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All Dowco custom marine covers, enclosures, and tops are manufactured to exacting specifications using industry-leading digital technology. This guarantees that all our products are made to fit... the first time... every time!
All marine products have extra sewn-in reinforcements for increased protection at wear points and sharp edges. Dowco warrants all of its products against manufacturing and material defects. All covers provide excellent protection from sun degradation, rain, and airborne debris. The snug fit helps to keep the inside of the watercraft clean and protected from bird droppings, tree sap, leaves, and small animals which can stain or damage your investment.
Dowco warrants, to the original purchaser, the boat tops, covers, components, and other marine accessories to be free from defects in material and workmanship.
Learn more at Warranty Information.
Dowco’s ClimaShield® Plus is a 7.5 oz, 600 denier solution-dyed polyester fabric providing superior UV protection and fade-resistance. The woven fabric is further enhanced with Durable Water Repellent (DWR), plus a urethane undercoating to increase longevity and durability. The anti-microbial coating makes the material highly resistant to mold and mildew. This top-quality fabric is highly resistant to shrink or stretch ensuring a tailored and secure fit.
Most fabrics are first woven from yarns with color dyes laid on top of the woven fabric as a coating. ClimaShield® Plus fabric is made with yarns dyed with Color-Lok® technology where the dye is impregnated into the yarn prior to weaving. This process not only significantly increases the fade resistance of the fabric but also eliminates the possibility of color transfer or "rub-off" to other materials.
Dowco’s premium NauticShield fabric, a heavy-duty, 10.7 oz, 600 denier polyester features waterproof top and under coats. The resulting high-tensile strength, tear-resistant fabric is completely waterproof, UV protected, and highly fade resistant to maintain its color and good looks.
ClimaShield® Plus and NauticShield marine fabrics contain antimicrobial agents that are compounded in the polymer system of a particular product. Benefits include resistance of product deterioration and discoloration caused by bacteria and fungi, as well as growth of color-causing bacteria, fungi, molds, and mildew. Please keep in mind that even with an antimicrobial agent within the fabric it is extremely important that you keep the product dry. Clean it periodically to keep it free of dirt or debris.
Once any fabric is sewn, subsequent needle holes and seams will affect its water repellency. Dowco recommends applying two coats of seam sealer, such as Kenyon® Seam Sealer 3, to all inside seams, needle holes, and fabric joints prior to use or storage.
Proper maintenance of ClimaShield® Plus and NauticShield fabric is important to help maximize the life of your product. Routine care is simple and certain procedures are recommended.
Keep trailerable boat covers secure while trailering. Please note that pontoon mooring covers, enclosures, boat tops, and components are NOT TRAILERABLE.
We accept returns within 30 days of purchase, if the product is unused, in the original packaging, and is in resalable condition. If your return meets these requirements, we will accept your return, and credit you less a 30% restock fee. Please contact us for all return questions 800-550-7655 or firstname.lastname@example.org *applies to consumer direct orders only
Dowco Inc. warrants all its products against manufacturing and material defects. For more information on individual product warranties, see the warranty card included with the product or the warranty information section on our website.
If you ordered a non-frame item, you can expect your order to ship within 15 business days from the date the order was received, you will receive an emailed order verification after placing your order, and an email verification when the item ships. Framed items are currently shipping within 30 days.
In the event that a scheduled shipment does not arrive or there is an unexpected delay in arrival, please contact our Inside Sales team at 800-550-7655 .
Go to warranty registration link on the website.
To initiate a warranty claim, fill out the warranty initiation form under the warranty tab on the website, with all necessary information, including a thorough explanation of issues, item & job number from the sewn in tag on the cover, and attach pictures showing: a close up of the issue, an overview of the whole boat, the sewn in item number and job number tag, warranty issues, and your contact information. After submitting your warranty claim details, our team will contact you within 48 hours with your RMA or resolution to your issue.
We sell this snap tool, for you to use to install the snaps after you receive your cover to be sure you are lining your snaps up to the current snap settings on the boat.
Yes, every one of our covers is designed to fit a unique make and model of boat, they are not intended to fit a range of boats, they are designed to fit one specific boat. This is why it is critical to be sure you know the accurate make, model, model year information of your boat that you’re ordering product for.
If you are a consumer customer buying through our website, outside of our dealer network, your product will not come with your boat brand's logo, since your are not buying through the dealer network. If you would like the logo, to be included on your product, you need to buy through your local dealership.
Dowco takes great pride in the materials we choose to use in the production of our products, and have invested time and resources in developing our very own proprietary fabrics that we use in the production of each one of our products.
Not all covers are intended to be used while trailering; you will want to pay close attention to whether the cover is a mooring cover, or a trailerable boat cover. If your cover is intended for trailering, pay close attention to your usage while traveling. Covers are subjected to the most amount of potential damage while being trailered.
Yes, this happens, send us a message or give us a call and we'll be happy to help 800-550-7655.
Submit an inquiry using our contact us form, we will email you the instruction sheet.