MFA Awards entry now open

September 10, 2019

The deadline for submissions to the 2020 MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards is November 15, 2019. From design excellence to quality workmanship, the awards showcase projects that represent the breadth of the industry—from tops and covers to interior and exterior upholstery. Awards will be announced at the 2020 MFA Conference. To enter or for more information, …

2018 MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards

March 1, 2018

Sponsored by the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA), the Fabrication Excellence Awards contest is designed to recognize excellence in marine fabrication. The entries are displayed throughout the MFA’s Marine Fabricators Conference and are judged by a panel of certified marine professionals. Awards of Excellence and Outstanding Achievement Awards are given in each category. The MFA recognizes …

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.

Lightweight cover for the summer

March 1, 2013

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 …

“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 …