Semi-rigid windows offer profitable opportunities

January 1, 2008

It didn’t take long for Jeri Perillo to get hooked on working with semi-rigid windows and enclosures. Perillo’s company, Custom Canvas of Charleston in North Charleston, S.C., installed its first semi-rigid enclosure four years ago on a boat at the request of Rainier Windows. Custom Canvas started fabricating the windows for Tiara yachts, and other …

Extra-large dodger protects family on sailing voyage

Iverson’s Design, Olympia, Wash., United States Extra-large Dodger For this extra-large canvas dodger on a Jeanneau 49 sailboat, the client and his family wanted protection from the elements on their two-year sailing voyage at sea. This dodger is unique in its size—the largest dodger the company has built. It was a challenge to build it …

Convertible dodger enhances styling of sleek sailboat

Iverson’s Design, Olympia, Wash., United States Elan 386 Retractable Dodger This convertible dodger for an Elan 386 sailboat was intended to protect the crew and the entryway from rain and waves, as well as to enhance the style of the sailboat. The client wanted the ability to retract the top section of the dodger but …

Buttercup enclosure adds diffused light to cockpit

Iverson’s Design, Olympia, Wash., United States Yellow Enclosure on Beneteau 353 The purpose of this dodger and enclosure is to provide more useable space on this Beneteau 35 sailboat throughout the year. The client wanted to be able to enjoy the use of the enclosed cockpit on rainy and windy days while sailing or at …

Cash in on classic boat upholstery

Restoring the interior of a classic boat begins by knowing when “nearly perfect” is just fine and when it is a dismal failure. Knowing the difference and educating your customers is the first order of business in any upholstery restoration project. “Our members who are interested in showing their boat—even winning a ‘best of’ category …