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.

Stem to stern canvas makeover

March 1, 2013

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 …

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 …