True Craftsmanship for Lasting Quality
Marine + Residential Custom Canvas
At Compass Canvas, we are sailors, mariners, fishermen, and craftsmen. That is why we know that no two projects are the same, like no two days on the water are the same. Every boat is unique, every person is unique, and therefore every vessel has a different goal. We know that small details make a big difference, which is why we sew each product by hand. We work with our customers to design each canvas specifically for their needs.
Compass Canvas specializes in the craftsmanship of premium custom canvases, boat covers, dodgers, flooring, residential, and repairs. We can design anything from a bimini, shade sail, or awning for all your marine needs in the Bay Area. We craft residential and industrial applications too. Anything you can think up that involves a needle and thread, we can work with you on the design and build of the product.
At Compass Canvas, we use the highest quality materials to ensure a longer lasting product lifetime. Our canvases are made with SolarFix, a Teflon thread that has a lifetime guarantee. This means that the stitching will never rot or need to be replaced, greatly extending the life of your canvas projects, and protecting your investment. Our marine upholstery is made with Sunbrella, a durable marine grade fabric with a 10 year guarantee. Compass Canvas stands behind our products, if you have any problems please give us a call and we will take care of it within reason. Our goal is for every customer to walk away satisfied with the perfectly crafted canvas.
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Who is Compass Canvas?
Compass Canvas is the leading canvas shop in the Bay Area that takes pride in delivering exceptional craftsmanship and superior products. Our success is not just measured by the finished products we create, but by the unwavering dedication and expertise we have cultivated over years of honing our craft.
With a rich heritage rooted in the canvas industry, our team has a deep understanding of the materials and techniques that go into creating top-quality products. Our founder’s upbringing around canvas and his early experiences working in his father’s canvas shop in Wisconsin laid the foundation for our commitment to excellence. The passion for boating that Nick Leal developed during his formative years on fishing boats in Wisconsin and his later experiences sailing in California fueled his desire to establish Compass Canvas.
Situated in Point Richmond, our shop serves marinas across the Bay Area, including Berkeley, Sausalito, Alameda, Oakland, San Francisco, San Rafael, Mill Valley, and Emeryville. We are proud to be the go-to supplier for discerning customers seeking the highest quality canvas products.
At Compass Canvas, we believe that true value lies not only in the end result but in the culmination of a craftsman’s lifelong dedication to refining their skills and knowledge. Our team’s unwavering commitment to perfection is what sets us apart, ensuring that each product we create is a testament to our passion and expertise.
Whether it’s crafting custom boat covers, upholstery, awnings, or any other canvas-related needs, Compass Canvas is dedicated to providing superior craftsmanship and unparalleled customer satisfaction. With us, you can trust that every project will be executed with meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to surpassing your expectations.
Choose Compass Canvas for the highest quality canvas products in the Bay Area. Experience the difference that comes from working with a team of passionate craftsmen who take pride in their artistry and the lasting value they create.
Our customers are saying…
“Nick built us a beautiful dodger for our Oceanis 51.1. He delivered exactly what we discussed and on time. The quality of his work and attention to detail was excellent. He and the team at Compass Canvas are truly craftsmen.”
“Nick built a beautiful dodger for my Catalina C320 sailboat. It fit perfect and was tailored to our boat. Everyone that has been out with us has commented on how sturdy and beautiful it is. Couldn't be happier with the quality. Compass Canvas also built a binnacle cover for the boat last season that is equally beautiful. So glad we chose Compass Canvas for our projects.”
“Great work, I am very happy with the final product. It was done timely and well executed throughout!”
“Great craftsmanship!! Best design and quality in the Bay Area!!!!”
"Each time we install or remove our 3/4 cover from Compass Canvas, we're reminded of the thoughtful design that went into it and the craftsmanship in its execution. The Compass Team made sure to get it just right and provide excellent support if we have a question. Our dodger from Compass has also been outstanding. The boat stays a lot cleaner with the cover on her and is protected nicely from the sun on her deck. With winter storms now here it makes us feel good to have our baby protected. In the short time we've had it, we’ve received numerous compliments from other owners in the marina about how nice the cover looks."
“I got a mainsail cover made by Compass Canvas that turned out great. This is the ideal time to get some canvas work done. Nick matched the price and started on the job right away. The cover fits over my Dutchman system and looks great!”