Wall panels create alternative look

July 1, 2008

Sand Sea and Air Interiors, San Juan, Puerto Rico This project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the salon/dinette upholstery category of the 2008 MFA Awards, involved creating an alternative look over wooden walls, where wallpaper peeled. The client wanted a new look for the sofa frame, chairs and cornice panels. The solution was …

“Couch” area adds a family room feel to salon

Custom Canvas of Charleston Inc., N. Charleston, S.C. This project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the salon/dinette upholstery category of the 2008 MFA Awards, added a family room feel with a “couch” area in the salon instead of a dinette. Comfort was the husband’s priority; colorful island interior was the wife’s priority. Creating …

Attached bags add storage space

The Nautical Needle, Holland, Mich. The client for this project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the state room upholstery category of the 2008 MFA Awards, wanted clothing storage bags attached to the wall of the state room, and a comforter and pillows. When making the bags, there was an angle on every side, …

Cushions constructed of reticulated foam

Needle Loft Inc., Kemah, Texas This project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the cockpit upholstery category of the 2008 MFA Awards, called for the replacement of all flybridge cushions. The purpose was to make more comfortable and more water-resistant cushions. The cushions were unique because they were constructed of reticulated (dry fast) foam …

Upholstery recover features matching accent color

Afton Marina & Yacht Club, Afton, Minn. This project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the cockpit upholstery category of the 2008 MFA Awards, involved a complete upholstery recover for the cockpit of a 40-foot Trojan. The client needed to have the upholstery replaced, due to seam separation and fabric deterioration. The client also …

Striped cushions add updated look to boat exterior

Canvas Designers Inc., Riviera Beach, Fla. This project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the exterior upholstery category of the 2008 MFA Awards, involved exterior bow sunbathing and seating cushions, and cushions for the aft chairs. The client was looking for an updated look to the exterior cushions on the boat. The matching of …

Custom seating adds function and comfort

Sand, Sea and Air Interiors, San Juan, Puerto Rico This project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the complete interior upholstery category of the 2008 MFA Awards, called for the creation of functional and comfortable seating and sleeping interiors. The saloon seating was reconfigured from the original space. Fiberglass ballast tanks were built to …

Unique seating features colorful contrast

Lorenzo Canvas, Pompano Beach, Fla. This project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the exterior upholstery category of the 2008 MFA Awards, involved replacing all the cockpit cushions and side coamings with new fabric, foam and plastic, and recovering the helm station seats. The old vinyl was dirty and cracking; the wood was rotted …

Design creates uniform interior

Seafarer Canvas, Norwalk, Conn. This project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the complete interior upholstery category of the 2008 MFA Awards, involved the design and completion of an entire interior makeover. Seafarer Canvas consulted with the client to conceptualize and fabricate a uniform design scheme that could be implemented in all facets of …

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Custom pilot house allows customer to see clearly

This 1994 Monterey 265 SEL came from the factory with a substantial stock pilot house of traditional clear plastic panels secured to heavy fabric by hefty zippers. After four years of living with the stock version, the second owner of the boat, an avid yachtswoman in Southern California, decided to replace the worn and tired …