Eastern Metal Supply

Charlotte,  NC 
United States
  • Booth: 750

EMS is one of the nation's largest distributors of standard & custom aluminum extrusions & sheet products with 11 locations in the Eastern half of the US. We focus on marine products & accessories including BDA brushed & polished pipe, pads, rod holders, LED lights and many more items used to manufacture T-Tops & Towers. Additionally, we offer extrusions to manufacture Gangways, Docks & Seawalls. EMS also carries a full line of items to make Aluminum Boat Trailers & Boat Lifts including I-Beams, Cross Members, Fenders, Bunks and Fabricated Parts. In stock, we have tread plate and shapes ideal for making railings, louvers, onboard furniture and other shipbuilding items.

Our Tigress Marine division provides Precision Engineered Sports Fishing Equipment including outriggers, gear, electronic boxes and many other high-end accessories in stainless and aluminum.

EMS offers sophisticated in-house fabrication and assembly capabilities to turn any of our raw materials into a finished or semi-finished product for you.

View our online catalogs at www.easternmetal.com and www.tigressoutriggers.com/



  • Aluminum Boat Trailer Components
    Everything you need to build an Aluminum Boat Trailer....

  • Special Aluminum I-beams, Aluminum Bunks, Aluminum Trailer Tongues, Aluminum Cross Members, Aluminum Fenders, Aluminum Step Pads and more.  For information: 


  • Aluminum Boat Lift Components
    Everything you need to build Aluminum Boat Lifts....

  • From Structural Aluminum I-beams and Channels to Aluminum Pulley Brackets, Cable Winders, and Bunks, EMS has the inventory to support your manufacturing operations. For more information visit our online catalog section: http://www.easternmetal.com/pdfs/aluminum-boat-lift-extrusions.pdf
  • Marine Grade Aluminum Sheet and Plate
    5052 Marine Grade Aluminum Sheet and Plate...

  • Whether it is aluminum for gas tanks or hulls, EMS has the aluminum products to support your boat building needs.  Aluminum Diamond Plate is also delivered to our customers on a daily basis.  View our full line of sheet & plate: http://www.easternmetal.com/pdfs/aluminum-sheet-plate.pdf
  • ENDECK 100% cellular PVC Dock and Deck boards
    ENDECK Ultra low maintenance deck boards for the harshest of environments supported by limited lifetime warranties.

  • EMS recently acquired the ENDECK line of 100% cellular PVC deck/dock boards.  These boards have been proven in the marketplace for many years as being a superior product.  We offer seven beautiful colors and are committed to servicing the market with a customer focused response.  With two families of colors, our Woodland series is cool to the touch and where safety is paramount is supported by an industry leading Class A Flame Spread Rating.  The Endeck Forest series is a darker variegated product mimicing the beauty of exotic hardwoods but with none of the maintenance and a 30 year Fade and Stain Warranty

    For more information visit: https://www.endeck.com/

  • Aluminum Components to Build Docks and Gangway
    EMS stocks Knurled and Non-knurled Aluminum Decking Components in different sizes and styles as well as all the components to build the support structure....

  • EMS has a complete line of extruded aluminum components is stock to build docks and gangways as well as various accessories like benches and fish cleaning tables. 

    Our interlocking mating aluminum deck boards come in different sizes as well as being knurled and non-knurled.  We carry dock support beams and side rails in addtion to gangway beams.  Ladder rungs as well as telescoping tubing are unique addtions to our inventory. 

    All producst needed for ramps and gangways are on hand ready for shipment. 

    Aluminum Dock are often surfaced with our Ultra low maintenace Endeck 100% cellular PVC deck/dock boards

    Addtionally EMS offers the largest 16" wide walkboard in the industry.  Often used on the waterside of boatlifts this walkboard provides the safest and most stable surface available

    View our complete dock & deck section here: http://www.easternmetal.com/dock_deck_bleachers_seawall.html

  • Brite Dip Aluminum Pipe and Drawn Tube
    Our huge inventory of the highest quality BDA Pipe allows us to support hundreds of manufacturers building T-Tops, Tuna Towers, and Wakeboard Towers.
    Our BDA drawn tube items are used by many manufacturers of the finest Bimini Tops in the industry....

  • EMS for years has been the leading supplier of BDA pipe to the marine industry.  Our robust inventories mean fast deliveries to fabricators in need of meeting exacting customer demands.  We carry BDA pipe in Brushed and Polished finishes.  We supply the same high quality pipe in Mill Finish for those customers who fabricate towers that will be powder coated instead of anodized. 

    Complimentary items like end caps are readily available as well. 

    Likewise EMS has available the core sizes of BDA drawn tubing used for high quality Bimini frames. 

    View our Anodized Marine Extrusions here: http://www.easternmetal.com/pdfs/aluminum-anodized-marine-extrusions-pipe-tube-bar.pdf

  • Stainless Steel Marine Tubing
    Super Buff Stainless Steel Tubing...

  • Recently EMS has substantially increased inventories of a very competitive line of high quality Super Buff Stainless Tube items in 7/8' amd 1" OD's. 

    View our Stainless Steel Tubing here: http://www.easternmetal.com/pdfs/stainless-steel-tube.pdf

  • Brite Dip Aluminum Lineal Products and Standards
    From Oval Tubes to Angles, Bars, Tubing and Ladder Rungs EMS looks forward to servicing your Marine Products needs....

  • To complement the many other BDA items marine fabricators often need, EMS carries a full line of Ladder Rungs, Oval Tubes, Angles, Bars, Rectangular and Square Tubing.  We also have Awning Track, Outrigger Oval Tubes and Slide Track Channels.

    View all of our bright dipped anodized extrusions in our online catalog:


  • Aluminum Rod Holders
    EMS carries Rod Holders in multiple sizes for many different applications...

  • EMS has many different rod holder to suit your specific needs.  Often in anodized silver, gold, or brushed silver with liners to fit you will find what you need at EMS

    View our rod holders in our online catalog: http://www.easternmetal.com/pdfs/aluminum-anodized-marine-rod-holders.pdf

  • Marine Hardware
    EMS provides a huge array of pads in some sizes and hole patterns imaginable. Complemented by breakaway pins, cup holders, hand rail bosses and more, there is not much EMS cannot provide for the typical marine fabricator....

  • EMS fabricates the bulk of their marine hardware items in house and maintains a high quality focus.  Our vast array of products leaves very little that a marine fabricator cannot obtain when working with us. 

    Pads that are polished, brushed or mill finish in designs including round, oblong and rectangular showing so many edge conditions and hole patterns to meet your needs.  You will also find oval, triangular, tear drop, heart and diamond pads in our inventory.  Specialty pads for windshields, antennas and outriggers are likewise avaiable.

    We are the place to acquire your cup holders, back rest assemblies, breakaway pins, bosses, pipe aligners, grip rails and bow rail components. 

    Assembies such as male/female pins, hinge brackets and folding bench seat and foot rests will make the job so much easier. 

    View Marine Hardware here: our http://www.easternmetal.com/pdfs/aluminum-anodized-marine-hardware.pdf

  • Electronic Boxes and Lights
    A wide ranging number of choices for Marine Electronic Boxes and Lights are available at EMS...

  • A number of different high quality and cost effective brands of LED or Halogen lights are available at EMS.  Additioanlly, Electronic Boxes to fit almost every T-Top configuration are avaiable for immediate shipment

    Fiberglass Electronic Boxes: http://www.easternmetal.com/pdfs/marine-fiberglass-electronics-boxes.pdf

    Marine Lights: http://www.easternmetal.com/pdfs/marine-led-halogen-lights.pdf

  • Tigress Outriggers and Gear
    As a Division of Eastern Metal Supply Tigress Outriggers and Gear has grown and continues to add many innovative products to their Sport Fishing Equipment line. Please check out our revamped website and online catalog:...

  • Tigress is a leader and innovator in the Sports Fishing Equipment World.  Our products complement perfectly the avid fisherman.  While we are well known for our outriggers, our numersous accessories from Rigging Kits to Mounts, Kites and Rod Holders are all world class. 
    Please check out our website and online catalog: http://tigressoutriggers.com/catalog_new.pdf
  • New Stainless Steel Cup Inserts by Tigress
    Finally a Cup Insert to accommodate the larger double walled vacuum sealed stainless cups and tumblers...

  • Finally a Cup Insert to accommodate the larger double walled vacuum sealed stainless cups and tumblers so popular today made by manufacturers such as Yeti, Tervis and Engel.  The Tigress 316 Stainles Steel cup inserts fit 30 oz and 20 oz Tumblers on the market today. 
  • New Carbon Fiber Outriggers by Tigress
    The Tigress XD 3K Carbon Fiber Telescoping Outrigger Poles utilize the patented Tiger Track Internal Tracking System. Sold as a pair. 3K carbon fiber woven finish. Includes a handy mesh storage bag....

  • The Tigress XD 3K Carbon Fiber Telescoping Outrigger Poles utilize the patented Tiger Track Internal Tracking System.  This unique Outrigger is the Lightest Telescoping Outrigger in the Industry.  This outrigger retracts to 6' for convenience when trailering, storage and passing under bridges.  Polished eyelets are 316 Stainless Steel.  For use on boats up to 40'. 

    View online: http://tigressoutriggers.com/products/new-products/xd-3k-carbon-fiber-telescoping-outriggers.html

  • Tigress XD Top Mount 88850 XD
    With a 3 year limited warranty feel confident this Tigress product is going to stand up to the elements. It accepts all Tigress XD 1.5" butt diameter outriggers and 1.125" with an adapter. Sold as a pair. The 888560 XD Center Rigger Mount is similar

  • Another outstanding new product from Tigress is the XD Top Mount 88850 XD.  This outrigger's unique and invertible Tigress handle allows it to be used on both soft and hard tops over 2" thick on sport fishing boats up to 40'.  The 316 Stainless Steel and anodized aluminum constrtuction gives you a rugged outrigger to withstand all the ocean throws at it.  Flexibility is offered by way of 24 locking positions and 19 upper-arm angle/locking positions.

    View our online catalog here: http://tigressoutriggers.com/catalog_new.pdf

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