Commercial Fishing Fleet & Military Vessels

Mac's manufactures marine upholstery for Seattle's fishing fleet, commercial ships and military vessels. If your ship needs bunk covers, mattresses, upholstery foam, or helm seats, call Mac's Upholstery. If you're looking for galley seats, railings or cabin interiors, call Mac's. We also carry a large selection of durable marine grade carpet and vinyl.

Commercial Fishing Upholstery & Ship Interiors

US Coast Guard USCGC HEALY

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Signal Flag Box

The US Coast Guard Cutter Healy is the United State's newest and most technologically advanced ice breaker. Based in Seattle, CGC Healy is loaded with all the latest scientific gear for Arctic exploration. Mac's Upholstery fabricates and repairs the Healy's upholstery, so when the Coast Guard needed a durable cover for the Healy's signal flag box they called us. The custom-made cover required a fabric tough enough to withstand high winds, salt air and bitter cold. Blue Herculite® vinyl proved the perfect choice.


US Navy US NAVY RTSC

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Galley Seating

A Tacoma boat builder manufactured a cutting-edge Range Training Support Craft for the United States Navy. Since craftsmanship was critical, it's no surprise they selected Mac's Upholstery to fabricate galley seating. The cover material had to be durable and easy to clean. Naugahyde® turned out to be the perfect choice. In this case, we used Spirit Sky Blue Naugahyde®. This is one of the manufacturer's newest fabrics. The texture "grips" nicely – it's not too slippery. It's also treated with an environmentally friendly protectant.

Fight Condensation

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HyperVent

Seattle's fishing and crabbing fleets, commercial ships and military vessels count on Mac's Upholstery for durable marine-grade upholstery.

We take pride in delivering and installing commercial marine upholstery on time. We know how important it is to finish the work fast. When a fishing vessel needs new upholstery or an upholstery repair we always get it done before the ship leaves port. That's why Seattle's fishing and crabbing fleets prefer Mac's Upholstery.

Trident Seafoods, Global Seafoods, O'Hara Corporation, Iquique US, Foss Maritime, Kirby Tugs, Clipper Seafoods, Aleutian Spray Fisheries, Coastal Villages, R & B Fisheries, Ocean Fresh Seafood, Premier Pacific Seafoods, Ocean Peace, Alaska Longlines, Alaska Leader and Blue North Fisheries are among our many commercial customers.

We manufacture custom unpholstery for the US Navy and US Coast Guard, including the Coast Guard Cutter Healy.

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F/V Northwestern
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Cruise Ships
Have you seen the Discovery Channel program "The Deadliest Catch"? If so, you've probably seen some of our upholstery work. We fabricate marine upholstery for the F/V Northwestern.

Cruise Ship Upholstery

We've completed large, demanding upholstery projects for Holland America, one of the world's largest cruise ship lines.

From bunks to galley seats, galley cushions, captain chairs, cabin upholstery, outdoor cushions, deck chairs, stateroom upholstery and curtains, we're Seattle's top commercial marine upholstery shop.

Select Marine Vinyls & Fabrics

Our showroom stocks hundreds of commercial grade vinyl and marine fabric samples. We have dozens of foams to choose from. We'll help you find the perfect fabric and foam for the demanding marine environment whether it's the Bering Sea, the Gulf of Alaska, or the Inside Passage. Because we're close to the waterfront you can depend on us for quick custom changes, fittings and installation.

Clean & Repair Boat Seat Seattle

If you need your ship upholstery cleaned or repaired, give us a call or drop by our Ballard shop. Our boat cushion cleaning service is tops in town. Our canvas shop is conveniently located near the Ship Canal and Fishermen's Terminal. The canvas shop specializes in custom boat enclosures, custom yacht enclosures, Makrolon® enclosures, dodgers, boat covers and windows.


New Seat Covers & Marine Mattress for F.V. Noble Hunter

Fabricating new seat covers and a helm chair for Seattle-based F.V. Noble Hunter was pretty straightforward. We used brown marine-grade vinyl for the seat cushions and Duramax cloth — a much more comfortable fabric — for the galley seat back. It would've been nice to use Duramax for the entire project, but vinyl is tougher and a lot easier to clean.

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    Sleeping Berth
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    Helm Chair
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    Galley Seat & Seat Back
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    Galley Seat & Seat Back

The tricky part was building a mattress for the sleeping berth. As you can see (upper left), the berth is oddly shaped and notched in three places. The captain wanted a tight-fitting mattress cover made from Sunbrella fabric. Sunbrella is durable, stain-resistant and it doesn't stretch.

In this case one of its advantages is working against us — wrapping a stiff fabric tightly around a piece of foam results in a trampoline effect. After explaining this, the captain approved a slightly looser fit. We adjusted the fit and the mattress turned out great — the cover looked crisp, but yielded just enough for comfort.


Swivel Chairs for F.V. Unimak

Galley swivel chairs are pretty common on large fishing vessels such as Seattle-based F.V. Unimak. This sort of chair provides a nice range of motion, but remains anchored to the deck even in rough seas. Since the galley is often the "social hub" of a fishing vessel, swivel chairs get a lot of use. Every two or three years they need to be recovered.

We recommended recovering these chairs with a black polyester-backed PVC vinyl. This fabric not only looks great, its durability is rated at 1.5 million double rubs — almost indestructible.

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    Swivel Chair Cover Panel
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    "Christmas Tree" Fastener
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    Fastener Base After Routing
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    Trim Ring
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    Trim Ring Hides Swivel
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    Reupholstered Chair Back
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    Reupholstered Chair Seat

We not only recover swivel galley chairs, we manufacture them. There are some nice design features built into these galley chairs. Instead of bolting a generic cushion onto a naked vertical support bar, upholstered cover panels hide the hardware. So-called "Christmas tree" fasteners anchor the cover panels in place. The fastener bases slide into routed notches, making them invisible from the outside. Trim rings anchored under each seat cushion protect the swivel mechanism.

If you're interested in swivel galley chairs, give us a call. Prices start at $365.


Galley Corner Bench

A hearty meal in a warm galley does a lot to boost morale, especially for an exhausted crew battling the North Pacific. Comfortable galley seating is just as important as good food. In most cases, a plush, tufted booth is a lot more inviting than a row of single barstool-style seats.

Trident Seafoods recently delivered a galley booth in need of new upholstery. The old cover was poorly installed and – in our opinion – too slippery for stable seating in rough seas. We convinced the company to upgrade to a durable vinyl with a "tackier" finish. We also changed the tufting to improve performance.

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    Galley Bench Before Reupholstery
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    Sloppy Tufting
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    Designing New Tufting Pattern
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    Contoured Stitch
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    Stitched Replacement Cover
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    Flip Side
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    Ready For Buttons
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    Smooth Diamond Tufting
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    Galley Bench After Reupholstery

The old tufting was pleated – extra material surrounding the buttons was folded and tucked instead of trimmed. In addition to looking sloppy, this style of tufting makes cleaning difficult – dirt and debris inevitably collect in the folds.

Our solution to this problem required a few additional steps. Instead of folding the excess fabric, we stitched rounded diamond contours in the vinyl, trimmed the extra material, then finessed the fit. As you can see from the final two pics, the reupholstered booth seat looks a lot better. It will also be much easier to clean.


Mattresses For Seattle Fishing Fleet

When Seattle's fishing fleet needs mattresses, they call Mac's Upholstery. We custom-manufacture polyurethane foam mattresses and mattress covers for fishing vessels, processing ships, crabbing boats, and military watercraft. Foam mattresses for ships tend to be uniform in size, but bunks adjacent to hulls often require that we bevel individual mattress edges. It's important to get the shape right or the mattress may not stay put!

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Because we use high quality polyurethane and memory foam, our custom-manufactured mattresses last a long time. In addition to being durable, they're comfortable. Foam is available in a wide range of depths and densities, so mattresses can be engineered to maximize individual comfort.


Galley Seats For Trident Seafoods

Even when a commercial fishing vessel is out to sea, they count on Mac's to manufacture and deliver superior quality products. For example, Trident Seafood's Kodiak Enterprise recently needed new galley seat covers, so they contacted Mac's Upholstery. Trouble is, the ship was on assignment in Alaska and wasn't scheduled into port anytime soon. Instead of waiting weeks, or even months, the company stripped the old galley seats from the ship in Alaska and sent them to our shop in Seattle.

We recovered the seats, then shipped them back to Alaska.

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    Kodiak Enterprise
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    Fabricating Seat Covers
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    Superior Craftsmanship
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    Ready For Shipment To Alaska

Ship owners outside of the Seattle area often ask us to manufacture custom marine upholstery. To do the job correctly, we need the seat or the seat foam in our shop. Sending us a seat's dimensions isn't good enough. Having the cushion "in hand" is the only way to guarantee a perfect fit.


Rescue Skiff Seats

These five skiff seats had been torn to shreds during intensive Coast Guard training classes. We could have recovered them with a similar vinyl, but six months later they'd end up back in the repair shop.

When standard vinyl isn't tough enough, we recommend a specially manufactured super-tough, double-dog-dare vinyl used for truck tarps, pool covers, container booms and marine hatch covers. You'd be hard pressed to find a more durable fabric. This stuff has been put to the test time and time again.

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Prepping Skiff Seats For New Covers
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Applying Tougher Vinyl
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Ready For Coast Guard Training

Before recovering the skiff seats, we strip the old vinyl and dry the cushions for several days. There's not a lot of stretch in the new fabric, so it's important to pattern and cut with care. The application process is pretty straightforward – fabricate the covers using the strongest available thread, then snap the cushions in place with heavy duty, stainless steel staples.

The new vinyl won't last forever, but it'll perform a lot better than the old stuff.


Galley Chairs For Aleutian Falcon

Mac's Upholstery is the leader in commercial marine upholstery. Seattle's fishing and crabbing fleets trust Mac's because we manufacture durable, quality marine upholstery. Since serving commercial fishers and crabbers is our top priority, we finish every job on time -- before the fleet sails. We never miss a deadline!

These custom-made galley chairs were fabricated and delivered to the Aleutian Falcon with plenty of time to spare.

Galley Chairs

These galley chairs are made from scratch. We special-order the steel frames and swivel mechanisms, then custom-cut the seats and seat backs. After adding the foam, each is upholstered in a durable, marine-friendly vinyl. These galley chairs are covered in Chestnut Naugahyde -- a tough, American-made vinyl that meets or exceeds standards set by major regulatory agencies, including the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey and California.


Helm Chair and Galley Seats

Seattle's commercial fishing fleet counts on Mac's to deliver quality work on time.

When it's not anchored at Fishermen's Terminal, the Hawk works as a fishing vessel and tender in Alaskan waters. During a recent fitting, the captain invested in some badly needed cushions for the galley and helm chair. The custom-made cushions required quite a bit of work to properly fit both the chair and benches.

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    The Hawk's Galley
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    New Upholstery Foam
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    Marine-Grade Fabric
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    Notched Cushion
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    Helm Chair
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    Boat Seat Upholstery

The galley cushions were fashioned to provide easy access to hidden storage bins beneath the seat. The blue vinyl fabric is tough and easy to clean. The helm cushions were covered in a soft, but durable tweed. They not only had to be the correct size and depth, they needed notches on both sides to fit properly. As you can see, all the cushions turned out great!


Choosing The Right Fabric

Seats on commercial fishing vessels are put to the test on a daily basis. Damaged cushions are often held together with little more than a few strips of tattered duct tape. When Seattle's fishing vessels return to port they call Mac's to repair and reupholster everything from bunks to galley chairs. Before doing the work, we make sure the fabric we use is right for the job.

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    Durable Olympic Vinyl
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    Upholstered Seat Cushions
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    Recovered Chair
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    Welted Cushion Seams

Here's a great example of an excellent, marine-grade fabric ideal for the demands of a working crew. This is a slightly textured, satin finish black vinyl manufactured by Olympus. In addition to looking great, this vinyl is easy to work with. It's also sturdy -- it's rated 1.5 million double rubs -- and it resists damage from most chemicals found in a marine environment.

 

Helm Chairs, Chair Suspensions & Galley Pedestals

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    Upholster Helm Chair
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    Helm Chair Front View
  • Pedestal

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  • Mac751 (Standard Pedestal)
  • Not Height Adjustable
  • Height Min: 3.5"
  • Height Max: 16"
  • Seat mounting pattern 11" x 11"
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  • Mac756 (Manual Adj. Pedestal + Swivel)
  • 4" Vertical Adjustment
  • Height Min: 10"
  • Height Max: 16"
  • Seat Mounting Pattern 11" x 11"
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  • Mac756 (Manual Adj. Pedestal + Swivel)
  • 4" Vertical Adjustment
  • Height Min: 10"
  • Height Max: 16"
  • Seat Mounting Pattern 11" x 11"
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  • Mac757 (Pedestal + Foot Rail)
  • Height Adjustment + Swivel Options
  • Height Min: 22"
  • Height Max: 25"
  • Short Suspension

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  • Mac4325 (Spring)
  • Width: 13"
  • Depth: 14.25"
  • Seat mounting pattern 11" x 11"
  • Short Suspension

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  • Mac4400H (Mechanical)
  • Width: 13"
  • Depth: 15.5"
  • Seat mounting pattern 11" x 11"
  • Short Suspension

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  • Mac4600H (Adjustable Air)
  • Width: 13"
  • Depth: 15.25"
  • Seat mounting pattern 11" x 11"
  • Medium Suspension

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  • Mac4525LP (Mechanical)
  • Width: 13"
  • Depth: 14.25"
  • Seat mounting pattern 11" x 11"
  • Medium Suspension

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  • Mac4700AL (Mechanical)
  • Width: 13"
  • Depth: 15.5"
  • Seat mounting pattern 11" x 11"
  • Medium Suspension

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  • Mac4805LPS (Adjustable Air)
  • Width: 12"
  • Depth: 17.75"
  • Seat mounting pattern 11" x 11"
  • Tall Suspension

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  • Mac4500H (Spring)
  • Width: 13"
  • Depth: 14.25"
  • Seat mounting pattern 11" x 11"
  • Tall Suspension

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  • Mac4700A (Mechanical)
  • Width: 13"
  • Depth: 15.5"
  • Seat mounting pattern 11" x 11"
  • Tall Suspension

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  • Mac4800H (Adjustable Air)
  • Width: 13"
  • Depth: 15.25"
  • Seat mounting pattern 11" x 11"
  • Foot Rail

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  • MacFR001
  • Width: 14 inches
  • Height: Extends (downward) 11.5"
  • Depth: Adds 4 inches
  • Standard Swivel

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  • MacCS4000
  • Width: 11"
  • Height: 2.75"
  • Seat mounting pattern 11" x 11"