Signature Canvasmakers LLC Hampton, VA

Project Details

Fabric 1

Producer: Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC
Supplier: Trivantage LLC

Fabric 2

Producer: Herculite Products Inc.
Supplier: Keyston Bros.

Design Name
Chandler Clark

Design Company
Signature CanvasMakers

Fabrication Name
Charlene Clark

Fabrication Company
Signature CanvasMakers

Project Manager Name
Chandler Clark

Project Manager Company
Signature CanvasMakers

Installation Name
Joseph Bassett

Installation Company
Signature CanvasMakers

Please describe the project specifications

The customer wanted to outfit their classic Island Packet 38 sailboat a new bimini, dodger and enclosure that would compliment the lines of the boat and provide an open and functional cockpit space.

What was the purpose of this project? What did the client request?

The purpose of this job was to replace and improve existing ill-fitting canvas and compliment the classic lines of the boat, while maintaining a long one-piece, sparsely supported top. We utilized .040 Strataglass and Captain Navy Sunbrella for the dodger and enclosure.

What is unique or complex about the project?

We were working with the customer's existing framework which had very little crown, thus creating a flat bimini. Their existing bimini pooled water due to the lack of crown and small tubing diameter but the customer did not want to replace the framework. We were able to modify the frame to introduce enough crown to prevent pooling while still maintaining complimentary lines for the boat. The customer also wanted the dodger top to flow directly to the bimini without a traditional connecting piece. Also included in the picture are extra zippers for the future addition of screens.

What were the results of the project?

The customer loved the clean lines and The project exceeded the customer's expectations.

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