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.
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.
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.
If you have any queries or would like to arrange a courtesy quote contact Gold Coast Marine Upholstery HERE
Do you need covers for your boat? Does your boat hibernate during winter, Either way, keep your assets protected with a custom-fitted boat cover.
We use only quality heavy duty materials to make sure your boat sleeps safe and soundly when not in use.
Every boat cover created is thoughtfully constructed with the best materials available on the market.
For outdoor use, during the winter a top of the line fabric is recommended. A well-constructed custom cover built from quality fabric should provide approximately eight years protection.
A well-fitted cover is going to keep dust, dirt and grime out of your boat and also any critters looking for a new home.
There are different choices available in regards to the way your cover attaches to your boat. You may select press studs, tie downs or a pull rope depending on your personal preference.
Why opt for a custom fitted cover?
This is why…An ill-fitting or loose cover without support will never compete with mother nature. A heavy downpour and pools of water will no doubt collect. These pools are heavy and stretch the fabric so even when emptied out you are left with a warped stretched area that just won’t bounce back into shape.
If you are thinking about investing in protection for your boat give Mark from Gold Coast Marine Upholstery a call.
Mark can pay you a courtesy onsite visit to discuss your options, provide material and colour samples and prepare a quotation.
The Gold Coast is a beautiful place to play on the water and we want our boats to look and perform to their absolute best. This is why we need to think about boat covers.
Have a little read below to find out the benefits to having a boat cover, there are many reasons we find them so necessary.
Keep your boat clean
One of the best ways you can protect your boat on our beautiful Gold Coast is to invest in a boat cover. When properly fitted, a boat cover can increase the longevity of your boat by up to 30 percent.
A cover can prevent scratches, dents, sogginess, washed out carpets and fading. Keep your colours vibrant, don’t let the sun turn your seats and fabric dull and lifeless.
It will also greatly reduce dirt, dust and grime buildup, you’ll spend less time cleaning and have fewer repair and replacement costs.
Your cover also keeps bugs, critters & bird droppings out, lets face it you don’t feel so great out on the water in a dirty poop covered boat!
Keep your boat safe
A boat cover is also a great way to avoid and deter casual theft of your parts and equipment (the most stolen boat items are outboards & electronics).
Its not hard for a passerby to grab a battery, paddles etc from your boat in the open, its much harder if you have to get in and under a cover so deter them, make it difficult and they’ll be much more likely to walk on by.
Prolong the life of your investment
As with all cherished belongings you want to protect and extend the life of your craft.
Your boat is a major investment and prolonging the value is another reason for keeping your boat performing and looking its best. If for some reason you decide to sell or upgrade a well looked after boat is obviously going to have a higher resell value.
Ultraviolet rays can fade the colours in your carpets & rubber components can break down causing cracks and weaknesses to many parts, all of these areas have an effect when it comes to selling your boat.
Long term storage care
A boat cover will keep out nesting animals and rodents when your boat is in long term storage, another problem with these animals is the chewing on your wiring.
Boat Covers are custom made to provide entire boat protection, these can be clipped into place or used with a draw rope to save applying clips to your vessel. The amount of coverage can be varied depending on your particular style of boat. Have a think about your needs and get that boat covered, Don’t forget we provide free quotes and advice so if you are looking at getting a new cover or replacing your existing one give us a call, we’re here to help.
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.
Warwick Fabrics never fail to impress with their amazing fabric colour schemes.
This range has been specifically designed for the outdoors with bold geometric coordinating colours.
They are developed to withstand the effects of prolonged sunlight, wind, rain and humidity, the collection is water repellent and has been treated for hygiene protection, inhibiting microbial development and mould stains.
Perfect for your outdoor cushions around the home or on your boat.
Hi to all of our loyal long term customers and also to our new clients.
A quick note to say we hope you like the new improved website, we wanted to freshen up but also add some helpful areas for you, we get asked alot about cleaning methods for your materials so it was important we added a page just for that. We will keep that page updated with any new tips and tricks we find along the way, don’t worry, you’ll spot anything new on our blog first so it can’t sneak in unnoticed.
We also want to advise all new customers of the materials we use as this is also a common query, here at Gold Coast Marine Upholstery we only use the best quality, that way your covers and upholstery will stand up to the test of time. We live in a beautiful part of the world but the climate can be harsh so cheap alternatives are simply not an option.