What's New at the Shop?

A brief look at some of the interesting and different projects we've been working on..

How is Sunbrella Made?

Something different this time. Do you ever wonder how your marine fabric is made? We have visited the Sunbrella plants back East, and you would be amazed how much technology is used, along with skilled workers. And you can imagine the impact COVID 19 interruptions have had on the whole process! Check out the short video here, and for more information on fabrics and the weaving process you can visit the Sunbrella website here.

A Divine Makeover

The Beneteau Sense 43 "Zeus" got a complete makeover with dodger, bimini, connector panel, and deck covers in elegant looking Charcoal Tweed Sunbrella that really dressed the boat up. Wrinkle-free polycarbonate windows complete the update. The happy new owner is ready for spring sailing in style.

Activa 55 Solar/Privacy Screens

A good set of high-density screens can cut the solar load to the inside tremendously. This protects interior woodwork and upholstery, and provides a measure of privacy when at dock.

Viking 57 Convertible Flybridge Enclosure

Classic traditional Viking sportfish/cruising yacht. Full weather protection with the flybridge enclosure using premium Strataglass  clear vinyl, and with a clever full outside cover system to protect the enclosure when not in use. 

Catalina 445 Cockpit Shade

Here is one of many large Catalinas we've outfitted this year with a new cockpit bimini and frame, and connector panel to the hard dodger.
Careful design and graceful construction give full or partial cockpit coverage as desired, while not interfering with the sailing experience.

Sea Ray 40 gets a cool screen window set

The owner of this Sea Ray 40 wanted more ventilation in the boat on hot days, while still protecting the interior from sun and ash fallout. These large screen pieces replace the vinyl windows and also cover the glass windshield at the same time with the same pieces. Screens can provide a surprising amount of protection in the right application.

Dynamiq "Coconut" gets a new enclosure

The classic 80' beauty "Coconut", a  sloop from the Italian superyacht builder Dynamiq , gets a new cockpit dodger & enclosure. The upgraded clear polycarbonate windows are a joy to see through, and the heavier duty top fabric provides sturdy protection for many years to come. A special hidden window-top vent system provides fresh air along the inside top on warm days.

Bayliner MY Enclosure Refit

This Bayliner 3888 MY needed a complete refit of flybridge and lower enclosures, a total of 25 pieces in all. We took everything down to the frames and build a new flybridge enclosure with improved ventilation & weatherproofing in the cheerful tropical color. We were able to save most of the original lower aft enclosure pieces by a careful process of refurbishing and minor repairs. A considerable cost savings and they look like new!

Acania

Built in 1930 in New York, the 136' Acania was a masterpiece of design and engineering, harkening back to the golden era of simple, yet refined motor yachting of the late Roaring 20's period.
She has an elegant interior and a history complete with a link to Al Capone. Her restoration included custom exterior deck canvas to match the color scheme, and a unique aluminum-battened spiral staircase top cover that folds up when not in use.