Boat Upholstery, Yacht Interiors & Boat Cushions

Mac's custom manufactures pleasure boat upholstery and yacht upholstery. If you need boat cushions, mattresses, curtains, marine upholstery foam, or helm seats, call Mac's. If you're looking for galley seats, railings, foam, or speed-boat interiors, call Mac's. We also carry a large selection of marine grade carpet and vinyl upholstery.

New Boat Upholstery, Repair Boat Seat Cushions & Yacht Interiors

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Mac's is the place to go for boat upholstery, boat interior upholstery and yacht upholstery. We manufacture custom helm seat covers, bow cushions, deck chair cushions, bunks and mattresses.

We also design, fabricate and install curtains, draperies, galley cushions, V-berth cushions, cabin cushions, deck cushions, boat cushion foam and marine carpet. Our showroom stocks literally hundreds of marine upholstery fabric samples. We have dozens of foams to choose from. We'll help you find the perfect fabric and foam for the demanding marine environment.

Clean & Repair Boat Cushions

If you need your marine upholstery cleaned or repaired, give us a call. Our boat cushion cleaning service is tops in town. We're also the place to call when you need to recover boat seats or when you need custom boat seats, boat cushions or boat seat repair.

Mac's Upholstery is the leader in vinyl boat seat repair, boat seat foam, speed boat seats, boat seat covers and boat seat cushions. Because we're close to the waterfront you can depend on us for quick custom fittings and installation.

Boat Seat Upholstery Repair Service

Give us a call or stop by our showroom if you need boat cushions, seat covers, bimini tops, boat seat repairs, helm seats, bow cushions, marine mattresses, cockpit covers, mooring covers, or marine foam replacement. We're also the place to go for marine carpet replacement, hull liners, custom boat seats, pontoon boat upholstery, pillows, commercial galley chairs, custom boat covers or settees.

Marine Fabrics & Boat Seat Vinyl Upholstery

Mac's Upholstery carries the finest upholstery foam, fabrics and marine grade fabrics including: Sunbrella, Spinneybeck, Duralee, Majilite, Robert Allen, Stamoid Marine, Ultrasuede, Kravet, Laura Ashley and Ultraleather.

Our boat and yacht canvas shop is conveniently located near the Ship Canal and Fishermen's Terminal, just four blocks south of Mac's Upholstery. The yacht canvas shop specializes in custom boat enclosures, custom yacht enclosures, Makrolon® enclosures, dodgers, boat covers and windows.

Glue-Down Carpet For Boats

In addition to marine upholstery and boat cushions, we install custom snap-in and glue-down carpet for any size pleasure craft. This 19 foot Bayliner Capri illustrates how it's done.

The process begins with the boat owner selecting a replacement carpet. The owner could have gone with an entirely different look – there are plenty of alternative styles and colors available. Instead, he decided to stick with the original rubber-backed burgundy.

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    Bayliner Deck Stripped
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    Installing Glue-Down Carpet
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    Glue-Down Carpet Installation
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    Bayliner Capri After New Carpet

After sizing the replacement carpet, we strip the old flooring, scrub and prep the fiberglass deck, then begin the actual installation. This is where experience is all important. The carpet needs to be a perfect fit because there's no floor molding to cover frayed or misaligned edges. What's more, this sort of flooring doesn't stretch the way standard carpeting stretches. You have to get it right the first time.


Why We Don't Use Cheap Fabrics

Customers occasionally ask why we only use marine grade fabric when upholstering boat interiors and cushions. The pics below help illustrate why. The first two show a standard grade red vinyl purchased by a customer to reupholster his boat cushions. The vinyl looks and feels great, but look what happened when we stitched through the material.

As you can see, the vinyl chipped around some of the thread holes. Adjusting thread tension didn't solve the problem. The vinyl face and thin backing on this fabric simply couldn't cut the mustard.

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    Standard Grade Vinyl
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    Fabric Tears
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    Marine Grade Vinyl
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    Flawless Stitching

After seeing the problem, the customer agreed to use the marine-grade vinyl we recommend (second row). It looks and feels the same, but the vinyl is more durable and the backing is sturdy. Sewing this fabric into cushion covers was a breeze — the stitching turned out perfectly.

You'd think the better vinyl would cost more, but not in this case. Our superior quality marine grade vinyl turned out to be less expensive. So, be sure to contact us before buying lousy fabric from somebody else.


Eliminating Wrinkles

Our craftsmen fabricate marine cushions with the finest materials. Even using the best foams and fabrics, wrinkles are inevitable. Eliminating wrinkles is one of the biggest challenges we face when fabricating custom marine cushions. Steam is the best way to get the wrinkles out. Here's how we do it.

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Quality In Every Detail

boat cushion detailGeneric boat cushions are easy to make. Premium quality, custom-fit boat cushions require the skills of a maritime upholstery craftsman. Here's an example of how pleasure boat cushions manufactured by Mac's are superior.

  • We only use durable, marine grade vinyl
  • Using two Velcro bands instead of one ensures cushions stay put even in rough seas
  • Seams are meticulously stitched using heavy-duty thread
  • To maximize air circulation, we drill a series of precision vent holes in the back of the cushion
  • Gusseted zipper pockets keep the zipper slider in place
  • Our premium quality upholstery foams and marine foams perform years longer than standard foam

Recover Grady-White Cushions

If the owner of this Grady-White had waited any longer to fix the onboard cushions, it might have been too late. As you can see from the first two pics, the vinyl was already ripped to shreds and the foam was deteriorating.

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    Damaged Bench Seat
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    Damaged Boat Cushion
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    Recovered Boat Cushion

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Recovered Boat Cusion For Grady-White Fishing Vessel

After replacing the bad foam with good stuff, we covered the repaired cushions with superior quality marine-grade foam. The pleated backrest for the aft bench seat would've been difficult for some shops to recreate, but our craftsmen are the best in Seattle. As always, the reupholstered marine seats turned out great.


Bolstered Marine Cushions

Bolstered marine cushions are among the most difficult to upholster, especially when they're long and contoured, such as these from a Yamaha speedboat. Not only are these cushions difficult to pattern, you have to find a fabric that's both tough and easy to stretch.

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    Cushion With Sharp Curves
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    Wrinkled Fabric Before Steam
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    Steam Smooths The Fabric

Spradling Vinyl has pioneered a fabric with a specially engineered flexible backing. It's called Softside™. Durable and easy to shape, it's ideal for upholstering contoured cushions. There are nearly 300 colors and patterns available. The boat owner selected Zander Pearl Grey and Zander Ivory.

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Cushions Upholstered With New Vinyl

Even using the perfect fabric, upholstering a monster cushion with sharp curves can be challenging. It requires the right combination of elbow grease and steam to smooth out the wrinkles. In order to keep the upholstery looking good, you have to make sure the fabric tension is evenly distributed. That's where years of experience comes in handy.


Beneteau Sailboat Settee

sette for sailboatYou're not going to find a more striking example of new upholstery transforming a run-of-the-mill salon sette into something extraordinary.

Compare the original starboard settee from a 42 foot Beneteau Sailboat (insert in large picture below) to the new one. Look closer and you'll discover subtle design improvements, beginning with the seat decks.

The original seat decks were manufactured the standard way, with flat polyurethane foam. Instead of doing it that way, we built a sturdy foam ridge along the lip. This smartly upholstered foam ridge not only cups an individual snugly into the seat, it lifts their legs a couple of inches, reducing lumbar strain. The back cushions are either contoured or angle-cut for optimum confort.

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Main Salon Starboard Sette, 42 Foot Beneteau Sailboat
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    Contoured Back
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    Notch For Armrest
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    Velcro™ Fasteners
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    Support Bar Notch

Rather than snap fasteners, we used velcro. Velcro allows more flexibility in cushion placement. Notches in the cushions to accommodate an arm rest and a mast cable bar are engineered to fit like a glove.

As always, we use only the finest marine-grade foams and fabrics. For this settee, the boat owner selected striking Mediterreanean colors from Sunbrella's marine fabric collection.

The new settee is snug, looks great, and fits the salon perfectly. And thanks to our design improvements and craftsmanship, it'll last for years.


Using Design To Fight Mold & Mildew

Seattle's damp climate encourages the growth of mold and mildew. When you factor in all the nooks and crannies found aboard boats, controlling mold can be real challenge. And as mentioned in the section below on Pink Stain, mold is not only unsightly and destructive, it can be a health hazard.

A dry environment is the best way to prevent nasty mold and mildew. But, this is the Pacific Northwest. Good luck keeping things dry.

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    Mold & Mildew Collect In Seams
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    Sleek & Sanitary

Another approach is almost as effective; eliminate places where mold spores and grime collect, such as deep seams in certain types of boat cushions (above left). Instead of simply recovering these moldy tri-panel cushions, we redesigned them. By removing most of the seams, the freshly upholstered cushions not only look sleek, they now resist mold and mildew.


Pink Stain Is Dangerous

 
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Pink stain or "pink mold" is a common problem faced by Northwest boaters. The micro-organism that causes the slimey pink film commonly found on shower curtains and boat cushions is actually not a fungal growth, but an airborne bacterium -- Serratia Marcescens.

Serratia Marcescens

This stubborn "pink slime" bacteria colonizes moist environments such as bathrooms and boats. It's also a problem in medical facilities where it causes a number of hospital acquired infections. In brief, pink stain is not only ugly, it's dangerous.

We can help. When fabricating boat seats or cushions, the marine upholstery experts at Mac's Upholstery take specific preventative measures designed to discourage pink stain from contaminating your boat upholstery and seats.

If this nasty bacteria ever does appear on your boat cushions, you'll have to keep them dry and disinfect on a regular basis. Reupholstering the cushions the proper way may be the most practical, long term solution.


Marine Upholstery Yachts, Boats & Commercial Vessels

    • Albemarle
    • Albin
    • Aquasport
    • Azimut
    • Bayliner
    • Beneteau
    • Bertram
    • Blackfin
    • Boston Whaler
    • C & C
    • Cabo
    • Californian
    • Carver
    • Catalina
    • Century
    • Chaparral
    • Chris Craft
    • Cobalt
    • Contender
    • Crownline
    • Cruisers
    • Custom
    • Donzi
    • Doral
    • Egg Harbor
    • Formula
    • Fountain
    • Four Winns
    • Grady White
    • Grand Banks
    • Gulfstar
    • Hatteras
    • Hunter
    • Hydra-sports
    • Intrepid
    • Island Packet
    • J Boats
    • Jeanneau
    • Jefferson
    • Larson
    • Luhrs
    • Mainship
    • Mako
    • Maxum
    • Meridian
    • Monterey
    • Morgan
    • Ocean
    • Ocean Alexander
    • Pearson
    • Pro Line
    • Pursuit
    • Rampage
    • Regal
    • Regulator
    • Rinker
    • Riviera
    • Robalo
    • Sabre
    • Sea Ray
    • Seaswirl
    • Silverton
    • Sunseeker
    • Tartan
    • Tiara
    • Tollycraft
    • Trojan
    • Trophy
    • Uniflite
    • Wellcraft
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    Original Galley Seats
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    Galley Seats After New Upholstery

infinity luxury woven fabrics

If you're considering new boat carpeting or marine flooring, you might want to check-out a new product called Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl®. This stuff is truly amazing. It's not only beautiful, soft and flexible, but extremely durable. It features a unique, heavy-traffic rated backing system ideal for indoor and outdoor use.

This fabric is UV stable so it resists fading. Antimicrobial technology prevents bacterial growth. Soil and stains are easily cleaned reducing the long term maintenance expense compared to other floor covering options. We've posted pics of the current fabric collection below and we have samples at the shop. Here's a link to the manufacturer's website. Definitely worth looking into as a better alternative to marine carpeting.

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Standard Glue Down & Snap Carpet Styles & Colors

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