H.O. Bostrom Fabric Choices

Boat seat fabrics are available in a wide range of fabric types and colors. The boat seat manufacturer H.O. Bostrom offers Durawear, Vinyl and Cloth Fabrics, while Bentley’s Marine Seating provides sixteen different colors of Vinyl Naugahyde fabric.

H.O. Bostrom’s Durawear is a strong fabric that is highly resistant to fraying and wear over time. This fabric is coated with PVC on the backside, making the seats waterproof and distinguishing the material from other boat seat fabrics. The material has a superior thread density, weight, strength and resistance to surface abrasion than most other fabrics that are certified by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

Vinyl covered seats w/ suspension

Vinyl boat seats feature a surface that is easily cleanable and resistant to stains and abrasion. While this fabric is not as tough as Durawear, it boasts an improved water resistance over other type’s seat materials. Cloth fabric used in marine seats offers the rider cooler comfort in hot climates, sacrificing some waterproof and durability characteristics.

The variety of colors of genuine Naugahyde that Bentley’s Marine Seating offers allows boaters to tastefully coordinate the look of their boat seats with their vessel’s marine gel coats and carpeting. Naugahyde has a reputation for durability and long lasting colors with superior waterproofness.

If you’re looking to reupholster seats in older boats, consider exploring Bentley’s options, as the fabrics are likely to match the look and feel of the original vintage sea craft seats. If you commonly take your boat in wet environments, Durawear or Vinyl seats will be the right choice.