Greg Rowland founded Watercraft Marine Canvas, LLC on October 20, 2016. The business is focused on serving boaters by offering quality custom Marine Canvas, Boat Covers, Bimini Boat Covers, Full Enclosure Boat covers, and Mooring Covers, all from custom fabrication. Our business offers custom hand made covers to the Table Rock Lake Region of Missouri and is located 380 Hwy CC D103 Nixa, MO. In addition we also now offer AquaMat® Marine Carpet & Flooring.
Greg purchased his first used sewing machine from the owner of JoAnn’s Alterations. Fortunately, JoAnn was kind enough to help him learn the basics of commercial sewing machine operation and sewing. Making his own boat marine canvas cover repairs and repairing some torn upholstery. After making several repairs to his own marine canvas boat covers and to those of some neighbors. Greg realized that he really enjoyed working with marine canvas fabrication. Feeling a great deal of satisfaction from producing a quality product he decided to take it to the next level.
Greg has most of all fine tuned his skills through hands on training with Mark & Deb Hood at Hood Marine Canvas Training in Merrimac, MA. Mark is a Certified Master Fabric Craftsman (MFC) with over 35 years in the marine canvas business. He is certified by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), and the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA). Mark is the Exterior Columnist for Marine Fabricator Magazine.
The knowledge and skills learned from Mark and Deb Hood. Have given us the ability to create quality marine canvas boat covers, biminis, and enclosures. More importantly, Greg learned which materials and techniques to use for optimal durability and longevity. Most of all will ensure protection of your watercraft on and off of the water for years to come.
Mark and Deb Hood pictured with Custom Canvas Fabrication Preparing to transfer detailed measurements from the
Award at the 2018 IFAI Marine Fabricators Conference! pattern to the canvas for fabrication.
Pattern work complete. Canvas work complete