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.

Three-sided enclosure to fish in any weather

March 1, 2013

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 …

Custom, exterior upholstery replacement

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 …