The Admiral 500W is the latest from Stidd Systems, a premier manufacturer of helm seats. Securely mounted on a pedestal with a 9-inch or 12-inch diameter base, the 500W should provide maximum stability even in adverse conditions. Standard features include a 360-degree swivel with 45-degree detonates, 90-degree folding/locking armrests and a 40-degree recline. A full 8 inches of fore and aft seat adjustment and an ergonomic seat contour provide lumbar support and comfort. Powder-coat and polished-chrome finishes are available, as are upholstery selections. Prices start at $4,290. Stidd Systems, Inc., (631) 477-2400; www.stidd.com.