• Boat shows highlight new marine upholstery trends

    Published On: September 1, 2017Categories: Interior, Shop Techniques

    Photo 1: The exterior upholstery on this custom-built vessel by Nor-Tech offers tones of sand and ivory in different, yet complementary textures of vinyl.Photo 2: The decorative topstitching in contrasting colors on the seat of this custom-built vessel by Deep Impact is striking. Formerly flat cushion surfaces are transformed with visually appealing diamond-quilted patterns [...]

  • Prevent cushion foam failures

    Published On: July 1, 2017Categories: Interior, Shop Techniques

    Exterior mattress that sat next to a Jacuzzi. An exterior mesh cover over Dri-Fast® foam could have prevented the deterioration of the vinyl cover over polyfoam. Stagnant water grew mold and the seams allowed the water and mold to seep into the polyfoam. All marine fabricators who provide products for cushions, bedding and [...]

  • Foam: The what, when and where

    Published On: May 1, 2017Categories: Interior, Shop Techniques

    A comfortable custom exterior seating design for one client’ssite-specific alcove. Cushion foam is an important component of any marine seating project. From cockpit cushions with hull angles to bosun’s chairs and boat mattresses, choosing the best solution for cushion foam is a bit of a science. The task can feel daunting given the [...]

  • Seating solutions for reclining, storage and temperature control

    Published On: March 1, 2017Categories: Interior, Shop Techniques

    Climate-controlled mezzanine seating was created by Bill Marriott from Extreme Upholstery Designs, Charleston, S.C., for a customer who requested both heat and air conditioning for fishing trips. When a customer requests an unusual type of seating for a boat, it’s a fabrication opportunity to begin a comfortable dialogue with that client. Instead of [...]