MFA 2015 Fabrication Excellence Awards

March 1, 2015

Sponsored by the Marine Fabricators Association, the Fabrication Excellence Awards contest is designed to recognize excellence in marine fabrication.

Versatile settee for dining, relaxing in catamaran

March 1, 2013

Outstanding Achievement Award | David’s Custom Trimmers | Brisbane, Australia This project won a 2013 MFA Outstanding Achievement Award in the interior upholstery category. This project included a curved settee for a catamaran that also functions as a dining area. The settee had to offer the best comfort and support, as the owners live aboard. …

Permanent shade structure on a Nordic Tug’s aft deck

Outstanding Achievement Award | Hood Marine Canvas & Training | Merrimac, Mass. This project won a 2013 MFA Outstanding Achievement Award in the miscellaneous marine category. The project provided a permanent shade structure on the small aft deck of our client’s Nordic Tug. Our clients requested a permanent shade structure with zippered access to the …

Boat cover made for accessibility

Award of Excellence | Lake Shore Boat Top Company Inc. | Detroit, Mich. This project won a 2013 MFA Award of Excellence in the travel covers category. The project took a lot of skills to design. The two-piece travel cockpit cover zips and attaches onto a telephone booth enclosure. The front cover is supported by …

Lightweight cover for the summer

Outstanding Achievement Award | Seacanvas | Egg Harbor Township, N.J. This project won a 2013 MFA Outstanding Achievement Award in the travel covers category. It involved creating a full summer cover to keep UV damage from varnished wood. Our client purchased his dream boat, a 20-foot St James custom flats design. Teak decking, thick varnished …

Drop curtains and zip-on cockpit cover

Award of Excellence | Lake Shore Boat Top Company Inc. | Detroit, Mich. This project won a 2013 MFA Award of Excellence in the tops and enclosures under 30 feet category. It is a unique design for our company. The customer came to us looking for a new design to protect the aft section of …

Cruiser cover with maximum ventilation

Outstanding Achievement Award | Riverside Covers | Fort Myers, Fla. This project won a 2013 MFA Outstanding Achievement Award in the tops and enclosures under 30 feet category. The boat owners recently purchased a small cruiser that had a fairly new, ill-fitting navy top with no enclosure. We fabricated a new navy top and enclosure …

Custom cover opens cockpit, keeps aesthetic

Award of Excellence | Bennet Custom Canvas Inc. | Toronto, Canada This project won a 2013 MFA Award of Excellence in the tops and enclosures over 30 feet category. The project included building an enclosure utilizing the arch as the anchoring point for the front and rear canvas. The client wanted to replace the tonneau …

Enclosure on the aft deck provides three-season-porch-like atmosphere

Outstanding Achievement Award | Afton Marina & Yacht Club | Afton, Minn. This project won a 2013 MFA Outstanding Achievement Award in the tops and enclosures over 30 feet category. The client wanted to replace the existing bridge bimini and enclosure, and wanted some kind of enclosure for the aft deck, just off of the …

Old, soft vinyl transforms into new window

Award of Excellence | SeaCanvas | Egg Harbor Township, N.J. This project won a 2013 MFA Award of Excellence in the rigid enclosures category. It included updating the old soft vinyl enclosure to a hybrid EZ2CY/.040 vinyl window and reinstallation of all PVC tracking. The client needed to see through the windows as the old …