Upholstery and Carpeting For Boats

In addition to our work with boat covers, awnings, biminis, and so forth, Black Dog Design, Inc., can also re-upholster your boat, whether it be a runabout/ski boat, cruiser, or houseboat.  No project is too large or too small.  We can update and restyle your boat with many custom options for design and color.

We can also re-carpet your boat (ski boats, runabouts, cruisers, …). We work directly with the carpeting mill and can make new patterns of the areas in question for a perfect fit. We use only the best quality carpet that comes in many colors and designs. The AquaLoc back can actually be used without snaps in protected areas. Ask us about your special carpeting/re-carpeting project.

The photo galleries on this page give you an idea of what we can do.  Please contact us to discuss your own special requirements for your home away from home on the water.

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Recent Boat Upholstery and Re-carpeting Projects

Before and After – Re-upholstery For A Classic Master Craft

Jan, Mike, and the Crew at Black Dog Design are normally too busy this time of year to worry about getting before and after photographs of a project, but we were lucky this time.

The owner of this classic Master Craft runabout wanted to keep this beautiful boat, but it was definitely showing its use over the years.  So, he called Black Dog Design, and the project was underway.

Black Dog Design did a terrific job bringing this Master Craft back to life! (Click on this image to view before and after pictures of the project.)

Black Dog Design did a terrific job bringing this Master Craft back to life! (Click on this image to view before and after pictures of the project.)

The “before” photos show ripped seams and upholstery, dirty carpets, and an overall tired appearance.  The “after” photographs show you the beautiful result of Black Dog’s planning and execution of this re-upholstery project.

Click on the picture above to view a gallery of before and after photos showing off Black Dog Design’s work.  

Call us and find out what we can do for you!

A Classic 1957 Chris Craft Reupholstery

In 2012, the Black Dog Design Team was asked to restore the upholstery of a beautiful 1957 Chris Craft runabout that had belonged to their customer’s father.  Here is the original article describing that restoration.

Most unfortunately, the boat was recently sunk, apparently due to problems in its hull’s restoration, so after the boat was cleaned, the damaged hull repaired, the engine de-watered, etc., she was returned to Black Dog Design for another reupholstery and re-carpeting job.

Looking like it just rolled off the showroom floor following beautiful reupholstery work by Black Dog Design!

Looking like it just rolled off the showroom floor following beautiful reupholstery work by Black Dog Design!
(Click on this image to view more photos of the restoration.)

As you can see, she turned out just as beautiful as before, ready to provide her family with many more years of wonderful memories.

Ski Boat Re-Carpeting

If you have a ski boat or cruiser that has either no carpet or carpet that has seen a better day and needs replacing, Black Dog Design, Inc., can help with that.

We work directly with the carpeting mill and can make new patterns of the areas in question for a perfect fit.

We use only the best quality carpet that comes in many colors and designs. The AquaLoc back can actually be used without snaps in protected areas.

Click on an image below to see photos of a recent ski boat re-carpeting project we designed and installed.

Beautiful New Upholstery for a Classic 1957 Cris Craft

This classic Cris Craft runabout has been in our customer’s family since his father purchased it new in 1957.

A gorgeous 1957 Chris Craft came in for new upholstery.  Our goal was to recreate the original look but with design improvements.

A gorgeous 1957 Chris Craft came in for new upholstery. Our goal was to recreate the original look but with design improvements.

When it was time to upgrade and repair the boat’s interior, they came to Black Dog Design, Inc. with the requirement that the new upholstery look like it did when the boat was new.

The result is outstanding.  This classic looks like new!

The result is outstanding. This classic looks like new!

The project resulted in a clean, like-new look but with updated fabrics to ensure yet another 50 years of enjoyment of the boat!