got em now and they fit perfect, look great, and are much easier on my boney tail than without the pads. Have plans to add the rail cushions too but again they knew color matching would be a concern and so I will be coordinating that with them to get it right. They always seem to be one step ahead of what can go wrong and thereby circumvent the problems.
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