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Materials Comparison Chart

Custom Boat Covers Materials

9.25 oz.
Sunbrella®
Acrylic
7 oz.
Sun-DURA™
8 oz.
Performance
Poly-Guard
No other marine fabric on earth withstands the ravages of water, sun, salt or wind better than Sunbrella®. It's 100% solution-dyed acrylic fabric locks colors into the acrylic fibers, so they can't wash out or fade. Breathable. This material is trailerable, and it's so durable, we back it with an incredible 10-year limited warranty. Available in many different colors.Sun-DURA™ is 100% marine grade polyester which is made in the USA. This is a solution dyed material which means that its dye is inherent to the covers fibers. This makes the cover hold its dye over the years exceptionally well. This material is extremely water repellent and UV resistant. Its denier is 600, which has to do with the density of its fibers. This material is very breathable, meaning any heat or moisture which gets under the cover will be allowed to easily breathe back out. Sun-DURA™ is a trailerable material. This cover is made in the USA and has a 7 year warranty.100% Marine-grade polyester. Highest tear strength available. 8 oz, strong and durable. UV and mildew resistant. Excellent resistance to fading. Extremely water repellant. Breathable to help allow interior moisture to escape. Suitable for trailering when properly tied down. Made in USA in Landrum, SC. 5 year warranty.

Styled-To-Fit Boat Covers Materials

9.25 oz.
Sunbrella®
Acrylic
8 oz.
Performance
Poly-Guard
7 oz.
Sun-DURA™
No other marine fabric on earth withstands the ravages of water, sun, salt or wind better than Sunbrella®. It's 100% solution-dyed acrylic fabric locks colors into the acrylic fibers, so they can't wash out or fade. Breathable. This material is trailerable, and it's so durable, we back it with an incredible 10-year limited warranty. Available in many different colors.Poly-Guard is made from 100% marine grade polyester, and it is the strongest, longest lasting material we offer. This material weighs 8 oz. per square yard. It is lightweight and easy to handle, yet extremely strong and long lasting. Poly-Guard offers protection from the elements including rain, snow, intense sun, etc. The material is extremely water repellent and fade resistant. Like all of Carver's boat covers, it is breathable, meaning any heat or moisture that gets under the cover will be allowed to evaporate from under the cover. Poly-Guard is a trailerable material when the cover is properly tied down with our tie down kit. This cover is made in the USA and has a 5 year warranty. Sun-DURA™ is 100% marine grade polyester which is made in the USA. This is a solution dyed material which means that its dye is inherent to the covers fibers. This makes the cover hold its dye over the years exceptionally well. This material is extremely water repellent and UV resistant. Its denier is 600, which has to do with the density of its fibers. This material is very breathable, meaning any heat or moisture which gets under the cover will be allowed to easily breathe back out. Sun-DURA™ is a trailerable material. This cover is made in the USA and has a 7 year warranty.

Flex-Fit Boat Covers Materials

8 oz.
Poly-Flex
Protection for mooring and storage. Strong, lightweight, and fade-resistant. Incredibly water repellent and mildew resistant. Non-Trailerable. 2 year warranty.

Bimini Top Materials

9.25 oz.
Sunbrella®
Acrylic
7 oz.
Sun-DURA™
8 oz.
Performance
Poly-Guard
14 oz.
Vinyl
No other marine fabric on earth withstands the ravages of water, sun, salt or wind better than Sunbrella®. Its 100% solution-dyed acrylic fabric locks colors into the acrylic fibers, so they can't wash out or fade. Sunbrella will provide almost a complete UV “block”, keeping boaters safe from penetrating rays. It is also known for being one of the most durable and long lasting materials in the industry. For these reasons and more, it has always been the most popular choice for a Bimini top canvas. This material is produced in America and comes with a 10 year warranty. Available in a wealth of different colors.Sun-DURA™ is 100% marine grade polyester designed by Carver Industies. This material is extremely water repellent and UV resistant. Its denier is 600, meaning the fibers used to construct the fabric are densely packed. Sun-DURA is a wonderful choice for someone looking for a vibrant color but not wanting to pay the higher price for the Sunbrella. This material is made in the USA and has a 7 year warranty. Available in 11 beautiful colors.Poly-Guard is 100% marine grade polyester. It features excellent resistance to fading and UV and the highest tear strength available. In addition to its UV resistant properties, it is extremely water repellent and easy to handle. CoversDirect® has offered this material for many years, and it has an excellent reputation for longevity. Poly-Guard would be a terrific choice for the boater who does not desire a vibrant color but who still wants complete protection. The material is US made and comes with a 5 year warranty. Available in gray, beige, and white.Vinyl is our heaviest Bimini material available. The weight of the cloth helps with ease of handling and discourages any shifting of the canvas on the frame. This White Vinyl fabric is backed with a charcoal denim. In addition to being easy to handle, fold, and store, the Vinyl is also by far the easiest material to clean. Its slick surface allows you to quickly and easily wipe it down with a damp cloth. This material is created within the USA and has a 5 year warranty. Available in one color- white.