Introduction to boatcover fabrics

Topdekzeilen has years of experience with the different fabrics which are currently on the market to use as a base material for the making of a boatcover. As we have a long experience in this field we decided to share this knowledge and information which you, so you can use it when choosing a boatcover from an online shop!

In case you have any questions after reading this page, just let us know and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Pre-selection of materials by Topdekzeilen

We have pre-selected the materials which would be a very good fit for a specific type of one-design. Those covers we have – usually - in stock and therefore we can ship them pretty fast as soon as the order is paid.

!! Warning !!

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Please be aware that some webshops are using some awesome terms like UV-protected and/or UV-stabilized, however the exact specs of the fabric remain – at least – fairly unknow. #worrymate Just be sure whenever you order your cover online your seller can and should be able to give you the exact specs of the fabric used in the cover ordered.

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From experience we know that some of the cheapest resellers are using 600D Polyester as a base fabric for their covers. This fabric is usually used to produce bags and is not suitable to be used for boatcover making as it will deteriorate very quickly.

Bisonyl

Bisonyl is a woven polyester with a smooth PVC coating on both sides. It is strong material with an economic price level. The colorfastness is at a good level in relation to its price. It’s very easy to keep clean! The breathability is low.

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Weight

440 gr/m2

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Color

Marine blue

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Waterproofness

ISO 811 - 100 cm

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Colorfastness

ISO 105-B02 - 5 - Medium

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Breathability

Low

Polytex

Polytex is our developed successor of Polycotton. Our Polytex combines a higher breathability with an increased colorfastness compared to Polycotton. Polytex consists of a woven polyester fiber with an inner PU-coating.

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Weight

420 gr/m2

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Color

Lava grey and Navy blue

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Waterproofness

ISO 811 - 90 cm

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Colorfastness

ISO 105-B02 - 5-6 - Medium

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Breathability

Medium

Bluetex

Bluetex is our top of the line fabric. Bluetex is woven from solution dyed acrylic yarns. The use of acrylic has some inherent benefits over the use of polyester. For example; it does not hold water, acrylic is highly resistant against sunshine increasing its colorfastness, it doesn’t grow any mildew and has a soft luxurious touch.

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Weight

420 gr/m2

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Color

Lava grey and Navy blue

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Waterproofness

ISO 811 - 90 cm

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Colorfastness

ISO 105-B02 - 7 - High

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Breathability

High