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Love Your Boat But Hate Your Boat Mattress?

Friday, June 29th, 2012

For many, owning a boat is a long awaited dream come true. But once your mattress begins to give out, spending time on your dreamboat can become uncomfortable, or even create problems (a grumpy spouse is no fun!).

There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to purchasing a custom boat mattress and initially the process may seem a little overwhelming. I have made hundreds of custom boat mattresses and therefore have some insight on the process of purchasing a new mattress for your boat!

First, it’s important to determine if you could make do with the mattress you already have and simply purchase a mattress topper for added support and comfort. If this is not going to cut it, then it’s time to get a new mattress!

Next, you need to consider some technical but important issues when it comes to boat mattresses. These include weight, material that will last in a marine environment, and size.

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Weight is important and needs to be taken into consideration when purchasing a mattress for your boat. You will want to figure out the current weight of your mattress and go from there. Since there are many different types of materials and thicknesses in the industry to meet your needs, you will want to consider what the right balance between the weight of the mattress, measured in pounds per cubic foot, and the thickness needed for your support.

You will also want to consider the marine environment your mattress will be living in. Latex can be a great choice because the foam is naturally resistant to mold and mildew and because it breathes very well, which is good because the last thing you want on your boat is a large mildewing mattress. While there are rust resistant innersprings for some mattresses, which do cut down on the deterioration of a mattress, foam mattresses are more porous and can be made with anti-microbial materials. Therefore, memory foam and latex mattresses generally tend to absorb less moisture and are better suited for a damp environment.

When getting a custom cut mattress for your boat, Rocky Mountain Mattress, can customize and cut your mattress to fit any size you need. Visit our site,, for instructions on how to accurately measure for your new mattress.

Build It Yourself Mattresses

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

There are many reasons to try building your own mattress. You might be looking to save some money, you may feel that many of the big mattress companies are cutting corners and you simply want to ensure that your mattress is made of only the best materials on earth, or you might simply want to attempt to build a mattress that has a unique feel custom-suited for yourself! Whatever the reason, it’s important that you get the right materials and comfort preference, and there is a lot of overwhelming information out there.

Rocky Mountain Mattress, features a line of mattresses with a zippered CoolMax cover, and several layers of individual pieces of foam. We can even custom size the cover and cut the foam layers to any size or shape if you are putting the mattress on a boat or RV. This method allows you to select the layers of foam you are interested in and then to arrange the layers for the firmness-preference you desire.

If you do decide to go with a foam mattress you will want to consider the type of foam to use, like latex or memory foam. You can find many threads on the subject right here at the site.

You also want to know what kind of foam density you are looking for. Foam density is measured by its weight in pounds per cubic foot. The higher the weight, the higher the density. Of course, you also need to look at the various IFD (internal force deflection) options to determine firmness. While you decide on firmness you should remember that there are major pressure points along your body, as well as your spine, that need to be supported for adequate rest at night. Mattresses which feature both a supportive base structure and a pressure-reducing specialty sleep top, memory foams for example, are excellent at supporting the spine while evenly reducing pressure on sensitive areas like shoulders and hips.

After considering density, firmness, durability and size, it ultimately comes down to what your preferences are in comfort. This is not only determined by what you want, but also by the positions you sleep in. For example, if you sleep primarily on your side, your will want a bed with more pressure reduction capabilities (i.e. a thicker specialty sleep top). Check out our do-it-yourself mattress line here

Rocky Mountain component mattresses are not laminated together like a traditional mattress but held together by friction and the zippered cover. This allows more flexiblity, in changing the feel of the bed by changing the order and densities of foam layers.

To receive additional information on custom mattresses please complete our custom mattress form or email us at or call 1-866-733-3132.

Custom Made SeaRay Boat Mattress – Customer Review

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Custom SeaRay Sundancer 340 Cruiser Boat Mattress Review

Rocky Mountain Mattress Company produced this custom made sleep system for our SeaRay Sundancer 340 cruiser. They were able to take my measurements and paper template and manufacture it with precision and quality. No more hip and back pain now that we’re have this comfortable mattress installed on our boat. If you need a custom mattress built for your boat, these are the folks that can do it, and with free shipping too! Thank you Rocky Mountain Mattress!

Dr. Perkins

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To receive additional information on custom mattresses please complete our custom mattress form or email us at or call 1-866-733-3132.

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