Original Factory Replacement Boston Whaler Boat Canvas
Since 1958, Boston Whaler has been synonymous with quality and toughness so it’s no surprise they’ve relied on Great Lakes Boat Top to supply all its canvas tops and covers — we’ve been known for making products with the same traits since 1957! Boston Whalers are designed to handle the toughest conditions and its designers know a boat is only as good as its weakest link. So when a company like Boston Whaler trusts Great Lakes Boat Top to be its Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), that relationship tells you all you need to know when it comes time to replace them.
Why Great Lakes Boat Top Should be Your Choice for Boston Whaler Canvas
No one has more experience and expertise making boat canvas than Great Lakes Boat Top. We’ve been creating quality products for more than 60 years and have 120 dedicated employees whose only job is to design, build, sell, and distribute the finest original and replacement canvas components in the industry. We work with 60 of the largest, most prestigious boat companies in the world including Boston Whaler. Often, our involvement begins when their boat models are nothing more than images on a computer screen. For decades, we’ve designed and built Boston Whaler’s mooring covers, tops, wing curtain sets, cockpit covers, bow covers, Eisenglass enclosures, and accessories. In our library, we have more than 30,000 patterns we use to make replacements for all things canvas for your boat. If your Boston Whaler was built after 1997, chances are excellent we can make the original replacement for any canvas item for your specific model.
Because we are the original manufacturers of your Boston Whaler canvas, we have the patterns and matching colors along with the correct hardware right in our factory and can get your order out the door in less than two weeks.
Sunbrella Canvas is the Industry Leader
Over the last six decades, probably no one in the marine industry has bought more Sunbrella fabric than Great Lakes Boat Top. New Boston Whalers models less than 32 feet long are outfitted with Sunbrella canvas for a good reason: it stands up year after year despite the ravages of the sun’s rays and harsh marine environment. Sunbrella is fluorocarbon-coated, making it water-repellent, yet still breathable. Its acrylic fibers are UV resistant and are dyed before the fabric is woven giving it superior colorfast properties. Sunbrella has an industry-leading 10-year limited warranty for peace of mind that your investment will last. Although Sunbrella’s makers, Glen Raven Inc., has manufacturing facilities around the world, its main factory is a million-square-foot plant in Anderson, South Carolina.
Stamoid Canvas for Larger Whalers
For Boston Whaler models 32 feet and longer, heavy-duty Stamoid Top canvas is used. Made by Serge Ferrari, which was founded in 1973, Stamoid Top is an incredibly sturdy canvas, weighing 12.6 ounces per square yard. Stamoid Top is known for its extreme resistance to UV rays and mold. It cleans up easily with a gentle liquid soap solution and light scrubbing with a soft-bristled brush.
Make Your Canvas Replacement an Exact Match
Not only does Great Lakes Boat Top color-match your Boston Whaler canvas order to its original specifications, it also correctly matches the zippers, fasteners, fittings, and frames to retain the original look and perfect fit. All you need to do when ordering is give us the correct year, make, and model along with any added accessories — both original and aftermarket — and we will guarantee the order will fit your boat. The snaps for your order will be included but you will install them on the canvas yourself after you receive it. This is to ensure a perfect fit in case there are slight variances where the snap receiver was installed at the factory. Snaps are simple to install and positioning them perfectly will make it a breeze to use your covers. There’s a video that walks you through the procedure. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed by us.
One Quick Way to Tell if a Company is Not an OEM
While some Boston Whaler canvas replacement companies claim to be true OEM companies, if you are asked to provide measurements, it’s almost always a sure sign they are not. When you place an order with Great Lakes Boat Top, we won’t ask for measurements because we already have the factory specs and patterns sourced directly from our work with Boston Whaler for your specific model that our skilled sewers can pull up on their electronic tablets, which are used instead of paper reference books so they can be instantly updated throughout the system should any changes occur. After the item is completed, an inspector can reference the same electronic information on their tablet to make sure the item is ready for shipping and will know what hardware to package with the order.
Although you can request a price quote online, no order will be placed until you speak with one of our customer support agents at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Vonore, Tennessee. This is to ensure you get the right item for your boat and that you are aware of any options, such as different colors, that are available. Don’t be tempted by a company offering a cover, enclosure or Bimini top at a lower price even if they purport to be using the same quality materials. If it’s not to Boston Whaler factory specs and the fit isn’t perfect, it won’t look right.
Keep it Looking Like New
We know when boaters buy a Boston Whaler they are making a strong statement that says they want the very best. Whalers are among the top tier of boat builders and their models command a premium price so owners tend to take care of them and are proud of their boat’s appearance, whether it’s in the water or on a trailer. And because these boats spend more time on a trailer or at the marina, having brand new Boston Whaler OEM replacement canvas is one of the best ways to keep it looking like you just bought it. Also, having new cockpit and bow covers is the best way to keep the interior of your Boston Whaler looking like it just left the factory. Even if your boat canvas is still in good shape, switching to a new color instantly gives your boat a fresh appearance.
The reason owners have been buying Boston Whaler boats since 1958 is because they deliver no-compromise products that will exceed their expectations for years to come. We can relate to that since that’s been our philosophy at Great Lakes Boat Top since 1957.