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Breaking Down the Different Types of Shade Tops for Boats

Posted by Craig Zola on May 4, 2017 12:57:00 PM

Shade tops for boats come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and styles, so it’s important to understand the different options available before making an investment. There are four major types of boat shade tops you should consider:

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Advances in Marine Fabrics and What They Mean for Your Boat

Posted by Craig Zola on Dec 2, 2014 11:30:00 AM


Boats and marine fabrics are as susceptible to trends and fashion as any other industry. Customers want fabrics that are priced competitively, look good, last a long time and are easy to clean. It’s not easy to satisfy all these demands in the challenging marine environment, but innovation in the marine fabrics industry has put products on the market that can meet your customers’ needs.

For those of us in the boat business, it’s important to be responsive to shifting trends. The best place to start is by keeping current with boat fabric trends and the latest innovations that are making yacht fabrics last longer and perform better than ever before.

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Best Boat Covers

Posted by Craig Zola on Jul 8, 2014 6:40:00 PM

When the weather gets rough, boat owners all over the world have to throw anchor and cover their boats. But, there are so many different types of covers. What fabric do you use? Should you customize? What works best for fresh or sea water boats?

One of the best ways to ensure your boat is protected while stored or trailering is to get your cover custom fitted by your local canvas shop and preferably a canvas shop that is a member of the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) and uses Herculite Inc. as a fabric supplier.

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Boat Canvas Tops vs. Fiberglass Boat Tops

Posted by Craig Zola on Aug 28, 2013 2:46:00 PM

Boat tops are essential for boat owners to protect themselves from harsh weather and preserve and secure their boats. The decision between a hard top and canvas top might appear difficult, but it is not. With professional assistance, canvas tops become an affordable, quality solution for all boats. Boat canvas covers provided by Herculite are some of the finest on the market. Boat owners will be receiving world-class options by sifting through a range of brands and types.  Let’s take a glance at what makes canvas tops an intriguing option over hard tops.

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