Monday, 21 December 2015

Another Merry Fisher.....

This Merry Fisher 655 only required one stainless steel bar and a zip-up and zip-out cover to provide a very useable, dry and sheltered space for the owner.  We are constantly being told how the addition of a cover such as this is invaluable. Every Merry Fisher owner should have one!

Thursday, 12 November 2015


Moondance is a replica gentlemans' steam launch circa 1890 and was launched in July 2014 at Restronguet Creek, Cornwall.  It has a 4.2 hp single stroke engine. With a full head of steam, it puts out 6.2 knots. Moondance is an award winning steam launch with a Windermere pods trophy, winning the pot for the best turned out traditional steam boat.

The cover has been finely trimmed around every detail of the steamboat, to ensure full protection from the weather.  We have provided secure flaps with turnbuttons for the warps, and the cover is tied down using shockcord and hooks.There are also vents for air circulation.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Prout Snowgoose catamaran canopy

A welcome addition to a catamaran cockpit, providing additional warmth and shelter during the winter, and a superb conservatory during the summer!

Jeanneau Merry Fisher covers

A very popular and practical motor boat in a variety of sizes and designs. There are several options for covers, as shown in these pictures. We will also design and fit the stainless work for the cover,  and discuss your options with a meeting onboard.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Winter covers fitted in the winter of 2014. A Bowman 42, a Grand Soleil 50 and a Southerly 32. All made to the customers' specific requirements, but all made in Topgun fabric, with access doorways, good sized vents to allow air flow and PVC patches at chafe points. It's always possible to economise on the quality of a cover using cheaper fabrics, no patching etc, but these covers will not last the course, and often fill up with water in their first season. Needless to say, Ocean Covers don't make covers like this!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Winter lay-up cover Jeanneau 855

Another winter lay-up cover made and fitted in the Autumn. Cover extends down to the waterline and has zipped doorway access aft. All our winter covers have PVC patches on chafe points to ensure a long life from your cover.We also provide vents on all winter covers to allow airflow over the boat.

Outboard covers and winch covers

Small items, but very important. This outboard cover takes seconds to put on using two side release buckles and zips, and the winch covers are elasticated inside, and very neat on the outside.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Westerly Berwick upholstery

An excellent choice of cloth for this set of upholstery for a Westerly Berwick. Extremely strong, water resistant, anti fungal, anti microbial, and yet has a luxurious feel. For more information about our huge range of fabrics, please contact us. New ones being added all the time.

Najad 441

We have been very busy since our last post in January, one piece of work of particular note is this cover on a Najad 441. Although it has all the attributes of a winter lay-up cover, the purpose is actually sun protection whilst lying in the Med, so it can be used in or out of the water.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Additional e-mail address

We have recently added another e-mail address to the original which is We can also be contacted on Both email addresses will be received by our phones so as long as we have a signal we will get your mail!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Gloria 38m Jongert schooner

Gloria is a 38m Jongert schooner recently in Pendennis Shipyard for a refit. Now almost ready to sail to the Med for the winter, we were pleased to be a part of the finishing touches, including fitting winch covers, outboard cover, liferaft cover and a cover for the on-deck Boston Whaler.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Sealine F33

Canopy and flybridge cover on a Sealine F33.

Garden furniture covers

Seems a while since we posted, we have been very busy and with thoughts of winter upon us, here are our garden chairs, before and after Paul covered them. We did say we can cover almost anything!

Monday, 23 July 2012

Najad 38' in the Greek sunshine putting our awning to the test! The customer is delighted.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Varnish protectors

We've been very busy, (and on holiday for a few days!), but one of the latest pieces of finished work are these varnish protectors. Very fiddly to make, but look great and achieve their purpose.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Starlight 35' cockpit enclosure, with zip-up and zip-out aft and side panels. All sections removable to leave bimini style roof section. Happy customers sail away.....

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Bowman 40 - sprayhood, cockpit enclosure and bimini

New six window sprayhood, together with cockpit enclosure which converts to a bimini. Covers for all weathers!

Friday, 9 March 2012

Sun awning Najad 38'

This sun awning can be used solely as a bimini, supported by the boom and tensioned out to stays and aft to the guard rails, or with the addition of side and aft screens zipped easily to the top section it becomes a full awning. The whole awning makes up into a surprisingly small parcel and is stored in a drawstring bag. More pictures on our website

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Visit our website!

Our new website is proving to be a great hit, with useful information and lots of pictures. Give it a try!

RIB cushions

Recent work includes these RIB cushions, and it's a useful thought that if you cover your RIB or seating throughout the year, your cushions will last so much longer without exposure to UV and weather.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Nicholson 35 sprayhood and cockpit enclosure

Releathered grab handles and grab rail, new sprayhood, new two bar cockpit enclosure, including designing and fitting the bars.

Friday, 30 December 2011

Rowing Dinghy

Fitted just before Christmas, this cover was designed for use when the dinghy is stored ashore, but can also be used on the water. Surprisingly inexpensive, but provides great protection!

Friday, 25 November 2011

Web Design

We are very pleased to have transferred our web hosting to Spring Media Design, and now have a new website linked to this blog. The new site is far more interactive, and has photo galleries for each of the main types of cover that we make. There is also information about the fabrics that we use. Please email us if you have any suggestions or questions about the new site.

Our new website, same address

Web Design

Friday, 30 September 2011

Winter's coming - don't be fooled by warm weather!

Now is the time to talk to us about work that can be done over the winter period. Whether you are taking your boat out of the water, or leaving it on a pontoon or mooring, consider the damage that can be done by leaves and tree debris in boatyards, and bad weather on the water. Please give us a call to discuss winter covers, large or small, and we can advise the best way to cover up your pride and joy through the winter!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Dufour 36'

A complete set of covers:- sprayhood, cockpit enclosure complete with stainless steel bars and fittings, dodgers, and stackpack. The owners of this boat were originally keen sailors who went over to motor for a while, and are now back under sail. The cockpit enclosure certainly provides additional space in which the family can sit comfortably out of the rain, but can still see everything that's going on outside. The stackpack is a great improvement on the traditional sailcover, which is such hard work to fit at the end of a day's sailing.

Wooden Classic Motor Launch

Canopy designed with sliding stainless steel framework included, maintaining the low profile lines of this classic motorboat.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Recent work

Some of the work completed recently, despite the inclement weather!

About Us

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Penryn, Cornwall, United Kingdom
After two years at Falmouth Marine College, Paul, with a Diploma in Boat Technology, and an engineering qualification, joined a local sailmaker and very quickly developed a boat cover department within the business. After three years, he joined another local company and this time stayed fourteen years! In November 2004 we decided to go it alone and Ocean Covers was formed. Since this time, we have worked in local marinas and boatyards, on Ministry of Defence vessels in Port Pendennis Shipyard, and on every type of vessel from RIB to luxury motor yacht. Gill ? Well I have been bookkeeping and office managing for over twenty years, so this has proved very useful in the running of the business, keeping the paperwork in order, and making sure the bills are paid!