Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Boat-cover company starts up in Tennessee

A custom boat-cover maker with a quarter of a century of experience in the Pacific Northwest is hoping some of his ideas will catch on among East Tennessee boat owners.

Dan Harris recently opened Tuff Tops, a manufacturer of custom boat covers, awnings and enclosures, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.

Harris learned the art of making boat covers from his father in a family business that served boat owners in the Spokane, Wash., area. Later, he and his wife, Becky, operated their own business for 25 years.

After moving to Knoxville about a year ago, Harris began to wonder whether the local boat market might offer an opportunity to restart the business.

“They do very well in the Northwest, so we are hoping they catch on here,” he told the newspaper. “We take the raw materials and customize them into whatever the customer prefers.”

The Tuff Tops product line includes enclosures for pontoon boats, Bimini tops, mooring covers, tunnel covers and more.

Click here for the full article.

Related

AIM Marine Group Hosts Meet the Editors Event

More than a dozen editors from Active Interest Media’s Marine Group participated in the day-long, information-sharing event.

Fairline Makes Leadership Appointments

The British luxury boatbuilder founded plans to chart its course for the future with a new CEO and the return of Derek Carter as chairman.

Battle on the Great Lakes Rages On

The Icebreaker Wind Turbine Development faces strong headwinds from boating and fishing groups.

Limestone Boat Co. Expands Dealer Network

The company adds four new dealers to its roster, with three to represent Aquasport Boats.

NMEA Announces ‘22 Training Course Schedule

For next year, marine training courses will be offered as virtual and in-person sessions for basic marine electronics installers, and in-person only for advanced installers.

GM Invests $150M in Electric Boat Start-Up

General Motors has acquired a 25-percent stake in Pure Watercraft, a Seattle-based e-propulsion outfit.

Patrick Acquires Marine and RV Seating Maker

The Elkhart, Ind.-based component manufacturer finalized its purchase of Williamsburg Marine and Williamsburg Furniture.