Premium boat canvas, cushions, upholstery, sail repair and more.

NOTE: Canvasbacks has moved!! Please see the updated contact info below.


Canvas and Enclosures

A new enclosure for your boat will not only make your time aboard more enjoyable, but it can extend your boating season. It also allows you to use your boat more comfortably in a wider variety of weather conditions. 



Keep your boat looking its best. Our cushions and upholstery stand up to the marine environment because we use premium grade marine vinyls and fabrics, as well as the foam that best matches how you use your boat.


Cushions and Upholstery

Canvasbacks can service sails from smaller and some medium sized boats, depending on the work required. We no longer provide cleaning over the winter.

Having your sails in top notch condition gives you a sense of security on the water, especially during enexpected gusty conditions. We handle mainly simple repairs (patches for holes and tears, restitching, replacing slugs, new leech caps, etc.

Sails, Repairs and Accessories


Canvasbacks works primarily with canvas projects like new enclosures, repairs, canvas covers, upholstery and more.

We service the West Bay area, but occasionally travel to other parts of Rhode Island.


We're open year round.

A proud member of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA)




Our products withstand the harsh marine environment because we use only premium marine grade materials. We work with the brands you know and trust, to give your boat's new addition the longest life possible. 

For our boat enclosures, we use three basic types of window materials: 


    Vinyl (aka: "eisenglass"): we use Strataglass (40 ga), the best window vinyl on the market. 

    Flexible and rollable, Strataglass has a scratch-resistant and UV protective coating on both sides, so they

    last longer than windows made from less expensive vinyls.

    Polycarbonate: we use Makrolon AR2 (0.060" thick). The version we use has a coating on BOTH

    sides for scratch resistance and UV protection). polycarbonate gives you distortionless visibility, especially

    around curves.  

    Acrylic: we use Acrylite's impact modified acrylic sheets. Acrylic also offers distortionless visibility.

For the canvas on any project, we use the material that will suit the job best, which is often Sunbrella, Stamoid, Top Gun as well as other products. 



For any inquiries please call: 401-294-3939, send an email to or fill out the form below (and please include the model, year and physical location of the boat.):


Canvasbacks will travel to your boat. Please call or email: 


Tel: (401) 294-3939


Mon - Fri:   8:30 am - 5 pm year-round

Sat/Sun:     Closed

Get a quote: 401-294-3939


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