Gold Coast Marine Upholstery – Services Recap

Services at Gold Coast Marine Upholstery

Well, are we even in winter?

The weather has been so beautiful during the days that most boaties I know have not stopped getting out on the water anyway.
But if you have taken a break and want to be boat ready for when it really heats up then here’s a recap on the services we have to offer.

Boat Bimini Tops, Canopies, and Awnings.

We certainly have the sun on our side here on the gorgeous Gold Coast. We want to feel the warmth of the rays without being burnt so protection for yourself and the family is vital.

Bimini tops are custom made so you have the perfect fit for your boat. New bimini frames can be fabricated or if you only need a new bimini top then covers can be made to fit the existing frame.

The colour and fabric selections available these days is so vast that there will be something to suit everyone’s taste.  Classic neutrals or far out designs. it’s all up to you.

Boat Clears

The best option for full boating protection, stay dry and out of the wind with quality boat clears. Look after yourself and your boats cockpit area.

Here at Gold Coast Marine Upholstery only the leading brands of UV stabilised clear is used. This ensures maximum visibility, full functionality and an aesthetically pleasing look.

General Boat Upholstery

Boat cushions, seating, and sunbeds. This is where you really get to showcase your style. Get creative with colours, patterns and stripes.

We can recover existing outdoor boat seats or custom create from scratch. This includes mattress covers, indoor and outdoor lounges, sunbeds etc.

The range of outdoor fabric and types of marine vinyl available is astounding and can stand up to the sun, salt sprays and the UV rays. Call us to check out some samples and see just how easy it is to match up top your style.

Marine Carpets

Indoor and outdoor marine carpets can be installed in a variety of different methods. Your marine carpet can be glued down or clipped down and edged with quality binding or overlocking. Carpet covers are another great option to prevent against fading, spillages, and staining.

Marine Boat Covers / Boat Storage Covers

Boat covers can be created to provide partial or full boat protection depending on your style of boat. Again there are many options for the way they are attached. They can be clipped into place or used with a draw rope.

Ill fitting, loose covers without support just won’t hold up to mother nature and sure enough, pools of water will collect and stretch out cheaper fabrics.

Quality heavy duty materials need to be used to make sure your asset is well protected.

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Boat clears
Boat All over cover
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Vehicle cover, tonneau covers, caravan covers
other boat covers, rail covers

 

If you have any queries or would like to arrange a courtesy quote contact Gold Coast Marine Upholstery HERE

 

Bimini and clears – Ultimate Protection

A new bimini top and boat clears combination will keep you out on the water …

even as the weather begins to cool.

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Keeping yourself comfortable while out among the elements is a must, A quick easy fix is to add a bimini top and clears to your boat.

Start with a custom fitted bimini top. Never compromising we use Sunbrella Plus fabric for our bimini tops ensuring the ultimate protection while on the water.
The key features of Sunbrella being:
  • UV and Fade Resistance – With a 10-year warranty against fading, Sunbrella fabrics hold their vibrant color even with constant exposure to the sun, salt and chlorine of harsh marine environments.
  • Mould and Mildew Resistance – All Sunbrella fabrics are mould- and mildew-resistant. Should exposure to dirt, debris and the elements cause mould and mildew to occur, Sunbrella marine canvas can be quickly and easily cleaned with a simple bleach solution.
  • Bleach Cleanable – When tough stains such as mold or mildew occur, Sunbrella fabrics can be cleaned with bleach without losing color.
  • Sun Protection – All Sunbrella marine fabrics hold the Skin Cancer Foundation’s seal of approval, providing valuable protection from the sun so boaters can safely enjoy long hours on the water.
  • Breathable Comfort – Unlike some marine fabrics that trap heat in, Sunbrella fabrics allow air to pass through, creating a comfortable boating experience for all aboard.
The colour range is extremely extensive, whatever shade or hue your boat is Sunbrella has a fabric to match or compliment perfectly.

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Now add some custom fitting clears so you’re snug and warm inside.

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The perfect solution to keep comfortable while out in the elements. These boat clears are ideal for both commercial and residential applications. Achilles is the leading brand of UV stabilised clear. Use Achilles rollglass to be certain of a well functioning and aesthetically pleasing solution.  

A unique process is used to manufacture these clears resulting in a high-quality clear finish perfect for marine applications where visual clarity is so essential. A tinted formulation is also available to reduce glare and heat.

So, no need to hide away during the cooler upcoming months.

Be prepared and enjoy the waterways all year round.

Don’t forget, we offer courtesy onsite quotes.
If you’re curious about the cost of a new bimini top, clears or both or would like to see some samples give Mark a quick call.
Click here for contact information.

 

Bimini, clears and upholstery update.

A nautical style update, just what was needed.

This upgrade included a new bimini top, clears and fresh upholstery.

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These boat seat cushions took on a fresh look with new upholstery in classic nautical colours. Marine grade vinyl in navy and white make a bold boaty statement.
Seating can be custom created in a wide variety of colours and styles ensuring a stylish look while out on the water.
More importantly, this fabric is created with exceptional UV and mildew resistance and has proven outstanding performance in both indoor and outdoor applications

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A new bimini top and clears were also installed to ensure the harsh Australian elements were kept at bay.
The bimini top was custom made using Sunbrella fabric which is unequalled in the market and is manufactured to extremely stringent specifications.
The clears (also custom made) are made from Achilles extruded rollglass. This is the perfect solution to enjoy the great outdoors no matter what the weather brings. Achilles is the leading brand of UV stabilised clear PVC and is ideal for commercial or residential applications.
Achilles rollglass has high clarity and blocks 93% of UV solar radiation.

Get out and enjoy the great outdoors, with these materials available you are protected rail, hail or shine!

For more custom upholstery, bimini top or clears photos check out the links below.
For more Upholstery  Click Here
For more Bimini Tops Click Here
For more Clears Click Here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefits of a Bimini Top for your Boat on the Gold Coast.

Do I need a Bimini Top for my boat?

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Do I need a Bimini top? Well, that’s your call, the best way to decide is to ask yourself a few quick questions, When do I use my boat? how long do i use it for each time? am I sensitive to the sun etc? The Gold Coast is a beautiful place for boating and protecting yourself from the elements is really important.

If you are out early mornings only and beating the sun, chances are you may not find one totally necessary, If you go out boating through the day and stay out for long periods of time then keeping that sun off you is a huge plus, if you plan to take friends & family out it’s a good idea to protect them as well as yourself and make everyones day much more enjoyable. Your Bimini will also protect you from sudden downpours.

Where do I start?  Can I buy one pre-made or do I need a custom made Bimini top?

The cheapest option will always be the standard pre-sized Bimini top and this can sometimes be a great option. If you have a popular boat model then a Bimini top retailer is more likely to have something in stock, make sure you locate a reputable retailer that specialises in Bimini tops.

You may prefer a custom job if you require the perfect fit, custom dimensions and/or add on’s or want a colour other than the standard ones on offer. Another reason for  a custom fit is that you simply don’t have the option for a pre-made Bimini due to your boat model.

If this is the case your best bet is to locate some local boat upholsterers/marine trimmers and obtain a few quotes (always get more than one to compare). Aiming for someone local obviously keeps travelling costs down as the upholsterer/marine trimmer will generally visit the boat more than once. (First up to make patterns etc and then again to install the various elements).

When comparing quotes it’s important to be clear about what material the upholsterer is using, one quote may sound cheaper but just make sure the material isn’t! Saving a few $ wont mean much if your Bimini top deteriorates and lasts half as long.

Check these items when comparing your quotes:

  • What fabric are they using, does it have UV Inhibitors to protect against fading, are they ant fungal or anti microbial so they don’t mould and deteriorate over time. What warranty is offered with the fabric they are supplying? Sunbrella fabric is undoubtedly number one for an A1 Bimini top, see our information on quality durable boating fabrics here.
  • What is the frame made of? Plastic, stainless, aluminium, Most people tend to opt for aluminium frames as it looks like stainless steel and is a lighter option.
  •  What are your connector pieces made from? some standard tops are fitted with plastic or wire fittings, these connectors take alot of the stress so heavy duty nickel plated brass or stainless steel is obviously a better option

Just make sure you aim for quality, a loose or ill fitted Bimini top just wont stand up to the test of time, people who take the lesser quality first always opt for the better quality second time round. Save yourself $ and get it right first time.

The most important thing is that you are happy, comfortable and enjoying your boat on those wonderful waterways we have here on the gorgeous Gold Coast.

 

 

Boat Upholstery Advice

Boat Upholstery and Marine Trimming

People have so many questions and rightly so…

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What are boat covers made from?

What are the best materials to use for my bimini?

Where can I buy boat upholstery?

Who fixes boat upholstery?

Can I just fix the covers I have?

These are all questions people ask online every day and need answers for, there really is more than just one answer. What you need is dependent upon your boat, your location, your storage area, your budget etc.

If you are unsure just give us a call, we can offer advice over the phone (without trying to sell anything to you; and that’s important). Feel comfortable calling and asking for advice, we’ve got the answers for you, that’s why we’re boat trimmers.

What size boat cover do I need?

Do I really need a custom made boat cover?

How long will my boat covers last?

How do I care for my boat upholstery?

It really can get confusing for people out there, We’ve provided some hints and tips on cleaning your boat upholstery so there’s a start for you. Click Here

We’ve also offered some advice about the best materials to use and why. Click Here

Hopefully, this helps answer some of those questions you may have, give us a call for other advice without worrying about a sales pitch.

Many customers are grateful and surprised when we tell them “hey you don’t have to get new covers yet, a good clean or simply a re-stitch is all you really need right now”.

There are many options, sure if you want brand new covers we’re here to help however we are more interested in happy loyal customers here at Gold Coast Marine Upholstery.

 

Boat Cover Colours

Sunbrella – Only the best for your boat covers on the Gold Coast

Bimini Tops and Boat Cover Colors, this is just a few of the vast selection of colors available

Sunbrella Canvas for your Gold Coast Boat Covers, Bimini Tops, Upholstery and more.

In this climate, we need the best. Sunbrella is the number one trusted marine fabric in the world offering a wide variety of fabrics. Whether power or sail, deck or below, Sunbrella will outperform the elements nautical mile after mile.

If you want to see more of the available color range contact us here


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