Ignition Marine Service welcomes both private and corporate customers with any size project.
We pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience, so you can be confident that we will provide quality work at an affordable rate that has been customized just for you on time.
We are at your service for all your needs, from marine covers and repairs to full luxury boat outfitting.
Indeed, no job is too big or too small for our consideration.
What makes us stand out from other competitors?
How We Work
Our expert team at Ignition Marine Service will lead you from prototyping through production to ensure your bespoke requests are properly handled.
Covering all your marine trimming needs, constructed with the highest quality materials and workmanship. Our services include:
Power Boat and Sailboat Covers
Whether you need a full boat cover for towing or storage, or just a partial cover to protect sections of your boat, such as:
- Twin Vee
- Dingy Cover
- Console Covers
- Fountain Cockpit
- Tidewater cover
- Binnacle Cover, etc.
We can fabricate you a custom-built cover with a range of high-quality, UV-resistant, marine-grade materials that will meet your needs and protect your boat.
Your boat covers are fabricated utilizing the highest grade of marine products, which are long-lasting, waterproof with excellent UV resistance, and come in various colors to suit your boat.
Bimini & Bimini Tops
A Bimini top is an open-front and open-sided boat that offers protection from the sun and will provide some rain protection while the boat is stationary. When not in use or during towing, Biminis are collapsible. A stainless-steel frame supports the Bimini top cover.
We can custom-make stainless steel Bimini top frames for any size of boat. At Ignition Marine Service, we build our Biminis in-house using a minimum of .065 Stainless wall and a choice of 7/8″ and 1″ tubing.
Bimini top extensions are created by adding additional bows to your existing frame. In this instance, we match the fittings and aluminum or stainless-steel tubing of your current frame to preserve the overall appearance of the frame.
Shade Extensions & Awnings
The shade extensions (Sun Fly Strut, Sprayhood/dodger, Catalina Dodger, Sailboat Dodger, etc.) are a wonderful choice for people who would like flexibility in using the shade or removing it completely at their desired time. The structure of the shade extensions has been made via two tent-like poles that fit inside the rod holders of the boat. We are using marine-grade stainless steel and curve them slightly to ensure the tension of the materials. The materials can be attached to the flybridge floor or be zipped to the existing Bimini.
Clears & Enclosures
If your boat has clears, you can increase your yearly boat usage as they will allow you to block out any unfavorable weather. Depending on the design, you can simply roll up windows or remove the clears in more favorable weather conditions. They will increase the internal size of your vessel and still offer you a great vision.
To find the perfect product for your boat and your requirements, we will give you three options of the most used and high-quality boat clears currently out there. Each clear material has its own benefits and addresses a different budget apart from a varied use.
Ignition Marine Service uses the following three clear types:
Does your boat look a little tired?
It’s time for a new cover and clear to make it look sharp and pristine once again. Low-quality covers are more likely to stretch or shrink in the sun over time and cause them to sag and become unsightly, spoiling the yacht’s overall appearance. Poor-fitting covers can ultimately bring up more costs as the exposed areas of the craft become susceptible to the elements.
Whether you are rushing to get your boat ready for summer or looking to make repairs over winter, Ignition Marine Service is ready to repair or upgrade your boat. We are happy to repair, restitch, and maintain your existing covers.
We can often restitch, patch, or replace clears if the overall structural integrity of the clear section is intact (such as U-shape sections which can become scratched with use). Zips can also be restitched or replaced, and fittings can be patched and repositioned.
Have the clears on your boat started turning white or cracking? Be sure to replace them with a top-quality product from us! We only use the latest equipment and machinery to produce and repair marine trimming products. Together with our expertise and high manufacturer standards, we offer nothing but the best quality craftsmanship.
Material we Use
All our work is completed to the highest standard, using only the best materials sourced from around the world to ensure eye-catching, high-quality finished products.
Stamoid fabrics are well known for their perfect protection against the sun and harsh weather and their 100% UV filtration, which increases the crew’s comfort on board and the pleasures of sailing. Stamoid provides a 5-year warranty in case of irregular discoloration or change in fabric strength.
The Stamoid fabric is mostly used in:
Stamoid is a vinyl-coated woven polyester, a perfect waterproof fabric that can be used for boat tops and protective covers. Stamoid is easily cleanable. The following procedure for maintaining your Stamoid fabrics is recommended:
Pre-rinse: Spread out the fabric on a flat surface, and pre-rinse the fabric with water. Either use a cleaning agent like 303® Vinyl Cleaner or moist the fabric with a mild solution of liquid soap and water.
Brush Wash: Once the cleaning solution penetrates the fabric, use an all-natural soft Bristle brush and gently brush it to the edges. To avoid scratching the fabric or tearing the vinyl, do not use hard pressure during the brushing process.
Rinse: rinse the entire surface of the fabric thoroughly to remove any traces of the cleaning solution. If the fabric is heavily soiled, the cleaning procedure may need to be repeated, followed by a thorough rinse.
Drying: You may hang the fabric up to completely dry.
Sunbrella textiles maintain their brilliant color even after repeated exposure to the sun, salt water, and chlorine found in hostile marine settings, and they come with a 10-year warranty against fading.
All Sunbrella textiles are resistant to mold and mildew. Sunbrella marine canvas can be easily cleaned if mold or mildew develops from exposure to dust, debris, and the environment.
All Sunbrella marine fabrics have earned the endorsement of the Skin Cancer Foundation, offering essential sun protection so boaters may spend a lot of time out on the water without risk.
Sunbrella materials allow air to move through, unlike certain marine fabrics that retain heat, giving everyone on board a comfortable boating experience.
The Sunbrella fabrics, which come in Sunbrella SeaMark, are a fantastic option for dodgers, Biminis, Sailboat covers, and boat covers.
Why Choose Sunbrella:
Hosing fabrics off once a month with clean, cool water will help keep Sunbrella marine fabrics looking fresh and delay the need for deep or vigorous cleaning. However, in most environments, a thorough cleaning will be needed every two to three years. For cleaning the fabric:
* If your first attempt does not remove the stain, stubborn stains and mildew can be removed with the following solutions:
Suggested Cleaning Solution
Dishwashing liquid ¼ cup/1 Gal water
(Latex, Oil, Lacquer)
Use cornstarch to eliminate excess and then clean the residual with the mixture of dishwashing and water.
Use acetone 100% first and then apply the soap thoroughly and rinse it.
Utilize CLR and then rinse it.
Use the combination of dishwashing soap (¼ cup) and bleach (1 cup)/1 Gal of water.
A highly designed scratch-resistant coating technology that improves clear visibility is called Strataglass®. Using a unique coating, the product is protected against minor dings, scratches, and swirl marks typical of transparent vinyl products used in abrasive marine environments. To shield the boat, the people inside, and the interior decor from the sun’s damaging rays, Strataglass® provides additional UV resistance. Strataglass® maintains the product’s maximum flexibility and durability while extending its lifespan.
A special anti-glare component is incorporated into the design of Strataglass to improve clarity, lessen sun glare, and visibility in low light.
When thoroughly cleaned and maintained using IMAR’s Strataglass Protective Cleaner and Strataglass Protective Polish, following manufacturer recommendations, Strataglass will have a useful marine life of 2 to 5 years.
To extend the life of the curtains and maintain the warranty, you may take the following procedures:
Products that may void the warranty:
O’Sea® is a durable premium press polished window material that offers perfect optical clarity and is formulated for maximum UV stability. The marine-grade window material of O’Sea is coated against scratches and chemicals. The perfect press-polished process on the clears makes the sheets soft and flexible.
O’Sea Clears are resistant to chemicals such as sunscreen lotion. These Clears are mainly applicable for the sections of boats that require clarity and durability, such as cabin enclosures, dodgers, awnings, and so on.
O’SEA® plastic windows Cares:
It is recommended to clean O’Sea plastic windows regularly with a hose or blow off dirt particles from the surface and use plain water or a mild soap and water solution. Remember not to use detergents or harsh brushes. A clean, soft cloth or micro-fiber towel works best to clean the window.
The straight sunlight combined with environmental pollution may change the chemical structure of the plastic window, which may cause permanent discoloration and brittleness.
Washing dirt and salt off sheet surfaces will help maintain clarity and extend the life of the plastic window.
Be aware of commercial vinyl care products and glass cleansers containing harmful ingredients such as silicone or alcohol.
To avoid scratching the windows, always flood the window with water and then gently wipe it with a damp, soft cloth.
Ignition Marine Service uses only lifetime high-quality Sewing Threads such as:
- Gore Tenara
- SolarFix PTFE
These threads resist UV sunlight, chemicals, saltwater, extreme weather, and acid rain, making them an excellent choice for outdoor applications. The thread color is matched to the marine acrylic canvas of your choice.
For more durability, Ignition Marine Service uses Stainless Steel grade 316 on finished products for all fasteners, tubing, studs, etc. About 2 to 3 percent of molybdenum is present in stainless steel-316, which improves corrosion resistance, especially in the presence of chlorides and other industrial chemicals, which makes it an excellent choice for high chloride exposure, especially near the ocean or by heavily salted roadways.
YKK’s MARINE® zippers are a unique line of VISLON® zippers which are corrosion resistant. The specific design of the zippers adds protection from the sun’s damaging UV rays, which meets marine standards and requirements.
YKK Zippers Care:
To not let salt and dirt harden and seize up your zippers, you should often be moving the YKK Zippers. Also, to halt corrosion, you should rinse the salt water off.
Regarding the plastic zippers, as long as the zippers are not damaged, their built-in lubricant will keep them moving.
An ideal lubricant is dry silicon or water-based zip lube. However, try hot water and vinegar for the stuck and corroded zippers since it helps dissolve the oxide/salt and free the zipper.
In general, regular cleaning and rinsing off salt will ensure you get the most out of your fabric and zippers.
We can provide you with all the popular marine trimming products such as Sunbrella and Stamoid marine fabrics, Strataglass and O’Sea clear, marine-grade vinyl, and a full range of stainless steel 316 trimming hardware.
Other Marine Services
Ignition is a one-stop boat repair shop that provides various levels of quality marine mechanical, electrical, and structural repair for all boats: pleasure boats, fishing boats, and yachts of any size, brand, and type at an industry-competitive price serving all clients and boaters in Lower Mainland, BC.
These include general and boat-specific technical services that help upkeep the boat for clients.