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Herculite Riviera Marine® Fabrics

The severe saltwater environment and the impact of the sun's UV rays can take its toll on your pleasure craft over time. That's why outfitting your vessel with a fabric designed to meet the daunting challenges of marine use is essential to its longevity, not to mention its appearance. A great way to protect your vessel and keep it dry is by outfitting it with Herculite® Riviera Marine Fabric®.

This lightweight yet sturdy marine fabric is perfectly suited for numerous boating applications, including cockpit covers, bimini tops, boat covers and enclosure curtains. Riviera Marine Fabric gives your vessel years of superior waterproofing and sun protection that other fabrics can't match. 
  • European style softness
  • Lightweight
  • Engineered reinforcing substrate
  • Controlled stretch for ease of fabrication
  • Environmentally friendly coating
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Mildew resistant
  • Colorfast & waterproof
  • UV resistant
  • Five year limited Warranty

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Our Marine Fabrics Add An Attractive Touch To Your Boat

In addition to being tough enough to withstand the rigors of marine environments, our selection of Riviera Marine Fabrics is also pleasing to the eye. This European-style soft and supple fabric is available in several shades of white to match the various gel-coats from around the world. Some of the lighter shades are transparent enough to offer the added benefit of excellent illumination. Riviera Marine Fabric is also colorfast, so the color won't wash out or fade easily over time


Riviera Marine Fabrics Provide Wrinkle-Free Fabrication

Our uniquely engineered core stabilized technology provides just the right amount of stretch for a smooth and wrinkle-free fabrication, enhancing the attractiveness and performance of the marine fabric. The engineered reinforcing substrate offers an extra measure of stability.

Riviera Is an "Ocean Breeze" to Clean

You'll appreciate how easy Riviera Marine Fabrics are to clean and maintain. In addition to extending the life of the fabric, our exclusive top-coat is designed for maximum oil, chemical and mildew resistance, greatly reducing the time and effort in the cleaning process. The coating is also environmentally friendly, giving you greater peace of mind while enjoying your maritime adventures.

Five-Year Warranty for Maximum Protection

Another way Riviera Marine Fabrics give you added peace of mind is with our comprehensive five-year warranty. In the unlikely event the fabric fails during the first five years following the original installation, Herculite® will replace the fabric at no charge. The warranty pertains to damage caused by occurrences such as excessive UV deterioration and excessive loss of strength or color change under normal conditions.

Herculite®: A Marine Fabric Innovator

Herculite® has been an innovative fabric industry leader for more than 60 years. In addition to our cutting-edge marine fabrics, we are also known as a founder of the synthetic fabric industry. Our expertise extends to marketing, consulting, designing and fabric technology, which helps us meet the evolving needs of our customer base. Please contact us to learn more about how Herculite® Riviera Marine Fabrics can protect your vessel for years to come.


Description Vinyl composite on a scrim base of high strength filament polyester.
Weight 12.5 oz. per square yard
Width 62 inches / 157.48 centimeters
Surface Matte
Transparency Some light color shades offer good illumination
Abrasion Resistance Excellent
Dimensional Stability Excellent
Flexibility Excellent in both hot and cold environments
Mildew Resistance Excellent
Chemical Resistance Excellent
Water Repellency Excellent – Water Proof
Oil Resistance Excellent
Sewability Excellent
Heat Sealability Excellent. Can be sealed by hot air weg welder or radio frequency bar type.

Care and Cleaning

Herculite Riviera Marine Fabric is a polyester reinforced PVC fabric that will provide many years of satisfactory service. It is waterproof, mildew, stain and dirt resistant. Herculite’s Rain Kleen® surface treatments further enhance longevity and ease of maintenance. Herculite Riviera Marine Fabric is dimensionally stable. Properly tailored, it will retain its trim fit as well as its protective function and aesthetic value. Since no material is impervious to all hazards, proper maintenance is important if maximum life of the product is to be realized. The following maintenance suggestions are offered:

1. Keep clean. Occasional hosing with clear water will prevent dirt accumulation. Most dirt accumulation can be removed by mild soap, water and a soft scrub brush. Rinse thoroughly. In extreme cases, most dirt can be removed by applying half strength bleach and brushing softly to cover thoroughly the necessary area. Allow solution to remain for two or three minutes, then thoroughly rinse with clear water, protecting surrounding materials or plant growth that might be damaged by the bleach.

2. In areas particularly conductive to mildew, brush away any visible accumulation of dirt on underside. Mildew can grow on dirt, but does not grow on or attack the Riviera Marine vinyl.

3. Use care during installation, take down and transporting. Frictional heat, particularly at the folds, can damage the surface. Sufficient frictional heat can create holes.

4. Avoid excessive wind whip or flapping. Normally fastened sections or panels should be rolled or restrained when not in use.

Limited Warranty

Herculite Riviera Marine Fabrics are guaranteed for a period of five (5) years from date of original installation against rot or excessive deterioration, mildew stains, excessive loss of strength or color change if they occur in normal use and exposure, including sunlight and normal atmospheric chemicals. (Some color change is unavoidable due to ultraviolet rays and chemicals in the atmosphere.)

In the unlikely event of failure of fabric during the five (5) year period from date of original installation, we will supply you, the original owner or the provider of your protective fabric accessories with replacement fabric at no charge.

This warranty protects you against damage to the fabric accessories used under normal conditions. It does not cover damage to the fabric from acts of God, vandalism, neglect or improper use.

This warranty is in lieu of all warranties expressed or implied, and, Herculite Products Inc. will not be liable for any consequential or incidental damage. Any implied warranties imposed by law are limited in time to the duration of the expressed warranty.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damage, so, the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

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