Renegade Canvas is a small, full-service custom marine canvas fabricator using the finest techniques and the best materials available in the market.  At the helm is Chris Cadman.  He has owned Renegade Canvas, formerly RC’s Marine Upholstery and Audio, since 2006.  Chris is personally involved in every project, from the estimate to patterning, sewing and installation.

Chris has spent his whole life around water and on boats.  His love for boats is what has got him to where he is today.  When it came time to reupholster the cockpit in one of his personal boats, he started taking his old seats apart and said “I can do this.” After spending many years as a career firefighter he decided to venture out on his own and started his own business doing boat canvas and upholstery and hasn’t looked back since.  He bought a sewing machine and taught himself how to sew.   He completed some of his first canvas jobs out of the garage in his home.  Later he purchased a box truck where he set up his machine and traveled to different marinas in the area. 

In 2009, he ran into Carlton Phillips, the owner of Prince William Marina, voted number one dealer in North America 2010 and 2011.  Carlton was in need of a full time canvas shop at his marina, so Chris took the opportunity and has been running his shop out of Prince William Marina since. In 2019, he bought Vara Upholstery to expand the upholstery side of the business and moved it to its current location in the Willow Landing Marina in Stafford. The canvas side of the business is run out of the Prince William Marina location now and the business office and upholstery work is run out of the Willow Landing Marina location.



Our services include but are not limited to:

• Cockpit and bow covers
• Tonneau covers
• Biminis
• Camper canvas
• Bridge enclosures
• Sunpad covers
• Dinghy covers
• Windshield shrouds
• Screening
• U-zips
• Glass replacement
• Repairs (restitching, patching, zipper replacement, snap replacement, etc.)
• Snap in cockpit carpet, cabin carpet, carpet runners
• Cockpit and cabin upholstery
• Replacement cushion construction
• Headliner replacement and installation
• Custom frame bending with 1” and 1 1/4” stainless
• Aqua Marine Deck flooring installation
• Hardwood cabin floor installation


quality materials & manufacturers


Vara Upholstery


In 2019, we expanded by acquiring Vara Upholstery. This addition has allowed us to enhance our upholstery services, offering an even wider variety of marine solutions for our customers. We’re committed to preserving the quality craftsmanship that Vara Upholstery is known for while also adding our own upgraded touches, such as using PTFE thread. This ultra-durable thread is so stain, UV, and chemical resistant that it comes with a lifetime guarantee! We also now have a quilting machine that allows us to offer just about any pattern of accent stitching you can think of. Reach out to us at either Vara Upholstery or Renegade Canvas for any of your boat canvas, upholstery, or flooring needs.

Our Client


"As a boat owner who values both quality and aesthetics, finding Renegade Canvas and working with Chris Cadman has been an absolute game-changer. Chris's extensive experience and expertise shine through in every step of the process. The marine canvas they created for my vessel not only fits perfectly but also complements the boat's design flawlessly. It's evident that Chris is truly committed to his work, and his involvement from start to finish showcases his dedication to delivering the best results. Renegade Canvas is the go-to for anyone seeking premium custom marine canvas fabrication."

Tom. V / Boat Owner

"I can't say enough about the exceptional work that Renegade Canvas and Chris Cadman have done for my boat. From the moment I contacted them for an estimate, Chris's passion for his craft and attention to detail were evident. The custom marine canvas they fabricated for my boat is not only functional but also a true work of art. Chris's hands-on approach and dedication to every aspect of the project, from patterning to installation, ensured that the final product exceeded my expectations. If you're looking for top-notch craftsmanship and personalized service, Renegade Canvas is the only choice."

Mark L. / Boat Owner


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