By: R.C. (Bob) Dimas | Posted:

Boat Mattresses and Custom Replacement Boat Cushions

Do you have a boat? How about a pony?

And if I had a boat, I’d go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony, I’d ride him on my boat
And we could all together, Go out on the ocean
I said me upon my pony on my boat

(Lyrics from “If I Had a Boat” by Lyle Lovett)

I’m not a boater but every time I go up north, to cottage country, and see the water I think of that old song and sometimes I catch myself saying, ‘If I had a boat…’ And of course, since I’m in the foam and mattress business, I mostly think about the boat’s mattress and the seat cushions. The right foam can sure make a big difference in comfort; especially, when you’re bouncing around on the waves.

Boat In WaterWhen it comes to boat mattresses we have discovered that there are two types of people. Some people think, “Well it’s only a boat, and I am only there for the weekend, so give me something as cheap as possible.” No problem, we can do that.

Meanwhile, others seem to think, “Well since I am going up north to relax, make me a nice mattress that will give me the best comfort and support possible. After all, I don’t want to come back from a long weekend with an aching back. Now, how relaxing is that?”

What’s The Price of a Good Boat Mattress?

It’s a personal thing and with over  45 different grades of foam, that can be cut to any shape or size, we can make you a boat mattress at a number of different price points. As a foam and mattress manufacturer, we can give you the best selection and quality at the lowest price.

Foamite has over 30 years of experience in designing the best V-Berth or custom boat mattresses available in today’s marketplace. All you have to do is bring in your old mattress or a pattern and we will walk you through your options and make you the best natural mattress at a great factory direct price.

What You Need for a Good Boat Mattress?

1. Preparing a Pattern

Most custom shapes do not require a pattern but if yours does, making a pattern does not need to be intimidating or complicated. Using cardboard, fabric or newspaper, that is taped together, simply trace the outline of your boat and cut the pattern. Make your pattern the exact size you require. Please indicate on your pattern which sides should be used for zipper placement. Keep in mind that most mattress covers work best with a long 3-sided zipper.

2. Beveled Edges
Many V-Berth mattresses have angled sides that take the shape of the boat’s sloped walls. In order to get the angle right, we need the old mattress as a sample or the mattress cover. It can be used as a pattern to cut the angles. If you have neither, then you will need to figure out the overall maximum width, at the desired thickness, of the new mattress.

3. Multi-Layered
A boat mattress is often restricted to between 4” and 8” in thickness. In some cases, it must serve dual purposes for sitting and sleeping. Therefore, the best performing mattress, that will provide you with both soft comfort and firm deep down support, is a layered mattress.

4. Soft Topper
You need a soft topper that is at least 2 or 3” thick. This will give you comfort by contouring to your body’s curves.

qikdri5. Firmer Core
The firm core supports your weight and maintains your spine in its natural alignment. How firm you go depends on your weight, preference and back condition.

6. Qik-Dri Base Layer
Boat interiors are frequently moist. This moisture gets trapped between your mattress and the boards below. To help avoid problems with mold or mildew you should add a 1” layer of our Qik-Dri Outdoor foam on the bottom of your mattress. It is very porous and it will help to dissipate heat and moisture much better than conventional foam.

Final Word

If you value your relaxation time and you want to a have comfortable night’s sleep, when you are away from home, then you should come in to see us for a custom boat mattress. We can also provide you with some foam for your pony’s saddle… that’s if you have one.

Rest Better to Live Better…


R.C. (Bob) Dimas

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R.C. (Bob) Dimas Profile

Bob has been in the comfort business, as the founder and CEO of Foamite, since 1988. Foamite is a foam and mattress manufacturer that is located in Toronto with its head office factory location in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. Foam, sleep and comfort can be very technical, scientific and complicated but it does not have to be that way. Let us break it down for you and help you choose the right foam grades for your sitting or sleeping requirements. Thank you for reading. Now, let us make your bed.
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