Marine Canvas and Boat Upholstery
Ignition Marine proudly serves private and corporate customers with top-notch luxury quality marine canvas and boat/yacht upholstery services throughout Lower Mainland, BC, and North Vancouver, no matter how simple or intricate your project may be.
With our marine canvas & upholstery expertise and experience, you can rest assured that we will exceed your expectations.
We are at your service for all your needs, from marine covers and repairs to full luxury boat outfitting.
Custom Boat Canvas Repair and Marine Upholstery in North Vancouver and Lower Mainland, BC.
Your boat’s appearance and performance are key factors in maximizing and fully enjoying your time on the water. Not only will it make your boat and yacht look good—investing in a marine canvas and upholstery for boat can safeguard it from the following:
Custom Boat Canvas Repair and Replacement
Our Quality Marine Upholstery Services
Make sure that your next voyage out in the sea will be pleasurable and in style with our top-notch marine craftsmanship.
Ignition Marine is a reliable marine upholstery expert, and we provide quality services to North Vancouver and British Columbia. From custom-made fabrications to repairs, you can depend on us for your every need.
Enjoy A Fun Day On The Water
What Makes Our Marine Upholstery and Canvas Services Stand Out from Other Competitors?
How We Work
Our expert team at Ignition Marine Service will work with you from prototyping through production to ensure your bespoke requests are appropriately handled.
We want to ensure we provide our customers in North Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, BC, with an experience that surpasses their expectations.
Product Design Service
Our Boat Canvas Installation, Repair and Replacement Services
Our marine upholstery services include:
Power Boat and Sailboat Covers
We custom-build covers with a range of high-quality, UV-resistant, marine-grade materials to meet your needs and protect your boat.
Your boat covers are manufactured using the highest grade of marine fabric products, which are guaranteed the following:
Bimini & Bimini Tops
Shade Extensions & Awnings
The shade extensions (Sun Fly Strut, Sprayhood/dodger, Catalina Dodger, Sailboat Dodger, etc.) are an excellent option for anyone who wants the option of employing the shade or removing it totally at their convenience.
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 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 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.
We will give you three options of the most used and high-quality boat clears to find the perfect product for your boat and your requirements. Each clear material has benefits and addresses a different budget apart from varied use.
The following are the three clear types:
Superior Boat Canvas and Marine Upholstery Repair Services
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. Whether you are rushing to get your boat ready for summer or looking to make repairs over winter, Ignition Marine is ready to repair or upgrade your boat.
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).
Our high-grade materials and advanced machinery ensure that you’ll get superior quality, high reliability, and unmatched performance. Experience a new level of luxury sailing today when you hire top-notch canvas repair services from Ignition Marine.
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Materials We Use
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.
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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.