Bespoke Narrowboat Covers & Upholstery

Welcome to Cover & Canvas.


We are a small local team based in Cheshire, we operate from our canalside workshop at Venetian Marina near Nantwich on the Middlewich branch of the Shropshire Union Canal.


We offer full Custom Covers & Upholstery service to the leisure industry, a small list of our services are detailed below,

  • Bespoke Narrowboat Covers

• Cleaning & Reproofing of Covers

  • Manufacture of Custom Covers 

• General Repairs & Alterations

• Custom Interior/Exterior Upholstery

• Tent & Awning Alterations/Reductions

• Full Collection & Delivery Service



Sometimes you just have to be brave.


Getting up a 4am everyday and going to bed at midnight was taking its toll and we needed a break, so we decided to take our Narrowboat out for a couple of weeks holiday, it came towards the end of the holiday and we looked at each other and decided we didn’t want to go back to that way of life, so we phoned the area manager and that was it, done, 20 years in restaurants finished.

A few weeks later we put our house out to rent and moved onto the 60 foot boat now called home, it was lovely and relaxing but then three months in I was getting itchy feet, I wanted to do something for ourselves and not a big corporation, so after chatting with friends the idea came up of repairing boat covers, excellent!.

The next day we bought an industrial sewing machine and learnt how to sew, that was it we were off, orders started to trickle in and we were ticking over nicely, the covers seemed to be getting bigger and customers wanted more things like cleaning and reproofing, me being me kept saying yeah of course no problem but we were running out of space.

So we found a suitable unit and installed the sewing machine and. huge workbench and off we went from their, we've gone from repairing covers to making fully fitted bespoke narrowboat covers & interiors.

we hope you find this website informative, if you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact us.



What we Do!


Bespoke Covers!

Here at Cover & Canvas we specialise in making bespoke fitted covers, we can provide fitted covers for pretty much any application. 

as you can see from the photos we work in all sectors, mainly the marine sector but our capabilities extend much further afield, (like a JCB replacement door!).

We also make & fit interior furnishings to the marine & leisure sectors. 

 Only the finest of materials are used and all of our fittings are Stainless Steel for total quality.

We offer a full service from initial discussions regarding fabrics & colours through to the pattern taking and production to the final fit.

Everything we we supply is made in our very own workshop by ourselves (well just me really).

We don't take any deposits or upfront payments, you simply pay the balance upon completion of the job!

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Dont Need A New Cover?

Have your existing covers cleaned & repaired


send your covers by


We offer a cleaning & reproofing service of your existing covers.


We have a wealth of experience in cleaning & reproofing covers, we used the best cleaning products for maximum results. 


Cover Cleaning & Reproofing prices From £135.00, please call for more info.

We can repair pretty much anything!


Zips Rips & Tears From £45.00

Replacement Windows From £45.00

Boat Cover Alterations POA

Caravan Awning Alterations POA

Caravan Awning Zips From £75.00

Tent repairs & Zips From £45.00

Trailer Covers POA

Curtain & Clothing Alterations. POA

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BMW 1 Series roof clean
BMW 1 Series roof clean

this ones particularly bad!

Certainly doing its stuff
Certainly doing its stuff

Cleaning product really working in and lifting the algae

Westfield Alterations
Westfield Alterations

The Owner added a different roll cage, so we were asked to alter the existing tonneau

BMW 1 Series roof clean
BMW 1 Series roof clean

this ones particularly bad!




Upholstery & Curtains.

Designed - developed - delivered

Here we present our interiors, specifically for the leisure industry.

We make the following items to your own specific requirements - 

Narrowboat & Caravan Curtains 

Porthole Bungs & Fillers

Custom Mattresses (zip linked or standalone)

Dinette Upholstery & Cushions 

Outdoor Seating Solutions

Winter Storage Bags (for outdoor cushions)

For Curtain orders, we ask our clients to select and purchase their chosen fabric (we will tell you the amounts to buy), we include site visits, measuring, fittings and linings in our prices but NOT the main fabric selection.

For seating solutions we have an array of fabrics in stock to choose from, or you can purchase your own (you need to ensure it is the correct type of fabric for seating), we include all site visits, measuring, foam infills & fittings in our prices, 


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Venetian Hire Boats
Venetian Hire Boats

We provided curtains & outdoor seating for this day boat

Venetian Hire Boats
Venetian Hire Boats

Three lovely smart cushions

putting it all together
putting it all together

this is sewing the side panels to the top panel the piping is already in.

Venetian Hire Boats
Venetian Hire Boats

We provided curtains & outdoor seating for this day boat




Caravans/Tents & Camping


Leisure time with the family is such an important part of todays busy lifestyles, we are now more than ever holidaying in the UK. 

To cater for the this we introduced a repair service to the Caravan & Camping sector last year. 

We are ideally situated right in the heart of the North West in leafy Cheshire.

We work with some of the biggest caravan & awning suppliers in the North West!.

We can carry out pretty much any repair or alteration some of which are listed below with guide prices

Awning Panel Zip Replacement (4 way), From £75.00

Awning Window Replacement From £65.00

Tent Replacement Zip From £55.00

Patches & General Repairs From £25.00

Eyelets & Luff Tape Repairs From £15.00

Zip Slider Replacement From £7.50

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A mouse got into the shed where this awning was being stored


no more hole!

Caravan Awning
Caravan Awning

This one was in for general repairs to the roof


A mouse got into the shed where this awning was being stored






Whatever the job, we’ve got you covered.


Questions, comments or requests? Feel free to get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

Venetian Marina





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