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Marine Fabricators Association Announces Marine Fabrication Excellence Award Winners

February 4th, 2022 / By: / Awards, MFA Excellence Awards

Sponsored by the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA), the Fabrication Excellence Awards contest is designed to recognize excellence in marine fabrication. The entries are judged by a panel of certified marine professionals. Awards of Excellence and Outstanding Achievement Awards are given in each category.

Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. Recipients of the “Award of Excellence”, “Outstanding Achievement Award” and “Award of Distinction” were also all recognized at the conference. Winning projects will receive recognition in press releases, features in Marine Fabricator magazine, an award plaque and permission to use the Fabrication Excellence winning logo in business and promotional pieces.

For this year’s competition, the MFA received a total of 68 entries from marine fabricators in 11 categories including; enclosures, sailboats, travel covers, tops, upholstery and miscellaneous. Judges included industry experts and certified professionals. Watch for the March/April Marine Fabricator publication for all winning project details. To view a gallery of similar projects from other award programs click here.

The Marine Fabrication Excellence Awards competition is sponsored by Advanced Textiles Association (ATA), a not-for-profit trade association with more than 1,600 member companies representing the international specialty fabrics and technical textiles marketplace.


Outstanding Achievement

Bootssattlerei Hallier
Project Name: Activ 805 Sundeck Quicksilver 
Category: Travel/Full Covers

Bootssattlerei Hallier 
Project Name: Regal 2565
Category: Powerboat—Soft Enclosures

Charlton’s Marine Canvas 
Project Name: Salt Life Silverton
Category: Powerboat—Rigid Enclosures

Lake Shore Boat Top Co. Inc.
Project Name: “Blue by You”—Yamaha Makeover
Category: Wild & Innovative

Lake Shore Boat Top Co. Inc.
Project Name: “Fish Bowl”–Cruisers Yacht 560a 
Category: Hybrid Enclosures

MarineRennavators LLC
Project Name: Cockpit Shade with Custom Carbon Fiber Poles
Category: Wild & Innovative

Mike’s Marine Custom Canvas
Project Name: Bertram Transformer Top
Category: Tops

Mike’s Marine Custom Canvas 
Project Name: Prestige
Category: Hybrid Enclosures

SewLong Custom Covers
Project Name: Surf Sail—AFT Shade Sail Extension
Category: Tops

Signature CanvasMakers LLC 
Project Name: Classy Cobia
Category: Powerboat—Soft Enclosures

Top Stitch Marine Canvas
Project Name: Modernized Sea Ray
Category: Marine Exterior Upholstery

Top Stitch Marine Canvas
Project Name: Upholstery Upgrade 
Category: Marine Exterior Upholstery

Yachtsman’s Canvas
Project Name: Glass House
Category: Powerboat—Rigid Enclosures


Award of Excellence

Bootssattlerei Hallier
Project Name: Formenti ZAR 95
Category: Powerboat—Soft Enclosures

Bootssattlerei Hallier
Project Name: Sea Ray 260 Sundeck
Category: Wild & Innovative

Charlton’s Marine Canvas
Project Name: Endeavor Cat 44
Category: Hybrid Enclosures

Charlton’s Marine Canvas
Project Name: Sew Smooth
Category: Powerboat–Rigid Enclosures

Custom Marine Canvas
Project Name: Arriva Tender Cover
Category: Travel/Full Covers

Custom Marine Canvas
Project Name: Snow Goose Cushions
Category: Marine Interior Upholstery

In Stitches Customs
Project Name: Fountain of Youth
Category: Marine Exterior Upholstery

K1 Marine Trimming Pty Ltd.
Project Name: CNB 60 Sailing in Comfort
Category: Sailboat Enclosures

Lake Shore Boat Top Co. Inc.
Project Name: “All Covered Up”—250 Boston Whaler
Category: Travel/Full Covers

Lake Shore Boat Top Co. Inc.
Project Name: “Goose Landing Pad”—Skin Top
Category: Tops

Weaver Canvas
Project Name: Aft Shade for 78-Foot Marlow with Carbon Fiber Poles
Category: Marine Miscellaneous

Yachtsman’s Canvas
Project Name: Traditional Beauty
Category: Sailboat Dodgers


Award of Distinction

Bootssattlerei Hallier
Project Name: Formenti ZAR 95
Category: Powerboat—Soft Enclosures

In Stitches Customs
Project Name: Fountain of Youth
Category: Marine Exterior Upholstery