Marine Fabrics Protect Crew and Craft from Sun and Surf.
The marine environment is unforgiving. From blazing heat to icy cold and from blinding spray to driving rains, you can always expect the unexpected when you’re on the water. This is where marine fabrics come into the picture for biminis, tops, dodgers, covers and enclosures that provide protection for boats and boaters, while adding style and creature comforts to life on the water.
Glen Raven is also the nation’s largest provider of sailcloth, which is the ultimate in a performance-oriented, technical fabric. When two of the largest producers of sailcloth ceased operations several years ago, our weaving team at our Burnsville, N.C., plant took up the challenge and created a fabric that has become the industry standard for quality and performance.
Our Trivantage distribution subsidiary is also the go-to resource for marine fabricators when they need product components. Our catalog and ecommerce store feature a broad array of marine fabrics of all types, as well as hardware and cordage.
Boaters have made Sunbrella® fabrics the No. 1 marine fabric because of the brand’s classic good looks, fade resistance, ease of cleaning and durability. In addition to traditional Sunbrella marine fabrics, we’ve created special versions including Sunbrella Supreme and Sunbrella Plus. Our upholstery fabrics have also grown in popularity for inside the cabin or in the cockpit where they provide the look and comfort of home décor, yet are mildew and stain resistant and easy to clean.
Sur Last® is a solution dyed polyester fabric that’s ideal for personal watercraft covers. It’s fade resistant, durable and abrasion resistant, and especially well-suited for trailing boats.
Coastguard® is a marine fabric that provides an option for boat tops, biminis and enclosures. It is a solution dyed acrylic canvas that offers great mold and mildew resistance.
HarborTime® fabrics are made from acrylic-coated polyester and are ideal for harsh marine environments because they offer exceptional resistance to abrasion while maintaining superior strength and visual appeal. HarborTime is highly water repellent and resistant to both mildew and ultraviolet light making it ideal for a wide range of marine and automotive applications, including bimini's, T-tops, mooring and travel covers, and splash curtains.
Sea-Spraé® fabrics are the perfect choice for lightweight bimini tops and marine craft covers. Not only is Sea-Spraé available in a wide array of color options, but it features Glen Raven's proprietary coating on the back side to prevent color transfer. It is extremely durable and water repellent, flexible and resistant to both ultraviolet and dirt. Because Sea-Spraé is stabilized for minimum stretch and shrinkage its great for marine applications such as bimini's, jet ski covers, beach chairs and more.