Custom Canvas of Charleston is an award winning member of the National Marine Fabricators Association. We are a true custom shop, located in Summerville, South Carolina. We specialize in fabricating all types of custom Boat canvas and we make custom boat cushions for interior and exterior. If you can imagine it, we can sew it. We've made motorcycle covers and motorcycle seats, black out shades and sleeping berth curtains for the Coast Guard and covers for all types and sizes of machinery.
We pride ourselves in making a quality product at a fair price. Check out the following pages and see if there is anything that might interest you. If so, give us a call or send us an email. If you don't see what you are looking for, but have an idea for something that you have never seen done before, that's the kind of challenge we enjoy. E-mail us with the details. Thanks for checking out our site.
Take a look at our most recent
Industrial Fabrics Association International International Achievement Award
Outstanding Achievement for Marine Upholstery
Seating for Sixty
This was a total refit of all 54 exterior cushions on a three-year-old Perini Navi 190ft sailing yacht while in port in Charleston, S.C. Although the cushions were only three years old, they had 10 years of wear because this boat “chased summer” around the world. The project included cushions for the bow seat, welted helm seats and backs, two large settees on the bridge deck, sunbathing cushions by the hot tub,large curved backs and seat cushions on two seating areas on the main deck, curved backs and cushions in two seating areas on aft deck, folding cushions on storage boxes and cushions on two tenders.
This project was probably the most complex Custom Canvas of Charleston has ever done in terms of sheer volume and timing of the entire project. In addition, some of the cushions, especially the tufted helm seats and the large curved backs that mounted onto stainless steel supports made in Italy, were unique in their design and required extra time and planning.
Sewing the covers for the cushions was time consuming and complex because of the way that the covers had to be installed on some of the seats and backs and the way every seam had to be folded and topstitched perfectly.
The best result of this project was that the customers, the captain and his wife (they were also members of the family that owns the boat), were extremely happy. The cushions made the boat look refreshed and new (along with all the varnish work they were having done). They were very happy with the fit, the feel and the fact that the foam now stays dry and the cushions don’t move around.
Project of the Month
This Hunter 430 built in 1996 need a redesign of the original canvas on the boat. The owner wanted a sleeker look instead of the boxy look the previous setup had with the dodger, bimini and arch all being the same height. We lowered the dodger and then gave him a clear connector from the arch to the back of the dodger. We also made him a new bimini that came down the sides of the arch more than the original go give him a bit more shade and improve the look of the canvas. The owner loved the finished product which gave his boat a more traditional look and improved his visability.
... and last month's project
Our client has 2 boats that he stores on floating docks on Isle of Palms. He and his family leave the boats for long periods of time and he wanted to make sure the boats were protected during those times. We made covers for both the boats using Weathermax fabric and Tenara thread guaranteed for the life of the fabric. Now when he gets a chance to enjoy the beach his boats are clean and ready to go. Our biggest challenge was making sure the covers were very secure so that wind would not move the covers and rain would not sit on the covers.
...and taking it to the next level
Premium windows for Premium boats. We have been associated with Rainier Industries for over 9 years and look forward to a long relationship representing them in the Charleston area.
Our Rainier Window Showcase
A 3 sided porch enclosure with sliding Rainier panels
A 36 Tiara enclosure with a sliding door
Some other jobs we are proud of ...
Pacific Blue never looked so good
2 Full Enclosures only look EASY
At Custom Canvas of Charleston, we are not only proud of the products we produce, but we are proud of our associations with the following companies. Our goal is to make a quality product and these companies help us do just that. If you would like information about the companies that are menitoned on these pages, please click on the links below and you will go directly to their Web sites.
Our favorite local sail boat manufacturer. Quality products from quality people.
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Thread that lasts as long as your canvas
Our favorite DETAILING crew!
Our favorite town
Check out this new product from some local people here in Charleston. They've come up with a unique and simple way to make sure the kids stay safe when around your boat. We are proud to be associated with them and recommend them highly.