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.

Cruiser cover with maximum ventilation

March 1, 2013

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 …

“Living space” expansion on an express cruise

Outstanding Achievement Award | Riverside Covers | Fort Myers, Fla. This project won a 2013 MFA Outstanding Achievement Award in the rigid enclosures category. Our client wanted to expand the “living space” on his express cruiser by enclosing the cockpit area with a tinted enclosure that would provide both air conditioned space and privacy. Several …

Three-sided enclosure to fish in any weather

Award of Excellence | Mike’s Marine Custom Canvas | Virginia Beach, Va. This project won a 2013 MFA Outstanding Achievement Award in the soft enclosures category. The client wanted a three-sided enclosure so he is able to fish in any weather. The customer wanted the side curtains to be able to roll up for fishability …

Taking a classic fishing boat to a new level

Outstanding Achievement Award | SeaCanvas | Egg Harbor Township, N.J. This project won a 2013 MFA Outstanding Achievement Award in the soft enclosures category. The purpose was to create a new enclosure for the new hardtop installed by our welder. The client was taking this classic fishing boat to a new level. We worked closely …

Traditional dodger with a classic design

Award of Excellence | Custom Marine Canvas | Noank, Conn. This project won a 2013 MFA Award of Excellence in the sailboat dodgers category. Mr. Fisher needed a new dodger because his traveller was being redesigned. He wanted a traditional dodger to complement the classic design of the boat. The challenge included working around the …

Stem to stern canvas makeover

Outstanding Achievement Award | Hood Marine Canvas & Training | Merrimac, Mass. This project won a 2013 MFA Outstanding Achievement Award in the sailboat dodgers category. It provided beauty, comfort and protection to the owners of a classic 1969 vintage sailing yacht. Our client wanted an entire canvas makeover stem to stern. His old dodger …