• Finding inspiration

    Published On: March 1, 2024Categories: Editorial

    When your projects start to feel stale or boring, make it a habit to look around for inspiration. Inspiration can be found through mentors, online training, classes, boat shows, workshops, books and conferences. It can also be found in unexpected places and through chance conversations. Once you bump into a new concept or technique, you [...]

  • 2024 MFA Conference news

    Published On: March 1, 2024Categories: News

    Veteran Australian fabricator David Elliott demonstrates his unique patterning techniques before a rapt audience. The 2024 Marine Fabricators Conference that took place Jan. 25-27 in St. Pete Beach, Fla., was bustling with energy, creativity and goodwill. With a total of 315 registrants, 65 first-time participants and 52 exhibitors, veterans and newcomers alike enjoyed the buzzing [...]

  • New members join MFA

    Published On: March 1, 2024Categories: News

    The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) provides resources and programs for marine fabricators and establishes standards of excellence for business practices, products and craftsmanship. The MFA is a division of the Advanced Textiles Association, formerly known as IFAI. Join the only trade association today that represents the entire specialty fabrics and advanced textiles industry in the [...]

  • Marine Industry Events

    Published On: March 1, 2024Categories: Events

    All calendar events are subject to change. Please check websites for updated information. March 14–17, 2024Northwest Sportshow®Minneapolis Convention CenterMinneapolis, Minn.northwestsportshow.com May 18–19, 2024Great Lakes Boating FestivalThe Grosse Pointe Yacht ClubGrosse Pointe, Mich.greatlakesboatingfestival.com Sept 19–22, 2024Norwalk Boat ShowNorwalk Cove MarinaNorwalk, Conn.boatshownorwalk.com Sept. 24–26, 2024Advanced Textiles Expo 2024 Anaheim Convention CenterAnaheim, Calif.advancedtextilesexpo.com

  • Tough textile coatings

    Published On: March 1, 2024Categories: Products

    VYNGUARD® Performance Coatings is a full line of custom-engineered lacquers for flexible woven and non-woven vinyl, textiles and fabrics. All VYNGUARD chemistries are formulated with high-performance polymers that produce unprecedented coating life cycles. Whether engineering for hydrophobicity, high cross-link densities, or chemically inert characteristics, these finishes are individually formulated to address some of the most [...]

  • High-performance perforated fabric

    Published On: March 1, 2024Categories: Products

    Top Gun™ Vision is a perforated version of Top Gun coated fabric. Blocking almost 92% of light, Top Gun Vision is an excellent choice for letting some light in or providing the ability to see out. A premium acrylic-coated 100% woven polyester fabric, its attributes include excellent strength, durability, tear and abrasion resistance, dimensional stability, [...]

  • Weather-beating composite fabric

    Published On: March 1, 2024Categories: Products

    Stamoid Light by Serge Ferrari Group is a versatile multilayer composite fabric for boat seating and protective covers. Blending innovation, durability and style, it is available in a wide range of white shades that enables covers and protective elements to be matched with a variety of boat gelcoats. It is 100% waterproof and resistant to [...]

  • Marine cleaner and conditioner

    Published On: March 1, 2024Categories: Products

    Iosso’s Vinyl and Leather Cleaner & Conditioner restores the appearance of a wide range of marine materials. This versatile product also protects against the ravages of UV rays, ozone, suntan lotion, dirt, grime and environmental extremes. It is a unique blend of natural oils that clean and condition in one easy step. It restores sheen [...]

  • Prefabricated marine seating panels

    Published On: March 1, 2024Categories: Products

    Trivantage’s prefabricated Quilted Marine Upholstery Panels featuring Sunbrella® Horizon® are designed to help fabricators cut down on cost and turnaround time. Made of marine vinyl Sunbrella Horizon Capriccio, the panels are paired with matching solution-dyed polyester thread for long-lasting performance. The product is available in four unique styles with single and double diamond stitching options. [...]

  • Tropics-inspired upholstery collection

    Published On: March 1, 2024Categories: Products

    Sunbrella® and United Fabrics’ joint upholstery collection, Wild Utopia, brings vibrant textiles to commercial spaces. With 20 bold and bleach-cleanable fabrics in four lively patterns, Nema, Fernie, Leopardo and Kudos, the collection offers modern interpretations of patterns found in tropical landscapes through twists on scale, texture and color. Designed for both indoor and outdoor spaces, [...]