For an added level of protection, we also recommend using a boat cover support pole or HangTyte to prevent water pooling on the cover. Westland’s vented boat cover support poles help to prevent water formation, which can cause sagging and mildew. When properly cleaned and maintained, your Westland cover will provide effective protection for your boat, helping to prevent both mold and mildew to keep your boat looking great.
You’ll probably be surprised, but darker colors are best. Dark colors require more dye which increases a fabric’s UV resistance and contributes to a longer life. Blue, black and green last longer than white, tan or red. The only downside to darker colors is that they absorb more heat and transmit that to whatever is underneath them. Your choices for universal fit covers are limited, but there are quite a few colors to choose from for semi-custom and custom.
At O'Brian Tarping, we provide custom boat covers for big boats, small boats, skiffs, v-bottoms, center consoles, navigationsl electronics, towers, trolling motors, multiple engines, rod holders and more! Our boat covers are custom designed and fabricated around YOUR boat, not mass produced to fit a range of boats. Covers are fabricated using a 100% synthetic marine grade material with vinyl reinforcements for long lasting durability. All custom boat covers come standard with a matching storage bag at no additional cost and are easily installable and removable by one person. Standard cover colors include Cadet Gray or Black. Optional colors are available at an additional cost.
Whether you’re trailering your boat or storing it for the winter, choosing a boat cover could determine how quickly you’re able to get on the water for your next adventure. While boat covers could be considered optional, anyone who loves and wishes to prolong the life of their boat should be exploring ways to protect it. At Overton’s, boat covers are offered in a wide range including pontoon boat covers as well as console covers, motor covers, and more.
#2 ($$) Buy a mooring cover & have the cover adapted to your boat. Once in a while you can speak with your local canvas shop about “tailoring” your cover This is a great option for minor changes, such as fitting snaps or adapting areas for towers or Biminis. Normally you will need to be using a quality material (no cheap imports), and if they are adding fabric, they will need access to more material. Canvas shops will charge by the hour. Depending on the job, it could range from $75. - $250.
Pontoon boat storage cover designed to fit 204" - 240" long playpens with a maximum 96" beam width. Each cover features reliable double-stitched seams with rot-proof thread, integrated tie-down straps for securing to a boat trailer. A full-length elastic hem creates a snug-fit to the boat hull to help reduce billowing from wind during outdoor storage while providing a custom-like fit. Made with reliable waterproof 300D polyester fabric construction in silver color.
All of our boat covers offer 100% waterproof protection and are fully breathable, meaning your boat will receive full moisture protection. We offer covers made from durable 150, 300, 600, 1200 or 1500 denier polyester. Our covers come equipped with quick release buckles and adjustable heavy-duty straps, so your cover remains taut and secure to your boat.
When it comes to boat seats, Overton’s has a wide selection to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a back-to-back boat seat or a flip flop seat, corner couches or fishing boat seats or pontoon seats, we have options guaranteed to fit your needs making your boat look better than ever before. From popular brands such as Toonmate and Wise, our seats provide comfort and style while on the water.
#1. ($) Buy a mooring cover & forget the snaps. Mooring covers tend to give better overall coverage of your boat. They are easier to install, but will fit a little looser. Normally the cover will start from the front deck rail and run all the way to the rear seats or rails. The sides will come down to the deck & attach to your boat using a ¼ rope that is sewn into the hem. The cover is then “cinched” tight using the draw string rope. You can do this by using a knot, or for extra protection, alever ratchet. Additionally the cover comes with loops sewn into the hem every 2- 3 feet to be used with sand bags, 1/8 ratchets, or bungees.
Snaps vs. Mooring – There is a difference! Most OEM (Pontoon Manufactures) who supply your first boat cover will more than likely supply you with a snap cover. Meaning your snaps are screwed into the top rails of your boat and cover adheres to these, normally leaving a gap between the top rails and sides. If you have a front patio area, this will not be covered. Traditionally they have also been called “playpen covers”. This is all well and good as they will have the best fit to start & look nice, but, your cover’s life is more than likely 5-7 years, and your boat’s is 20 – 25 years. Also, boat fabric tends to lose its sizing, meaning you may not be able to use all your snaps due to shrinkage. Now what? This will leave you with 3 options –
Each pontoon cover includes 4 sewn-in snap patches. Cover is designed to cover transom-mounted motor, standard ski pylon* and bimini top stored lying flat. If motor is mounted on a bracket, a separate motor cover may be ordered (see our accessories page). Cover is designed for storage only. *Note that if pontoon boat is equipped with a ski tow bar, please call us for your pontoon cover application.
A: All of Westland’s custom boat covers are made from high quality, durable Sharkskin polyester or Sunbrella acrylic materials. These materials are the two most trusted and reliable fabrics known to withstand harsh marine and road conditions. With either option, you can travel worry-free knowing that your cover will keep your boat safe from the elements or winds on the road. We are confident your boat cover will perform for years to come, but if anything were to happen we stand by our warranties, including 3-year to 7-year warranties for Sharkskin covers and a 10-year warranty for Sunbrella covers.
Many of our products are in stock and will ship the same day they are ordered. If a product is not in stock, it will take approximately 5 business days to be made at the very most. Fast shipping via UPS or FedEx Ground is free within the contiguous US on all of our covers and Bimini tops! In stock covers and products manufactured by Carver Industries will ship from SC. Westland boat covers and Bimini tops ship from TX. ShoreTex replacement canopies and boat covers are custom-made and will ship from MN within 5-7 business days. Destinations within the US take 1-5 days in transit via UPS or FedEx.
All of Empire's pontoon boat covers are trailerable, meaning you can keep your boat covered during transport. Each cover comes equipped with heavy-duty straps to attach over the cover and under the hull for secure transportation. Please make sure that your pontoon boat cover is securely tied down before proceeding on the road. Also, if the cover starts to flap in the wind during the drive, please be sure that the cover is secured tightly to the boat before continuing your trip.
ShoreTex, formerly known as Shoremaster Fabric, features the largest line of true custom patterns that are specifically designed for your boat and its added features. They have been serving the marine industry since 1989, offering custom fitted boat covers and boat lift canopy covers. These top-quality, USA made boat covers can be used for mooring, travel, or simply storing on a trailer.
Choosing a cover for your boat is simple with Shoretex Custom Boat Covers, each of which are designed for a specific year, make and model boat. Shoretex Custom Boat Covers come with the option of even further customization, allowing you to specify your desired motor coverage, optional coverage for swim platforms, and allowance for bow mounted trolling motors. Shoretex constructs all of their boat covers with quality and durability in mind, sewing in extra reinforcement at high stress areas and double stitching every seam to ensure lasting strength. Shoretex Custom Boat Covers feature a draw rope sewn within the cover’s hem for cinching the cover tight against the boat. Loops are also sewn every few feet throughout the hem to provide tie down locations which allow the cover to be anchored in place.
Vortex Brand Pontoon Boat Covers are made of 600 Denier Heavy Duty Marine Grade Polyester Canvas Fabric. We will include with your Pontoon Boat Cover purchase 12 adjustable straps for extra security while your boat is stored. Vortex is a high end brand boat cover that provides long lasting coverage for your boat. Investing in a Vortex Boat Cover will help you maintain value in your boat and save you thousands of dollars in repairs.
Made to fit a specific style and size of boat, these covers feature a shock cord sewn into their hems, which stretches like a bungee and is made to keep the cover snug to the boat. Styled-to-Fit boat covers have loops sewn into their hem one every 2-3' feet, for the purpose of tying the cover down when trailering. A tie down kit is included with the cover. Motor covers are attached for boats with outboard motors. Materials offered are Poly-Guard, Sun-DURA, and Sunbrella, and warranties range from 5 to 10 years.
Protect your boat’s helm and electronics with Taylor Made Console Covers designed to protect your seats and electronics from damaging UV-rays, wind, mildew and water. The covers are available in Poly/Cotton, Terry Cloth, Heavy duty white vinyl, and are also covered with the new 600 denier Rip/Stop Polyester polyurethane coating. Taylor Made center console covers are breathable, mildew resistant, and UV-resistant. You’ll also find protection for your helm covers, too.
BEIGE "BIMINI TOP MARINE CANVAS FABRIC" MADE IN THE USA Marine Grade Outdoor UV Water Repellent Canvas with a Urethane Under Coating FABRIC 60" WIDE ORDERING QTY 1 WILL GET YOU 60" WIDE BY 36" LONG WHICH IS ONE YARD LONG IF YOU NEED MORE THAN 1 YARD PLACE THE QUANTITY FOR HOW MANY YARDS YOU NEED IN THE QUANTITY BOX BEFORE HITTING BUY IT NOW. ORDERS WILL BE SENT IN ONE CONTINUOUS PIECE UNLESS REQUESTED OTHERWISE SAMPLES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST MARINE BIMINI TOP, BOAT COVER, AWNING, OUTDOOR CUSHION, UMBRELLAS, RV COVERS, OUTDOOR UPHOLSTERY, SHADE FABRICS, TENTS, BAGS, AND MORE! The Marine Bimini Top Fabric is a solution dyed polyester with a durable water repellent finish and light urethane coating on the back. It has great color consistency, excellent water repellency and UV resistance.
These are available for almost any style of boat ranging in length from 14' to 22'. These covers are a great option for storage or mooring (not designed for trailering). A shock cord is enclosed in the hem of this cover, allowing the cover to snug nicely to the hull. Tie down loops are also sewn throughout the hem of the cover, and a tie down kit is included to aid in securing the cover to the boat. Flex-Fit covers come in a material called Poly-Flex which is an easy to handle fabric that offers general protection from dust, dirt, and the elements. Warrantied for 1 year.
Custom: Hands down, the best fitting covers are custom made. Although more expensive than universal or semi-custom covers, these covers are made to fit just one boat—yours. Each cover is designed for a particular year, make and model of boat with individualized accessories like transom-mounted swim platforms taken into account as well. Since they are sturdier and tighter fitting, these covers are the best type for trailering and the longest lasting.