About Clearwater Canvas


Clearwater Canvas, winner of 11 National Fabrication Excellence Awards from the Marine Fabricators Association, has been creating custom marine canvas in the Clearwater, Florida area since 1987. Now retired from this part of the business, the company’s founder and owner, Tom Hunter, MFC, is a Certified Master Craftsman by the Industrial Fabrics Association International.  During our 29 years of fabricating we created all types of marine covers including EZ2CY, Strataglass enclosures and stainless steel tops such as biminis, convertible tops, dodgers and rear sun shades. We focused on using only top quality products such as Sunbrella and Stamoid marine fabrics, PTFE (Teflon) thread, stainless steel frames and hardware.


We pride ourselves on providing the best quality bending equipment, fabricator tools and publications to our fellow marine canvas fabrication companies. We carry the complete top line of Bendarc & Crownarc tubing bending tools which are the most widely used tools worldwide for fabricating canvas enclosures for boating enthusiasts. The equipment is affordable, durable and has an interchangeable die system to bring precision and professionalism to any marine canvas shop.

Along with our equipment line we carry 3 publications written specifically for a marine canvas fabrication business. Written by successful industry professionals, these books will assist a business in increasing its abilities and level of craftsmanship, increasing sales and profitability and marketing strategies.

EZ Frame

EZ Frame is a proprietary computerized software application for boat top frame bending that was developed from Tom Hunter’s 20+ years of experience in marine fabrication along with his engineering background. It was the first of its kind, launched in 2001, and is now being used successfully by professional canvas shops across the United States and internationally.

EZ Frame Plus builds on the success and innovation of the original EZ Frame computer program and takes it to the next level. The newest version is a complete solution for planning, designing and manufacturing custom boat tops anywhere on any device that has access to the Internet. The system instantly calculates all the measurements needed to cut, bend and construct all of the most common boat top frames. With our application you will never have to make another last minute cut to the frame to make it right – it’s right the first time, every time.