Awards of excellence and outstanding achievement awards are given in each category. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. The recipients of the “Award of Excellence”, “Outstanding Achievement Award” and “Award of Distinction” were also all recognised at the conference. Winning projects will receive recognition in press releases, features in Marine Fabricator magazine, an award plaque and permission to use the Fabrication Excellence winning logo in business and promotional pieces, according to a press release by IFAI.
Some of the winners are Bootssattlerei Hallier, Charlton’s Marine Canvas, Lake Shore Boat Top, Mike’s Marine Custom Canvas, Mike’s Marine Custom Canvas, and Top Stitch Marine Canvas.
For this year’s competition, the MFA received a total of 68 entries from marine fabricators in 11 categories including; enclosures, sailboats, travel covers, tops, upholstery and miscellaneous. Judges included industry experts and certified professionals. The Marine Fabrication Excellence Awards competition is sponsored by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), a not-for-profit trade association with more than 1,600 member companies.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)