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.

Custom, exterior upholstery replacement

March 1, 2013

Outstanding Achievement Award | Sand Sea and Air Interiors Inc. | San Juan, Puerto Rico This project won a 2013 MFA Outstanding Achievement Award in the exterior upholstery category. The customer requested a total replacement of the exterior upholstery for this high-profile speedboat. The seating area had exposed and recessed hi-lo cushions that could accommodate …

A taller top that keeps the aesthetics

Outstanding Achievement Award | Canvas Innovations | Holland, Mich. This project won a 2013 MFA Outstanding Achievement Award in the sailboat dodgers and complete category. It included a dodger, bimini top and filler panel, along with a new stainless frame. We had just two weeks to complete it. The customer wouldn’t give us the contract …

“Carousel” interior for an older vessel

Award of Excellence | Onboard Interiors LLC | Marblehead, Mass. This project won a 2013 MFA Award of Excellence in the interior upholstery category. This older vessel 47-foot Eastbasy1982 needed a new interior, including v-berth and main salon cushions. The owner liked the look, color and style of the old cushions. We recommended new marine …

Weather protection for an active vessel

Award of Excellence | Custom Marine Canvas | Noank, Conn. This project won a 2013 MFA Award of Excellence in the miscellaneous marine category. The USCGC Eagle, America’s Tall Ship is a very active vessel. The customer needed protection at the Mid Deck from rain and sun while underway, or entertaining guests worldwide. The purpose …

Versatile settee for dining, relaxing in catamaran

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 …