Custom retractable roof provides full protection

May 1, 2008

Canvas Designers Inc., Riviera Beach, Fla. This project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the unique and different category of the 2008 MFA Awards, called for a custom retractable roof. The owner wanted full protection on the flybridge, but wanted to be able to retract the roof when he wanted. This was the largest …

Retractable bimini accommodates radar mast

Beyond Canvas Inc., Point Roberts, Wash. This project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the unique and different category of the 2008 MFA Awards, included a retractable bimini for the flybridge that accommodates a radar mast. The customers wanted the bimini to go aft of the radar mast. The Beyond Canvas Inc. design allows …

Awning provides shade and rain protection for main deck

Custom Marine Canvas, Noank, Conn. This project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the miscellaneous marine canvas category of the 2008 MFA Awards, called for an awning to provide shade and rain protection for the main deck of the USCGC Eagle. Because the awning would be used while underway, it had to be built …

Tower cover travels well and handles high speeds

Custom Covers, Salt Lake City, Utah This project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the miscellaneous marine canvas category of the 2008 MFA Awards, required a complete tower cover. The customer didn’t want bugs and road debris to wear the tower and accessories. He wanted a tightly-fitting cover that travels well and handles high …

Bimini and rear tops create functional and stylish covering

Afton Marina & Yacht Club, Afton, Minn. This project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the full exterior canvas powerboat 27’ and up category of the 2008 MFA Awards, included a bimini top and a rear top with complete enclosures, creating a functional and stylish covering over the cockpit and rear seating area. The …

Framework design fits lines of powerboat

Beyond Canvas Inc., Point Roberts, Wash. This project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the full exterior canvas powerboat 27’ and up category of the 2008 MFA Awards, required a full upper enclosure, including framework. The bimini was made from Sunbrella Supreme, with 40-gauge Strataglass for the windows. Cabin windows were fitted with covers …

Exterior project designed with sail plans for dimensions

Sharp’s Custom Canvas, Georgetown, S.C. This project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the full exterior canvas sailboat 27’ and up category of the 2008 MFA Awards, included a dodger with frame, clear connector from dodger to bimini, three-bar bimini top with split frame, dogleg and Gemini supports. The seven panel enclosure has double …

Project features added “room”

Custom Canvas of Charleston Inc., North Charleston, S.C. The owner of the boat involved in this project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the full exterior canvas sailboat 27’ and up category of the 2008 MFA Awards, wanted a “room” added, which included a dodger frame and canvas, bimini, connector, enclosure, screens, sailcover, cockpit …

Two-piece cover makes installation and removal easier

Canvas Designers Inc., Riviera Beach, Fla. The client for this project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the full covers under 27’ category of the 2008 MFA Awards, called for a split design travel cover consisting of a drawstring-attached two-piece full boat cover. The cover is used to protect the boat while in storage …

Mooring cover made in sections for easy storage and installation

Sharp’s Custom Canvas, Georgetown, S.C. The cleint for this project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the full covers under 27’ category of the 2008 MFA Awards, involved a full mooring cover made in sections for ease of storage and installation. Each section zips to the next and has bungee cord in the hem …