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Hood Canvas

The Standard in Marine Canvas Training & Yacht Canvas

Retirement & Sale of Business Announcement

All good runs must come to an end. Deb and I are announcing our retirement after 43 years of marine canvas fabrication and 12 years of teaching what we do. We will be selling our house, shop and business and moving to RI after teaching concludes in the spring. We want to live near our son. The house is 4,000 Sq. Ft. with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. The shop is on the property measuring 1,200 Sq. Ft. and is turnkey for canvas fabrication and teaching. It has plenty of space for boats in the yard and the area has little in the way of competition. The address is 99 E. Main St. in Merrimac, MA close to the Historic Seaport of Newburyport. The shop is right on RTE 110. If interested call Deb at 978-346-4658 for more details on this unique opportunity. Thanks to all our valued customers and students over the years, we would not be where we are today without you!
Mark & Deb Hood

Yes, pride of workmanship is still alive and well at Hood Canvas

Our most important objectives are:

40 Years of

  • To use the finest craftsmanship and the highest quality of materials available.

  • To capture the aesthetic feeling of your boat so that your canvas is not just a thoughtless add on.

  • To make your canvas seaworthy through proper use of reinforcements.

  • To use rugged 1" heavy wall stainless framework.

  • To make sure your canvas does not impede the proper operation of the boat. 

  • To pay attention to details.


"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten"