Set sail in a folding fabric boat

August 1, 2012  |  Marine, Projects

[Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL)], Switzerland Created by Thibault Penven, a student at ECAL, the Ar Vag (which translates as “boat” in Brittany) is a folding fabric vessel with oars. Designed for use as a shuttle between the shore and a larger vessel, it functions well on…
Jeri Perillo turns walk-in requests into revenue

August 1, 2012  |  Feature, Management, Marine, Perspective

Jeri Perillo has had her share of odd walk-in requests—followed by growing revenue streams. By Sigrid Tornquist “The relationships we’ve built that have resulted in revenue streams weren’t something we went looking for; they came to us,” says Jeri Perillo, president of Custom Canvas of Cha…
Full coverage for HMS Queen Elizabeth

July 1, 2012  |  Marine, Projects

It’s been a landmark year for Queen Elizabeth II as she celebrates 60 years as England’s monarch, hosts the 2012 Summer Olympic Games and has the Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier christened the HMS Queen Elizabeth in her honor. A company based in Southampton, England, brought i…
Dramatic restoration of boat cockpit

June 1, 2012  |  Marine, Projects

[Paul’s Custom Canvas Inc.] Denver, Colo. Paul’s Custom Canvas designed and fabricated the new upholstery for the cockpit of a used 32-foot Fountain boat, following the client’s own design idea, including the Fountain logo on the headrests and back sun pad—upholstered rather …
Classic sailboat makeover

June 1, 2012  |  Marine, Projects

[Iverson’s Design] Olympia, Wash. Iverson’s Design created the plan for a complete cockpit enclosure on a sailboat, including dodger, bimini, connector panel and sunshade mesh enclosure panels. All components of this enclosure are removable so the boat owner has a variety of options. The…
Boat enclosure features blend of material

June 1, 2012  |  Marine, Projects

[SeaCanvas] Egg Harbor Township, N.J. Sea Canvas was asked to recreate a four-sided enclosure using some soft, polished sheet vinyl and some EZ2CY acrylic window material. The client requested rigid windows forward, soft vinyl with U-zippers on the sides, and a roll-up aft door and aft mid windows. …
Chandler Clark beats the recession with hard work and ingenuity

May 1, 2012  |  Feature, Management, Marine, Perspective

Chandler Clark relies on hard work and ingenuity to build a thriving business during the recession. By Sigrid Tornquist “In the Navy they call it deckplate leadership,” says Chandler Clark, owner of Signature CanvasMakers in Hampton, Va. “It’s a leadership style that involves teamwork, commo…
Sattler presents Nautex products, PVC-coated fabrics

April 1, 2012  |  Marine, Products

Designed for boat covers, Nautex coated vinyls includes PVC-coated Oceanic 613, treated to offer protection against UV radiation and adverse weather conditions. Available in three colors. Covermaster 697 is PVC-coated on one side of a tightly woven polyester base fabric. Waterproof to more than 1,00…
Grand Cayman and Aqua Gun: marine upholsteries from Rochford

April 1, 2012  |  Marine, Products

Nautolex Grand Cayman, finished with easy-to-clean protective PreFixx, is a durable marine upholstery fabric. Resistant to staining, abrasion, and scuffing, it is suited for both indoor and outdoor marine applications. Aqua Gun, solution-dyed 840 denier polyester, combines the fade resistance and so…
NMMA Canada boating statistics report

March 1, 2012  |  Industry News, Marine

In 2011, 38 percent of Canadian adults went boating, a statistic that should make marine textile manufacturers take notice. This is one of many statistics available from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada, a leading trade group for recreational boating, which recently issued…