There’s nothing quite as fulfilling as spending time out on the lake away from the pressures of the world. The sight and sound of water all around and the peace of spending time away from it all can be incredibly relaxing and fun. When you dock your boat, you want to be sure it’s protected until the next trip out on the water. A boat lift canopy or dock house tarp is essential to protecting your boat while it is docked.


At Canvasworks in Cokato, we specialize in manufacturing quality marine products from boat mooring covers to dock house tarps and everything in between. Check out these important considerations when choosing a canopy to protect your boat while it’s docked and then give us a call to get your custom dock house over.

1.   Solar Damage Protection

The sun emits a wide spectrum of light including UV rays which alters materials. The scientific term for this process is photodegradation and it can wreak havoc on your boat. Solar rays break down the chemicals in paints and dyes, causing fading and bleaching of your boat’s interior. It also degrades the vinyls, drying them out and leaving them prone to cracking. That’s why it’s so important to keep your boat protected under a high-performance canopy.

2.   Mold Resistance for Your Boat

While it’s important to protect your boat against the elements, you also want your boat to get plenty of fresh air. This helps to reduce the proliferation of mold in your boat which helps keep your boat’s interior in good shape.

3.   Fade-Resistant Material

Even one season in the sun can add up to a high amount of solar exposure. When choosing a boat lift canopy, it’s important to look at the quality of material and make sure it’s fade-resistant while it’s protecting your boat from the sun. At Canvasworks of Cokato, we specialize in manufacturing boat lift canopies and dock house tarps that will stay looking great even after years of exposure to the sun.

Custom Boat Lift Canopy Covers & Dock House Tarps

When it comes to protecting your boat, your best bet is a quality boat lift canopy for your boat lift. At Canvasworks, we manufacture our lift canopies using either a heavy grade vinyl laminated polyester fabric or a solution dyed polyester fabric, both of which are designed to stand up to the elements.. We can create a custom boat lift canopy cover to fit any style canopy in a wide variety of colors and designs.


Our dock house tarps are crafted using a heat welded perimeter as well as heat-welded main seams, and rolled rim spur grommets. Flame-resistant tarps are also available for added protection. Dock house tarps can also be made in any design or color, we’ve done several in university or sports team colors, as well as an American flag design! It’s a great way to add some pizzazz to your lakeshore.

Contact Our Minnesota Boat Canopy Manufacturers

If you’re looking for a way to protect your boat and keep it looking great, a custom manufactured canopy is a great investment. To learn more about our custom canopies, stop by our gallery and check out our custom boat covers and canopies.


To order your custom boat canopy system, give us a call at 320-559-0165 to order your custom boat canopy system or contact us online to connect with a member of our team about your marine product cover needs today.