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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? 

One-Stop Shop

We have got you covered! For your boat’s electrical and mechanical needs and any canvas covering, Ignition Marine is at your service.

Budget-Friendly  

We provide different options from high-end materials to budget-friendly fabrics, clears, and accessories within a variety of ranges. Let us offer you a product that is within your budget.

Locally-Owned & Operated 

By supporting us, you are supporting the Canadian manufacturing and distributing industry and local jobs.

Crafted from Quality  

We take pride in delivering high-quality products using marine-grade materials to secure long durability in various BC weather conditions. We strive for perfection!

Guaranteed Workmanship 

All our frames and covers are custom-made by skilled craftsmen and completed to the highest standards, ensuring that they fit perfectly and deliver years of hassle-free service.

Custom Design & Manufacturing

Custom design and in-house fitting ensure a quality, tailor-made product.  

Mobile Service (Installation & Repair)

We provide a service at our shop at Lions Gate Marina and mobile service that can facilitate commuting for you by utilizing our fully equipped Marine Mobile Workshop.   

Highly Experienced Machinist

Our experienced, specialist marine trimmers and sewing machinists take great pride in their craftsmanship.

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.

Patterning Service

Prototyping

Product Design Service

Manufacturing

Our Services

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.

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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 Extensions

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.

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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.

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Ignition Marine Service uses the following three clear types:

Flexible Clear Vinyl

A soft and flexible clear PVC like Strataglass clears, with scratch resistance and UV ray resistant coatings, offers excellent stability and durability as it is waterproof and mildew resistant.

Polycarbonate

It is a semi-rigid clear plastic hard enough so that it is nearly unbreakable. The material comes in waterproof and UV-resistant coating. Because of their rigidity, these kinds of clears cannot be rolled up like vinyl, and they are costly to be replaced when damaged.

Acrylic

It’s a strong semi-rigid and UV ray-resistant clear with a less scratch-resistant coating. A good point about these kinds of clears is that they are repairable. If looking for a flexible option to be rolled up, acrylic should not be your choice.

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Repair

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.

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The Stamoid fabric is mostly used in:  

 Stamoid care

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.

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Why Choose Sunbrella:

Sunbrella Care:

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:  

Stain

Suggested Cleaning Solution

Bird Dropping 

Dishwashing liquid ¼ cup/1 Gal water 

Grease
Oil
Paint Wet/Dried
(Latex, Oil, Lacquer)

Use cornstarch to eliminate excess and then clean the residual with the mixture of dishwashing and water.

Ink 

Use acetone 100% first and then apply the soap thoroughly and rinse it.

Iron Rust

Utilize CLR and then rinse it.

Mildew

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.

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Why Strataglass

Strataglass Care:  

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.

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Why O’sea

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
  • Sunguard
  • 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. 

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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.

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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.

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Parts Request

Need materials?  

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. 

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Marine Electrical Services

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Marine Mechanical Services

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Boat Repair and Maintenance

Accreditations

Why Choose Ignition Marine Services

Ignition Marine Service Inc. BBB Business Review

Better Business Bureau

Amirkabir University of Technology

American Boat and Yacht Council

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What Our Clients Say

Mojtaba Merzayie
Mojtaba Merzayie
01/09/2022
Mehrab at ignition marine service is a very honest guy. He was able to professionally install 2 underwater lights for a fraction of what other people were quoting. Also, when we arrived after hours to pickup the boat he went out of his way to guide us on how to maintain the boat and future issues that will arise if certain things aren’t done. Quality service at a great price is what you will expect at ignition marine and I will definitely be going there again for all my future boating needs.
Nick Seddon
Nick Seddon
29/08/2022
Mehrab at Ignition Marine will go out of his way to take care of you. He is excellent in his communication and is very good at setting expectations. He completely rebuilt my 38’ Chris Craft engines, and they are now like new. He meticulously took apart each piece, primed it, and painted it. Given that it is a ‘93, we knew that we would run into more issues along the way, and he kept me up-to-date on his progress. He has worked into the night many times on my boat just to get it to me in time. I am very thankful that I selected Mehrab and Ignition Marine. He is a true professional. Side note: I spoke to one of the staff members at Lions Gate Marine Centre, and he told me he has never seen anyone work as hard as Mehrab! I am not surprised!
kris shobridge
kris shobridge
02/05/2022
I’ve recently had a checkup on my new boat done by Ignition Marine. I was impressed by their service from the start and will be a return customer. I was a bit apprehensive of finding a trustworthy shop that I could depend on for service. Mary in the front office was friendly and accurate in detailing want I wanted serviced. Mehrab was very friendly and appeared to go out of his way to offer exceptional customer service. My service was done in a timely manner and was priced competitively. I’ll be back.
Anthony Psillos
Anthony Psillos
19/04/2022
Great communication from this company. Mary has been a pleasure to work with. They are very accommodating and their open hours are great. They also have very competitive pricing. I’ve only bought parts from them to date, but my boat is scheduled to go in for some mechanical work in the next few weeks, and I will update accordingly. So far they have been fantastic and I’m sure they’ll continue to provide excellent service.
Jairo Perdigão
Jairo Perdigão
15/04/2022
Excellent professional and good facilities.
Navid Behroyan
Navid Behroyan
04/03/2022
Mehrab was the most professional boat mechanic I have ever met. I’ve gone through several marine Mechic’s until I met Mehrab. I would not trust anyone else with my boat. I highly recommend his services and have referred him to all my friends.
Matty Ak
Matty Ak
03/11/2021
Excellent job on Searay 34ft . My port engine was stalling on 3000 rpm . They did a great job in a short time with accurate diagnostic.My boat is back in water with an affordable price. Thanks guys.
Jay Vanderpas
Jay Vanderpas
20/09/2021
Mehrab our mechanic was excellent. Quick reply and professional service. He was great at diagnosing our oil leak and explaining the repair to us. Mehrab also informed us of possible issues in the future on our 2005 Sea Ray.
James Gladstone
James Gladstone
15/09/2021
The team at ignition marine were excellent. They were able to diagnose the issue very quickly and fix it just the same. They kept me up to date constantly with phone calls and text messages regarding the status of repair. I would definitely recommend their services to others and have done so already.
Frank Gammon
Frank Gammon
09/09/2021
I am recommending the work and expertise of Ignition Marine Service based on my previous experience working alongside their founder and CEO. They are methodical and professional in their diagnosis and delivery of a wide range of repair services. Their passion for helping others enjoy the BC coastline is evident through their knowledgeable and honest work ethic. Keep these guys on speed-dial!
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