Custom Boat Covers
BOAT COVERS – BOAT TOPS - BIMINI TOPS – BOAT FRAMES – COCKPIT COVERS – TRAVEL COVER
Big Sky Canvas manufactures our custom boat covers with Aqualon Marine fabric. This Top of the line fabric is double coated on the top side for extra protection. Aqualon is a popular choice for boat tops and covers. We also use Sunbrella and Top Gun, Two popular fabric known for their water repellency and versatility. If you are in need of a new cover call us to schedule an appointment. We can build any type of cover by hand for your boat. Our team spends countless hours constructing each cover with the highest grade fabric and threads. You can also pick your color to match your boat and trailer. We will work tirelessly to protect your investment.
A GUIDE TO BOAT COVERS AVAILABLE AT BIG SKY CANVAS:
At Big Sky Canvas we bring together over 40 years of experience making custom boat cover tops. There are a number of different boat tops to choose from. Below is a guideline and reference guide for the different types of boat tops to choose from.
OUR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE PROCESS TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BOAT COVER:
Each boat cover top is custom to your boat and will follow this process.
- Meet with our customer;
- Determine the type of cover needed and desired;
- Design the product custom to the boat;
- Build frame as needed;
- Start production of the Cover, Top, Bimini, Frame, Dodger or chosen top;
- Consult with customer during build, send pictures during build as needed;
- Install new boat top;
- Consult with customer for final approval and send boat out of our shop to create new memories.
CONSIDERATION CHECKLIST ITEMS FOR YOUR BOAT COVER AND TOP:
- During the consultation process and design we will discuss fabric choices, hardware choices, project timeline and various items for you to consider. Below are some items we may discuss with you depending on your boat top needs.
- We will discuss different types of hardware to complete your project such as: common sense fasteners, turn buckles, snaps and zippers.
- We will outline where modifications to your boat will occur such as areas being drilled into: fiberglass, wood, stainless steel or other areas of your boat.
- We will consult with you to let you know if your boat top would be better suited with a new design vs. an old or existing design.
- We will let you know where vents may be needed in your boat cover, bimini top or other boat top.
- We will identify where flaps are needed for rain, overlaps and zipper areas.
- We will identify if there are any electrical components to discuss related to your boat cover.
Each boat frame is unique and custom to the needs of the customer and their boat. Each frame will be manufactured to your specific boat with assembly and installation occurring during the boat cover project. Some options we may discuss with you related to your frame include:
- Rigid supports;
- Through-bolt mounts;
- Angle mounts;
- Dog-leg frame;
- Split mount;
- Grab rail
ATTACHED BIMINI TOP – CONVERTIBLE TOP – ENCLOSURE TOP
Bimini Tops and enclosures are a great addition to a boat to extend days on the water. In general an attached Bimini Top is any top supported by framework and attached to either boat, a radar arch or another top at one end.
A Convertible Top is any top supported by frame work that attaches to a windshield on the front edge.
DODGER BOAT TOPS
Like Bimini Tops, Dodger Boat Tops create a nice opportunity for boat owners to spend more time on the water. We break Dodger Boat Top Covers into two categories.
- Traditional Dodger
- California Dodger
We are well prepared to meet your Dodger Boat Top needs.
STRUCTURED TOP / T-TOP / BUGGY TOP
Depending on what type of boat you have the Structured Top or T-Top and sometimes referred to as the Buggy Top is a nice option to provide more shade on your boat. It will also help when those pesky summer rains show up unannounced on the water.
These products consist of laced and branded tops on larger welded structures of boats. We can accommodate a variety of needs related to your boat.
AFT COVER / SLOPING BACK COVER / PALM BEACH COVER
We have designed a variety of Aft Covers, Sloping Back Covers and Palm Beach Covers over the years. Some AFT Covers we have designed are functional in the sense that they extend weather protection of people inside the boat while in use. Others are for when the boat is in storage or at the dock.
Some of our AFT Covers have even been utilized for boat camping in different climates. The cover provides great protection from the elements. Windows and zippers for access are additional options to consider when you are thinking about an AFT Boat Cover, Sloping Back Boat Cover or Palm Beach Boat Cover.
BOAT ENCLOSURE PANELS
There are two basic boat enclosure classifications with varying fabrication and manufacturing techniques.
A typical Enclosure will have binding on the edges and have fabric only on the outside. You will not be able to see outside of the enclosure when in the boat, other than out your main windshield.
The Deluxe Boat Enclosure Panel is covered on the inside and outside with Clear Vinyl sandwiched between the borders. This is our most popular enclosure type as it provides great visibility.
Occasionally we will have customers that have an existing Boat Cover or Boat Top but require a Connector or a new Cover to Connect to an existing one.
A Connector is any fabric product typically fastened at both ends via zippers or hardware that connect the old cover with the new cover. We sometimes complete these projects between Bimini Tops and an arch or windshield. On occasion it will also occur between a Dodger Top and Bimini Top.
MOORING / TRAVEL / WINTER COVER
Protecting your boat from the elements while being moored, stored or when it is put up for the winter should a top priority.
We offer three primary covers for this function.
- Mooring Boat Cover
- Travel / Storage Boat Cover and
- Winter Boat Cover
All of these Boat Covers will protect your investment and extend the life of your boat for years. The Travel and Winter Boat covers will cover the entire boat all the way to the rub rail. While the Mooring Cover is usually fastened with fasteners. Travel covers will attach via drawstrings and tie-owns.
COCKPIT COVER – BOW COVER
Cockpit Covers or Bow Covers are a great addition to your boat to extend the life of the boat. They are great for summer storage and while on the water for the weekend or at your lake cabin.
Windshield Covers are great for traveling or while your boat is in storage. Windshields can be expensive to replace on boats. Having a cover on there while not in use can extend the life of your boat and protect your investment.
FULL BOAT CONSOLE COVER
Depending on what type of boat you have you may have different consoles that need covered. Check with us to discuss Boat Console Cover ideas for your boat.
ADDITIONAL COVERS – SEATS – MOTORS
Several of our customers reach out to us each year to build motor covers or seat covers. Having a cover on these items will protect them from the elements while the boat is in use during the summer and doesn’t have a Travel, Mooring or Winter Cover on daily.
ACCESSORY BOAT COVERS
With our shop being a true custom boat cover manufacturer we have a number of Accessory Boat Cover options available. A sampling of Accessory Boat Tops and Covers is noted below.
- Window Protection Cover
- Visor for Bimini Top
- Engine Cover
- Sunfly for Boat Shade
You can reach us at (406) 543-8303 to schedule your free consultation for your next boat cover.
5 Stars! I have never experienced such outstanding customer service and high-quality products. I have purchased covers for my boats and jet skis over the years from them and have always gotten more than expected. I recommend Big Sky Canvas to everyone I know!— James L
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