Getting your upholstery done is a fantastic opportunity to upgrade your boat and give it a new aesthetic twist. This is because new upholstery usually encompasses many different parts of the boat and because many businesses that offer upholstery also offer a variety of other services.

There are a variety of boats that can be upholstered, from military to industrial, and a variety of places where they need upholstery, from internal to external. Services such as upholstery can keep your vehicle in top shape, making sure that it lasts as long and works as efficiently as possible.

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Services to Look for:

  • Internal upholstery
  • Cockpit upholstery
  • Rib upholstery
  • Winter storage covers
  • Spray hoods
  • Bimini
  • Canopy enclosures
  • Dodgers
  • Rib covers
  • Lee cloths
  • Halyard bags
  • Webbing jackstay
  • Lifelines
  • Stackpack sail covers
  • Boom tents
  • Sun awnings
  • Wheel and pedestal covers
  • Cockpit covers


The most important part of upgrading your boat’s upholstery is picking out the material. The best material for you is dependent upon your location and your boat type. For example, marine vinyl upholstery in Southampton is considered the best.

The good news is that you have many material options, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Marine Vinyl: Ideal for seating fabric, marine vinyl is designed for comfort and safety.
  • Acrylic Seating Fabric: Another choice for cockpit cushions, acrylic seating fabric is fire-retardant and comfortable.
  • Closed-Cell Foam: This style of foam provides a firm yet comfortable seating while not soaking up any water.
  • Reticulated Foam: Another choice that does not hold water, reticulated foam can be used both on deck and in the cockpit area.
  • Marine Ply: This is the perfect material for treated bases and backs. Unlike uPVC board, marine ply can rot.
  • UPVC Board: UPVC board is another material for seat bases and backs that looks modern and is strong enough to be both stapled on and glued to.