Party Barge Bimini Tops and Enclosures

Black Dog Design, Inc., can manufacture new bimini covers for your barge and can repair or replace damaged framework.

We have also provided full enclosures for camping or for simply enjoying your barge on those extra chilly winter days.

Please call us to learn more about our capabilities.


The articles below show a few of the projects we have completed for our customers.


A Special Barge Set Up For Winter Fun

This was a special order barge from Veranda Boat Company whose customer wanted to be able to use the boat in all seasons.  Veranda came to Black Dog Design to provide this special enclosure.

The clear enclosure with replaceable screen panels allow the owners of this party barge to enjoy it all year!

The clear enclosure with replaceable screen panels allow the owners of this party barge to enjoy it all year!

The clear panels zip onto the bimini top and zip to each other.

We also ended up making screen panels that could be changed out with the clear. These were ordered after the boat was shipped to Louisiana. The customer shipped the clear panels back to Black Dog Design, and they were used for a pattern to make the screen enclosure panels.

Screened panels can replace the clear windows in the enclosure for bug-free breezes in the summertime.

Screened panels can replace the clear windows in the enclosure for bug-free breezes in the summertime.

The wonderful thing about clear enclosures is how easily they heat up with very little sun in cold weather. The great thing about screen or scrim panels is that there is airflow through the boat, but bugs cannot get in. The scrim also has a sun protection factor and is a good choice for people who have sun issues yet still need to be out on the water with nature.

A Camper Enclosure for a Party Barge

This is an interesting concept.  Convert a party barge into a camper!

The camper enclosure features large, screened windows that can be shut to keep out the rain or keep in the warmth if necessary.

The camper enclosure features large, screened windows that can be shut to keep out the rain or keep in the warmth if necessary.

This customer just wanted something he could put up to sleep on out on the lake. No clear windows. Just screen and privacy.

The result is a nice, large camper that can be stowed for fun during the day.

The result is a nice, large camper that can be stowed for fun during the day.

These covers transform the barge into a nice on-the-lake camper. The covers are easy to put up for sleeping and privacy at night, and are equally easy to take down and stow to play during the day.

There is also a cover for the motor to protect it when the boat is not in use.

There is also a cover for the motor to protect it when the boat is not in use.