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Biminis, Cockpit Enclosures, Sprayhoods and more

By John Bland - July 22nd, 2014 Posted in News
Tecsew, The Yacht Canopy Company

Tecsew, The Yacht Canopy Company

The Home of 3D Cad Design


Great design, Products that perform and with first class customer service

Tecsew, the South coast based yacht canopy company who brought real excitement to the marine textile industry with their innovative use of 3D CAD design. For over 305 years they have delighted customers with their boat covers, canopies, sprayhoods, biminis and awnings.

“Although we began the business in 1981 as a part time venture, the company really took off in 1984,” explains John Bland, Tecsew’s Managing Director and the man with a passion for providing the high quality products and service that are the envy of the industry.

“We take great pride in supplying many UK Yacht dealers and discerning private clients but always with the desire to make the very best products, well designed and with the best in production tecniques. We always use quality materials and know our products will perform and give years of service”

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“Even back then we designed everything from scratch and ultimately that approach has brought us to where we are now, some 35 years later. Today we use our unique in-house 3D CAD design process to achieve outstanding marine canopies that are completely bespoke for each individual customer, as well as for boat builders themselves. This has been revolutionary for the industry and a great example of how over the past 35 years we have led while others followed.”

With a product range that spans all marine covers and upholstery and has naturally diversified into industrial covers and garden awnings, John and Ally’s can-do attitude has plainly infused the whole company. John’s wife Ally, who is Tecsew’s Financial Director, echoes this. “We have a very strong company ethos inspired by John and that’s what I really love about the business. We use cutting edge design coupled with our own technical manufacture skills to improve quality and consistency, reduce delivery time and to give our customers real pleasure in their purchase.”

Tecsew also makes the buying process as easy as possible for their customers. Measuring up to have the very best covers fitted to your craft is straightforward and, as a customer, you quickly see your brief translated into a beautiful 3D rendered drawing.

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From here you can tweak what you see, making the kind of alternations that, with traditional production methods, you would not have known you wanted until too late when the finished product had been fitted to your boat. With any amendments made, a further 3D drawing will be supplied for you to approve, before the Tecsew team fire up their CNC cutting machine and go on to produce your bespoke cover. This professional, computer controlled process, means your cover will normally fit first time with rarely any need for final alterations.

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With such industry leading capability and great enthusiasm for its field, Tecsew richly deserves to celebrate its first rewarding 35 years. Together the team members look forward to the coming years and to continuing to push forward innovations which truly lead the industry, while benefiting their customers and protecting their crafts.


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Tecsew founder and MD John is a member of the Goldman Sachs 10KSB Alumni and studied at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. John first registered Tecsew in 1984 at the age of 18 and has a passion for product development, innovation and product performance, together with offering industry-leading customer service. One of John's greatest achievements is developing the revolutionary, internationally acclaimed 3D design process we use.