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The Fabrication
Excellence Awards
contest, sponsored by
the Marine Fabricators
Association (MFA), is
designed to recognize
excellence in marine
fabrication. The entries
are judged by a panel
of marine professionals.

MFA AWARDS
OPEN JULY 15

2019 MFA/IAA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Soft Enclosures
David's Custom Trimmers
Wakerley, Queensland, Australia, www.davestrimmers.com

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he project was an aft enclosure with
small front windows, roll-up and
pole-out sides, aft curtains with
a fly screen and roll-down cover, and a
roof rack for solar panels and tender. The
architect-owner wanted to multipurpose
many aspects of the project, including an
adjustable roof rack to suit different sized
solar panels and larger tenders in the
future. This required a part-welded and
part-sliding fittings system to provide
a variety of future-focused options.
The owner also wanted an extra room
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area for daytime shade and extra sleeping
space. The side curtains were made to roll
up and be held out with a fiberglass batten
system with minimal fixtures to support
the poles. The frame needed to be open
on the sides for free access with a minimal
frame design. The integrated roof rack also
makes great side handles when walking
around the boat.
Materials: Stamoid Open by Serge Ferrari North
America Inc., Stamoid Light by Serge Ferrari North
America, Gore® Tenara® thread by W.L. Gore &
Associates Inc., YKK Zippers by YKK®, Makrolon®
by Covestro.

The submission
deadline for the 2021
MFA Awards is Nov. 6,
2020. Winners will be
announced at the
2021 MFA Conference
in New Orleans, La.,
Jan 7-9, 2021.
https://marine.ifai.com/
recognition/awards/

CATEGORIES
* Powerboat -
Soft Enclosures
* Powerboat -
Rigid Enclosures
* Sailboat Dodgers
* Sailboat Enclosures
* Tops
* Interior Upholstery
* Exterior Upholstery
* Travel/Full Covers
* Miscellaneous
* Hybrid Enclosures
(NEW!)
* Wild & Innovative
(NEW!)


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