• Sun & Sea Trilaminate Vinyl

    Published On: September 1, 2016Categories: Products

    Vicar International now offers a 15-ounce, 62-inch wide vinyl trilaminate with a contemporary embossing over a matte, easy-to-clean finish. This product, called Sun & Sea, is available in 15 colors. Specifications include flame retardant, passes CPA1-84, NFPA-701, CA. Title 19 Sec. 1237.1, high tear and tensile strength, and mildew and rot resistance. Treated with 1,000 [...]

  • Distinction-Poly Thread

    Published On: September 1, 2016Categories: Products

    Available in 20 bold, contrasting colors, Distinction-Poly Thread gives fabricators and manufacturers the versatility, extra UVR, and mildew resistant performance needed for both indoor and outdoor applications. The thread is formulated to meet the rigorous demands of the marine, automotive, RV, and golf industries. Recommended for marine and automotive seating, golf seating, outdoor furniture, accent [...]

  • The art of choosing a digital marketing partner

    Published On: September 1, 2016Categories: In the Shop, Resources

    Asking the right questions before choosing a digital marketing partner can save you time and money. There was a time when digital marketing could casually be left to employees who were interested in dabbling in online options. Now, however, digital marketing has grown up. Every business needs a plan that genuinely integrates traditional marketing efforts [...]

  • Details, details

    Published On: September 1, 2016Categories: Resources

    This issue of Marine Fabricator focuses on many of those business factors that keep customers coming through your doors. You have probably heard the saying, “God is in the detail.” Or, conversely, “The devil is in the detail.” Either way, successful business owners and managers naturally juggle dozens of concurrent factors in their day-to-day operations. [...]

  • Navigating the nuanced waters of insurance coverage

    Published On: September 1, 2016Categories: Features

    Marine fabricators face a number of unique circumstances in their operations. They perform onsite work at their shops and offsite work at marinas. They use expensive-to-replace tools and equipment both on and off site. Occasionally a fabricator must bring parts of a customer’s watercraft back to his or her facility to do the work. Such [...]

  • MagicEzy 9 Second Chip Fix

    Published On: September 1, 2016Categories: Products

    MagicEzy 9 Second Chip Fix is a UV- and water-resistant, ready-to-use filler, available in 10 popular boat colors. Intended for repairing small holes, chips and gouges in fiberglass, the product requires no mixing and there is no need to paint over the repair. This product incorporates the latest nano-technology to provide ultimate strength and adhesion. [...]

  • Accent on marine innovation

    Published On: September 1, 2016Categories: Features

    Textiles that combine performance and aesthetics please fabricators and customers Batyline Eden textile combines strength and comfort with a waterproof backing so cushions can stay outside and water won’t soak into the foam. Pillows shown here are manufactured using Stamskin® One; the shade structure fabric is Soltis 86. Photo: Serge Ferrari North America. [...]

  • Sunbrella® Shift Collection

    Published On: September 1, 2016Categories: Products

    The new Sunbrella® Shift Collection by Glen Raven Custom Fabrics includes six patterns that layer texture, color and pattern, fusing traditional pattern with modern styling. The patterns include Spotlight, Loft, Escapade, Connect, Integrated and Radiant. Fabrics in this collection meet ACT standards for use in high-traffic areas, making them suitable for hospitality, residential indoor and [...]

  • South Beach collection

    Published On: September 1, 2016Categories: Products

    Silver State Inc. now offers the South Beach collection, distributed exclusively through Alaxi, a division of Silver State. The Sunbrella® South Beach collection includes, among other designs, Fontainebleau, a railroaded stripe with a 32.25 inch repeat; Avenues, a large/mid-scale with a labyrinthian turn on a traditional Greek key; and Kitty Kitty, an organic tiger pattern [...]

  • Climates dictate how five regional shops make enclosures

    Published On: September 1, 2016Categories: Features

    Many customers on the Great Lakes seek weather protection for their boats. Charles Klein, owner of Dorsal LLC, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., connected pieces of clear2sea™ to create window panels (removable and roll-up) for a full enclosure on a 72-ft. Ocean Alexander. Local geography can define a business. In the case of marine fabrication [...]