Winter Boat Covers

Harold F. Fisher & Sons, Inc. / Winter Boat Covers

Winter Boat Covers

After divesting itself of their winter storage business in 1991, Fisher and Sons returned to the market in 2003. Spending three years of modifying different versions, a new model of winter boat cover was launched to go along with the tried and true Canvas Winter Storage Cover. Using an industrial Vinyl and a heavy grade Poly, an economical and lightweight cover was developed. With half the weight and approximately 60% of the cost of the canvas cover, the Vinyl/Poly Cover has steadily gained a presence in the winter boat cover market. In the few years that it has been on the market the Vinyl/Poly Cover is covering boats from Massachussetts to Maryland.

Though the Canvas and the Vinyl/Poly cover are both fabricated with the same “panel and section” method, there are many differences. Please see our FAQ for more information

MATERIAL 10oz Treated Canvas 10oz Vinyl / 6.5 oz Poly
FIT Tight and Firm Firm with some play
(Canvas will shrink while vinyl and poly will not)
DURABILITY 10+ Years 6 – 8 Years
(If used and cared for properly)
EASE OF USE Heavy 2-4 people Light 1-2 people
(Depending on the size of the boat)
PERFORMANCE Excellent Satisfactory
COST $60.00 – $100.00 per foot $35.00 – $60.00 per foot
  • COVER CHARACTERISTICS Canvas and Vinyl/Poly Covers
  • COVERAGE: Everything topside Down to the waterline.
  • STRESS POINTS: Reinforced at key wear points.
  • HOLD DOWNS: Webbing loops every 5 – 6 feet with draw rope around bottom of cover. Grommet lace strip at bow. The Vinyl/Poly cover has Additional hold down rings along front of bow rail.
  • ACCESS: A zipper or double zipper door are available as an option to be placed where requested.
  • SUPPORT: Sleeves for 2 x 4s or vertical pole pockets are placed where needed. It is recommended that larger boats with canvas covers be framed.
  • ACCESSORY COVERAGE: Radars, GPSs and TV antenna are covered with Individual pouches attached to cover. Outboard Motors can be covered or left uncovered. Outriggers and towers can be accommodated.
  • INSTALLATION: Instructions are provided with each cover along with a list of What will be needed to install the cover such as 2 x 4 lengths And number of vertical supports.
  • MEASURING: Fisher and Sons measures each boat to insure proper fit of the Cover and exact location of any accessory.
  • WARRANTY: 1 Year for fit and workmanship. H F Fisher and Sons reserves The right to insure proper installation of cover.
  • If you already had a cover you would not have to pay your shrinkwrap guy this winter