Thanks for posting this, I would love to find someone selling an OEM (not speciality) rear bench seat for my 17 Montauk who would be willing to help another whaler owner out by arranging shipping to the UK.
I could have one made locally (or fashion something out of wood) but I wont be happy as I know what I want!
I have spoken to Andersons and all my upolstery is new from them last year, however shipping and import tax was horrific on just the RPS and cooler cushions let alone a bench seat.
Absolutely no urgency, its unlikely that i will ever find one in the UK although many had this option from new as Whalers in the UK were popular for pleasure use in our natural harbours rather than for fishing so accomodation and comfort were more important to buyers that deck space.
If i could get one shipped for $750 all in i would be happy and have seen a few for sale around the $400-$500 mark, sea freight shipping would be substaintially cheaper and finding a friendly seller would mean the customs value could be set fairly low as a spare part rather than paying 25% tax on full retail.Photo Credit: Jim Hebert