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Marine Fabricators Association Announces Marine Fabrication Excellence Award Winners

January 28th, 2020 / By: / Marine, News, Press Release

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) awarded the Marine Fabrication Excellence Awards for design excellence, and quality workmanship in marine applications at the 2020 Marine Fabricators Conference. Marine Fabricators Conference is an annual conference that includes education and training, networking opportunities, and an exhibitor show floor.

Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. Recipients of the “Award of Excellence”, “Outstanding Achievement Award” and “Award of Distinction” were also all recognized at the conference. Winning projects will receive recognition in press releases, features in Marine Fabricator magazine an award plaque and permission to use the Fabrication Excellence winning logo in business and promotional pieces.

For this year’s competition, MFA received a total of 60 entries from marine fabricators in 9 categories including; enclosures, sailboats, travel covers, tops, upholstery and miscellaneous. Judges included industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals. Watch for the March/April Marine Fabricator publication for all winning project details. To view a gallery of similar projects from other award programs click here.

The Marine Fabrication Excellence Awards competition is sponsored by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), a not-for-profit trade association with more than 1,600 member companies representing the international specialty fabrics and technical textiles marketplace.

Award of Distinction


Charlton’s Marine Canvas
Project Name: Just Cruisin
Category: Exterior Canvas

Overboard Designs
Project Name: Ocean Express Interior Renovation
Category: Upholstery

Award of Excellence


Charlton’s Marine Canvas
Project Name: Sheer Delight
Category: Top

Charlton’s Marine Canvas
Project Name: Just Cruisin
Category: Exterior Canvas

Charlton’s Marine Canvas
Project Name: Sailing Uma
Category: Sailboat Dodger

Coastal Coverings
Project Name: Reefsleep
Category: Marine Miscellaneous

Coastal Coverings
Project Name: Zulue Assegai 55
Category: Marine Interior Upholstery

David’s Custom Trimmers
Project Name: Go Fast
Category: Powerboat – Soft Enclosures

Lakeshore Boat Top Company
Project Name: 390 MTI Off Shore – “Silver Bullet”
Category: Travel/Full Covers

Overboard Designs
Project Name: Ocean Express Interior Renovation
Category: Marine Exterior Upholstery

Outstanding Achievement


B’s Kustom Kreations
Project Name: Classy Cig
Category: Marine Exterior Upholstery

Canvasworks Inc.
Project Name: Reupholster and AquaTraction flooring on a Moomba Mobius LSV
Category: Marine Exterior Upholstery

Charlton’s Marine Canvas
Project Name: MY44 Fountaine Pajot
Category: Powerboat – Soft Enclosures

Charlton’s Marine Canvas
Project Name: Distant Drummer Category: Marine Miscellaneous

Chicago Marine Canvas
Project Name: Carver Voyager Flybridge
Category: Powerboat – Rigid Enclosures

Lakeshore Boat Top Company
Project Name: 510 Sea Ray—”No Red Wine Allowed!!”
Category: Marine Interior Upholstery

Marine Tops Unlimited
Project Name: Center Console Full Travel Cover
Category: Travel/Full Covers

Marine Tops Unlimited
Project Name: Midnight Express 39cc Makeover
Category: Marine Exterior

Sewlong-Custom Covers
Project Name: Centurion Tower Down Cinch Cover
Category: Travel/Full Covers

About Marine Fabricators Association
MFA is a division of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). It provides resources and programs for marine fabricators and establishes standards of excellence for business practices, products and craftsmanship. MFA works to establish and maintain an identity for marine fabricators, representing nearly 300 member companies. It is the only trade association dedicated to assisting marine fabrication industry professionals with their businesses. Projects and activities include sponsoring regional workshops and the annual Marine Fabricators Conference.

About Industrial Fabrics Association International
IFAI is a member-owned, member-driven trade association representing the global industrial fabrics industry since 1912. IFAI invests more than $8 million each year to advance the industry and support member companies. IFAI provides members with relevant information, sourcing solutions and networking opportunities to sustain and grow their business. For more information visit IFAI.com.