Frequently asked questions

Can Canvasman covers withstand British weather?

We use extremely durable fabrics: most of which are heavily water-resistant, apart from one that is waterproof and a few upholstery fabrics incompatible with bad weather. Our covers can withstand British weather (except snow loading) however we do recommend you not leaving them out all year round, to extend the life of your cover as long as possible. 

Do you offer a measuring service?

Yes, we do offer a measuring service for our covers. If you are looking for a boat cover such as a narrowboat cratch hood, we must measure your boat for you, using our proliner. This is because it is the only way to get a 100% accurate 3D measurement of the curves of the boat, however, not all our products require our measuring service. For example, if you’re getting side panels for your gazebo, you have the option of us sending you detailed instructions on how to measure your gazebo yourself.

How long do your products last?

Our products are extremely long-lasting with some fabrics lasting a minimum of eight years and a maximum of more than ten years. On top of that, all our products come with a five-year guarantee, to ensure that we trust the durability of all our covers.

Can you clean and/or repair a product made by you/not made by you?

Yes, we can clean and repair your canvas cover whether it’s made by us or not. We require repair jobs to be booked in, before visiting Canvasman to establish whether or not the cover is salvageable.  If it is, we will require your product to be clean and dry before we can repair it. For repairs, we work on an hourly rate of £31.50 + VAT. The time required to complete the job will determine the final fee.

If you’d like to make an enquiry and book our repairs service, please email or phone 01943 851 444 with the details and a member of the team will get in touch with you.

It is crucial to maintain a regular cleaning schedule, ideally conducted twice-yearly – one session before the cruising season and one session at the end of the season, for your Canvasman cover to last as long as possible. This is why a lot of our customers like to take advantage of our cleaning service.


Am I too far for you to make a product for me?

We can make and supply covers for anywhere, but depending on how far away you are there can be a cost implication if you require a measuring service. For example, in areas like Scotland.

Do I get to see a design of my product before it’s manufactured?

Yes, our expert design team will draw up your design using our latest CAD programme, allowing you to view images of your desired product in 3D, request modifications and approve the designs before your project is manufactured. Your unique design is also be kept on file in case you ever need a replacement, saving you time and money in the future.

How much do your products cost?

All of our products are made-to-order so there is no set price for any of our products. Our sales team will complete a thorough enquiry with you and using that information our sales supervisor or the managing director will cost your product for you and email you a detailed quote.

How long will it take to make my cover?

As everything is bespoke and made-to-order there is no set lead time, however, once we have given you a quote and acquired all other necessary information, we can tell you how long it will take us to make and deliver your product.

We’re ready to craft your perfect cover

What makes our covers so special?

Bespoke design

All our covers are custom designed to order by our highly-skilled in house team so you have the perfect cover for your needs.

quality craftsmanship

Our expert team of sewers, cutters and fitters are dedicated to producing the finest, most durable covers on the market.

five year guarantee

All our covers come with an industry leading 5-year guarantee to give you the ultimate peace of mind when choosing us.

made in yorkshire

We’re a proud family business, run from our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the town of Baildon, West Yorkshire.

What our customers say…

“First of all I’d just like to say thanks for all the help in producing a console cover for the Boarding Boat we have at Humber, it’s exactly what is needed on that exposed jetty.”

Chris Nisbet

“I also wanted to let you know my wife and I are very pleased with the service you have provided and the quality of the workmanship is outstanding.”


"The service was excellent, very professional. The fitter was very pleasant, polite and did an excellent job of fitting the canvas. Also explained all the features patiently. A pleasure to recommend your product and service."

Lorna Booth

“Please thank the team for doing such a good job on what was a particularly tricky build.”

BL, Lincs

“We just wanted to say how pleased we are with the canvas work you did for us. It all fitted perfectly….”

Mrs JB. Bucks

"All things canvas and more. They are brilliant, making from new, repairing, cleaning and much more. Very helpful and friendly staff, with lots of knowledge and advice. Most definitely Recommend."

Stuart Whittam