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.

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

March 1, 2013

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 …

211 Liberator gets a facelift

Award of Distinction | Canvas Innovations | Holland, Mich. This project won a 2013 MFA Award of Distinction in the exterior upholstery category. For this project, the customer wanted the new upholstery to be different than the standard Four Winns boat because he was tired of everyone comparing his Liberator to everyone else’s. The customer …

Full hardtop enclosure curtains on live-aboard sailing vessel

Award of Excellence | Mike’s Marine Custom Canvas | Virginia Beach, Va. This project won a 2013 MFA Award of Excellence in the sailboat dodgers and complete category. This project included installing full enclosure curtains on a sailboat cockpit hardtop. The clients wanted a full enclosure on their live-aboard sailing vessel. They wanted everything to …