Canvas Experts, of Ocean City, Maryland, was honored by the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) with an Award of Excellence for Rigid Enclosures. Designer Michael Varga and fabricator Victor Albino used Safety Components' innovative BreakWater X™ in their winning installation.
When Varga and Albino came upon Brenda Lou, an Albemarle 330 Express, they found the original enclosure was leaking. Water had damaged the helm and delicate electronics. The Canvas Experts team brought home an MFA Fabrication of Excellence Award in 2014 for a project using BreakWater X, so they had the winning formula for a successful design.
The duo fabricated a custom, rigid enclosure with BreakWater X, EZ2CY marine tracks and a clear vinyl panel door. Complementing the lines of the boat, the new rig provides superior visibility, convenient ventilation with panels that flip up and down, and complete protection from the elements when needed.
"It's an exceptional fabric," said Varga. "BreakWater X gives me a huge advantage." Canvas Experts has been using the material since it was first introduced.
BreakWater X is built to conquer the harshest marine environment. It's durable, lightweight and remains soft and flexible, regardless of its age.
Ideal for permanent tops and enclosures, it has double the tear resistance of traditional PVC and is backed by a 10-year warranty.
With close to 50 national and international awards to its credit, Canvas Experts' goal is to craft the finest marine enclosures available. The premier fabricator's phone number is 410-213-8766.
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40 Emery St.
Greenville, SC 29605