Founded in 1959, TACO is the #1 sport fishing brand for Outrigger and Center Rigger Mounts, Telescoping Outrigger Poles, Rigging Kits, Rod Holders and Accessories. Their sport fishing products are recognized worldwide for durability and quality, and endorsed by professional anglers who've used their Grand Slams in some of the toughest conditions at sea.
TACO has developed a broad line of marine products including Ball and Socket Canvas Top Fittings, Leaning Posts, Helm Chairs and other Seating, Filet Tables & Drink Holders, Spreader Lights, Marine Lumber and more. Explore their patented and popular line of Outrigger and Center Rigger Mounts, as well as a variety of sport fishing equipment tested and trusted by the pros.
In 1959, TACO Metals Founder Dave Kushner took a small Miami-based aluminum railing fabrication company and grew it into an established metal and marine manufacturing full-service enterprise with more than 110 employees today. In the early 1970s, TACO Metals entered the marine market as South Florida became known as a mecca for the recreational marine industry. They recognized a market and became quickly identified as a primary source supplier for the marine industry.
The Next Generation of TACO
Over the years, TACO grew to include regional warehouses throughout Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina while also expanding its company into international markets. Additionally, Dave's three sons, Jon, Mike and Bill, followed in their father's footsteps and led TACO after he retired in the early 90s.
On the Forefront of Innovation
The Kushner brothers took their passion for the marine industry to become leaders on the forefront of innovation - developing new products, such as the Grand Slam line of outrigger mounts and poles, universal replacement Rub Rail Kits, flex-chrome inserts, Rub Rail-integrated navigation lights, ball and socket canvas top fittings and Capri Helm Seats. Today, TACO continues to grow organically through our ongoing commitment to innovation and product design.
Relationships to Last a Lifetime
Taco attributes their success over the past 61 years to developing a strong supply chain, which includes valued partnerships with suppliers and customers - boat builders, marine fabricators, distributors and dealers.
The TACO promise
Boaters around the world can find a wide range of TACO products on their boats. TACO's commitment to customer satisfaction means that they stand behind their products, offering industry-leading warranties and a high level of customer service and support. It's because of the TACO team's commitment to providing innovative, quality products that continues to make them successful today and for the future.